Creamy Lemon Pasta with Leeks and Spring Peas

When cooked, fresh spring peas or English peas are firm, but slightly tender, sweet and a beautiful bright green. They are really nothing like the canned green peas of your childhood. Actually, my father was so turned off from peas as a child that we never ate them when I was growing up. When I … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Calories: 509

Nachos Salad

When I first moved to California I tried Have a’ Corn Chips for the first time and they’ve been my favorite ever since. The special ingredient in this Laguna Beach founded tortilla chip brand is soy sauce. A single layer of these chips is the foundation of this nachos-inspired salad.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Calories: 554

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

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

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

Pineapple Tofu Fried Rice

This pineapple tofu fried rice is both savory and sweet.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Calories: 375

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

Oven Roasted Salmon with Chermoula “Spiced Herb” Sauce

Chermoula is a marinade or sauce originating from North African cuisine, commonly paired with fish and seafood, but goes well with vegetables, grains and meats.

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10-12 mins
  • Calories: 352
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