French Lentils

Ina Garten. My hero. She was the first cookbook author to show me French cuisine is not scary. Done the right way (with a glass of wine in your hand and the Midnight in Paris Spotify playlist on repeat) it too can be fulfilling, comforting, approachable, and deceptively easy to throw together.

Cacao Tahini Balls

If you love my Key Lime Matcha Balls, you must try their dark and luscious counterpart – Cacao Tahini Balls.

Key Lime Matcha Balls

Fortunately for my sweet tooth, I discovered Key Lime Matcha Balls! They are 100% raw, vegan, organic and filled with antioxidants. They taste sinfully delicious, but they’re made with nothing but heart-healthy plant-based ingredients.

Almond Butter Banana Ice Cream

What I love most about this ice cream is not that it is Paleo, not that it is healthy, guilt-free, nutritious, cheap, or salivatingly beautiful. But to top that all off it takes absolutely zero effort! Here’s the super complicated recipe (Thanks, Kristin!):

Fruit Stuffed Pork Chops

Dear Mom, I never thought I would say these words. But thank you for cooking for all afternoon just to make me a beautiful pork chop last week.

Braised Celery

I bet you didn’t know that celery can be used in more recipes than just salads!

Roasted Asaparagus and Bell Peppers

This simple side dish is the perfect accompaniment for just about any entree. It is light enough to complement fish or chicken, and strong enough to stand up against a steak dinner.

Herbed Sweet Potato Salad

Home for the week in Chicago, I was elected to make a simple and healthy meal for my family. But per my usual culinary tendencies, it wasn’t enough for me to make chicken and steamed vegetables. How boring!

Berry Kale with Sweet and Spicy Salmon

This meal was quite adventurous for me, as I can’t say I’ve ever cooked with blueberries with a savory dish before. But with the new year passed and new experiences to come, I thought I might expand my culinary horizons.