Broccoli Grape Salad Lightened Up

The retro broccoli grape salad was popular for a reason — it’s amazing, especially my Mom’s, which was the hit of every summer party. An unlikely combo of broccoli, grapes, almonds, and bacon in a creamy dressing seriously works. If it’s been a while since you’ve had broccoli grape salad — or if you’ve never had it (whut!) — whip this up for your Fourth of July shindig and watch the bowl magically empty ....more

Vegetarian Enchilada Stuffed Pasta Shells

A fun fusion of the Italian and Mexican favorites: black beans and vegetables in a savory enchilada sauce, spooned into XXL pasta shells. Stuffed pasta shells are da bomb! We’ve had a super rainy spring — rain of some amount has fallen almost everyday since March — and for vegetable gardeners (like me!), that means a few things: Planting becomes a ginormous chore that happens in frustrating fits and starts ....more

Summer Tortellini Salad

The perfect dish to bring to picnics, potlucks, grill-outs — all your summer gatherings. This vegetable-loaded tortellini salad with homemade buttermilk dill dressing is an easy weeknight meal, too! Hey, picnic-food lovin’ peeps! ...more

Avocado Fried Toast with Poached Egg

Smashed avocado and bread never tasted so amazing! The secret is frying the bread — not just toasting! — which creates a crispy crust with a tender inside ....more

Vegetarian Mexican Pizza

This super easy weeknight meal comes together in under 30 minutes. Loaded with veggies and a richly flavorful refried black bean salsa sauce, vegetarian Mexican pizza will be your go-to dinner all summer long. So, before I dive too far into this post, I want to state right up front: you’re going to love the simple black bean sauce that subs for the good ole standby, tomato-based pizza sauce ....more

Roasted Shrimp in Spicy Green Sauce

An herby, slightly spicy sauce, fresh as spring, marinates plump shrimp as they cook, hands off, in the oven. Then, serve roasted shrimp in spicy green sauce over sauteed zoodles, and a beautiful, healthy dinner is in the bag. Spring is the time for green — green food, lighter food, hopelessly delicious noshes that don’t require forever being in the kitchen to get there ....more

Grilled Chicken Salsa Flatbreads

It’s time to break out the grill! A light summer dinner goes quickly to the table with grilled chicken salsa flatbreads! Brush your favorite flatbread with a light citrus marinade, toast it right on the grill while the chicken cooks, then top with the chicken and a super easy make-ahead mango salsa ....more

Shrimp Shiitake Curry Soup

It’s Spring, and time for lighter, brighter soups! Shrimp shiitake curry soup is quick, so easy, and full of savory Thai flavors with healthy mushrooms, ginger, and lemongrass. Hello, Spring! ...more

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bars with Kahlua Glaze

Tender, almost cakey, shortbread, made with a clever technique, are baked into chocolate chip shortbread bars and drizzled with a rich cocoa Kahlua glaze. Today was the first day of Spring — yaaaas! — which means that summer is soon on its way (yaaaas!) ....more

Mexican Pasta Bake

Dinner is a slam dunk when you cook up a colorful, veggie-loaded Mexican Pasta Bake, made extra flavorful with lots of chorizo and a creamy red sauce. I have a weird thing about casseroles. Or, had a weird thing about casseroles ....more