Simple Tomato Sauce

We have many sauce recipes but this is our simplest and easiest. We use it over pasta or ravioli, and when making other Italian dishes like eggplant or chicken parmesan or lasagna. Super easy to make, it tastes great and the house smells amazing while it simmers. Sauce freezes well too, so we enjoy it the first day and freeze...

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Yellow & Green Zoodles with Tomato Sauce

When I haven’t planned dinner, pasta is a sure win, especially when it’s just me and my youngest son home for dinner.  Yellow & Green Zoodles for me, gluten-free pasta for him, both served with homemade tomato sauce and fresh parmigiana. To save time, I even purchased the already spiralized zucchini noodles. And I didn’t “cook” my zoodles, I feel like...

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Yellow & Green Zoodles with Homemade Tomato Sauce

It was a pasta kind of day! Yellow & Green Zoodles for me, gluten-free pasta for the boys, both served with homemade tomato sauce and fresh parmigiana. To save time, I purchased the zoodles from Whole Foods– I didn’t even spiralize them ?.  And I don’t cook my zoodles, I feel like they “cook” enough when I put hot sauce...

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Rosemary Tomato Sauce with Polenta and Sauteed Veggies

My mother in law visited this weekend and made one of our favorite meals… her famous Rosemary Sauce served over polenta. My husband grew up eating this sauce with chicken that’s sautéed then infused with the rosemary/ garlic/ wine and simmered with the sauce and is extraordinarily tender.  He and my son still love it that way. As I don’t...

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Simple San Marzano Marinara

If you follow my Instagram stories, you know my son loves pasta with a variety of tomato sauces and he loves to make his own pasta and sauces.  And his pasta and his sauces are always amazing! And what’s really fun is that he cooks based on what he’s in the mood for and what flavor he wants.  And he...

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Simple Salad with Warm Roasted Veggies

Today was all sorts of crazy and I ended up eating lunch (this bowl) at 3:30, so I wanted something warming, nourishing and satisfying. I literally threw lots of pre-chopped veggies on baking sheets and tossed them with nothing more than avocado oil, salt and pepper.  Voila, the building blocks of a perfect meal. Warm roasted brussel sprouts, cauliflower, butternut...

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Simple Salad and Blueberry Vinaigrette

A great conclusion to a perfect late summer day, grilling and enjoying a simple salad, topped off with the yummiest homemade blueberry vinaigrette, which has become my new favorite summertime dressing… so simple and so fresh! If you like blueberries, you must try this! It’s super easy and SO good! I didn’t use adobe sauce because I didn’t have any...

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Simple Bowl of Veggie Goodness

We are currently renting a beach house and one of the easiest ways to feed everyone is by grilling…. chicken or steak or burgers for the boys and veggies for me + adding lots of simple sides using the best local summer produce. My bowl tonight was grilled portobello mushrooms and grilled peppers, Jersey tomatoes mixed with EVOO, balsamic vinegar...

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Simple Greek Style Salad

Twas’ the night before Thanksgiving and we’ve been cooking all day… so it’s pizza and salad for dinner.  Truthfully, some of us ate more pizza and others more salad 🙂 This salad is simply romaine, chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, olives and crumbled feta tossed in my go to dressing…Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette.  Quick, easy and delicious! Scroll down to see...

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Simple Garden Greens

This easy summer salad is made of lettuce from our garden, fresh cherry tomatoes and mozzarella. With the BEST homemade basil vinaigrette, I make this all summer long and it’s always a crowd pleaser. Super easy & very versatile… could jazz up any salad or even be used as a marinade. It’s also a great way to use up basil if,...

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Simple Taco Tuesday Bowl with Best Ever Guacamole

Dinner on the fly tonight was a a big salad with chips and two dips. Happy Taco Tuesday friends! Dinner was quick and easy beef tacos for the boys, a big bowl of guacamole (with a game changing secret ingredient ) and this simple but delicious salad bowl for me. The details…  fresh greens, black beans, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes,...

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Tomato Soup with Roasted Chickpeas

When we woke up to snow on the second day of spring, dinner called for comfort food! So, we had the best Homemade Tomato Soup with Roasted Chickpeas with grilled cheese sandwiches! YUM!!! The soup recipe is an oldie but goodie from Cooking Light. It’s easy to prepare and the garnishes really up the game! Scroll down to see the recipe.

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Tomato Salad

One of the best parts of summer is tomato season! We spend time at a beach house with our family each year. With ten people sharing the house, we’re always looking for the simplest, easiest side dishes to round out any meal… and fresh summer veggies make it so much easier! These Jersey tomatoes are SO fresh, juicy and yummy!...

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Lentil Tomato Soup

Soup season is here! Actually, my son and husband love soup all year round but I tend to eat soup only when the weather turns colder.  And as of the last week, Fall air has officially arrived in the Northeast and soup is now a regular in the rotation. This lentil soup is a long time favorite of my husband...

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Two Bean Soup with Tomato-Chive Crostini

Sometimes in winter, I’m ready for Spring, but it’s still freezing out! One day we woke up to snow showers, so cozying up to a big bowl of homemade soup instead was the perfect plan. This savory Two-Bean-Soup with Tomato-Chive Crostini was warming and refreshing at the same time! And the crostini dipped in soup were amazing! And did I mention...

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Sun-dried Tomato Sweet Potato Bowl

If you follow me on Instagram Stories, you know I love Sweet Potato Bowls for lunch… they are super quick and easy, and so nourishing.. not just from a nutrient standpoint (but there are plenty of those!) but also because they are warm and cozy, and totally satisfying. As in, I’m not hungry an hour later and it powers me through the...

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Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad

This Tomato, Corn & Avocado Salad showcases fresh, summer produce and will have your taste buds singing! It’s just 3 main ingredients plus the simplest of seasoning: Tomato, avocado, cooked corn (preferably off the cob) plus extra virgin olive oil, fresh lime juice and cilantro. We’ll make it with whatever the freshest tomatoes are — heirloom, beefsteak or cherry tomatoes. ...

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Grilled Apricot and Tomato Toast

This recipe was from my first Toasting Tuesday. I came a bit late to the toast bandwagon, but learned to embrace it. Now I spend time thinking up toppings my son will enjoy. The toppings totally make toast fun, delicious and these make a perfect, easy breakfast, lunch or healthy snack! The recipe sounds fancy but was super easy and...

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Spinach, Goat Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomato Crustless Quiche

Whether you’re thinking of weekend brunch already, planning a holiday breakfast or just want an awesome dish in the fridge to heat up for any meal, this Gluten-Free Crustless Quiche is a must try! Packed with spinach, goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes it is simple, savory and unbelievably delicious! Plus, with only 6 main ingredients + spices, it’s beyond easy...

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Our Family Bolognese Sauce

Nothing better than a big bowl of pasta! We always have a stash of my Mother in Law’s Bolognese Sauce in the refrigerator  fridge and freezer ready to heat up when the boys come home from school or practices ravenous. It’s a quick, satisfying hot meal with minimal effort. Recipe from my Italian mother-in-law, it’s just 1 onion, fresh 85%...

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Rigatoni with Veggies in a Creamy Dairy-free Vodka Sauce

Rigatoni with veggies in a creamy Tomato Vodka Sauce– Gluten-free and Dairy-free. My son’s favorite thing to order at a restaurant is pasta with vodka sauce. So we tried to recreate his favorite restaurant version at home, only healthier. Made with tomatoes and gluten-free vodka, the sauce gets its creaminess from tofu (don’t worry if you don’t love tofu, you...

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All the Greens with Garlic Sauce

A stir fry is one of our quick and easy, go to dinners, any day of the week. We just quick saute our favorite veggies or whatever we have in the fridge, make some rice if we don’t have any already made and stir fry some chicken for the boys.  There is something for everyone, which is always a win....

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Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Rhubarb is a tart vegetable (even though we treat it like a fruit) and is often considered one of the first harbingers of spring…. Growing up my Great-Grandfather grew tons of rhubarb and gave it all to my mother who turned it into the most amazing Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Rhubarb Coffee Cake, and Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce among other yummy treats. Strawberry Rhubarb...

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Collard Green Spring Rolls with Sunbutter Dipping Sauce

to these Collard Green Spring Rolls with Sunbutter Dipping Sauce that I made last week for a lunch with friends. Packed with nutrients, fresh, light and loaded with flavor, they disappeared quickly! Each wrap is packed with fresh basil (which adds a surprise punch of flavor with every bite), carrots, red pepper, bean sprouts, tofu, and red cabbage — and...

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Our “Famous” Cranberry Sauce

No Thanksgiving feast is complete without CRANBERRY SAUCE! And this homemade, naturally gluten-free, version with lots of orange zest will be a hit at your Thanksgiving table, even among people who think they don’t like cranberry sauce. I’ve been bringing this to Thanksgiving for 20 years. True story— I grew up on the canned cranberry sauce and one year, my...

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Roasted Veggies with Miso Tahini Sauce

A few weeks ago Bon Appetit posted Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Miso Tahini Sauce on Instagram and I became obsessed with making a bowl around the sauce. Before I even tried it, I knew I would love it!  Mission accomplished…. Sweet potatoes, eggplant, black rice, arugula, miso chickpeas, and a savory and highly addictive, 3 ingredient sauce (miso, tahini, vinegar),...

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Mozzarella Sticks with Spicy Marinara Sauce

A few weeks ago when I shared my zucchini fries, several of you asked for a recipe for mozzarella sticks.  I had never made them and my son had only tried them once so I thought it would be fun to track down a recipe. I found a great one! Recipe from Bon Appetit, these Mozzarella Sticks with Spicy Marinara Dipping...

