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Honey Pepper Chicken with Stir-Fry Vegetables

A few years ago my father started beekeeping. I don’t know if there’s any other hobby with such a great learning curve and high propensity to fail as beekeeping. As pollinators, bees play a vital role in our ecosystem and food supply and at the same time they are sadly on the brink of extinction. … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Calories: 313

Quinoa & Veggie Stuffed Portabellas

Mushrooms are often used in vegetarian dishes because they bring umami or earthy, meaty flavor, but without the meat. While mushrooms like portabellas are loaded with nutrients, they are not a good source ofplant-based protein. These portabellas are stuffed with quinoa, a grain that is actually a seed, to boost their protein content for a … Continued

  • 3 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Calories: 284

Yucatan-Style Chicken Quinoa Bowl

This bowl has a little something for everyone. Bowls are great for laid back buffet-style family meals where everyone can assemble their own dinner just how they like it. Don’t be scared off by the long cook and prep times as the slow cooker is doing most of the work and the prep time allows … Continued

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 60 mins
  • Cook: 5 hours, 30 mins
  • Calories: 450

Harissa Lamb Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

This spaghetti and meatballs is, well, nothing like spaghetti and meatballs. Unlike the flavors of the traditional Italian dish that boasts garlic, basil and beef or pork, this recipe contains the North African smoky spice blend Harissa along with mint, lemon zest and lamb. These meatballs have an extra plant boost with fresh mushrooms blended … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30-40 mins
  • Calories: 378

Crock-pot Chicken Salsa Verde

Although I am not about to tell you the whole birth story, my Crock-pot Chicken Salsa takes me right back to that pregnancy.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 hours 30 mins
  • Calories: 237

Coconut Curry Tofu and Chickpea Stew

This stew is rich, hearty, flavorful and completely vegan. It uses the Instant Pot, so you can expect it to be super speedy, cooking tofu and cauliflower in mere minutes. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, no need to worry. You can just as easily make this stew on the stove top using a … Continued

  • 8 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: approximately 30 mins
  • Calories: 332

Sheet Pan Chicken Caesar Salad

This Sheet Pan Chicken Caesar Salad is a fun, deconstructed version of a classic Caesar salad. My kids love munching on whole romaine leaves because of the crunch.  The shape of romaine leaves makes them the ultimate veggie chip to scoop up hummus or guacamole. In this recipe the lettuce is treated simply, but the … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Calories: 432

Weeknight Fish En Papillote

Fish cooked en papillote or "in paper" is as easy to make as it is to clean up.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Calories: 246

Sheet Pan Lemon Herb Chicken with Sunchokes

Although sunchokes slightly resemble ginger in appearance, they have an earthy, nutty flavor with the taste and mouth-feel something like a potato combined with a water chestnut.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Calories: 309

Pesto Shrimp Pasta with Zoodles

This recipe takes me back to my childhood. Not so much the zoodles, but the smell of fresh basil and tomatoes picked right from the garden.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 18 mins
  • Calories: 380
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