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Have you ever found yourself scrolling through Pinterest (or any social media) and seeing a recipe you’ve always wanted to try? Or share?¬† Glad you made it‚ÄĒ if you’re here, you either got reeled in with food related ideas or got pressured into it [just kidding :)]. As many of you may know, I carry…

Slow Cooker Risotto w/ Butternut Squash

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 4-6 hours Ingredients: ¬†2¬†teaspoons¬†extra-virgin olive oil ¬†2¬†medium shallots¬†‚ÄĒ finely diced (about 1/2 cup) ¬†1/2¬†teaspoon¬†kosher salt ¬†1/4¬†teaspoon¬†black pepper ¬†1/2¬†cup¬†dry white wine¬†‚ÄĒ or substitute additional chicken or vegetable broth ¬†1¬†medium butternut squash¬†‚ÄĒ about 1 1/2 pounds, peeled, halved, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch cubes ¬†Coarse sea salt¬†‚ÄĒ and freshly ground pepper…

Easy Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 2 hours Ingredients: 3/4 cup (180ml) whole milk 1 packet¬†Red Star Platinum Yeast¬†or any instant yeast¬†(1 packet = 2 and 1/4 teaspoons) 1/4 cup + 1 teaspoon (55g) granulated sugar, divided 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons; 60g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled 1 large egg 2…

Salmon and Quinoa Bowls with Kale and Tahini-Yogurt Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1¬†cup¬†white quinoa 1¬†bunch Lacinato, Tuscan or dinosaur kale, thick stems removed and thinly sliced 1¬†medium carrot, peeled and thinly sliced 2¬†tablespoons¬†lemon juice 2¬†garlic cloves, minced Olive oil Sea salt 2¬†cups¬†cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained if canned 1/4¬†cup¬†dried currants, cranberries or cherries 1¬†tablespoon¬†hemp seeds¬†(optional) Four 4-ounce sockeye…

Thai Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed 1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded 1/3 cup chopped carrots 1/3 cup shelled edamame 1/3 cup chopped green onions 1/4 cup chopped peanuts 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro sauce 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon canned…

Mexican Chicken Fajita Rice Bowls

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 2-1/2¬†lbs¬†chicken breasts¬†cut into 2-in long strips 4¬†cloves¬†garlic¬†minced 1¬†large sweet pepper¬†julienned 3¬†tablespoons¬†olive oil 1/4¬†cup¬†lime juice¬†divided 1¬†can¬†28 oz black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2¬†cup¬†sweet corn 1/2¬†cup¬†fresh tomatoes¬†diced 1¬†small red onion¬†diced 1/4¬†cup¬†fresh cilantro¬†minced 3¬†cups¬†cooked brown rice¬†or rice of your choice Salt and pepper to taste Sour cream and avocado…

Parmesan Barley Bowl with Roasted Broccoli & Soft-Boiled Egg

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 2¬†tablespoonsbutter, divided 1¬†cuppearl barley 2 1/2¬†cupswater 1/2¬†cupgrated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese 1/2¬†teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper 10¬†ouncesfrozen broccoli 10¬†ouncesfrozen cauliflower 1¬†tablespoonextra-virgin olive oil 8¬†ouncescremini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced (about 2 1/2 cups) 4eggs Hot sauce, for serving (optional) Instructions: Add 1 tablespoon butter to a medium pot over…

Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowls

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: For the sweet potatoes: 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes (roughly 1 large sweet potato) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger Pinches…

Cinnamon Peanut Butter Dip

Prep/Cook Time: 5 minutes Ingredients 1/2 cup peanut butter 3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt 1/2 tablespoon honey cinnamon to taste Instructions In a small bowl, add peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and honey in a bowl. Add cinnamon to the mixture for taste. Garnish with cinnamon. Serve with your favorite apples (I like gala and granny…

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes 1/3 cup olive oil Diamond Crystal¬ģ Kosher Salt Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.¬†Use a¬†mandolin slicer¬†to cut the sweet potatoes into paper-thin rounds. (I set mine to the thinnest…