Winter Squash Recipe Round-Up
Oh my gourdness. It’s that time of year when winter squash adorn kitchen counters. If you find yourself with one of these seasonal squash and you don’t know what to do with it, here are ten weeknight-friendly ideas. Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Squash Egg-in-a-Hole Roasted Delicata Squash and Goat Cheese Pasta Butternut Squash Red […]
Trader Joe’s Recipe: Mushroom Medley Farro Soup
It’s another Trader Joe’s dinner hack! Using just 4 ingredients from Trader Joe’s – vegetable broth, marinara sauce, 10-minute farro and frozen mushroom medley – you can literally throw together soup in minutes, no chopping or other prep required. It’s a dump, stir and serve sorta soup that’s perfect for rushed weeknights.
Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
For when you have a broccoli-cheddar craving that won’t quit and a spaghetti squash to use up. I’ll admit, spaghetti squash isn’t my favorite winter squash. It certainly doesn’t cut it as pasta in my book and usually leaves me craving the real deal, but stuff it with cheese and I’ll be happy to call […]
One Pan Harvest Chicken Skillet
This one-skillet dinner is layered with all of my favorite fall flavors! From the savory pancetta to the sweet kabocha squash, hearty Brussels sprouts and tart dried cranberries, it’s like a harvest party in your mouth. Boneless skinless chicken thighs are my protein of choice in this recipe because they cook up quickly and are […]
Meatless Sloppy Joes
These Meatless Sloppy Joes are brimming with vegetables like mushrooms and eggplant and they’re super flavorful thanks to a handful of pantry staples. With “meaty” eggplant and mushrooms in the mix we’re confident no one will miss the beef. Serve them alongside crispy sweet potato fries for a satisfying supper that’s sure to please.
Turkey Philly Cheesesteaks
I never shy away from a mealtime shortcut, which is why I’m really excited about this new quick protein option available in Heinen’s Meat Department! The Great American Turkey Company’s line of turkey products includes fresh, marinated turkey breast strips that can be prepared in about five minutes. I’m using the Olive Oil & Herbs […]
Chicken Caesar Pasta
Chicken Caesar salad is about as classic as it gets, but why should lettuce have all the fun? I’m swapping the romaine for penne in this satisfying, protein-packed, weeknight-friendly pasta. I added chopped bell pepper and some lacinato kale for added nutrition and opted for Barilla’s Protein+ penne for a protein boost, but you can […]
Summer Chicken Parmesan
I love the combination of fresh mozzarella, basil and in-season tomatoes dressed simply in oil and vinegar. What better way to turn this classic salad into dinner than with another Italian-style favorite: Parmesan breaded chicken! This light and refreshing summer-inspired dinner is so quick and easy. You can even prepare the chicken ahead of time […]
Summer Vegetable Muffuletta
The muffuletta sandwich hails from New Orleans and is traditionally stuffed with various Italian cold cuts and cheeses. In this version I’m swapping the meat for roasted or grilled vegetables but keeping things classic with a briny layer of olive salad. Muffuletta can be eaten straight away, but also get better after a few hours […]
Crunchy Veg Wraps with Butternut Squash Hummus
Step up your lunch or dinner sandwich game with wraps! It seems so simple, but serving my kids’ wraps instead of sandwich bread gets them really excited. These Veg Wraps feature Butternut Squash Hummus to make things a little more interesting (and colorful) and are the perfect way to incorporate lots of fresh, crunchy produce.
Vinaigrette to Use Up Leftover Herbs
I love fresh herbs because they’re an easy and cheap way to make almost anything taste better. What I don’t love is food waste. To save fresh herbs from perishing in the crisper, I’ll whir them into a simple vinaigrette to have on hand for a few days. These are perfect for greens, pasta salads, […]
Thai Peanut Chicken Salad
When people ask me how to simplify dinner, I have a handful of go-to suggestions, one of which is to follow this formula: complex carb + vegetable(s) + protein + optional flavor booster (sauce, dip or dressing). Dinner doesn’t need to be complicated, require an abundance of ingredients or take a lot of time to […]