Butternut Baby Cakes

Butternut Baby Cakes

So let’s talk about a topic near and dear to my heart: baby and child nutrition. Even before I had my daughter I was very passionate about the food we give our children and how it affects their lives not only now, but for years to come. It is more important than ever during these […]

Millet Skillet “Corn Bread”

Millet Skillet “Corn Bread”

There’s nothing quite like sitting down on a crisp day with a bowl full of freshly made soup or homemade chili. A few weekends ago we all gathered at my brothers house where he served a fresh chicken-vegetables soup with homemade stock. I, of course, could not resist bringing along my “millet skillet” to go […]

Roasted Summer Vegetables

Roasted Summer Vegetables

I get pretty excited when the fresh summer vegetables start pouring in from the garden. Even though the season is winding down, thanks to this hot summer, the tomatoes and squashes are still producing! Okay so maybe you don’t have a garden (although you should give it a try!) but a quick stop at your local […]

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Some nights, it is absolutely necessary to break free from the “same old” protein-vegetable meal and make something jazzy and delicious! That’s what this recipe is for me. A fun week-night meal that also makes an easy grab-and-go option for breakfast or lunch the next day. The recipe is quite simple: roast the peppers, chop the […]

Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

I began making my own tomato sauces in high school and quickly realized that the flavors of store-bought sauces are no match for a freshly made marinara! What’s even better, these sauces are very simple to make. We make very large batches over the summer and can quart-sized jars to eat over the winter. However, […]

Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

While I enjoy spending a long time in the kitchen preparing fancy meals, I definitely appreciate those dishes that are quick “go-to” staples, the ones I can just throw in the oven after a long day. This recipe is perfect for that. Just chop, bake, and season. So simple, yet so good!  Sweet potatoes go with […]

Perfect Pumpkin Chili

Perfect Pumpkin Chili

Well despite a beautiful fall, old-man winter is knocking at my door, about to snatch away the last bit of warm weather before the on-set of the official “holiday season” and blustery temps. But you know what that means…only a few days left to enjoy all things Pumpkin before the switch to all things Peppermint […]

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Kale Salad

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Kale Salad

Nothing speaks summer like a fresh dish full of seasonal ingredients! This salad is so fun and combines some of my favorite things like roasted Brussels sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, and Beets with the crispness of fresh veggies. Eating should not only taste great, but you should feel great about the ingredients and nutrients going into […]