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Tortelloni with Tomato Spinach Cream Sauce

Tortelloni with Tomato Spinach Cream Sauce

My kids love stuffed pastas like ravioli and tortelloni and I am usually guaranteed a whine-free dinner hour when one of these is on the menu. For weeknight cooking, I turn to refrigerated stuffed pastas because they’re versatile, quick to cook (just 5 minutes) and perfect for meatless meals. This Tortelloni with Tomato Spinach Cream […]

Winter tabbouleh with zaatar vinaigrette

Winter Tabbouleh with Za’atar Vinaigrette

Tabbouleh, meet winter. In this version, I’m using a base of shredded kale, bulgur and parsley and trading the usual suspects (tomatoes, cuke, green onion) for brinier, punchier ingredients like kalamata olives and pimentos to stand up against the hearty greens. If you don’t have za’atar seasoning I offer swap suggestions in the notes below.

Steel Cut Oat “Risotto” with Mushrooms and Kale

Oats aren’t just for breakfast! We’re swapping in steel cut oats for Arborio rice in this weeknight-friendly vegetarian main dish that will leave you wondering why you haven’t tried savory oats sooner. It’s everything you love about traditional risotto without all the work. Plus, you benefit from the health perks of whole grain oats, like […]

Green Quinoa Bowls with Basil Vinaigrette

There is something so satisfying about a bunch of food in bowls (unless you have an aversion to foods touching, then this one is a problem). This Green Quinoa Bowl is totally customizable to whatever raw or cooked vegetables you have on hand. The tangy basil vinaigrette is the star that ties it altogether.

Grilled Vegetable Frittata

If you hate wasting food (who doesn’t), this is a great way to use up any grilled vegetables from your last BBQ. Roasted vegetables work great, too. This Grilled Vegetable Frittata is jazzed up with smoked paprika for a bacon-y flavor without the bacon and nutritional yeast for a cheezey flavor without the cheese (and […]

Smoked Salmon Cobb Salad with Everything Bagel Vinaigrette

Smoked Salmon Cobb with Everything Bagel Vinaigrette

Everything Bagel-style seasoning blends have been trending for the last few years. It’s a mainstay in our pantry and the perfect topper for avocado toast or eggs, but I also discovered it works great to season salad dressings (it contains all the key players – garlic, onion, salt). This is the first time I created the […]

One Pan Quinoa with Chicken Sausage and Kale

One Pan Quinoa with Chicken Sausage and Kale

This, friends, is the ultimate one pan meal. Every box is checked — high-fiber carbs, protein, greens. But the best part? Minimal prep. Aside from slicing chicken sausage (and chopping kale if you don’t buy bagged, pre-chopped), this is a true dump and go situation.

Turmeric Lentil and Greens Soup

Nourishing Lentil and Greens Soup with Turmeric

Write this one in on those weeks when everyone could use a little antioxidant, anti-inflammatory pick me up. Prep the vegetables up to 4 days in advance and this comes together in about 45 minutes on a weeknight. Or make it ahead on Sunday and eat for days.

Curry Roasted Salmon Bowls

Curry-Roasted Salmon with Tomato-Braised Chickpeas

I am so excited to share this straight-up delicious (and easy) recipe from Nicki Sizemore’s latest book, Build-a-Bowl! As someone who adores food in bowls (as evidenced here, here and here), these recipes speak to my soul. And because I’m all about easy weeknights, many of the ingredients (like grains and sauces) can be prepped ahead, […]

Sausage and White Bean Bruschetta

Sausage and White Bean Bruschetta

I’ve been making some version of this Sausage and White Bean Bruschetta for a few years now and it (oddly) never occurred to me to write it down – like it was too simple to be considered a recipe. What does that even mean?! In fact, it’s the epitome of weeknight recipes, requiring just five […]

Beans and Greens Soup

Greens and Beans Soup

Feeling overworked or under the weather? This is the soup. Greens and Beans Soup is nourishing and comforting, but takes so little energy to make. It’s the simplest of soups, so opt for good quality stock whenever possible. This version uses a combination of butter beans and cannellini, but any white beans will do. And it […]

Pasta with Tomatoes, Spinach and Sausage Meatballs

Pasta with Tomatoes, Spinach, and Sausage Meatballs

Here’s an easy way to get them to eat their greens. There’s a pound of spinach in this Pasta with Tomatoes, Spinach and Sausage Meatballs and I bet no one will complain. And because life is complicated enough, 1-ingredient meatballs! Roll bulk Italian sausage into meatballs and call it a day.