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Roasted Veggies with Balsamic Sauce & Grilled Polenta

About once a week, dinner here involves roasted veggies, grilled or breaded chicken and some kind of sauce or dressing.  I was craving a simple but tasty Balsamic Sauce and updated this recipe so that the Balsamic Sauce could be made separate and served on the side to accommodate all to the various tastebuds at the table. This sauce is...

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All the Greens with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

Stir fried veggies and chicken is one of our go to, easy weekday dinners, and this Thai Sweet Chili Sauce was delicious way to switch it up! I opted for the family’s favorite green vegetables for stir frying — broccoli, bok choy and snow peas, plus chicken.  I quickly sautéed them with green onion, lots of garlic and sesame oil...

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Spring Stir Fry with Savory Brown Sauce

Our family loves a good stir fry. We probably make one once a week because they are quick and easy, always offer something for everyone and easy to change up and keep fresh with new sauces or veggies. Tonight’s dinner does just that!  A simple stir fry with multi-colored cauliflower (something fresh and new), snow peas & bok chop (2...

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Veggies + Green Goddess Tahini Sauce

Welcoming March with a mix of Winter and Spring Vegetables served with a Green Goddess Tahini Dipping Sauce that is out of this world! First the sauce… Recipe adapted from VegNews, it’s simply tahini blended with lime juice, parsley, scallions, garlic, salt and lime zest.  It’s creamy, fresh, garlicky and soooo yummy!  I’ve made it several times — both following the...

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Eggplant, Broccoli & Bok Choy in Garlic Sauce

If you’re looking for the blog post “Gluten in Medicine” click here. If you’re looking for this delicious recipe, read on! When we don’t have a plan for dinner, we turn to a quick and easy stir fry. We have a few simple sauces we love like this Garlic Sauce or our General Tso’s Sauce which are easy to whip...

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Pineapple Buddha Bowl with Sweet & Sour Sauce

What started as a stir fry ended up as a Buddha Bowl for me and I’m not complaining… roasted sweet & sour tofu, roasted Brussel sprouts, sautéed snow peas, black rice, and pineapple with a homemade sweet and sour sauce. A fresh, hearty and perfectly balanced bowl… a little sweet, a little tangy, a little savory and a little nutty....

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Roasted Veggie Zoodles Bowl with Tahini Sauce

Meal prep means many things to many people… For us, it means trying to make sure the kitchen stays stocked with food we can quickly turn into breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks.  Each week it looks different depending on what needs to be restocked (Our favorite Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Engery Bites?  Some kind of muffin? A sweet treat?) , how...

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Vegetarian Pad Thai with a Sweet-Savory Peanut Sauce

This Vegetarian Pad Thai is a real win! Packed with goodness and fresh tasting, but it has multi levels of flavor and is so satisfying. Plus, it’s super easy to whip up! It is a mix of rice and sweet potato noodles, shredded cabbage, bean sprouts, tofu, peanuts and the yummiest peanut sauce! More on the Peanut Sauce…  it is...

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Stir Fry Veggies & Roasted Tofu in Garlic Sauce

By now you know we love a good stir fry! It is one of our go to meals because it is quick and easy, can be fully or partially made ahead and there is always something for everyone… And when you’re feeding a family, that is a win! You also know that we love a Garlic Sauce!  The garlic sauce,...

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Deconstructed Collard Green Spring Rolls with Sunbutter Dipping Sauce

Some days we just roll with it. Or not. Deconstructed Collard Green Spring Rolls with Sunbutter Dipping Sauce. Super easy, packed with nutrients and so delicious! I made the Collard Green Spring Rolls from Minimalist Baker a month or so ago and absolutely loved them.  I loved the flavor combo and the dipping sauce, and was craving it again tonight but didn’t have...

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Spring Greens Pasta in a Lemony White Wine Sauce

With Spring just around the corner, I wanted to lighten up the flavor of this week’s Sunday sauce and this dish has all the Spring feels. And this fresh tasting gluten-free and vegetarian pasta comes together quickly for an easy and delicious meal! It’s simply Gluten-free spaghetti, asparagus, petite peas, marinated artichokes, fresh baby spinach and fresh Parmesan in a...

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Rigatoni with Vegetables in Vodka Sauce

Gluten-free Rigatoni with veggies in a creamy tomato vodka sauce from Quattro Pazzi Cafe, Fairfield CT. Click here for the blog post on “Tips on Dining out Gluten-Free”. For a homemade version, click here Dairy-Free Penna alla vodka   or Rigatoni with Veggies in a Creamy Dairy-free Vodka Sauce— the same thing with some veggies 🙂 We are working on a...

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Roasted Veggie Lentil Bowl with Cashew Cream Curry Sauce

This bowl is everything! Simple, savory, easy to prepare and it tastes amaaaazing! Best part is, when we make this bowl, we always make extra of all the ingredients so we can have a stocked fridge with some things we can turn into lunch or dinner over the next few days.  For more tips on meal planning, click here. Back...

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Rotini with Broccoli, Artichokes & Sun-Dried Tomatoes in a White Wine Sauce

This super simple pasta dish is packed with flavor and comes together quickly! It’s simply broccoli, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes cooked in an oh-so-good garlic white wine sauce and tossed with a gluten-free pasta of choice (we opted for Banza chickpea rotini), fresh parmesan (omit if dairy-free) and fresh parsley. Savory, a tough tangy and so yummy! A perfect weekday meal!...

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Steamed Veggie Rainbow Bowl with Garlic-Ginger-Honey Sauce

Steamed quinoa and vegetables with either roasted tofu (for me) or stir-fried chicken (for the boys) and a Sweet & Tangy Garlic Ginger Honey Sauce. The best part is the veggies steam in a colander over the quinoa, while the tofu roasts or chicken is stir fried, so that the entire dinner comes together in 30 minutes and there is...

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Sweet Potato Pad Thai Bowl with Roasted Tofu and Peanut Sauce

This Sweet Potato Pad Thai Bowl is real win! Packed with goodness and fresh tasting, but it has multi levels of flavor and is so satisfying.  Plus, it’s super easy to whip up! It’s simply sautéed sweet potato noodles, shredded cabbage mixed with shredded red cabbage, some red pepper and a savory dressing, crispy roasted tofu and the yummiest peanut...

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Spinach Artichoke Enchiladas with Homemade Red Sauce

Truth: I’ve never eaten or made enchiladas before and apparently I’ve been missing out all these years!  When I came across this healthier take on the classic from fellow blogger Cookie and Kate, I had to try them… I mean Spinach and Artichoke! (the taste actually reminded me on my favorite appetizer). I’m actually obsessed with the homemade enchilada sauce...

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Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Sauce

Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Cashew + Sage Sauce and Broccoli Rabe… because this is how we get our veggies when it snows in April. Seriously though, I thought I’d be kicking off April with a Veggie Buddha Bowl or loaded salad, but today’s sizable snow had us craving comfort food.  So I tried this Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Pasta...

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Spaghetti with Parsley, EVOO, and Sautéed Garlic

On the busiest of days, it seems that pasta is the easiest option, or certainly a crowd pleasing one. Today I felt like an uber driver after school so it definitely qualified as a pasta kind of day! Recipe from Cooking Light, this is simply Gluten-free spaghetti tossed with fresh parsley, sautéed garlic, EVOO and Parmesan cheese. It literally takes no...

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Salad Pizza with Arugula & Lemon Vinaigrette

Cali’Flour Foods Cauliflower Pizza Crust with topped tomato sauce, arugula & tomatoes tossed in a lemon vinaigrette and dollops of ricotta. That’s it!  Beyond easy, fresh and DELISH! And it literally takes 10 minutes to make. While the pizza crust heats up in the oven, heat up some tomato sauce (either homemade or prepared), whisk together the vinaigrette and toss...

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Classic Pizza with Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Tonight we are all staying in watching the Final Four NCAA Championships and eating pizza! This pizza is made with Caulipower ready-made Cauliflower pizza crust, Whole Foods low-fat mozzarella and our Simple Tomato Sauce.  Couldn’t be any easier or yummier! This is our first time trying the Caulipower pizza crust and we love it! It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and takes all the work...

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Baked Ziti

There’s something about pasta on Sunday and this Baked Ziti is a family favorite. Barilla US gluten-free penne, mixed with part-skim ricotta, mozzarella, homemade tomato sauce and topped with parmigiana reggiano. Always a crowd pleaser, I made this early today because we will be out most of the afternoon with kids sports & activities but are having a small family dinner...

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Pasta with Roasted Veggies and Fresh Basil

There’s nothing more cozy that a simple bowl of Pasta with Roasted Veggies. And this dish is packed with some of our favorites: Roasted eggplant, roasted chickpeas, sautéed tomatoes and spinach all mixed with a fresh tomato sauce and Banza chickpea rotini, then topped with fresh basil. It seems like a lot but it actually comes together quite quickly.  I roasted...

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Quick & Easy Eggplant Parmesan

My mother makes the best eggplant parmesan ever! It is layers and layers of meticulously prepared (and not breaded) eggplant and it is melt in your mouth yummy.  But I have never made it because is always seems like too much time and work. Yet my husband and I absolutely love eggplant parm any style, so inspired by my friend...

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Dairy-free Penne alla Vodka

It was a gorgeous summer day but we are back-to-school tomorrow so we are all about the comfort food tonight.  By request, dinner was Gluten-free, Dairy-free Penna alla Vodka. This sauce is creamy and indulgent tasting but made without any cream or butter. The creaminess comes from silken tofu. Yep, I said tofu. But don’t get freaked out, no one...

