One Pan Italian Sausages with Winter Squash

Throw wholesome ingredients together on one baking pan, bake, and ta-dah! Out comes an amazing healthy dinner, full of flavor that literally took minutes to make. Dinner doesn’t get better than that! Amazing contrast of the spicy, savory sausage and the sweet, mild winter squash. And don’t forget that fresh sage – It really takes the flavor up a few notches!  Ingredients 1 lb rope sausage 1 winter...

Lemon Poppyseed Doughnuts

Can we say, delish? Ingredients For the doughnuts: 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons poppy seeds 1/2 cup granulated sugar Zest of a whole lemon 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 large egg, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup milk For the glaze: 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (but this is really based...

Crock Pot Honey-Garlic Chicken

Easy crock pot recipe for chicken thighs cooked in an incredibly delicious honey-garlic sauce. Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 4 garlic cloves, minced ⅓ cup honey ½ cup ketchup (you can also use low-sodium ketchup, if available) ½ cup low sodium soy sauce ½ teaspoon dried oregano 2 tablespoons fresh parsley ½ tablespoon toasted sesame seeds Directions Arrange chicken thighs on the bottom of...

Zucchini Spice Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

I created this recipe to use up a bumper crop of zucchini and to get my kids to eat more fruits and veggies without them knowing it. It is a dense cake reminiscent of carrot cake. I frequently add in an extra cup of stir-ins. Raisins, flake coconut, and walnuts or pecans are favorites. Ingredients Cake: 3 cups grated unpeeled zucchini 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon...

Spinach and Romaine Salad with Cucumbers, Radishes, and Creamy Mint Dressing

Perfect for Easter dinner! Ingredients   1 (5-oz.) pkg. baby spinach 2 romaine lettuce hearts, chopped 2 cucumbers, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 cup thinly sliced radishes 1 small shallot, minced 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup sour cream 1 cup half-and-half 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint, plus leaves for garnish 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup crumbled...

Chinese Orange Chicken

Not even Panda Express can beat this homemade orange chicken! Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks 1 cup 2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided 2 large eggs, beaten 1 cup vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds 1 green onion, thinly sliced For the marinade 1 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar 1/4 cup...

Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

With this spaghetti squash and meatballs recipe, you can reduce the carbohydrates and increase the vegetable servings by skipping pasta and serving the Italian-seasoned turkey meatballs and quick, homemade marinara sauce over thin strands of cooked spaghetti squash instead. Cooking the squash first in the microwave and then in a skillet to cook off the extra moisture, gives the squash a more...

Quinoa with Caramelized Butternut Squash and Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Although this dish only has a few main ingredients, it needs nothing more. The garlicky roasted brussels sprouts are perfect with the sweetened caramelized butternut squash. The parmesan cheese makes the dish ever-so creamy, and pepitas offer a satisfying crunch. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well scant 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth 9oz shaved brussels sprouts (I used Green Giant brand) 1...

French Lentil Soup

Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra–virgin olive oil 2 cups chopped onions 1 cup chopped celery stalks plus chopped celery leaves for garnish 1 cup chopped carrots 2 garlic cloves, chopped 4 cups (or more) vegetable broth 1 1/4 cups lentils, rinsed, drained 1 14 1/2–ounce can diced tomatoes in juice Balsamic vinegar (optional) Directions Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium–high heat. Add onions, celery,...

Roasted Portobello Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

These are the tacos. Feed them to your family and friends, especially the ones who are dubious when it comes to vegan food. They’ve got a lot going for them. First, tacos. Duh. You kind of can’t lose when you stuff your food into a crispy crunchy shell. Okay, maybe if the food is reeeeeeally bad, but even bad food improves by a couple of degrees when you taco-ify it. Ingredients For the Portobello...