Cheesy Bacon and Kale Potato Skins

Cheesy Bacon & Kale Potato Skins

Boom! Crispy bacon, vibrant kale, golden-crispy potato skins, and swizzly melted cheese right in your face, as it should be. Me likey mucho. I have this thing and it's called I like to get really up close and personal right from the start with the food ... Read More →

Simple Oat & Pecan Blueberry Crisp

Simple Oat & Pecan Blueberry Crisp

There are certain events in a person's life that call for blueberry crisp three times in a row. I'd like you to call one of those events to mind right now like right this very second, because you need this juicy sweetness in your life not once, not twice, ... Read More →

Rainbow Veggie Bowls with Jalapeño Ranch

Rainbow Veggie Bowls with Jalapeño Ranch

Prepare to have your mouth hugged by this creamy, tangy, spicy jalapeño ranch. In addition to guiding the wonder that is homemade jalapeño ranch straight into your arms today, I am also telling you how much you will enjoy pouring jalapeño ranch (❤) over a ... Read More →

The Best 10 Minute Veggie Fried Rice

The Best 10 Minute Veggie Fried Rice

Is fried rice the best or is fried rice the best? Yes to both. Especially this 10 minute veggie fried rice, BECAUSE I ❤ QUICK AND EASY. This weeknight beauty is loaded with your veggies of choice *squeal* and made extra super nummy with a nice drizzle of ... Read More →

Sweet Corn and Zucchini Pie

Sweet Corn and Zucchini Pie

Hooooly pie. This sweet corn and zucchini pie has me wrapped around its cheesy, melty, vegetarian-ness. Like, eighty times wrapped around. We are basically one. It all starts with the obvious: big fat green summer zucchini. NO EXPLANATION NEEDED says the ... Read More →

Simple Hoisin Glazed Salmon

Simple Hoisin Glazed Salmon

But you guys. When I say simple, I really mean SIMPLE. This salty sweet glazed salmon is making me look all fancy and it can do the same for you, and then you're all like I'mmm so fan-saay, and I'm all like you already know. We jive. In addition to being ... Read More →

Five Ingredient Green Pasta Salad

Five Ingredient Simple Green Pasta Salad

Today’s green pasta party and $300 giveaway - woot woot! - is sponsored by Oliviers and Co., makers of olive oil, vinegar, and most importantly, that heavenly basil spread. Sometimes I need, want, just completely love green foods. This is one of those major ... Read More →

Sausage Zucchini Sweet Potato Lasagna

Sausage and Sweet Potato Zucchini Lasagna

So that settles it. This vegetable-loaded, sweet, creamy, spicy Sausage Zucchini Sweet Potato Lasagna is the only dinner I'm making for the rest of 2014. It's simple, seriously yummy (who knew sweet potato sauce could make a certain food blogger lick the ... Read More →

Beef Biryani - slivered almonds, golden raisins, saucy beef, warm spices, and fragrant basmati rice. ❤ le sigh. | pinchofyum.com

Beef Biryani

You guys. Cabin life is taking me overrrr. All the sleeping, reading, snacking, walking, swimming, baking, iced coffee-ing, chatting, and picture-taking of my chubbiest cheeks sweet baby nephew Charlie... eek!  It's almost like I could just live here and ... Read More →

Our Life Without Sugar

Our Life Without Sugar

There's something I haven't been telling you. For the last 60 days, Bjork and I have taken on the challenge to live without refined sugar. And it is TOTALLY a weird person thing to say and do, and I know you're thinking the same thing right now, since ... Read More →

Chopped Watermelon Chicken Salad - blue cheese, watermelon, almonds, spinach, chicken, and a balsamic reduction. Like summer on a plate! 300 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Balsamic Watermelon Chicken Salad

Watermelon on a salad like what is going on. I've had this idea written up on my nice little kitchen chalkboard for at least three weeks now. The name "Watermelon Chicken Salad" sat there happily on the board right next to all my other random ideas, most of ... Read More →