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Classic Cheese Lasagna

Lasagna is a classic and no need to miss out just because you’re gluten-free! We make my family’s recipe (passed down from my Great Grandmother) with gluten-free noodles and my son loves it! We used to make lasagna only a few times a year — serving it as part of Christmas dinner and maybe one other time during the year...

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Pasta alla Norma

This is one of husband’s and my favorite pasta dishes! We both love eggplant and order this dish out at restaurants often. We also make it at home often and love that our kids now love it too! The crazy thing is that we make this so often and I can’t believe I’ve never shared it here before! It’s such...

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“Salad” Pasta

This “Salad” Pasta for the win on this Meatless Monday! Gluten-free spaghetti with cherry tomatoes, marinated artichokes, kalamata olives, fresh spinach and basil. A super easy, super quick and super yummy way to kick off the week! Scroll down to see the recipe.

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Spiced Chickpea Tacos with Kale Slaw

By now you know, we are big fans of tacos…. First of all, who doesn’t love tacos? They taste great! Second, I always know what to cook on Tuesdays– Taco Tuesday anyone? And thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, they are easy and customizable — both of which are necessary feeding a family on a weekday. You can basically take any...

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Shrimp Marinara over Spaghetti

Every summer we share a rental beach house with my family…. there are 10 of us and we cook dinner most nights. We share the cooking responsibilities but try to keep it really simple to minimize work and clean up! Shrimp (and sometimes scallops too) Marinara is one our our classic go to dinners.  We make a quick and easy...

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Spaghetti with Broccolini, Spinach & Mushrooms

After a busy day, there is nothing better than a warm bowl of pasta with vegetables.  In fact it’s a crowd pleaser in this house, so we make many variations of it.  Tonight it’s gluten-free spaghetti mixed with sautéed mushrooms, spinach and broccolini in a simple marinara sauce. This easy dinner is yummy, cozy and ready in less than 30 minutes. This would...

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Spaghetti Puttanesca

This Spaghetti Puttanesca makes regular appearances in our house and for good reason! This super simple Italian dish is fresh tasting (especially when tomatoes are ripe and in season), savory, and so delicious. And best part, it’s quick and easy to make, taking less than 30 minutes and requiring only one pan. That means only one pan to cleanup. And...

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Taco Tuesday Hawaiian Style

We lunched today at the Four Seasons (on Hawaii’s Big Island) because they always have extensive gluten-free menus, are careful with regards to cross-contamination — and of course we appreciate gorgeous ocean views! Visit my Instagram Stories to see more…  

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Our Favorite Salad Dressings

Salad Days! Just in time for the warm weather and fresh produce, sharing a round up of our 14 favorite salad dressings! We eat salads all year round — in fact if you follow my Instagram Stories, you know my husband and I tend to opt for big, fully loaded salads for lunch most days. To keep the salads interesting...

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One Pan Spaghetti Puttanesca

This Spaghetti Puttanesca makes regular appearances in our house and for good reason! This super simple pasta is fresh tasting (especially when tomatoes are ripe and in season), savory, and so delicious. And best part, it’s quick and easy to make, taking less than 30 minutes and requiring only one pan. That means only one pan to cleanup. And it’s...

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Sweet Potato + Black Bean Enchiladas

I’ve decided Enchiladas are underrated — To be honest, I never even ate one till a couple of years ago but these SWEET POTATO + BLACK BEAN ENCHILADAS are everything! They take just 30 minutes to prepare, can be partially or fully prepped ahead and after baking in the oven you have a warm, cozy and super satisfying meal. And...

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Roasted Veggie Pasta with Fresh Basil

Loving this Roasted Veggie Pasta! Roasted eggplant, tomatoes and chickpeas mixed with caramelized onions over Tolerant Food organic non-GMO gluten-free red lentil penne. This is Sunday night pasta done right! Would also make an excellent Meatless Monday dinner. And if you eat dairy, this dish goes well with ricotta salata or a spoonful of ricotta the way my son likes it....

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10 Minute Meal

Make it a meal by adding a Hilary’s   Veggie Burger ! If you follow my Instagram or Facebook stories, you know that adding a Hilary’s veggie burger to a bowl of veggies or a big salad is my go to 10 minute meal. Quick and easy but still nourishing real food that is delicious and so satisfying! This one...

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General Tso’s Chickpeas & Veggies

General Tso’s Chickpeas and Veggies is one of our go-to dinners. It is quick (ready in 30 minutes), easy, adaptable (switch up the veggies or even add chicken) and beyond delicious. Waaaaayyy better than takeout! Most people think of General Tso’s as a deep fried dish but if you add the General Tso’s sauce to stir fried veggies or chicken...

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Mediterranean Veggie Pasta

It’s no secret that my family loves a good pasta dish! It’s our go to, easy dinner, especially when we want simple comfort food.  And this Mediterranean Veggie pasta is a favorite. Cherry tomatoes, marinated artichokes, kalamata olives, fresh spinach and fresh basil sautéed and cooked up with  gluten-free spaghetti (we used Barilla gluten-free this time), it’s super easy, super...

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General Tso’s Chickpeas & Greens

If you are looking for the blog post “Our Top 5 Tips for Easy Meal Planning”, click here.   If you are looking for the General Tso’s Chickpea recipe, read on! We served up our favorite GENERAL TSO’S CHICKPEAS with extra GREENS! Most people think of General Tso’s as a deep fried dish but if you add the General Tso’s sauce...

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Personal Veggie Plate

Craving all the Veggies! I spent the day testing holiday recipes (i.e. Eating all day!) and want nothing more for dinner than this veggie plate I made over the weekend.  It was packed with all my favorite crunchy veggies – carrots, cucumbers, radishes, peppers, snap peas and broccoli, Jilz Crackers, creamy avocado, a few olives just because I love them...

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Sweet Potato + Black Bean Burrito Bowl

This dish has been on repeat in our house! We are all loving the Rice and Beans and the rest is completely adaptable to all the various tastes in our house.  My husband loves his as a burrito, the boys love theirs with chicken. I love it like this! It is based on our Sweet Potato + Black Bean Enchildas,...

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Skillet Rice and Beans topped with Creamy Avocado

This is a combo we never tire of…. it’s cozy, hearty, delicious and versatile! It works well on its own with lettuce and avocado as shown here or served alongside grilled chicken or another protein of choice. And what makes it even better? It can be entirely made ahead and heats up well whether you’re enjoying dinner as a family...

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Stir Fry Sesame Veggies & Roasted Almond Butter Tofu

Anyone else soooo ready for the weekend?  As if I weren’t already ready, this super yummy stir fry is giving me all the chill and cozy weekend feels. If you’ve been following me for a while you know that a stir fry is one of our go to meals— it can be entirely prepped ahead so that all that’s left is...

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The Best Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza

If you’ve followed my Instagram or Facebook stories, you’ve probably seen my son making pizza from scratch! He first made it in early June (2018) and it was so good that we’ve asked him to make it for guests and for us many, many times! Friends and family, most of whom do not need to eat gluten-free, all agree it...

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Stir Fried Sesame Veggies & Almond Butter Tofu

Stir-fried sesame eggplant & peppers, roasted almond butter tofu and spicy Quick Pickled Asian Cucumbers over rice. If you’ve been following me for a while you know that a stir fry is one of our go to meals— it can be entirely prepped ahead so that all that’s left is the 10-15 minutes of actual stir frying and they can be...

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Warm Rainbow Zoodle Bowl

Dinner tonight was a combination meal prep and actually feeding everyone dinner… so kicking off the week with a stocked fridge and this Warm Rainbow Zoodle Bowl. I roasted mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, Brussel sprouts, butternut squash and potatoes.  Plus we grilled some chicken using a gluten-free teriyaki marinade.  Sounds like a lot but I purchased a lot of the vegetables...

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Veggie Burger & Crispy Baked Fries

After several (amazing) days of beach time, salads and snack-y food, I was looking forward to this classic summer combo. My Gluten-Free, Vegan take on it… Hilary’s Veggie Burger topped with the creamiest avocado & a basket full of crispy baked fries. We love Hilary’s Veggie Burgers for quick and easy meals. Certified Gluten-free, Organic, Vegan, made with minimally processed ingredients,...

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Mediterranean Veggie Pasta

It’s no secret that my family loves a good pasta dish! And “Sunday sauce” really is a thing… In fact, whenever we don’t have a plan, pasta is what we often turn to. It’s our go to, easy dinner especially when we want simple comfort food. And this Mediterranean Veggie Pasta is a favorite because it comes together so quickly...

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Rainbow Zoodles Bowl

After a fun weekend that included a lot of dining out, it was good to be home this evening and restocking the fridge with some basics. I roasted mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, Brussel sprouts, butternut squash and potatoes.  Plus we grilled some chicken using a gluten-free teriyaki marinade.  Sounds like a lot but I purchased a lot of the vegetables pre-cut...

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Veggie Lo Mein with Spring Veggies

This Veggie Lo Mein is a real win any night of the week.  Quick and easy to make, loaded with veggies and SO yummy! Recipe adapted from Pinch of Yum, we make this often because it’s great flavor and can be made with any vegetables you like or have on hand.  Today I went my family’s favorite Spring Veggies…  Julienne...

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Mexican Rice + Beans Bowl

While we try lots of new recipes, there are some that are always on the menu… this duo is one of them. Super easy, flavorful and crowd-pleasing, they are extremely versatile and can served with vegetables and any additional protein of choice. My plate:  Rice, black beans, roasted Brussel Sprouts, fresh baby spinach and avocado. Mexican Rice recipe adapted from Test...

