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Perfect Coconut Rice

If you’re looking for a coconut rice recipe that is perfectly balanced and not too coconut-y, this is the one. It cooks up perfectly in about 20 minutes and pairs really well with Asian-style dishes, like stir-fries and curries. Be sure to use light coconut milk which keeps the flavor mild and the rice fluffy, […]

Perfect Quinoa for Meal Prep

Perfectly Cooked Quinoa for Meal Prep

Sweet and Savory Roasted Carrots and Brussels sprouts

Sweet & Savory Roasted Carrots and Brussels Sprouts

You’ve seen this combo around these parts before. Hey, if it ain’t broke. Roasted is my favorite way to eat both of these vegetables. A bit of real maple syrup enhances the natural sweetness of the carrots and mellows out the slight bitterness of Brussels sprouts. This no-fuss side dish pairs well with roasted pork […]

Brussels Sprouts and Carrot Teriyaki Stir-Fry

Teriyaki Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

I’m perfectly content to nosh on these Teriyaki Brussels Sprouts and Carrots over a pile of brown rice and call it dinner. My family may be asking where I hid the meat. Feel free to embellish this with any protein you like, or keep it vegan and call it Meatless Monday, or Meatless Wednesday, or […]

How to Steam Green Beans in Microwave

How to Steam Green Beans in the Microwave (Plus 8 Ways to Jazz Them Up)

Like broccoli, green beans are well-loved by my kids, so I serve them often. In a pinch, I rely on my microwave for quick and easy steamed green beans that turn out perfect every time. Use this method to make beans in advance during meal prep or cook them just before dinner. Serve them warm […]

Chili Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Chili Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Roasted sweet potatoes, whether kept whole, wedged, or cubed, are perfect make ahead side dishes for weeknight meals. Unlike white potatoes, which can become dry and mealy after chilling, sweet potatoes reheat like a dream and stay ultra creamy and tender. These Chili Spiced Sweet Potatoes are great as-is alongside any protein and green vegetable, […]

Basic Roasted Acorn Squash

Basic Roasted Acorn Squash is a great make ahead side dish for weeknight dinners. Reheat and serve as-is alongside pan seared chicken breast and a green vegetable. Use as an edible bowl to stretch leftover chili. Or, keep chilled and serve atop a kale salad along with diced apples, sunflower seeds, feta cheese, and a […]