Vegetarian

Grown Up Grilled Cheese

Well hello!!!!! I feel like it’s been an eternity since I last blogged, but it’s only been a month. I promise to never ever abandon you for that long ever again, k? Can we still be friends? OK, good! The last month has been crazy as we have packed up half our house, put itRead more

Grilled Veggie Wrap

Well, we’re one-twelfth through 2017 already (what the heck?!) and my body is still craving delicious and nutritious dishes. And this one fits the bill perfectly! Even if you you use all organic produce, this is still a super cheap, yet healthy and satisfying, meal! I made a big batch on a Sunday and ate itRead more

Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin

I’ve droned on and on about my love for potatoes in past blogs….especially when talking about my favorite Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes or these irresistible Parmesan Smashed Potatoes. What can I say, potatoes just get me. You know what I mean? So for this holiday season I’ve come up with yet another way to indulge inRead more

Healthier Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

We’re just 16 days away from Christmas, can you believe it?! So exciting ๐Ÿ™‚ And to help you plan for any upcoming holiday parties, I’m bringing you a quick and relatively healthy dish: my Healthier Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip! I love the creamy, cheesy, buttery dips you can find at most restaurants, but theyRead more

Pretzel Bread Stuffing

We are less than 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving, you guys! How that happened is a mystery to me (I swear I was just wearing flip flops and summer dresses). But I’m embracing the holidays, because no matter how fast time flies this is the best time of year, amiright?? So sit back, relax, andRead more

Roasted Mushrooms

It’s November, everyone! Can you believe it?! Even though I hate how fast time flies, I can’t help but feel giddy about the last 2 months of the year. For me, this magical time is jam-packed with birthdays and anniversaries, and of course Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. And guess what? You’re in forRead more

Margherita Flatbread

Let me start by saying Ryan and I have a serious pizza addiction. We have a few favorites (Ledo’s with its sweet sauce and Valentino’s NY-style slices come to mind), but I’ve always wanted to try making my own. And for the longest time I felt intimidated by the thought of pizza dough….like I shouldRead more

Sauteed Corn Salad

Ahhhhhh, summer is almost over, you guys! But don’t fret, today I’m bringing you THE easiest and tastiest side dish that will help you celebrate summer while it’s still here: Sauteed Corn Salad. YUM. Ryan (my husband) has a serious obsession with corn so we’ve been eating it a couple times a week all summer,Read more

Gazpacho

Happy first week of summer, guys! The heat (and humidity) has definitely hit Virginia. One of my favorite things to eat during the summer is Gazpacho! If you’ve never even heard of gazpacho, it’s a soup that originated in the south of Spain (in Anadalusia, to be exact). It’s made with raw vegetables (usually tomatoRead more

Caprese Salad with Beets

I love being inspired by a dish I’ve had at a great restaurant. During our latest trip to Oahu, Hawaii we just had to go back to one of our favorite restaurants: Kalapawai Cafe in Kailua, a quaint little place with delicious and beautiful food. And that is where I got the idea for this Caprese Salad withRead more

Acai Bowl

Hellooooooo! I have been a bit MIA the last few weeks, my bad! I had every intention of posting some yummy new recipes the last couple of weeks while on vacation, but….well, it just didn’t happen. Oops. As relaxing as it was, we kept quite active and busy with lots of sight seeing and eating, of courseRead more

Summer Quinoa Salad

I love carbs and cheese and sugary sweets just as much as the next girl. But believe it or not, my body craves light and healthy food from time to time. That doesn’t mean healthy = boring though! For me, a healthy dish should be pretty, delicious, and filling. And, my friend….that is precisely what weRead more

Copycat Warm Goat Cheese & Spiced Pecan Salad

I wouldn’t call myself a “salad” girl, although I like them just fine. It’s just not my default choice when I go out to eat since I eat them pretty regularly for lunch during the week. But when I go to Coastal Flats (or any of the Great American Restaurants) I order the Warm GoatRead more

Red Pepper Soup with Parmesan Toasts

Years ago, my sister-in-law had me over to her place for a Christmas card party. Along with her best friend and my mother-in-law, we spent the afternoon writing Christmas cards for friends and family. It was a really fun idea, especially since my Belgian brother-in-law cooked for us ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t remember everything we ate thatRead more

Spinach Ricotta Bucatini

I try to stay away from pasta, but at heart, I am a true carb junkie. There, I said it. I’ve tried to quit the stuff, but I always keep coming back so why fight it? Sometimes you just need a big bowl of pasta. And this Spinach Ricotta Bucatini came together because I was cravingRead more
Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a fun and relaxing weekend! If your weekend was anything like mine, you may have eaten a few too many foods that aren’t exactly “healthy” and now you need a meal to balance it all out. I’m going to pretend I’m not the only one that does this everyRead more