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Vegetable Bean Soup

Our go soup is my Mother-in law’s famous 5-ingredient recipe, affectionally known as “Nonny Soup” (Grandmother in Italian). This vegan soup is the quickest, easiest and most crowd pleasing ever! My family actually makes and eats it year round because it is so versatile and fresh tasting. In the cooler months it is warming and cozy and in the warmer...

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Black Bean and Mushroom Burger

Nearly 90 degrees on the third day of Fall calls for burgers.  The boys ate classic beef burgers but my husband and I, always on the quest for the perfect plant-based burger, enjoyed these Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers topped with an Avocado spread and shredded red cabbage. They may be our new favorite!  Recipe from Cooking Light, the burgers...

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Pasta with Spinach, Red Onion and Sundried Tomatoes

No matter how much you meal plan and prep, there are days you just don’t have time to cook, are too tired to cook or need a meal quickly. That’s when we turn to what I call our “back pocket dishes”… those dishes you can pull together in no time with just a few ingredients from your pantry or fridge...

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Rotini with Blistered Tomatoes, Chickpeas + Fresh Herbs

Summer tomatoes are like candy! They are so sweet and juicy and we can’t get enough! One of our favorite ways to enjoy them is in a quick and easy pasta. Because they are so sweet and juicy and flavorful, they don’t require much to turn them into a delicious sauce. We like to saute in olive oil for just...

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Homemade Gluten Free Pasta

If you’re looking for my son’s Simple Marinara Sauce, click here.  If you’re looking for Homemade Gluten-Free Pasta, you’re in the right place! If you follow my Instagram stories, you’ve seen my son make fresh, homemade gluten free pasta many times. He first made it one Sunday evening in May 2018.  We didn’t own a pasta maker and my husband...

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The Mighty Meatless Zucchini Fritter Veggie Burger

Continuing my quest for the perfect veggie burger, I’m loving this Zucchini Fritter Veggie Burger, recipe from my friend, This Mess is Ours.  Served fully loaded with lettuce, red onion, tomato, and a homemade pesto yogurt sauce, it’s delish! Made with lots of zucchini, cannelloni beans, egg, Parmesan cheese & slivered almonds, the burger is packed with nutrients & flavor,...

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Veggie Burger – Sweet Potato Bowl

Hilary’s Hemp & Greens Veggie Burger, Sweet Potato topped with tahini sauce and roasted chickpeas, a big bowl of greens and avocado, of course.  All the focus is on Thanksgiving  but we still need to eat all week leading up to it…. dinner just needs to be super quick, easy and nourishing. That’s why I love Hilary’s Veggie Burgers… all...

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Veggie Lo Mein Noodles

This Veggie Lo Mein is a real win any night of the week. Quick and easy to make, loaded with veggies and SO yummy! We make this often because it’s great flavor and can be made with any vegetables you like or have on hand. Today I went to the market and picked up tons of produce so we have...

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Zucchini Noodles Primavera

“Pasta” Primavera with Zucchini Noodles because after a weekend at son’s baseball tournament, I needed veggies on veggies! Broccoli, Yellow Squash, Mushrooms, Onions, and Asparagus in a Tomato Marinara base & topped with Parmigiana & fresh Basil. So yummy! Easily adaptable to tastes. Can be dairyfree and vegan by merely not topping or substituting the Parmagiana. Or as my boys...

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Veggie Tofu Stir-Fry

Last night’s stir fry dinner was a real win- fresh, flavorful and easy. Snow peas, bok choy, carrots, scallions and tofu in a savory sauce over rice. I was lucky enough to have a bit leftover for lunch today. I’ll definitely be using the sauce recipe again with other veggie stir fries. I also added in some chicken for the boys....

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Takeout-Style Sesame Noodles

If you’ve been following me for a while you probably know that I am the only person in the house who likes, I mean LOVES, peanut sauces and that I’m also the only one who’s a huge fan of tofu… so this dish is for me! Gluten-free noodles tossed in a creamy and perfectly balanced, sesame peanut sauce, topped with tofu,...

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Avocado Toast with Spicy Pickled Cucumbers

We are having a late dinner so I am snacking on my newest obsession: Avocado Toast with Spicy Pickled Cucumbers.  The avocado was so perfect and creamy and a great match to the pickled cucumbers that had just the right amount of kick.  Seriously SO good! You must try! I made the Spicy Pickled Cucumbers a few days ago and...

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Sunday Night Dinner meets Asian Feast

With everyone’s busy schedule, Sunday night is one of the few nights we are all generally home and eating dinner together, so I like to make a big meal that is crowd pleasing and leaves us extras for the next day or two.  The end of year Spring schedule tends to be even crazier than usual so leftovers are particularly welcome! Today’s...

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Spicy Arrabiata Pasta

A simple one-pan pasta dish was exactly what I needed after a fun but busy weekend. I spent all day yesterday in New York City for a cousin’s bridal shower, then spent the next day catching up. And there’s nothing better than a simple Spicy Arrabiata sauce to cap off the weekend! I served it with Eat Banza chickpea penne. Top things off...

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Sesame Cauliflower with Roasted Broccoli

With the boys going back to school later this week, I am all about the simple weekday dinners… meals that are easy to make, can be prepped or fully made ahead of time and feed a variety of tastes.  This Baked Sesame Cauliflower is one of those meals and will be making frequent appearances at our house this Fall for...

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Italian Meatballs

Growing up in a big Italian family, pasta and meatballs in tomato sauce are always fan favorite. These meatballs, based on my Grandmother’s recipes are savory and flavorful! It’s fresh ground beef mixed up with parmigiana cheese, gluten-free bread and lots of Italian seasoning. You literally mix it all together with your hands. Then fry them in olive oil. Recently...

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Ultimate Two-Bean Veggie Skillet Nachos

These Nachos are one of our favorites! Super easy to make, packed with goodness and delicious! We eat them for snacks, on Game Day (They have become a Super Bowl tradition!) and they even make it to our dinner table on a pretty regular basis. They taste indulgent and delicious but are packed with nourishing, real foods. Here’s what’s on...

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Teriyaki Tofu Bowl

Today was cool, damp day reminding us that Fall is on the way and all we wanted was a cozy bowl for dinner. So we did a little meal prep for the week: a big batch of rice, some roasted veggies, some roasted tofu and grilled chicken… All with the intention of making this delicious and hearty bowl! This bowl...

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Mashed Potato Fritters

Have any mashed potatoes left? These savory “Mashed Potato Fritters” took less than 20 minutes to make and are always a total hit! The recipe and inspiration are from A Dash of Megnut. Super yummy, crispy on the outside with creamy mashed potato on the inside. Packed with flavor and now we’re just about done with leftovers! Scroll down to see...

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Wasabi Ginger Tofu and Veggies

By now you know, I have a thing for Roasted Tofu… this time it’s paired with a quick and easy stir fry using the marinade as a sauce for the veggies.  It couldn’t be easier or yummier! Given that my family doesn’t love tofu the way I do, I opted for the family’s favorite green vegetables for stir frying —...

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Stir Fry with ALL the Greens

This was last Friday’s dinner– All the GREENs for St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂 I made the family’s all time favorite stir fry sauce with bok choy, snow peas, broccoli and cauliflower.  I also made a pan of chicken for the boys with the same stir fry sauce. Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, it’s vegetable broth, dry sherry, gluten-free tamari, sesame oil...

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Veggie Burrito Bowl with Mexican Rice

When the days get busy (which seems to be always!), I love meals that an be prepped ahead and heated up when ready to eat. A big pot of Mexican Rice and a make-your-own-burrito-bar is just that kind a weekday win! It’s a make-ahead meal that’s adaptable to tastes and a total crowd-pleaser! My husband often choose to make a...

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Family Dinner with something for everyone

Family dinner is more rare these days than I’d like to admit.  Between Spring sports, activities and work schedules, having all 4 of us home and eating together hasn’t been happening that often.  So with all of us home for dinner tonight, I went for a crowd pleaser and one that would give us leftovers for tomorrow when I know...

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Chickpea pasta with Spinach, Onions and Sundried Tomatoes

Spinach, red onions and sundried tomatoes all sautéed in the sundried tomato oil and mixed with Banza chickpea shells. That’s it. High protein, high fiber, and lots of vitamins in one simple bowl. Oh, and did I mention it is really yummy? I happened upon this dinner accidentally.  My son and I love this veggie mixture and have been making...

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Veggie Burrito Bowl with Mexican Rice

With the after school and evenings often being quite busy, I love meals that an be prepped ahead and heated up when ready to eat. A big pot of Mexican Rice and a make-your-own-burrito-bar is just that kind a weekday win! It’s a make-ahead meal that’s adaptable to tastes and a total crowd-pleaser! My husband often chooses to make a...

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Thai Rainbow Salad with Peanut Dressing

I first made this salad a few years back because we were growing kale in our patio garden and it was is growing like crazy! I was making kale everything and this was one of my favorites that we continue to make. It’s simple, packed with flavor and works equally well as a side salad or as a meal if...

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Sweet & Sour Stir Fry

A stir fry is one of our go to dinners because they are so adaptable and always have something for everyone.  This one was perfect for today’s sunny day… Roasted sweet & sour tofu (stir fry chicken for the boys) and sautéed snow peas and bok chop. Served with black rice, fresh pineapple and an extra drizzle of homemade sweet and...

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Mexican Rice Bowl

Happy May! Celebrating Celiac Awareness Month with a Gluten-Free Go-To… our favorite MEXICAN RICE. Super easy to make, the rice is briefly cooked on the stove with some tomatoes, onions, jalapeño, garlic and vegetable broth, then baked in the oven. Besides tasting AMAAAAZING, I love that everyone can build a meal around it… It was grilled chicken for the boys,...

