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 […]

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 […]

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 Baked Sweet Potato Fries

More often than not, I get a craving for some good old burgers and fries. I could go to the local bar and order myself a big juicy burger with a basket of fries big enough to feed a family of four. But after I think about it for a while, I remember how I […]

Spaghetti with Light Creamy Lemon Sauce

This pasta is on the lighter side. I felt like making something vegetarian, fresh, but still creamy and full of noodles. There are a ton of alfredo and creamy sauce recipes out there that require cups of cream and pounds of butter. But not this one! The other thing is, besides the cream, there really […]

Pan Fried Curried Okra

There are just some ingredients that are worth going to 3 different grocery stores for. Yup, that’s what happened when I wanted to make my mom’s okra but at the end of the day, it was soo worth it. This recipe is pretty simple and really, really healthy. Vegan, gluten-free, and all that other stuff […]

20 Minute Tomato Basil Penne

Sometimes, nothing will do except a plate full of pasta. Pasta is so versatile and easy to make at home. And when I make homemade pasta dishes, I don’t feel gross and overly full like I do when I eat them at restaurants, which makes pasta a great, light, summertime dinner. Unless of course, you’re […]

Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

These garlicky little treats get me every time – I’ve convinced myself that they are good for me since mushrooms are technically vegetables, right? I’ve been known to eat 8-10 of these little suckers in one sitting. That’s why I usually save these treats for when I’m hosting a dinner party, game night, etc. so […]

Healthy Sweet Potato Salad

Here’s my guilty pleasure: I like salads that aren’t really salads. I love pasta salads. Pasta salads with a little Italian herb vinaigrette, sundried tomatoes, and olives: yes please. Pasta salads with a mayo dressing, and a few veggies? Even better. What about that Jell-o vanilla pudding sauce thing they have at buffets, is that […]