meal prep: whole wheat orzo with lemon, zucchini & goat cheese

A summery pasta salad for your meal-prep lunch rotation. Fresh zucchini and squash come together with bright notes of lemon & garlic with the extra bite of whole-wheat orzo. Topped with tangy, creamy goat cheese crumbles and crunchy almonds, this best-served-cold pasta salad is perfect for meal prep or even a picnic potluck salad. Wishing… Continue reading meal prep: whole wheat orzo with lemon, zucchini & goat cheese

spaghetti squash carbonara with sweet green peas

Hey, I have absolutely nothing against pasta, but sometimes it is nice to lighten things up a bit. A simple truth: spaghetti squash will never be pasta. But that doesn't mean it can't be delicious. Especially when you don't have to sacrifice the cheesy, creamy goodness with crispy, garlicky pancetta of a traditional carbonara. We… Continue reading spaghetti squash carbonara with sweet green peas

butternut squash gnocchi with garlic-thyme brown butter

Now into the third trimester of pregnancy, the baby nursery set up is in full-force around here these days. With so many other items on my to-do list besides cooking, recipes that can be made in large batches and frozen for a quick and easy future dinner have my full attention. That's exactly what this… Continue reading butternut squash gnocchi with garlic-thyme brown butter

roasted chicken with olives, capers & roasted lemons

Lord have mercy. This recipe is the ultimate comfort food, friends and I am so excited to share it with you today. There's absolutely nothing better than slow-roasted chicken paired with a light yet silky pan sauce for a soul-warming dinner on a cold winter's night. However, fear not. It's not too slowly roasted thus… Continue reading roasted chicken with olives, capers & roasted lemons

meal prep: orzo salad with roasted veggies & feta

While this orzo pasta salad would be perfect for a potluck or picnic lunch, it is also great for meal prep lunches. A great way to get in your veggies for the day while enjoying the pop of flavors from the tangy lemon to the salty feta to the fragrant basil. Lots of great textures… Continue reading meal prep: orzo salad with roasted veggies & feta

chicken & arugula ravioli with chardonnay shallot cream sauce

I debated dividing this post into two separate recipes: one for the ravioli and one for the sauce, but ended up combining it. So hey, you're basically getting a two-for one post here! First, let's talk about the ravioli. Yes, you can buy your own at the store. BUT if you have a free weekend… Continue reading chicken & arugula ravioli with chardonnay shallot cream sauce