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Sweet & Sour Stir Fry with fresh Pineapple

Did you know Pineapples are a sign of hospitality & good cheer? What better way to welcome Spring and warm weather than with a Sweet & Sour Stir Fry made with fresh pineapple? For this one we used a juicy Whole Foods Market’s Whole Trade® pineapple. Recipe adapted from Eating Well, it’s fresh and yummy, not cloying or super sweet...

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Gingerbread Cookies

Last year was the first time we’ve made this family recipe since going gluten-free and it worked beautifully! Super easy to whip up the dough, easy roll out and the cookies are an amazing texture! When I was younger we used to make gingerbread cookies all the time as part of our holiday cookie baking day.  But somehow when the...

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Smoked Gouda and Broccoli Soup

Soup season is finally here!  My husband and son eat soup all year round but for me, it is more seasonal.  I love a soup on cooler or cold weather days to warm me up.  But I really love what I refer to as Soup Season because I love the coziness of a big pot of soup on the stove...

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Taco Inspired Buddha Bowl

On busy days, I love meals that can be prepped ahead and heated up when ready to eat. A big pot of Mexican Rice and a make your own Buddha (or Burrito!) Bowl is one of our favorite go to make ahead meals. The rice is a total crowd-pleaser and the rest is completely adaptable to tastes. Add beans, salsa,...

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Summer Veggie Skillet Nachos

Switching it up this Taco Tuesday with some One Pan, Summer Veggie Skillet Nachos. Fresh, easy and delicious, these will nachos will be a hit whether you eat them alone for a light dinner or serve them as a side along with some tacos (the way my boys ate them). Two types of beans, zucchini, squash, onion, peppers, tomatoes, scallions, cilantro,...

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Pasta with Zucchini and Tomatoes

This is one of our favorite quick and easy Summer pastas. When the produce is super fresh, starting in July and all the way through mid to late September where we live in the Northeast, it is bursting with flavor and literally tastes like Summer in every bite! All you need is: farm fresh zucchini and tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin...

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Crispy Baked Avocado Tacos

These simple tacos are one of my favorites…  A fabulous flavor combo, warm and decadent tasting but still fresh and light. Plus super easy to make! The avocado is oven-fried, resulting in crunchy breading and creamy, decadent avocado. Served in a crisp lettuce boat with pico de gallo and spicy Sriracha aioli.  It has a freshness and a bit of...

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Lentil Power Bowl with Pickled and Fresh Veggies

I snacked my way through the day and was craving a big bowl of veggies by the time meal prepped some basics and made a late lunch.  But I didn’t want my usual bowl of roasted winter veggies… I was craving something fresh, light and tangy…but still hearty.  So I meal prepped some quick pickled veggies and lentils today and...

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Spanakopita Quesadilla

If you follow my Instagram stories, you have probably seen this Spanakopita Quesadilla many times! It has become our go to easy lunch, hearty after school snack or even light dinner and we seem to be making it on repeat. So many of you have asked me for the recipe and I’ve have direct messaged it to so many people,...

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Fun Fiesta Meatless Monday Bowl

It’s a fun fiesta Meatless Monday! Mexican rice, simmered black beans, tangy orange jicama slaw, tomato salsa, avocado, pineapple-glazed Brussel sprouts, a dollop of Tofutti Brand sour cream & jalapeños. So yummy, and the best part is it was assembled using all the veggies we prepped yesterday! Scroll down to see the recipe.

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Roasted Holiday Veggie Plate

We continued the holiday celebration with my in laws the last few days.    My mother in law loves to cook and host so there were many meals of roasted chicken, homemade soups, roasted potatoes and  lots of roasted veggies. My plate here features a few of her favorites including Roasted Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, String Beans with optional garlic olive...

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Black Bean Tostadas

Celebrating Taco Tuesday with Tostadas! Or should I say a make your own Tostada bar because the beauty of this dinner is that it can be completed prepped ahead or last minute and everyone gets assemble their own tostada they way they like it! All you need is gluten-free corn tortillas, quick simmered black beans, the BEST tasting Tomato Salsa,...

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Meal prep meets Mexican fiesta

Something about the cold weather today motivated my husband and me to stay in a cook! Our favorite Mexican rice, simmered black beans, Mexican-spiced grilled chicken, tangy orange jicama slaw, tomato salsa, guacamole, and pineapple-glazed Brussel sprouts. Each dish was simple to make but since we made so much, it required both of us in the kitchen for a couple...

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Better than takeout! Stir Fry with ALL the Greens

After a weekend on the go, it was nice to be home to cook dinner tonight.  Still short on time though so made our favorite stir fry with local baby bok choy, local snap peas, broccoli and cauliflower.  I also made a pan of chicken for the boys with the same stir fry sauce. Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, it’s...

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Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy, baked SWEET POTATO FRIES served here with Ketchup and Miso Tahini dipping sauce … because FriYAY! But who am I kidding? Fries of all kinds are kind of a mainstay here no matter what the day. They are one of the easiest and most filling side dishes (plus they are naturally gluten-free!), so when you’re feeding teens and their...

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Burger, Salad & Homemade Fries

Couldn’t wait for weekend so opted for a classic, feel good dinner…  Hilary’s World’s Best Veggie Burger, homemade crispy sweet potato fries and a simple salad with the creamiest avocado + balsamic vinaigrette.  Quick and easy but still nourishing real food that is delicious and so satisfying! We love Hilary’s Veggie Burgers for quick and easy meals. Certified Gluten-free, Organic, Vegan,...

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Veggie Stir Fry at it’s finest!

This Vegetable Stir Fry was AMAAAAAZING!. In fact the family concurred it was the best stir fry sauce I ever made. Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, it’s vegetable broth, dry sherry, gluten-free tamari, sesame oil and corn starch to thicken it. I doubled up the sauce and made one pan of veggies- baby bok choy, snow peas, cauliflower and carrots, and...

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Pineapple Glazed Crispy Brussels Sprouts

We are huge fans of Brussel Sprouts, which is kind of funny given that I didn’t even like them until a few years ago.  But now I can’t get enough of them and am making up for lost time.  And my son loves them too.  Our favorite way to enjoy Brussel Sprouts is to just roast them with avocado or...

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Apple Cinnamon Toast

One week, with all the excitement over National Taco Day, I missed Toast Tuesday. So I decided to toast to fall the next day! Whether you call it breakfast, snack or dessert, this Apple Cinnamon Toast is Amaaaazing! Tastes like fall — so simple and so yummy! Scroll down to see the recipe.

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Orange Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

True Story: The first time I tried this salad, my sister in law brought it to a party and I didn’t even think I liked beets…. yet I devoured this salad! We haven’t made it in a while and decided to bring it back for Easter this year and are so glad we did! It’s just 4 ingredients plus a...

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Pasta Fagioli Soup

The temperatures plummeted and it is suddenly freeeezing outside! And that has me craving all the soup! Nothing makes me happier than a soup recipe that comes together in no time for a wholesome and warming meal… And this Gluten-Free Pasta Fagioil is one of my favorites. Pasta Fagioli Soup is an easy, hearty meal loaded with veggies and beans....

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Leftovers transformed into a Meatless Monday Bowl

Knowing that today was going to be a busy one, I made enough food yesterday to double as dinner tonight.  This yummy bowl will be on repeat (just maybe not as pretty): Vegetable lo mein, sautéed bok choy, roasted wasabi tofu and Ozuke kimchi. A shout out to Abby @langernutrition whose post inspired this bowl and who first shared how bok choy ends made the...

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Nonny Soup

This recipe is from my mother-in-law, hence why we call it Nonny (“grandmother” in Italian) Soup. It is perhaps the quickest, easiest, most versatile and crowd-pleasing soup ever! Sometimes we puree it a lot, sometimes we puree a little, sometimes not at all. Sometimes we eat it as is, other times we add gluten-free Ditalini pasta to it. It works...

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30-Minute Asian Bowls

Better than takeout! 30-minute Asian Bowls are the perfect start to the weekend! Stir-fried sesame eggplant & peppers, roasted almond butter tofu and spicy Asian pickles over rice. So flavorful & so cozy! Scroll down to see the recipe.

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Mediterranean Falafel Bowl

If you’ve been following me a while, or even follow my Instagram stories for a short while, you know my husband and I love Mediterranean flavors!  I think we could live on Greek-ish salads of all kinds. This Mediterranean Falafel Bowl takes it to the next level by adding Crispy Baked Falafels. The Falafel recipe is from The Fit Fork Feed...

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Buffalo Cauliflower Platter

Whether you’re in it for the game or just the food, every Super Bowl party needs a great spread! And this Buffalo Cauliflower Platter is healthy noshing at its best! Crispy, spicy and tangy Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower + Chickpeas, crunchy carrots & celery and a creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing for dipping. The combination is addictively delicious and will be a total...

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Chocolate Chip Apple Muffins

These Chocolate Chip Apple Muffins are a new Fall favorite! Super easy recipe takes only 15 minutes to prep and yields muffins that are moist, soft and fluffy and sooooo yummy! They are packed with chocolate chips, bursting with apples and have a hint of cinnamon… are you drooling yet? As a bonus, you home will smell amazing when you...

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Buffalo Cauliflower + Chickpea Tacos with Vegan Ranch Dressing

These tacos may be one of my all time favorites! Baked Buffalo Cauliflower and Buffalo Chickpeas served with shredded cabbage, avocado and a creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing… all in one of our favorite Siete Almond Flour Tortillas. Just the right amount of spicy, perfectly balanced and unbelievably delicious! Plus they are packed with nutrients and so satisfying! Plus they are...

