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Curried Thai Egg Salad

Curried Thai Egg Salad

We’re at the lake this week for Kirk’s family reunion and the food situation has been goooood. Three kinds of sliders, baked potato bar, the very best browned butter chocolate chip cookies – this family eats in style and I absolutely love it. It’s hard, hungry […]

Caramelized Onion & Bacon Potato Salad

Caramelized Onion & Bacon Potato Salad

This creamy potato salad was a huge hit at our Fourth party! Sometimes it’s these last-minute thrown-together dishes that come out the best. In all the party chaos I fell back into my bad pre-blog habits of not measuring or keeping track of what I […]

Wild Rice Edamame Salad with Avocado Basil Dressing

Wild Rice Edamame Salad with Avocado Basil Dressing

This summer heat has me daydreaming about really good salads, which I can pretty confidently say is a first. Happily this wild rice and edamame salad checks off all of our summer dream ingredients: tomatoes, mozzarella, edamame, and lick-the-spoon-delicious avocado-lemon-basil dressing! Sometimes a recipe idea just comes […]

Sous Vide Curried Eggplant

Sous Vide Curried Eggplant

Any eggplant lovers out there? I’m a big fan of eggplant in Asian and Italian dishes, but rarely make the effort to cook it at home. Eggplant can be spongy and bitter if it’s not cooked correctly, but the sous vide makes perfect eggplant effortless! Using both […]

Jalapeño Popper Spaghetti Squash

Jalapeño Popper Spaghetti Squash

We’ve been loading spaghetti squash up with everything for easy low-carb dinners lately, so I had to share one of my favorites! Diced jalapeños for flavor and heat, crispy salty bacon bits, and (most importantly) three types of cheese make this creamy and so satisfying. I […]

Muffuletta Pasta Salad

Muffuletta Pasta Salad

Pasta salad with no mayo, no mustard, and less pasta than meats & cheeses – this is not your usual picnic salad! Taking all the fillings of a good N’awlins muffuletta sandwich and tossing them with pasta is a guaranteed favorite that’s always on request […]

Apple & Rosemary Chicken Sausage Skillet

Apple & Rosemary Chicken Sausage Skillet

Friends! This is it: your one-skillet, family-pleasing, nutritious dinner plan. Easy to toss together and so good that it won’t last long! Sauteing apples + onions + chicken sausage + rosemary + cinnamon makes a knock-em-dead skillet that – bonus – is good for you! This […]

Baked Avocado Falafel

Baked Avocado Falafel

January means we’re eating all things green! These baked falafel get their bright-green color from my die-hard favorites, avocado and cilantro. We might not be winning any beauty contests, but we’re killing it in the flavor department.

Green Goodness Quinoa Salad

Green Goodness Quinoa Salad

Anyone else still dragging from a major sugar coma? All of us? Yep. (Every year, I buy candy I don’t like so I won’t eat it. Every year, I eat it anyway.) Let’s atone with a salad that tastes too good to be called a salad. […]

Baked Tandoori Drumsticks with Coconut Rice

Baked Tandoori Drumsticks with Coconut Rice

I broke down this week with an desperate craving for Indian food despite my too-hot-for-ovens attitude. My go-to is slow cooker butter chicken (which is perfect if you really aren’t turning on the oven) but I wanted something a little lighter, more summer-y. Enter tandoori drumsticks, easy […]