Spring Pasta with Oven Roasted Morels, Leeks, & Tomatoes

Nothing quite says spring to me like fresh morel mushrooms!  Most recipes utilizing morels contain heavy cream – creamy pastas and heavy sauces. Utilizing a lighter approach, I oven roasted the morel mushrooms with fresh tomatoes, leeks, zucchini, and shallots all tossed with fresh pasta and a light olive oil drizzle. Delicious, flavorful, and light!…

Hamburger Veggie Soup

My husband loves soup, and I love to make soup! This hearty soup is filling, warming, and packed full of nutrient rich vegetables! It reheats great, so I love to make a large batch and freeze for later dinners or store in individual containers for lunches during the week. Feel free to mix up the…

Hot & Sour Soup

This hot & sour soup is packed full of mushrooms, tofu, bamboo shoots, and scallions in a slightly spicy and delightfully sour broth! I try to eat at least three meals, or one whole day, focused on plant based protein. Tonight just happens to be #MeatlessMonday! Some studies show that going meatless as little as…

Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken

I love using my slow cooker to prepare dinner. Set it and forget it! It’s a great feeling to come home to a dinner ready to go. This dish is also great for an appetizer! Sometimes I like to add diced mushrooms in with the onions to boost the nutrition, bulk up the meal, and…

Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

Nothing says warm and cozy more than a bowl of soup on a cold day. This roasted tomato and red pepper soup is not only delicious, but the cooking process makes the entire house smell amazing! Roasting the vegetables before blending into the soup brings out the richness and sweetness of both the tomatoes and…

Blueberry Whole Grain Breakfast Bowl

Make this ahead of time a store in the fridge for a couple days for a quick, light, but filling whole grain breakfast! Mix up the toppings with various berries, nuts, seeds, or granola.  Ingredients: 1/2 cup dry steel-cut oats 1/4 cup dry quinoa 1/4 cup dry millet 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1-inch piece…

Simple Homemade Pancakes

Nothing says a lazy weekend morning quite like homemade pancakes! Quick to prepare, these will sure please the entire family! We like to offer a pancake topper bar with various ingredients such as fresh berries, toasted walnuts, peanut butter, honey, maple syrup, whatever we have in house! This way, everyone can have fun customizing their…

Roasted Butternut Squash & Spiced Apple Bruschetta

With the holiday season upon us, you may find yourself indulging in some of your holiday favorites at parties and family functions. It can be difficult to make healthy choices when you are surrounded by endless appetizers and sweet treats. Take charge and bring along a healthy produce-packed appetizer to family gatherings or holiday parties, such…

Citrus Kale Salad with Goat Cheese

Kale is one of those polarizing foods – people either love it or hate it. I believe that this bright and flavorful salad can be enjoyed by everyone! Many times kale is showcased in cooked dishes such as soups, stews, and southern style greens, but it can also be enjoyed raw! Kale is a great source…

Spicy Ground Pork and Summer Squash Stir Fry

A deliciously easy weeknight dinner! A great way to use all that in-season summer squash with a slightly spicy, but flavorful, stir fry. Easy to swap the ground pork with other protein options such as chicken or shrimp and feel free to add in extra veggies!  Sauce Ingredients: 3 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp minced fresh…