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Red, White and Bowl Of Veggie Sushi

Kicking off the holiday weekend with some more baseball (anything more American than watching your son play 6 games in the next 4 days? haha), and needed some dinner to take with us.  So I decided to practice my rolling skills and bring a big plate of vegetable sushi. These rolls are packed with spinach, carrots, cucumbers, beets (I used...

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Sweet Potato Nachos

We are big fans of nachos–  enjoying everything some simple cheese on chips as a quick afters school to making big spreads of our Ultimate Two Bean Veggie Skillet Nachos for Game Day Eats. Here we basically made our favorite Ultimate Two Bean Veggie Nachos using homemade sweet potato chips as the base and these Sweet Potato Nachos are out...

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7 Layer Greek Dip

A Mediterranean twist on the classic 7 layer dip…. this Greek Dip is fresh tasting, delicious and packed with goodness! The first layer is a freshly made, creamy Hummus. Then its topped with an indulgent-tasting Herbed Yogurt Sauce. Next it’s topped with diced cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, kalamata olives, feta (you can omit if dairy-free or vegan), and garnished with...

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Classic Mac and Cheese

My son has been asking for a homemade mac and cheese that is truly creamy and cheesy and really, really yummy.  We’ve tried many recipes and this one is the favorite! This recipe is adapted from the 365 Ways to Make Pasta Cookbook and we’ve made it several times . Each time it’s a HUGE hit.  I love that it...

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Southwestern Tofu Scramble & Veggies

If you follow my Instagram stories each day, you know that my son LOVES a big breakfast but I rarely show my breakfast because a. I don’t love a big breakfast (I know, crazy for Instagram world!), b. I eat the same smaller, on the go breakfast alllll the time, and c. with our morning routine, it’s all about getting...

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Black Bean Veggie Chip n’ Dip

Feeling Chipper despite the dreary weather! This Black Bean Veggie CHIP N’ DIP is definitely on the menu this holiday weekend…. Our go-to Black Bean Veggie Dip is perfect all summer long… great for backyard barbecues, impromptu get togethers or feeding a hungry crew before dinner. Super quick and easy, it takes merely minutes to assemble.  It is simply Black...

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Make your own Burrito Bowl

Sunday dinner is one of the few meals I can count on everyone eating at the same time. So I try to make something for everyone, and we always make extras to get us through the next few days. My husband grills a big batch of chicken or makes breaded chicken, and I usually make some kind of grain and...

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Easy Asian Noodles

This may be one of the easiest and yummiest dinners everrrr. One pan, 15 minutes, and dinner is served. Gluten-Free noodles, frozen edamame, shredded carrots, watercress & sesame seeds all tossed in a 3-ingredient Asian dressing… simple, cozy and delish! And all you need is your favorite gluten-free spaghetti or noodle (we used Barilla gluten-free spaghetti. Click here to see...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Bars

By now you know we love having a stash of healthy treats in our freezer or refrigerator. And we love making our own — we use simple, gluten-free and real ingredients, it’s less expensive and they taste amazing. These Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Bars are all that! And these bars are one of my most popular and loved recipes!...

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Black Bean Veggie Salad and Falafel Bites

Double Duty Dinner! Tonight’s dinner has lots of favorites and large quantities so that we will have extras in the fridge. Mexican vegan Falafel Bites (recipe from cottercrunch) served with homemade hummus (recipe from Minimalist Baker), our black bean veggie salad, quinoa and grilled chicken. So much yum and something for everyone! Scroll down to see the recipe.

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Asian Cabbage Salad

When you need a quick and easy crowd pleasing salad, look no further! With just 5 simple ingredients plus a Sweet & Tangy Vinaigrette, this Asian Cabbage Salad is crisp, crunchy, refreshing, juicy and utterly delicious! Everyone will be coming back for more. This recipe has been a fan favorite for years — we first tried it at a friend’s...

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Roasted Veggie Pizza drizzled with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Somehow pizza on Thursday nights makes the week feel shorter.  This Roasted Veggie Pizza is the best of both worlds: yummy pizza and lots of tasty vegetables! Roasted asparagus, cremini mushrooms, red onions give it a savory rich flavor, classic fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce satisfy that pizza craving and topped with EVOO, balsamic vinegar, crushed red pepper and fresh basil,...

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Chicken Piccata and Mexican Rice

Dinner is served! Chicken Piccata, the best vegan Mexican Rice, and corn. All requests of my husband and son tonight, and they loved it! It was our first time making Mexican rice and it is definitely a new favorite, savory side dish. Recipe from America’s Test Kitchen, it’s made with tomatoes, onions, jalepanos, garlic and veggie broth, it was the...

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Mediterranean Mix

We’re capping off the weekend with a big Mediterranean spread with something for everyone:  Quinoa Tabbouleh  (I also left some quinoa plain because my son prefers it that way), Easy Homemade Hummus, Grilled Eggplant with Tahini Sauce (sauce from Cooking Light), Grilled Romaine, Roasted Grapes (inspired by and adapted from Gfree Foodie), marinated Olives and some Breaded Chicken. All so...

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Winter Squash Buddha Bowl

Today was one of those gorgeous Fall days that felt like summer.  Since it was just me for dinner, I roasted a batch of my favorite Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash and made a Buddha Bowl that felt Fall like but was still fresh and light in keeping with the warm day. Spiced Butternut Squash, 20 minute Pickled Cabbage, 10 minute...

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Winter Squash Rainbow Bowl

After a long weekend of eats, I was craving a big bowl of veggies tonight and I wanted something warming, fresh and cozy. Spiced  & Roasted Butternut Squash, 20 minute Pickled Cabbage, 10 minute Pickled Cucumber, Black Beans, Corn, Tomatoes and Avocado.  Packed with flavor and so delicious! Super easy and best part, it can be all prepped ahead and...

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Cuban Black Beans and Seasoned Quinoa

On the weekdays especially, we are all about simple, quick and easy meals. And at dinner time, we often like to wind down with a big bowl of comfort food. This meal checks all those boxes (at least for my husband and me– as both of us could live on grain and bean dishes!) This entire dish comes together in...

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Holiday Roasted Veggie Platter

If you’ve followed me a while, you know I love roasted veggies! In fact, if you follow my Instagram Stories, you’ve seen me prepare them almost weekly in the Fall and Winter and then turn them into big lunch salads for the week. So a few years back, I decided that they needed to also join our Thanksgiving table! We...

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Back to basics on this Meatless Monday

Back to Basics on this Meatless Monday. Eating healthy and eating gluten-free does not have to be complicated but it does help to meal prep whenever you can.  Having been away for 10 days, it was time to restock the fridge with all the basics so yesterday I did a big grocery shop for fresh produce and today I made our...

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Tropical Mango Salad

One of my favorite things about summer is simple salads that need very little seasoning because the produce is so fresh and yummy! This is just one of those salads! It’s just 5 real, whole food ingredients plus seasoning…mango, tomatoes, avocado, jalapeno and basil. These ingredients are tossed together and seasoned with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, salt and pepper andit...

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Easy Weekday Eats

Tonight it’s just me and my older son for dinner so we are doing our own thing.  I didn’t want to cook an entire meal for myself but still wanted something fresh, healthy and nourishing. So I made super simple bowl with a mix of warm and room temp veggies.  Hilary’s Broccoli Casserole Bites (so good!), roasted squash and zucchini,...

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Mediterranean Nourish Bowl

After a long weekend away, we were craving really simple, fresh food . For us that meant Hummus, Quinoa, Fruits, Veggies and Herbs from our garden and some grilled chicken. This Mediterranean Nourish Bowl uses all the goods!  Easy Homemade Hummus, Quinoa Tabbouleh (I also left some quinoa plain because my boys prefer it that way), a simple Herbed Yogurt...

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Roasted Veggie + Black Bean Tostadas

Celebrating Toast Tuesday and Taco Tuesday with these easy, make ahead tostadas! Mexican seasoned, roasted zucchini, yellow squash, onion, red pepper, tomatoes and corn all mixed with black beans and topped with queso fresco, on a toasted corn tortilla.  Flavorful, savory goodness with a little crunch! I love recipes like this because they can be entirely prepped ahead and heated...

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Mexican Chopped Salad with Kale, Black Beans & Mango

Fiesta in a bowl! This 15 minute Mexican Chopped Salad is a great salad to have in your repertoire! It’s super quick and easy to make, is packed with a great mix of flavors and textures, and is delish! It is great on its own for lunch or a light dinner, or alongside any protein.  We tend to serve it...

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Arugula Salad with Lemon Walnut Vinaigrette

This was our go to salad for years!  It is the perfect side salad because it takes mere minutes to assemble and goes with everything. It’s fresh, savory, lemony and little nutty…  so much flavor for so few ingredients. It’s simply peppery arugula mixed with toasted walnuts for crunch and tossed in a 3 ingredient Lemon Walnut Vinaigrette. We haven’t...

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Black Bean Veggie Salsa

We live on this Black Bean Veggie Salsa all summer long… It’s great for backyard barbecues, impromptu get togethers, feeding a hungry crew before dinner or a simple meal prep! It’s fresh, light and a total crowd pleaser. Best part, it takes mere minutes to assemble and it’s made with ingredients you probably already have in your house so it...

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Chickpea “Tuna” Salad

There’s nothing like a tuna salad sandwich or a big scoop of tuna salad on greens.  There’s something about the combination of creaminess, saltiness and crunch that’s so satisfying! While my husband loves tuna salad, I haven’t eaten tuna in years for a variety of reasons but love the idea it! Enter Chickpea “Tuna” Salad! It’s a faux “tuna” salad...

