Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto Hummus

Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto Hummus might be a side dish, an appetizer, or an entree, but it is definitely a home run if you ask me! Once you try hummus on pasta (especially this hummus!) you might not go back!

Quite honestly, now that we are in the throws of December, I am looking for all the cold weather goodness that I can cozy up to a fire to. Well, not exactly if I am honest. More like I’m streaming a yule log on a television set!

Yeah, that is probably more like it.

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“Sour Cream” and Onion Smashed Potatoes

This side dish has me WEAK.

If my six year old self could see me now, she would be so darn happy to see that I have made my favorite food, sour cream and onion potato chips, into a dinner that our mother would be proud of. Imagine that: eating chips for dinner and having society accept you for it.

Have I said too much?

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Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Today, I am rambling all about pad thai in an attempt to turn your week around!

I promise ya, this will be your new go-to weekend meal prep extravaganza. Because nothing says I love you quite like anything slathered in peanut sauce. I’ve made peanut sauce before but, y’all, you ain’t never had peanut sauce like this before.

It’s proven your week will be made better with some peanut sauce. Trust me.

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Cauliflower Tikka Masala

Say hello to takeout 2.0

If I’m being honest, I kind of feel like I’m living in 2017 with this cauliflower recipe. I used to love love LOVE cauliflower and ate it quite a bit back then. Then I took a major cauliflower hiatus, unintentional of course, and I basically… forgot about it.

Well and, as they say, the b**** is back!

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Naan Breakfast Flatbread with Smoked Salmon

I’m all for doing meals the easy way! Who is with me?

I mean, in some ways, having elaborate meals can be quite rewarding. The time and patience to create something truly delicious is a fun time in its own right. I love making things like ice cream, slow cooking stews, and chili where time and patience are vastly rewarded. But sometimes, we need things quick and easy. And nothing screams convenience like naan flatbread.

Say what? Yes, you’ve heard that right!

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Golden Milk Sweet Potato Fries

How could we possibly make sweet potato fries that much more delicious? How about we golden milk-ify em?

I know what you’re thinking: Sarah, not more of this trend nonsense. Why must be add activated charcoal/matcha/maca to everything with the sole purpose of making .a food seem trendy. But friends, the beauty of this dish is that the incorporating golden milk with sweet potatoes actually amplifies the flavor to a whole other level!

So let us talk about these, shall we. Delicious sweet potatoes? Check. Rich and nutty coconut oil? Check. Your favorite spices, turmeric and ginger. Triple check!

It makes me want to eat this every day for the rest of my life.

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BBQ Roasted Chickpeas with Polenta “Grits” (Instant Pot Friendly!)

Happy first day of spring! Are you ready for some sunshine?

Spring is always that season that we love, but it passes so darn quickly. In DC, springtime is absolutely magical. I love how the city comes alive with cherry blossoms and cherry or blossom flavored everything! Seriously, if you have had cherry blossom kombucha or cherry blossom donuts, you are missing out! It is just the best time of year! The worst thing about spring is how fragile it is. Yes, I used the word fragile because it is so true. One minute it is winter (cue today’s Nor’ Easter and 6 inches of snow) and the next, it is blazing hot! The worst last year was when all of the cherry blossoms froze and died RIGHT before peak bloom.

It was devastating.

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My Go-To Vegetarian Chili (With or Without an Instant Pot!)

This chili has been a lifesaver this week. Seriously.

It is 75 degrees in my apartment, but all I can think about is how good this chili is. Yeah, that is the craziest thing I have said all day. It is 75 degrees in February and, guys, it is DANG HOT. This time of year, I am usually all about blankets and sweaters and bowls of hot steamy goodness, but here I am, in shorts.

And yet, I am still craving this chili. This whole situation makes no sense.

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Miso Maple Glazed Squash with Brown Rice and Brussels Slaw

Pump up your Monday and squash the competition. These colorful bowls are just perfect meal prep for the week!

Here’s the thing. This bowl is bordering between grain bowl and salad. And, right now, because I am feeling virtuous, I am going to call it a salad.  Here’s the thing, I love salad, but salad with iceberg lettuce and weird dressing? No, I do not love that kind of salad. What’s worse is a salad that is wilted before I even put the dressing on! No thank you! Whenever I make salads, I make them big, colorful, full of different veggies, and I always finish them off with cheese. Always.

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