Black Pepper Stir Fried Noodles - this simple 30 minute stir fry is packed with AMAZING flavor! | pinchofyum.com

Black Pepper Stir Fried Noodles

I mean, why not greet you with a big plate of this right in your face? WHY. NOT. You guys, I know I say this a lot, but I really love this one. Noodles just speak to me. Something about all the twirling of the forks and the soakage of the sauces... it's ... Read More →

Chicken Shahi Korma - so simple and RIDICULOUSLY good. Chicken, paneer, cashews, and golden raisins all in a creamy, spicy sauce. 400 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Chicken Shahi Korma

If you like spicy, comforting, wonderful Indian food, first of all, you are my best friend and let's go to the lunch buffet. NOW. Secondly, you know that sometimes the most humble looking recipes are the most delicious. And when I say humble, I do mean ... Read More →

Poached Egg and Avocado Toast - this creamy, filling, real food breakfast just takes less than 10 minutes to prep! | pinchofyum.com

Simple Poached Egg and Avocado Toast

Good morning, egg lovers! Guess what though. I'm not actually an egg lover! HA-HA. Joke's on me. And that's why I love this creamy anytime egg and avocado toast combo instead. Let me just explain. Lately I've been trying to eat less refined sugar, and my ... Read More →

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Healthy Grilled Sweet Potato Nachos

So much I love about this right now. So, so much. Starting first and foremost on the list of loves is the lightened up cheese sauce that has just a tiny touch of garlic butter yumminess and any cheese you want in the whole wide world. And now you can add ... Read More →

Herbed Quinoa Garden Veggie Salad

Herbed Quinoa Garden Veggie Salad

Happy Fourth of July Week! Because I'm a big believer in making holidays last all week whenever possible. PS. Hot, steamy, summery wonderful July coming at us in T-1 day. How. This morning I'm writing on-location in a little porch with arched doors and ... Read More →

No-Bake Fruit Pizzas - nutritious raw ingredients and no refined sugar in these pretty little desserts! | pinchofyum.com

No-Bake Mini Fruit Pizzas

I have really mixed feelings about healthy desserts. That being said, today's dessert is a rock star of a raw dessert that closely resembles our family favorite, Fruit Pizza. There's no sugar cookie crust here - wahhhhh! But honestly, I'm going to blow your ... Read More →

Healthy Pesto Baked Rigatoni

Healthy Baked Pesto Rigatoni

I have this thing called green foodsession and it's not going away. Last month when Bjork was putting together the income report, I accused him of choosing all green photos for the cover image. People don't want to see all that green on there, babe. This is ... Read More →

Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing - a rainbow of power veggies tossed with a simple made-from-scratch Thai dressing. 390 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing

This salad. I could just cry. Today is The Day of New Things for me, and an overwhelmingly yummy Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing is only appropriate to match the occasion. Remember when we talked about how I was going to leave my teaching job ... Read More →

Spicy Chipotle Shredded Chicken

Spicy Chipotle Shredded Chicken

A lot of people ask me where I learned to cook. Food blogs generate these types of Q's, ya know? I never really have a good answer to that questions because it's not like I grew up around gourmet food with the exception of mom's amazing reuben casserole ... Read More →

Honey Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry - veg-friendly, gluten free, 400 cals, YUMMY. | pinchofyum.com

Honey Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry

Just ate this. Five minutes ago. Can't stop. So good. It's Monday and it's back to blog go-time! Today I'm being a vegetarian with this Honey Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry and HELLO WORLD it tastes really superyummy. All last week I was vacationing on the ... Read More →

The Most Simple Green Smoothie - naturally sweet and full of green power wth just 4 ingredients. | pinchofyum.com

The 4 Ingredient Green Smoothie

This is the story of how I started loving dates. Not go-out-for-sushi-and-come-home-and-watch-reruns-of-the-Office-dates. <--- love those too, though, and are we the only people that watch series of TV shows that we like all over again? It's just so hard ... Read More →

Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad - my new favorite! takes 15 minutes to prep + full of flavor and crunch. | pinchofyum.com

Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad with Roasted Asparagus

Reporting live from vacay! And breaking news: as of our arrival yesterday, the beaches of North Carolina have re-invented my ideal vacation. Right now I'm gazing out the wrap-around bank of picture windows in this big ol' beach house, taking in the long ... Read More →

Creamy Potato Kale Soup

Creamy Potato Kale Soup

This soup be like yummaayyyy. You can expect to see many-a-more bowl o' Creamy Potato Kale Soup around our house in the next 10 or so years. Bjork (moderate liker of vegetables) and I (major liker of vegetables) both declared this a new favorite. For him, ... Read More →

5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken and Asparagus | pinchofyum.com

5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

Easiest meal of all time, right here, right now. It's no secret that I love really simple recipes *cheers and applause* and one of my favorite things is making a recipe that doesn't require a massive trip to the grocery store for 80 million ... Read More →

Green Mexican Rice with Corn - the perfect simple summer side! 240 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Green Mexican Rice with Corn

It's green magic! This week I found a treasure in my school mailbox --> a collection of recipes clipped out from a magazine with a little stickie note from a friend next to one of the recipes that said: green rice? Thank you, food blog, for letting every ... Read More →

Spring Quinoa Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette - peas, bacon, fresh herbs, almonds. Serve on spinach for fresh take-to-work lunches! | pinchofyum.com

Spring Quinoa Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Freshy fresh in my mouth! Sometimes salads can be so so good. This week it was my birthday! Wait, did I already say that? I think I might have also already mentioned that special love that I have for pressies and gifts and pretty things with bows on them. I ... Read More →

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Announcing: The Everyday Healthy eCookbook Presale

Announcing...The Everyday Healthy eCookbook! Remember when you were in elementary school and you brought treats for the class on your birthday? That's what is happening on Pinch of Yum today! Aw yeah, it's my birthday - wait wait, my GOLDEN birthday! And ... Read More →

Creamy Poblano Mushrooms with Polenta - a simple, unique vegetarian dish with spicy, warm, spoon-licking flavors. 350 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Creamy Poblano Mushrooms with Polenta

Just go ahead and just laugh. I can take it. This is SUCH a weird looking recipe. I almost didn't share it because I was too, um, shy. I mean, shy about how it looks. As I blissfully ate every last bite from the big bowl sitting on my lap on the couch in ... Read More →

Spicy Peanut Chicken Soba Noodle Salad - colorful bell peppers with chewy soba noodles, shredded chicken, and a life changingly simple Spicy Peanut Sauce. Hot or cold, yumyumyum. 320 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Spicy Peanut Chicken Soba Noodle Salad

Remember when I used to have a dishwasher? I don't. Five months of washing dishes by hand means I've completely forgotten what life was like back when I had a appliance friend to help me out with my least favorite domestic chore of all the chores, ever. ... Read More →

30 Minute Healthy Broccoli Cheese Rice - just like broccoli cheese soup, but more filling and nutritious! 320 calories. | pinchofyum.com

30 Minute Healthy Broccoli Cheese Rice

  For my food self, this is a yummy yummy good good week. Mostly because I have a little collection of leftover containers holding what's left of this delicious homemade Rice-A-Roni-esque meal. Two options right now: 1) judge the fact that I just likened this ... Read More →

Ham and Sausage Hashbrown Egg Bake

Ham and Sausage Hash Brown Egg Bake

This post is sponsored by Smithfield Ham: provider of deliciously sweet glazed hams for all your springy Easter ham needs. Oh, yes. More on that in just a minute.Follow my blog with Bloglovin Raise your hand if you love egg bakes! Wait, though, are egg ... Read More →

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Sausage Bake with White Cheese Sauce

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Sausage Bake with White Cheese Sauce

I look at this picture and my mind goes yumyumyumyumyumyum. I'm frozen. Stuck. Can't stop the yum track in my head. IT'S SO LOUD. And my eyes are starting to glaze over. It's like what the blue screen of death does to computers but it's just, like, in my ... Read More →

