Perfect Pesto

It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, so I’m sharing one of my favorite green recipes with you before Matt and I pack our bags and escape to the beach for the next week 🙂 Pesto is one of Matt’s favorite foods- growing up, his mom made it for him with the basil and parsley they grew…

Peanut Butter & Chia Berry Oat Bars

I love making baked oatmeal, but was looking for a way to use the rest of the Chia Berry Jam I made last week, and thought I’d switch it up. When I think of my favorite sweet and salty flavor combinations, peanut butter and jelly is at the top of the list. PB&J is my favorite…

Sweet Potato Hash & Eggs (Paleo)

This month, I teamed up with my amazing Kickboxing instructor, Kathleen, who’s hosting a 14 day #freeselflove challenge. She asked me to share how I show self love through food. She’ll be posting on her site this week – click here to see! This was the first recipe I really took the time to create a tablescape…

Slow Cooker Ham & Lentil Soup (GF & Dairy-Free)

Yesterday’s wind chill hit -51 degrees. Everyone’s talking about Chiberia but all I can hear is “soup soup soup soup.” I’m sure most people associate freezing temps with comforting food, but for me, cold weather has an especially strong connotation with my mom’s soup. Growing up, snow days were always the best because my mom…

Cauliflower Fritters (GF & Dairy-Free)

Did I mention one of my goals this year is to eat more veggies? I shoot for 5-6 servings each day, but sometimes it’s hard to find fun ways to switch them up. These cauliflower fritters are crispy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside, and are the perfect appetizer paired with some…

Tahini Date Nut Bread (Paleo)

To me, date nut bread is synonymous with comfortable, lazy morning conversations over coffee with my mom in her kitchen. She has been making date nut bread forever, and I swear that every time she makes it, it turns out better than the last. My little sister and I have been known to take out…

Our Favorite Chili

We’ve had a couple weeks of unseasonably warm weather here in Chicago, but just today, flurries and terrible wind chills are back reminding us that it’s definitely still Winter. It’s days like today where I feel an especially strong obligation to provide you with comforting recipes like our favorite chili. This recipe is special to…

Orange, Fennel & Arugula Salad with Honey Dijon Salmon

Hello and Happy 2019! I hope your year is off to a great start. I spent the past few weeks totally engrossed in new cook books (thanks Mom, Pam, and Janice!) thinking a lot about what I’d like my relationship with food to look like this year, and how to translate that into blog posts/recipes…

Pork Posole (GF & Dairy-Free)

Lately, I’ve been receiving complaints from my roommate (husband) that we don’t eat enough Mexican food. This isn’t true, but I humored him because I’m nice, and thumbing through my new copy of  Ina Garten’s latest cookbook Cook Like a Pro gave me some ideas. I came across her Pork Posole recipe and it sounded…

Baked Oatmeal (GF & Dairy-Free)

Baked oatmeal has been one of my favorite breakfasts for years because you can use any kind of fruit, it’s good hot and cold, and you can pack it for weekends at the lake or weekdays at work! My friend’s mom shared this recipe with me in high school and I’ve been making it ever…