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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.

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 […]

Skillet with Roasted Pepper Shakshuka and Toasted Pita Bread

Roasted Pepper Shakshuka

Meet your new mid-week flavor pick-me-up, a la Roasted Pepper Shakshuka. This spin on the traditional Middle Eastern dish is smokey, full-bodied and warmly spiced, not spicy hot, thanks to fire roasted tomatoes, jarred roasted bell peppers (time saver!), and smoked paprika.

Sheetpan with roasted cauliflower and potatoes, grilled naan, and cilantro yogurt sauce

Sheetpan Aloo Gobi with Cilantro Yogurt

This Sheetpan Aloo Gobi is my roasted version of the traditionally sautéed Indian entree of potatoes and cauliflower. It’s delicious as a meatless main dish served alongside toasted naan, or works well as a side for chicken or lamb. And you won’t want to skip the cilantro yogurt sauce, which is the perfect bright and […]

Soft flour tortillas stuffed with easy bean filling, topped with avocado and diced tomatoes

Pantry Recipe: Mixed Bean Tacos

If you’re facing down a near-empty fridge with a gaggle of hangry kids raiding the snack shelf, let me help. Mixed Bean Tacos are the ultimate “make somethin’ from nothin’” recipe, adaptable to whatever types of canned beans lurk in the pantry.

Bowl with masala lentils, rice, and toasted naan bread

Slow Cooker Masala Lentil Dal

A meager pantry, bare fridge, and next to no time to chop ingredients led me to create an “old faithful” slow cooker recipe that never fails me. It’s a true dump-set-and-forget sort of deal (the best kind). Prep this Slow Cooker Masala Lentil Dal in 5 minutes before work and walk in to the kind […]

Spiced Skillet Toasted Chickpeas

Spiced Skillet-Toasted Chickpeas

A quicker, more weeknight-friendly alternative to roasting chickpeas, these Spiced Skillet-Toasted Chickpeas come together in well under 10 minutes. Serve them atop salads or soups in place of croutons, or jazz up a bowl of rice and roasted vegetables.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

I’ve converted many vegan chili skeptics with this Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili. Stirring in a can of refried beans makes it thicker, heartier, and bumps up the protein. And while it looks like a lot of ingredients, most are spices or pantry staples. You can pull this off after work in under 40 minutes, […]

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 […]

Weeknight Channa Masala

Weeknight Channa Masala

This super fast and filling Channa (Chickpea) Masala is a meatless, one pan wonder and feels like a giant bear hug at the end of a very long day – assuming the hug is from someone you like – thanks to the garam masala, an Indian spice blend that adds big flavor in little time.

Butternut Squash Red Lentil Soup

Butternut Squash Red Lentil Soup

Brace yourself for how simple and delicious this Butternut Squash Red Lentil Soup is. It’s creamy and rich without a drop of dairy, and filling thanks to protein from the lentils and fiber from the squash. Also, fast. Red lentils cook in a fraction of the time compared to black, green, or brown. Buy pre-chopped […]