Vegetarian

Peach Panzanella Salad with Halloumi and Blueberry Balsamic Dressing {Vegetarian}

Juicy peaches, ripe tomatoes, briny halloumi cheese, and crunchy rustic bread come together in this Peach Panzanella Salad, a twist on a classic Tuscan summer dish.   Jump to Recipe One of my fondest memories of studying abroad in Florence, Italy when I was in college was the food. Italian food is undeniably delicious, but even more so when you’re in Italy. I remember in the winter months when I first arrived, I enjoyed bowls of ribollita, a hearty Tuscan soup made with bread and vegeta… read more »

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries {Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kid-Friendly}

Crispy baked sweet potato fries are easy to make, kid-friendly, and delicious. The perfect side dish for any weeknight family dinner! Jump to Recipe These Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries are one of my go-to side dishes for the family – my girls, hubby, and I all love them equally, sometimes to the point of fighting over the last few! In fact, one of my daughters has caught on to the deliciousness of well-done, crispy roasted veggies, and now I have to share my portion with her. Whomp, whomp 😭 Jus… read more »

Roasted Cherry Farro Salad {Recipe}

Roasted Cherry Farro Salad is a sweet and savory dish hearty enough for a light lunch and perfect as a side dish next to your favorite entrée. For months, my girls have been asking me for fresh cherries, and I’m so excited that I can finally fulfill their requests now that cherry season is here! There’s nothing like sitting on the patio munching on a bowl of ruby red cherries in the summer. Despite the cold, rainy, and gloomy weather we’ve been having so far this June, we’re s… read more »

Mint & Radish Greens Pesto Pasta Salad with Roasted Radishes and Peas {Recipe}

Mint and radish greens pesto pasta salad is pretty to look at, quick and easy to make, and packed with flavor from fresh spring ingredients. A recipe the whole family will enjoy.  Classic pesto is made with garlic, fresh basil, pine nuts, Parmesan and Pecorino cheeses, and olive oil. However, according to an article I read, any combination of flavorful leaves, oily nuts, hard cheese, olive oil, garlic, salt, and lemon juice can be considered a pesto-like condiment. If you search for pesto here on th… read more »

Beet and Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad {Recipe}

Beet and Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad is a quick and easy recipe you can put on top of a bed of greens for lunch or serve as a side dish at dinner.  Jump to Recipe By now you probably know that I don’t pack my girls the typical school lunch you’d find in most kids lunchboxes. Soynut Butter (no PB allowed in our school) and plain old tuna sandwiches are rarely on the menu, but Lentil Chickpea Vegetable Salad, Smoked Salmon Cucumber Roll Ups, and Tuna Edamame Salad often are. And so is this Beet and Goat… read more »