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Lemon Zucchini Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Hello Sunshine! These Gluten-Free Glazed Lemon Zucchini Muffins are dreamy. Perfect texture, soft & fluffy, a burst of lemon and soooo YUMMY! And they are fresh and bright, reminding me of Summer! The recipe is based on the Lemon Thyme Zucchini Loaf we’ve shared and made often, recipe adapted from my friend Diane Morrisey. But some in my family prefer...

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Radicchio & Arugula Salad with Dried Figs, Walnuts & Pecorino

This is one of our favorite salads to accompany a big holiday dinner.  It’s easy to prep, short on ingredients but big on flavor! Radicchio, Arugula, walnuts, dried figs and grated pecorino tossed in a Honey-Lemon-Coriander  dressing.   Savory and delicious is goes with just about any meal. Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Times. Scroll down for recipe.

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Black Bean Veggie Quinoa Salad

If you’ve followed me a while, you know one of our favorite snacking and entertaining foods is a Black Bean Veggie Salsa that we serve alongside a big bowl of tortilla chips. It’s fresh, crisp and tangy and when paired with crunchy chips is second to none! The Salsa recipe is from my Aunt and it’s been a fan favorite for...

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Black Bean Veggie Quinoa Salad with Avocado

The salad is simple 👉 Black Beans, Corn, Green Pepper, Red Onion, Tomatoes, Fresh Parsley & Quinoa all mixed together and seasoned with Rice Wine Vinegar, salt and pepper.  Top with creamy avocado and you have a meal or side dish that’s fresh, hearty and SO YUMMY! The inspiration?  If you’ve followed me a while, you know one of our...

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Veggie Chili

We love a good vegetarian chili but it does require a fair amount of chopping and cooking for the seasonings to all come together, so it’s not a come home from work and whip up type of meal…  Instead we love to make it over the weekend and, over the years it’s become a New Year’s Day tradition to make a...

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Hidden Chocolate Kiss Cookies

This is one of our favorite holiday cookies and they couldn’t be more perrrrfect for Valentines Day.  Just think about it…. Chocolate AND kisses. They look like a basic butter cookie with powdered sugar but … there’s a Hershey’s Kiss when you bite into this cookie! My boys love them, especially when they first come out of the oven and the...

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Creamy Cashew Herb Dressing

This Creamy Cashew Herb Dressing is one my favorites to make as soon as it starts to feel like Spring and then I continue to make and inhale them all summer long when fresh herbs are in abundance! The Creamy Cashew Herb Dressing is adapted from The Crunchy Radish and is one of my favorites because you can switch up...

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Mediterranean Mezze Bowl

We are headed into the first full week of the year and wanted to start it with a fully stocked fridge! So I spent a couple hours today stocking all the basics.  For us that means Hummus, Quinoa, Fruits, Veggies and some grilled or breaded chicken. So tonight’s Mediterranean Mezze Bowl uses all the goods!  Easy Homemade Hummus, Quinoa Tabbouleh...

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Monday Power Bowl

After a weekend away and eat out a lot, I wanted all the a big bowl of veggies and simple, nourishing food.  This bowl was perfect! Massaged kale from my garden, steamed lentils tossed in a cilantro-lime-cashew dressing recipe adapted from The Crunchy Radish, zucchini chips (recipe testing ??), radish, avocado, hummus, hemp seeds, and cherry tomatoes from my garden....

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Hidden Chocolate Kiss Cookies

My family has a long tradition of making LOTS of holiday cookies. We have several different cookies we make each year –recipes that have been handed down from family and friends–and we  bake large quantities, then give them away as gifts. In fact, there are people that literally email or call to make sure they are still on the list...

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Fall Bowl of Veggie Goodness

The best part of a fridge stocked with roasted veggies, quinoa and proteins is being able to create a meal in minutes! Over the weekend, I made a delicious savory Autumn Quinoa Salad with caramelized onions, dried cranberries, sliced almonds and sage (see linked post for details), and roasted white and yellow cauliflower, Maple Delicate Squash, and some chickpeas. So today I...

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Millet Cakes with Spinach & Carrots + Roasted Veggies

After a busy weekend, I was happy to have a Sunday afternoon to catch up, get ready for the week and spend a couple hours cooking and stocking the fridge.  We roasted vegetables including the last of the season’s local yellow squash, brussels sprouts, and baby potatoes. My husband made a big batch of breaded chicken which doubled as dinner...

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Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

Trust me, you have to try these avocado fries! The avocado slices are breaded and oven-fried, resulting in crunchy outside and warm, creamy avocado on the inside. Served spicy Sriracha aioli, it has a freshness and a bit of a kick. Indulgent tasting and totally satisfying. Crispy avocados adapted from an Eating Well recipe, they are super easy to make....

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Mediterranean Buddha Bowl

Weekdays call for really easy dinners but that doesn’t mean we need to sacrifice on taste! I love that this simple bowl is made with staples in my fridge and packed with flavor and different textures. Fresh arugula, chickpeas tossed with olive oil and fresh thyme, roasted red peppers, fresh cucumbers, quinoa, kalamata olives, red onion, marinated artichokes and feta,...

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Meatless Monday done right!

Starting the week strong with two NEW recipes which are sure to become regulars in the rotation… CRISPY BAKED FALAFELS + MEDITERRANEAN KALE SALAD. Falafel recipe from The Fit Fork Feed, this may be my favorite falafel recipe yet! Gluten-free, Vegan and packed with herbs (parsley, cilantro, garlic, scallions) & superfoods (hempseed, chia seeds, flaxseeds), they have the BEST flavor!...

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Farmers’ Market Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

90 degree heat wave underway, it feels like summer… And we’ve got the food to match! The grill is going and we have this this simple, refreshing and absolutely delicious salad that showcases the best of summer produce. You could really switch up the mix of greens or fruits or veggies in this salad but we love the mix of...

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Mediterranean Kale Salad with Tahini Sherry Vinaigrette

My love for a good salad runs deep; My love for a good salad dressing runs even deeper. This Mediterranean Kale Salad is the BEST of both worlds!  It’s a simple salad with a creamy and addictively delicious dressing. This salad is based on one I love at a local restaurant and it’s the perfect salad as a side dish...

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Classic Cheese Board

The only thing better than a classic Cheese Board is one that’s Gluten-free with Vegan options too. This one is from my husband’s birthday but it is similar to ones that make repeat performances on every holiday in our house.  In fact, when my family arrives, some of them head straight to the cheese board! And it’s always a hit because...

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Sunday Best Bowl of Veggies

After a week of eating away from home a lot, it felt good to spend some time this afternoon getting back to basics and prepping a bunch of simple food that doubled as dinner & meal prep. We did a combination of grilling, roasting and sautéing which was efficient – but a bit messy! And now have a fridge full...

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Confetti Rice Salad

Unofficial end-of-Summer celebration with this colorful and delicious rice salad! It’s rice + a ton of diced vegetables and herbs, all tossed in a dijon-balsamic vinaigrette.  It’s the type of salad that goes with everything… it works well with a grilled protein– chicken, steak, tofu or burgers of any kind, or even other grilled vegetables.  It’s packed with flavor but...

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

If you’re looking for Our Kitchen Essentials Gift Guide, click here. If you’re here for the salad, read on! This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is one of our favorite go-to salads. Gluten-free and vegetarian, it’s made with pantry staples, comes together quickly and is delicious! It’s also perfect to keep in the fridge to grab for lunch or as a side...

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Dutch Apple Cake

Who else loooves apple season? My entire family loves crisp Fall apples and aside from eating them, we love baking with them! And one of the first seasonal things we usually bake is my Grandmother’s Dutch Apple Cake. You might recognize this tart from the Dutch Peach Cake this Summer. It is the same great recipe from my Grandmother only...

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

This Quinoa Tabbouleh is a gluten-free take on the classic tabbouleh and we love it all year round, but especially in in the Summer when the produce is fresh! Right now all the herbs in our garden are thriving and tomatoes are so ripe, so there’s no better time to make a batch! And it’s both simple in ingredients and...

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Greek Chickpea Salad with Spinach + Quinoa

By now you know we love a good Greek Salad! All Summer long we make our Greek Chickpea Salad  which is simple, fresh and packed with all the best Mediterranean flavors. So many of you have been making this salad too and sharing how versatile it is. You can add or skip ingredients based on what you have in the...

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Hearty Veggie Bean Soup

I can’t tell you how much we LOVE this Veggie Bean Soup! We’ve been making a version of this soup for years. The original recipe was a Veggie Bean Barley Soup, but once my son was diagnosed with celiac disease, we stopped cooking it with barley because gluten is found in wheat, barely and rye. We have made it with just...

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Garlic Lovers Broccoli and Chickpea Salad

If you’ve followed me a while, you know that my husband and I both love big salads for lunch… so I like to keep the fridge stocked with roasted veggies, quinoa, salad dressings and sauces and already made salads we can put together in minutes into a hearty lunch. This simple Garlic Lovers Broccoli and Chickpea Salad combines some of...

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Swiss Chard Quesadilla

I used to be unsure about what to eat for lunch but having to cook for my son who wants real food not snack food has turned lunch into one of my favorite meals. I’ve come to realize that anything goes, that a mix of leftovers and meal prepped veggies are the best starting points, and when all else fails...

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Italian-Spiced Zoodles Bowl

After a weekend of eats, it was back to basics with a big bowl of veggie goodness.  This time, a big bowl of Italian roasted veggies and quick sautéed zucchini noodles. I roasted mushrooms roasted with olive oil, salt, pepper and lots of basil, and cherry tomatoes with just a touch of olive oil.  While these roasted, using just one...

