Zucchini Lasagna with Spinach Tofu Ricotta

Everyone loves pasta but it’s not always feasible to squeeze cheesy gooey lasagna in when you’re trying to keep calories down. One easy way to make a change is to use spiralized zucchini (AKA zoodles), but another way is to use it like flat pasta noodles in a “lasagna” by just slicing them into rounds. […]

Sundried Tomato Couscous

For my birthday dinner in November, The Kid and I went to a restaurant that specializes in healthier, locally sourced meals. I love that such a place exists although I do wish it wasn’t so expensive fancy. I got a wonderful entrée with caramelized sea scallops, sundried tomato couscous, and grilled asparagus. Sigh, if only […]

Curried Apple Beet Soup

Beets and apples are two of those things that just go together. Kinda like peanut butter and chocolate, yin and yang, rice and krispies. LOL! It’s soup weather here so what better way to take advantage of that than to make soup with beets and apples. There’s something magical about the color of beets to […]

Barley and Edamame Stuffed Peppers

It’s pepper season! There are brightly colored bell peppers all over the farmer’s markets and grocery stores lately. They’re all priced at a steal of a deal so I got a bunch this past weekend, and needed to come up with a plan to use them. I chopped a few for salads and stir fries. […]

Five Minute Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Have you ever had risotto in an Italian restaurant? It’s a soft and creamy rice dish with tons of flavor. Strangely enough, there’s no cream in it usually. It’s made with a short grain rice that has a lot of starch in it. The constant stirring while cooking breaks down and mixes with the liquid while it […]