Recipes

Easy Spinach and Parmesan Stuffed Chicken Breasts

I love this meal because it’s an all-in-one package deal. No, it’s not a microwave dinner! It’s veggies and protein all bundled up together. Plus is has garlic + parmesan: the best combination since peanut butter and chocolate? I would say so.



Garlic and Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Hey there! Remember me? I used to write this blog last year. 🙂 I can’t say that I’m proud of neglecting my baby for over a month, but I’m going to list out some reasons (ahem, excuses) here. I hope you’ll bear with me while I talk about myself for a minute or two before […]



Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Crumble Topping

At this moment, I know exactly why I love this season. I’m sitting here in my living room, cozy knee high socks on my feet, while my Christmastime candle crackles on my kitchen counter. This is the best I’ve felt since the cold weather came in and I think it’s because to top this moment […]



Healthier Burrito Bowl with Crockpot Taco Meat

I had Chipotle for lunch and I don’t regret it one bit. I got the full treatment: sour cream, cheese, extra cheese, hot salsa, and barbacoa meat along with the usual rice and beans. If you don’t like Chipotle, I’m not sure we can be friends. Well, unless you make your own burritos, burrito bowls, […]



Light Balsamic Cod Peperonata

You know those days when you want something really light and fresh? Well this peperonata made with flakey cod hits the spot. You’ve heard me rave about salmon because it’s my favorite food of all time, right? Well I feel like I didn’t give white fish enough credit. White fish such as cod, mahi mahi, […]



Healthy Crockpot Lentil Stew

I like to think of myself sort of as a lentil hipster. I used to eat lentils wa-hayy before they became cool. That’s because lentils are a huge part of Indian cuisine, no matter which region the cuisine comes from. I’m sure you’ve seen the word “daal” at an Indian restaurant’s menu. It literally means […]



Easy Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

Remember I told you I went to the apple orchard? Well the apple orchards have closed down for the season and the first snow has already fallen in Minnesota. The winter weather is slowly creeping in and that is what makes this recipe so timely. What’s better than warm cinnamon and nutmeg aromas in your […]



Mexican Restaurant Style Black Beans

  You know when you go to your favorite Mexican restaurant in town, and they give you an option of refried beans or black beans with your plate of spicy and cheesy enchiladas? I always get black beans but as soon as I put the last creamy spoonful in my mouth, I realize that it […]



Healthy Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Mmm the smell of freshly baked, sweet bread in my apartment makes me feel so cozy right now. The amazing thing about zucchini bread is that I can have it for breakfast or dessert and that II get to call it healthy because it has a vegetable in it. But that’s not the only reason […]



Healthy Spicy Turkey Burgers

Juicy. Healthy. Spicy. I’ve always wondered why people think healthy burgers have to be dry, rubbery, and bland. Probably because most people get their “healthy” burgers in the frozen section of the supermarket. But once you try this recipe, you will no longer be reaching for those frozen “healthy” patties in the frozen aisle.