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dinner

Cheesy Shrimp Risotto

Risotto is one of those dishes I love but never think to make or order! Serve up this cheesy shrimp one for an enjoyable evening activity!

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lunch Sides and Snacks

Grapefruit, Cucumber, and Smoked Salmon Salad

Cucumber, grapefruit, feta, smoked salmon, and parsley deliver an unexpected, refreshing mix of flavors to start brightening up your lunches as the weather warms!

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dinner

Sweet Potato Boats with Chickpea, Spinach, and Lemon Maple Dressing

I used to think stuffed sweet potatoes were just Instagram/Pinterest hype. The I made them. Work these into your weeknight rotation PRONTO!

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Dressings and Marinades lunch Sides and Snacks

Broccoli and Brussels Slaw with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Potlucks and weekday lunches prepare yourself, one broccoli & brussels slaw with creamy lemon dressing, dried cranberries, and walnuts… coming right up!

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breakfast

Green Fried Egg Breakfast Tacos

It’s never too late for weekend brunch! These egg, avocado, dill, and lime breakfast tacos can be whipped up in the next 10 minutes— whether it’s a weekend or weekday!

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dinner

Burrata and Tomato Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Meet your new best (pasta) friend. Decadent burrata and roasted tomatoes over a deceptively healthy bed of protein garlic noodles.

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lunch

Earth Day Salad

Greens, broccoli, roasted squash, grilled chicken, and dried cranberries. An easy weekday lunch to work into your rotation!

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lunch Sides and Snacks

White Bean Salad

The white bean salad my best friend’s mom taught me. It’s incredible alone, atop greens, or as a side. Best part? It takes maybe 5 minutes to make.

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breakfast Sides and Snacks

Burrata Melon Prosciutto Salad

Get ready to brunchify your burrata with this alarmingly simple and refreshing 5 ingredient recipe!

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lunch

Monday Meal Prep Salad with Homemade Dressing

Why is this the meal prep salad? Because in making it, you’ll end up prepping ingredients you can toss in future bowls, salads, and plates all week!

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breakfast

Almond Butter French Toast Dunkers

These almond butter French toast dunkers are easy, (relatively) healthy and they can be all yours this weekend!

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lunch

Toasted Chickpea Salad

Interested in a meatless Monday dinner or need inspiration for lunch tomorrow? Try this toasted chickpea salad!

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lunch

Bella-Approved Grilled Chicken Salad

There is a time for an elaborate salad, and a time when you simply do not have time, and it’s either going to be an exceptionally easy salad or a bag pretzel thins for lunch. This is for those times!

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dinner

Chicken and Rice Soup with Homemade Chili Garlic Oil

The perfect soup for when you feel under the weather or chilly, but don’t want the basic chicken noodle to perk you up! This chilly oil has a ZING to it.

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breakfast

Healthier Banana Pancakes with Brown Sugar Glaze

Think overripe bananas are only good for banana bread and smoothies? Think again! And meet your new brunch staple.

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lunch

Simple Quarantine Salad

One up that overpriced lunch salad with an easier, likely even healthier one at home!

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dinner Dressings and Marinades

Miso Tahini Tofu Bowls

I’ve been on the quest for the perfect miso tahini dressing. This one goes great in a bowl with whatever veggies you have in your fridge!

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dinner Sides and Snacks

Mozzarella, Corn, Tomato, and Basil Salad

Any caprese fans out there? You may have noticed 3/4 of the ingredients in the title are the caprese staples. I was tempted to call this recipe “Corn Caprese” it “Caprese with Corn” but neither of those had the right rings to them. In any case, the flavors are different and this feels more like […]

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dinner

Winter Veggie & Grain Bowls Pt. I

Think of this recipe as a base from which to customize. Sure, I used portabella mushrooms, romaine, Delicata squash, and quinoa, for example, but if you have broccoli, sweet potato, arugula and farro in your fridge then by all means use that instead. The point is: grains + roasted veggies + lettuce + fresh leaves. […]

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Sides and Snacks

The Best Oven Roasted Potatoes and Chestnuts

Need a wintery special occasion potato? Nothing beats chestnuts and potatoes in this delicious sauce. Forget chestnuts over an open fire– roasted chestnuts with potatoes and this marinade are where it’s at!

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Homemade Spinach Pasta

Homemade Spinach Pasta This was my first foray into homemade pasta in a long time, and I had forgotten how easy it is. It’s a great weekend group activity and I highly recommend you try next time you’re cooking a special meal with friends or family! Once you have the pasta maker, you will be […]

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Beverages

Chocolate Almond Milk

I think all lovers of almond milk (particularly flavored almond milk) should try making it from scratch at least once! It gives you appreciation for what goes into your cow’s milk alternatives and is incredibly fulfilling.

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lunch

Homemade Kalafel & Hummus

No, that’s not a typo. Yes, it’s kale + falafel (+ a great homemade hummus recipe). Promise you can’t taste the kale!

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dessert

Chocolate Dipped Pineapple “Pops”

Breaking news – pineapple & chocolate is the combo you have been missing in your life… and you only need two ingredients!

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lunch

Seafood Ceviche Salad

My local Costco had some amaaaaizing ahi which turned into ceviche which turned into an eat-the-rainbow seafood salad.

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Sides and Snacks

Za’atar and White Bean Salad

Looking to put a little crunch in your lunch? Make a batch for your fridge to eat plain, over lettuce, as a side salad, heck, as dessert (!!) all week.

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dinner

Castle Surf Kalbi (Easy Overnight Korean Short Ribs)

A delicious Korean style short rib that requires minimal effort — the most time spent will be waiting for the marinade!

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Sides and Snacks

Gold Coast Fruit Salsa + ULTIMATE Cheese Platter Tips

A 2-for-1 special: behold, your new go-to tropical fruit salsa and a game plan to building perfect cheese plates!

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Sides and Snacks

Papaya & Ricotta Tropical Antipasto

Papaya & prosciutto salad with pillows of ricotta… your Italian antipasto classic made tropical!

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dinner

Cheesy Tortellini & Sausage Soup

One of my favorite easy meals to date has been my gnocchi soup. This is its meatier cousin, tortellini and sausage soup! Same idea— slightly heartier flavor 🙂

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dinner

Homemade Spicy Fusilli (Jon & Vinny’s Inspired)

A healthy twist on a classic LA dish— swaps out heavy cream and butter for Greek yogurt and olive oil… but don’t worry, you still get to light your sauce on fire!

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lunch

Sheet Pan “Cobb” Salad

A ONE-pan recipe yielding a truly one-of-a-kind Cobb salad. Simply throw half your ingredients in the oven for 20 min, the other half in your bowl, and you’re good to go (have your taste buds & mind blown)!

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Sides and Snacks

Rosemary Sea Salt Rolls

The perfect homemade bread recipe that even the most novice, imprecise bread bakers can pull off— and troubleshooting in the notes in case like me you run into issues!