Main Dishes

The BEST Vegetarian Chili

The BEST Vegetarian Chili

I’ve eaten a lot of vegetarian chili in my life, and while most of it is good, this is the best one I’ve ever had. Unlike most that rely on meat substitutes or too many beans, this one is made of veggies, with a couple of secret ingredients. There are several steps to this that [...]

pesto grilled cheese

Ricotta Pesto Grilled Cheese

A pesto grilled cheese made with three types of cheese is the best kind of lunch. A grilled cheese sandwich is easy enough to make. Who doesn’t like golden toasted buttery bread oozing with melty cheese? Bonus points if it has lacy bronzed edges because the cheese hit the pan. I’ve made a million grilled [...]

cauliflower potatoes

Cheesy Cauliflower Potatoes

Cheesy cauliflower potatoes make a healthy version of a traditional side dish that everyone will love. I like vegetables and try to eat as many as I can, whether in a giant salad, roasted as a side, or blended into soups. That being said, I find myself going through periods where I don’t eat many. [...]

Veggie Brats with Guacamole and Hummus

Make everyone happy on a holiday with this easy veggie brat recipe. If you don’t eat meat, a holiday weekend where everyone cooks out is not always a lot of fun. I can’t tell you how many cookouts I’ve been to and subsisted on potato chips and brownies, with maybe some pasta salad. These days, [...]

hot crab dish

Crab Hot Dish

For a different way to eat seafood, this hot crab dish is the way to go. There are some foods that you wouldn’t think would go together, and crab and tater tots are two of those foods. But you would be surprised to learn that these two foods go together well. A hot dish, if [...]

Greek pasta salad

Greek Pasta Salad

This easy Greek pasta salad is always a hit at parties or as a fresh and easy laid-back meal. Pasta salad has never been something I gravitate towards at cookouts or parties. It’s not that I don’t like it necessarily, but most of the time it’s not full of fresh ingredients, uses bottled salad dressing, [...]

salmon with mango salsa

Barbecue Salmon with Mango Pepper Salsa

An easy barbecue salmon with mango salsa is perfect for a busy weeknight when you want something fresh and healthy. One of my favorite easy meals is a piece of salmon, in one of many ways. It surprises me when people tell me they are scared to cook fish at home because they’re afraid to [...]

ricotta meatballs

Homemade Ricotta Meatballs with All-Day Tomato Sauce

Homemade ricotta meatballs with an all-day simmered tomato sauce make the perfect weekend dinner before a busy week. Okay, so this meal took all day people. All. Day. But it was worth every minute. If this sounds intimidating, don’t be worried. The bulk of the cooking was the sauce, which is mostly hands-off. There were [...]

crispy tempeh

Crispy Tempeh Quinoa and Spinach Salad

I love a good salad, especially one that is filling enough to be a meal on its own. Like this tempeh quinoa salad. It’s healthy, tasty, and filling. And comes together pretty quickly. If you have quinoa leftover from a previous meal, this is the perfect use of it. I almost always make extra grains when I’m [...]