Main Dishes

pan seared salmon

Easiest Pan Seared Salmon

Pan-seared salmon coated in lemon pepper makes a quick and easy weeknight main. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen testing recipes, photographing different dishes, and just experimenting. But there’s also the fact that I have to eat, so there’s just day-to-day cooking happening over here too. So going to a restaurant where [...]

sheet pan shrimp

Sheet Pan Shrimp and Peppers

Sheet pan shrimp is the perfect weeknight meal. Easy, healthy, and delicious! When I tell people what I do, they think it’s exciting. Which in some ways it is. I love trying new things and I spend a lot of days in the kitchen. Cooking. Testing recipes. Photographing food. Washing dishes. Ugh, it seems like [...]

brown rice bowl

Mediterranean Brown Rice Bowls

A brown rice bowl with tons of flavor is the perfect healthy meal on a busy night. I love a good grain bowl, especially if it has lots of veggies and a delicious sauce. But then it’s like, is it a salad? It could be? I also like a brown rice bowl that is easily [...]

salmon and rice bowl

Barbecue Salsa Salmon with Poblano Brown Rice

A salmon and rice bowl that is killing it with flavor is perfect for a busy night. The salmon in this dish is one of my favorite ways to prepare fish. It’s fast and easy and results in crispy, caramelized salmon that is amazing in everything from tacos to salads, to grain bowls like this. [...]

green enchilada sauce

Easy Green Enchilada Sauce

An easy green enchilada sauce recipe is perfect when you want enchiladas that are better than opening a can. I love enchiladas, but especially salsa verde enchiladas. There’s something about tart, spicy, and rich flavor combined with creamy cheese that gets me every time. It’s easy to pick up a can of enchilada sauce in [...]

eggplant parmesan sandwich

Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich on Toasted Ciabatta

An eggplant Parmesan sandwich on garlic toasted ciabatta? Yes! When you don’t eat meat, the hardest thing to give up is a good sandwich. To be fair, the vegetarian landscape has dramatically improved, but it’s nice to have options. And crunchy pan-fried eggplant with a quick homemade sauce, melty cheese is definitely an option. With [...]

avocado tuna salad

Avocado Green Chili Tuna Salad

An avocado tuna salad with a twist is a perfect way to start your new year! I recently got some croissants in my Imperfect Foods box (want $80 in free groceries?) and wanted to do something different with them. Besides eating them with my morning coffee. Although that’s really fine with me. Tuna salad seemed [...]

crispy quinoa

Sauteed Winter Vegetables with Crispy Quinoa

Crispy quinoa adds texture and flavor to winter vegetables in this easy weeknight meal. Whenever I make rice or quinoa for a dish, I almost always cook extra. There are so many ways you can reuse these. And any time I can cut a step from a weeknight dinner, I’m doing it. Quinoa, in particular, [...]

vegetarian stuffed peppers

Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Vegetarian stuffed peppers are hearty, healthy, and delicious! It’s hard finding vegetarian main dishes that are not pasta or some kind of cheesy casserole (also usually with pasta!)  I mean there’s tofu, but that’s not always a real crowd pleaser. These stuffed peppers are chock full of veggies, quinoa, and black beans and use a [...]