Pasta Primavera Garlic and Oil

Pasta will always be a comfort food in my opinion. The beauty of using pasta as a main dish is the versatility and endless options of add-ins. You can add chicken, beef, vegetables, seafood, cream sauce, marinara, pomodoro, or keep it simple with a garlic and oil. When I am at a restaurant, if I don’t order Rigatoni with Sausage […]

Sautéed Garlic Green Beans

One of the best things we can do for ourselves is to get plenty of sunshine, exercise or move our bodies regularly, have good sleep patterns, and eat our vegetables. Of course, we’re not perfect, we’re human. We love what we love, and we are absolutely ALLOWED to indulge in foods that make us feel good. Sometimes that’s a piece […]

Vegetarian Chili

Scene: a wintry, blistering cold Saturday evening, huddled inside our home sans plans (thanks, pandemic), with bellies rumbling for some warm, hearty food. Enter: this “throw all of the leftover veggies we have in the dutch oven with some tomato sauce and pray it tastes good” kind of chili. The actual intent for Saturday’s dinner this past weekend was to […]

Seven-Veggie Minestrone Soup

The second it becomes December, it’s soup season. I wasn’t always into soup, but as I grow older (or wiser?) I find myself gravitating toward craving soup. Soup is a cozy, warming, and hearty meal that can yield many servings for leftovers, lunch, and usually freezes well. I have several soups that I plan to experiment with, and I do […]

Maple and Herb Fall Squash

With Thanksgiving around the corner, everyone is whipping up classic meals from stuffing to cranberry sauce, and who can forget the sweet potato casserole (psst, I have a sweet potato recipe linked here). For me, this year is about simplicity, and since my husband and I have had our hands full with an 8 month old at home, meal prepping […]