dinner healthy italian Sides Vegetarian


Great as a side dish for grilled meats, or a meal on its own.

dinner Holiday Sunday Dinner

Basil Pesto Stuffed Pork Loin

This would make an excellent holiday meal – especially spring holidays like Easter.

dinner healthy Mexican Vegetarian

Spicy and Sweet Brussels Sprout Tacos with Poblano Rice

Forever finding ways to fit more tacos in my life – here’s another meat free option that make veggies the star of the show.

Asian Chinese dinner healthy lunch pasta

Spaghetti Chicken “Chow Mein”

Feel free to swap in or out veggies that you have on hand, this recipe is more of a suggestion rather than a mandatory list of ingredients. Try cauliflower, bok choy, snap peas, or bean sprouts.

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Cabonara is probably my favorite of the Roman classics (though Amatriciana is giving it a run for its money). It’s silky, creamy, salty, and pungent.

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Ribollita is one of my favorite things to make. Traditional ribollita is a Tuscan peasant’s dish – making good use of stale bread. I always love those stories, of how people have made scraps that seem like garbage into something so delightful. A tiny bit of meat, some beans, some veggies, a little stock, a little bread. It’s simple, and it’s wonderful.

healthy Tips and Tricks

Chicken Stock

Right now, most of us have a lot more time on our hands – and at home – than usual. Maybe you’re looking for ways to fill that time. Maybe you’re looking for ways to stretch a buck. Maybe you want to be more environmentally conscious by using every part of the animal. Maybe… you just really like chicken stock. I’m here for you, I get it, let’s do it. I think you’ll really like it.

dinner italian pasta

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli in Sage Brown Butter

A taste of Tuscany – this ravioli is a tribute to simple ingredients used well.

dinner healthy Mexican Sides

Cumin Black Beans

Dress up a can of black beans for a quick and easy taco night side dish!

dinner healthy lunch Mexican Vegetarian

Butternut Squash Tacos al Pastor

Vegetarian tacos! None of the guilt, all of the flavor.