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Dutch Peach Cake

Nothing says Summer like my Grandmother’s Dutch Peach Cake! This simple “cake” is not too sweet, bursting with ripe, juicy peaches and equally loved as breakfast or dessert. The beauty of this light “cake” is that the sweetness comes from the fruit, not the cake, so it’s important to use in-season, ripe fruit. Truth by told, we have struggled with...

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Chana Masala and Broccoli

Busy weekdays call for dinners that are quick, easy and delicious. This Chana Masala is just one of those meals… Otherwise known as Savory Indian Chickpeas, this super simple dish is packed with flavor, comes together quickly and heats up well. Recipe adapted from Eating Well, this vegetarian Indian recipe is just a few main ingredients plus lots of spices...

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Veggie Stir Fry Crunch Bowl

This bowl has it all going on… a little savory, a little sweet, a little tangy… cooked veggies and raw, plus a while lot of CRUNCH! Recipe inspired by and adapted from The Veggie Chick, it’s Stir-fried broccoli, snow peas, and bok choy, quinoa, purple cabbage, radishes, crispy chickpeas, roasted cashews and pea shoots, served with the yummiest Asian Sweet &...

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Green Salad with Candied Walnuts + Fresh Pears

You are going to FALL for this Simple Green Salad with CANDIED WALNUTS & FRESH PEARS. It’s savory, tangy, sweet, tart and oh so yummy! And because it’s so simple, this salad goes with just about anything— making a basic meal feel Fall-like and special. The details… A big bowl of greens, crisp pear slices, tart dried cranberries and MY...

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How to build the Ultimate Cheese Board – Easter edition

Every celebration deserves a cheese board and in our house that means one that’s Gluten-free often with Vegan options too. When my family arrives for a holiday or celebration of any kind, some of them head straight for the cheese board! It is place to gather, settle in and enjoy good conversation so I always make sure it has something...

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How to build the Ultimate Cheese Board

Every celebration deserves a cheese board and in our house that means one that’s Gluten-free with Vegan options too. When my family arrives for a holiday or celebration of any kind, some of them head straight for the cheese board! It is place to gather, settle in and enjoy good conversation, so I always make sure it has something for...

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Confetti Rice Salad

I first made this salad last Spring and it was a huge hit all season long! It’s rice + a ton of diced vegetables and herbs, all tossed in a dijon-balsamic vinaigrette.  It’s the type of salad that goes with everything… it works well with a grilled protein– chicken, steak, tofu or burgers of any kind, or even other grilled...

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How to build the Ultimate Cheese Board

Every celebration deserves a cheese board and in our house that means one that’s Gluten-free often with Vegan options too. When my family arrives for a holiday or celebration of any kind, some of them head straight for the cheese board! It is place to gather, settle in and enjoy good converstaion so I always make sure it has something...

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Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Small but mighty! If you’re looking for Mini Gluten-Free Twix Bars click here. If you’re here for the Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, read on! No matter what new treats we’re trying, these MINI CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS remain a fan favorite.  There is always a stash in our fridge or freezer. Just 6 ingredients, Gluten-free, Vegan and no bake,...

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Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar

Nothing says October like pumpkin, apple cider and donuts! And these Baked Pumpkin Donuts taste like they are straight from a bakery at an apple picking farm… sooooo yummy! They are “cake” donuts and are soft and fluffy, moist, have a great consistency and just the right flavor- not too sweet, not overly spiced. These baked donuts couldn’t be easier...

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Mexican Veggie Fajita Bowl

Taco Tuesday was sizzling with this Mexican Veggie Fajita Bowl! Recipe from my friend Sapana, creator of Real +Vibrant and author of Plant Power Bowls, I can’t say enough about how easy and delicious this is! The veggies fajitas were perfectly seasoned and charred, the warm chickpeas were seasoned and delicious on their own, and cilanto-lime salsa was so good...

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Gluten-Free Pecan Bars

These New Gluten-Free Pecan Bars are out of this world! A shortbread-like cookie base topped with the yummiest pecan filling, my taste testers have been going crazy for them! I made these new this year as an alternative to our pecan pie at Thanksgiving. We have so many pies are our Thanksgiving and everyone wants to sample them all but...

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Swiss Chard Quesadilla + Green Goddess Dressing

If you follow my Instagram Stories, you probably know that we are huge fans of quesadillas.  They come together quickly, can be filled with just about anything and are a warm and nourishing meal or snack (if you are my teen son with the bottomless appetite!). A favorite all winter was the Spanakopita Quesadilla. But now that we are deep...

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Quinoa Salad with Arugula & Orange Dressing

This simple, plant-based salad is savory & wholesome but has a real brightness about it because of the Orange Dressing & orange zest. The salad itself is just 5 main ingredients— hearty quinoa, caramelized onions, dried apricots for some sweetness, roasted & salted pistachios for some crunch and arugula which all work together so well.  Paired with the citrus dressing,...

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Chana Masala and Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower

Otherwise known as Savory Indian Chickpeas, this super simple dish is packed with flavor and comes together quickly/ heats up well making it perfect for busy weekdays whether you prep it ahead or make at the last minute. Recipe adapted from Eating Well, this vegetarian dish it’s just canned chickpeas cooked up with onion, diced tomatoes, garlic, ginger and lots...

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Easy Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark is a holiday classic! Such a festive and yummy combo! What’s not to love about dark chocolate, white chocolate and peppermint? Plus it’s gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free and grain-free satisfying a number of food restrictions and preferences… And with just 3 ingredients it couldn’t be easier to make! As a little background…. If you’ve been following me a while,...

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White Bean Quinoa Burgers

My husband and I love Veggie Burgers… We both order them out whenever we can, keep a stash of frozen ones in the freezer for easy meals and have tried many recipes. In fact last year, I tried 4 or 5 new recipes and we liked them all. But, this White Bean Veggie Burger may be our favorite yet! The...

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Wasabi Tofu Sushi Bowl

This deconstructed sushi bowl is one of my all time favorites! It’s wasabi roasted tofu, avocado, carrots, cucumber and brown rice, all topped with a Siracha mayo, and served with pickled ginger sesame seeds and micro greens.  And it is beyond yummy! It’s super easy to make… The tofu marinates and roasts for a total of 30 minutes, the rest is...

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No Bake Mini Chocolate Pumpkin Cups

Small but mighty! You know we love having a freezer stash of treats and we love making them in mini sizes (Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Mini Twix Bars, you get the point :)) Minis are just so perfect because they taste indulgent and satisfying and you can certainly have more than one like my kids and their friends do!...

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Sushi Bowl with Wasabi Roasted Tofu

This deconstructed sushi bowl is one of my all time favorites! It’s wasabi roasted tofu, avocado, carrots, cucumber and brown rice, all topped with a Siracha mayo, and served with pickled ginger sesame seeds and micro greens. And it is beyond yummy! It’s super easy to make… The tofu marinates and roasts for a total of 30 minutes, the rest...

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Chocolate Dipped Walnut Acorn Cookies

As promised, I’m sharing my family’s holiday cookie recipes, and this is one of my personal favorites… Chocolate Dipped Walnut Acorn Cookies. Original recipe from my Grandmother, these are adapted to be gluten-free and vegan. The cookie itself is not too sweet, has a slight nutty flavor and a texture somewhere between chewy and crunchy. Dipped in chocolate, they are...

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Tofu Scramble & Roasted Potatoes

If you follow my Instagram Stories, you know my son loves breakfast foods! He eats a big breakfast every morning, whether he’s going to school or home on the weekend.  He loves pancakes and french toast but he will always choose a big savory spread if given the choice. Crazily enough, he is the only one in the family who...

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Chicken Piccata

My family doesn’t eat a lot of meat or chicken but we tend to make a big batch of breaded or grilled chicken on Sundays to have for the week. My husband’s favorite chicken dish is a Chicken Piccata. Thinly sliced chicken is lightly coated in Gluten-free flour, then quickly sautéed in olive oil, then white wine and lots of...

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Crispy Zucchini Fries

We love all kinds of fries in our house and I’m not going to lie, with two teen boys we make and eat A LOT of potato fries (cut them in 1/2 inch strips, toss in oil, sprinkle with salt, bake at 400 degrees for 30 minute and they are amazing every time!) BUT we also like to switch it...

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Perfectly Poached Pear Salad with Pomegranates

Every holiday meal deserves a fabulous green salad and this one adds great flavor and flair to the table! Poached pears, dried cranberries, pomegranates, candied pecans and romaine in an tangy balsamic vinaigrette. This salad will make an appearance at our Christmas Eve celebration.  We enjoy the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve and salad is it’s own...

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Lemon Thyme Zucchini Loaf

Hello Sunshine! This Gluten-Free Glazed Lemon Thyme Zucchini Loaf is dreamy. Fresh, bright and a perfect breakfast, snack or treat any time of year. Recipe adapted from my friend Diane Morrisey, I first made this amazing bread this past summer after Diane’s account was hacked and she lost allll 25K of her followers. Diane is mom of 6 who shares...

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Pasta with Lemony Spinach Pesto and Veggies

This super quick and easy pasta dish is a new Spring and Summer favorite! It’s gluten-free, vegan, packed with fresh veggies and soooo yummy! It’s simply quickly boiled broccoli and asparagus tossed with a Lemony Spinach Pesto, your favorite gluten-free pasta and sun dried tomatoes. This simple dish comes together in less than 30 minutes and is packed with flavor...

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Vegetarian Bolognese

This Vegetarian Bolognese starts with all the usual suspects — carrots, onion, celery, crushed tomatoes, dry red wine, and herbs– but instead of meat uses high flavor cremini mushrooms, dried porcini mushrooms and simmers with a chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano rind.  The flavor is unreal! We first discovered this dish and were introduced to the concept of savory — or umami, the fifth taste sensation...

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