Nutmeg and Basil Mushroom Cream Sauce

Nutmeg Basil Mushroom Cream Sauce

With the return of cold weather, my pasta nights transition from fresh veggie-based sauces to creamy ones full of cozy flavors. Earthy mushrooms and warm, mildly sweet nutmeg make this pasta dish a hug on a plate. The easy dinner recipe is done in under 30 minutes, so it’s the perfect winter weeknight meal! Continue reading

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Feta and Kalamata Olive Baked Tomatoes

Feta and Kalamata Olive Baked Tomatoes

Here comes tomato season!  If I were to post my most frequently consumed tomato recipe here, the instructions would be one line: “eat it like an apple.” Since that’s not very riveting and I think perhaps you expect more from me, I’ve posted these Feta and Kalamata Olive Baked Tomatoes. Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash Caprese Cups

Spaghetti Squash Caprese Cups

One of the best things about spaghetti squash is that leftovers store beautifully in the fridge or freezer.  Can you see where I’m going with this?  Bake up a big batch at the beginning of the week for some quick, easy meals and snacks after work.  First on the list?  Spaghetti Squash Caprese Cups. Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ricotta

Spaghetti Squash Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ricotta

Spaghetti squash is one of those type-cast ingredients.  The poor guy is so versatile, but he shines so very well as a pasta substitute, that sometimes we forget to let him stretch his wings.  And so I give you: Spaghetti Squash Tacos. Continue reading

Cheesy Quinoa “Grits”

Cheesy Quinoa Grits

Among my many guilty pleasures is insta-grits.  Once in a while, though, I like to swap out the grits for quinoa.  Quinoa is a powerhouse; since it’s packed with protein, dietary fiber, iron, calcium – I could go on, but won’t – you’ll feel a lot better about starting your day with this than that slice of cold pizza. Continue reading

Eggs in Purgatory w/ Spinach and Feta (for 2!)

Eggs in Purgatory with Spinach and Feta

If you Google “Eggs in Purgatory” or “Shakshuka” you’ll find an array of recipes that tweak the same basic formula: eggs poached in a simple tomato sauce. Now, I am near religiously (ha!) against tomatoes and eggs mingling and I’ve discovered I am far from alone on that point, but hear me out: this devilishly delicious dish is the exception and the perfect shareable brunch for two! Continue reading

Feta Chickpea Salad

Feta Chickpea Salad

Do you know why chickpeas are so popular lately?  I do!  It’s because they recently ditched their long-standing, unfortunately unattractive name.  What would you prefer to say: “I’m eating chickpeas!” or “I’m eating garbanzo beans…”  No contest. Continue reading