Kale and Apple Salad with Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Kale and Apple Salad with Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

If you like salads year round, it’s time to give this fall version a try! Kale and apple base with raisins, carrots, walnuts and walnut oil dressing. The dressing is blended with fresh apple cider for a little [natural] sweetness and Dijon mustard for extra 

Roasted Root Vegetables with Almond Oil Marinade

Roasted Root Vegetables with Almond Oil Marinade

Savory roasted carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, beets, and onions in an almond oil marinade. Delicious and healthy fall side dish perfect for the holidays. Recipe is vegan and gluten free. Makes 6-8 side dish servings.

Vegetarian Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes

Vegetarian Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes

Easy and comforting green beans with new potatoes. Vegetarian (made without bacon or ham). A delicious, classic Sunday dinner fixin’. Makes 8 servings.

Southern Deli-Style Macaroni Salad

Southern Deli-Style Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad loaded with veggies in a lightly tangy dressing. Perfect for cookouts, game days, or potlucks. Vegetarian (can be made vegan). Egg-free. Makes 12 servings.

Steakhouse Mac and Cheese

Steakhouse Mac and Cheese

Delicious and easy homemade copycat of an Outback Steakhouse signature dish. No processed cheese. Vegetarian.

Easy Vegetable Ratatouille

Easy Vegetable Ratatouille

Last summer we belonged to a local farm CSA. I loved having a surprise of fresh veggies every other week. Some new to me items and some familiar favorites showed up. One thing that kept showing up was a variety of eggplants. And while I’m 

Pico De Gallo (Salsa Fresca)

Pico De Gallo (Salsa Fresca)

Happy May, everyone! It’s been an odd few months– we moved to St. Louis from Virginia, we closed on our house just before everything shut down (thankfully!), and we’ve been given loads of extra, unexpected time to get the house together thanks to AJ working 

Hatch Chile Mac and Cheese

Hatch Chile Mac and Cheese

Creamy cheddar mac and cheese with Hatch chile peppers. Stove top prep and ready in under 20 minutes. Perfect as an entree or side dish. Vegetarian. Makes 6 cups.

Summer Watermelon Salad

Summer Watermelon Salad

It’s been so hot lately I really haven’t been in the mood to cook much (and trust me, as a food blogger not cooking is no fun)– so I’ve been enjoying all kinds of fresh fruits and veggies as easy meals. Maybe the heat is 

Deli Style Coleslaw

Deli Style Coleslaw

This slightly sweet and tangy deli-inspired coleslaw will be your go-to this summer. It’s the perfect blend of mayo (or vegan mayo) + vinaigrette and celery seed with some sugar to balance the tart. Make this easy side dish from scratch and enjoy for up to 3 days. Makes 6-8 side dish sized servings or 10-12 topping sized servings.