Crushed Lentil Soup

  Of all the wonderful recipes my Lebanese mother has given me, this one is my favorite. Healthy, filling, and extremely flavorful, this classic Lebanese comfort food is something you can feel good about serving the entire family.  If you’ve never made homemade lentil soup, now’s the time to start. Lentils come in many colors.  […]

Roasted Vegetable Soup

  Should I struggle to find the words to describe this simple, luxuriously healthy soup?  Nope. Let’s get right into how awesome and easy it is. High in flavor and low in effort.  At the end of the day, isn’t that what we all aspire towards? This soup achieves both.  Combine a variety of roasted […]

Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms

  This dish is so simple.  This dish is so flavorful.  Creamy polenta, earthy mushrooms, nutty cheese, and fresh herbs.  Simplicity at its best. Also vegetarian! (an added bonus).  For you mushroom lovers, this is perfect. Polenta is made from coarsely ground cornmeal.  It’s a staple in Italian kitchens (and mine).  You need to dedicate […]

Mom’s Homemade Minestrone Soup

  Those who know me well can attest to the fact that I am a soup junkie.  I could eat soup for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Growing up, my mom made this recipe regularly.  To this day, when I head back to Michigan, it’s no surprise to see that she has a big pot of […]

Vegetable Fried Rice

  I’m sure most of you have heard of “Meatless Mondays.” If you haven’t, it’s not a hard concept to figure out.  I don’t do this every Monday, but I try as often as possible.  I can always use an excuse to kick off my week in a healthy way.  I’ll also use Meatless Mondays […]

Spinach Basil Lemon Pesto (Nut-Free)

  Pesto is so versatile.   With just a few basic ingredients,  you can easily make fresh pesto.  I love to use pesto as a flavor booster in many recipes.  I add it to soups, vinaigrettes, and marinades.  I use it as a sauce on homemade pizza and to top grilled meat and veggies.  I […]

Individual Spaghetti Squash Lasagnas

  Spaghetti Squash Lasagna is the perfect example of healthy comfort food.  Cheesy and saucy, yet mostly squash. Spaghetti squash is a winter squash.  When roasted, spaghetti squash separates into thin strands similar to spaghetti noodles.  When I am craving baked pasta, but I want to be healthy, this is what I turn to.  Trust […]