Orange Brown Butter Shrimp - a 15 minute, 6 ingredient meal that's nice enough for company! | pinchofyum.com

Spicy Shrimp with Orange Brown Butter Sauce + Vacation Pics

First things first: IT'S FRIDAY. Do you love Fridays or what?! Gee whiz gosh golly gee, I can't get enough of them. I still work all weekend (bloggity blogga), but Friday nights are always my most favorite time of the whole week. I have always loved the ... Read More →

20 Minute Lemon Pesto Penne - baby broccoli, oven roasted tomatoes, pesto, fresh lemon, feta, and basil. My husband says it's his new favorite. | pinchofyum.com

20-Minute Lemon Pesto Penne

Sometimes my favorite blog recipes are the ones that I don't make for the blog. This is one of those times. The tang of the tomatoes, the chewy whole wheat pasta, the tender-crisp baby broccoli, the creamy melted feta + the firm crumbly feta, plus the ... Read More →

Green Goddess Detox Salad - avocado, almonds, spinach, pea shoots, and healthy homemade Green Goddess dressing. Healthy + yummy. | pinchofyum.com

Green Goddess Detox Salad + Vacation Pictures

You know those times when you come back from a vacation? *droopy sad face* I think I might have mentioned it a bajillion times already but we just got back from a very warm, very sunny, very extra relaxing vacation to Arizona. I'm still grieving the loss of ... Read More →

Crockpot Creole Chicken and Sausage - 10 minute prep for this hearty dinner, made healthier with beans and peppers. 300 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Sausage

I don't really know how to explain it, but it's a like whoa yummy combo we have going on upinhere. This idea originated as a simple shredded Creole chicken kind of thing made in the slow cooker so my cooking life could be awesomely easy and full of mouth ... Read More →

Skinny Spinach Lasagna - layers of ricotta, spinach, noodles, sauce and cheese. 250 calories of yum!. | pinchofyum.com

Skinny Spinach Lasagna

This just in: we got a Costco membership. More accurately, we got a Costco membership so we could get a TV. HOLD THE PHONE I know I know I know. If you've been a reader, a) you just got 100 sweet friend points, and b) you already know our TV dilemma. The ... Read More →

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad with Lemon Dressing

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad

Favorite salad. I say that all the time, and in theory it's a total oxymoron, but lately salads are my favorite way to get all the food I want to eat (flavor, texture, color, nutrition, give me everything) all on one plate. I know, I'm a food hog, and salads ... Read More →

Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad wth Miso Dressing - fresh, green, crunchy-delicious. | pinchofyum.com

Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Miso Dressing

One thing about this Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Creamy Miso Dressing: must. eat. now. One thing about me at a restaurant: I'm an obsessive pre-orderer. The beautiful thing about the fancy techno world of today is that menus are available online, ... Read More →

Quick Homemade Ramen - dried ramen comes to life with fresh vegetables, herbs, and homemade stock in just in 20 minutes! | pinchofyum.com

Quick Homemade Ramen

Truth: I went to an adorbale Japanese bistro last weekend. I ordered (a long name that I don't remember) udon noodles. Mind: blown. I couldn't stop thinking about that delicate broth and those golden crunchy tempura flakes on top, not to mention the thick, ... Read More →

Healthy Mexican Casserole

Healthy Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn and Peppers

So, memes? The weird pictures with the snarky, random text captions right on the photo? I am that person who tries to act smart and professional when using social media but is secretly obsessed with memes. I mean, we're talking meme LOVE. I don't know ... Read More →

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Healthy Mac and Cheese

No, really. I mean it. Healthy Mac and Cheeeeeese. Like mac and cheese that is healthy. Noodles with sauce that will secretly give you vegetables. Creamy sauce without boatloads of butter and flour. Favorite comfort food that packs a little ... Read More →

Simple Caramelized Brussels Sprouts - golden brown, just crispy enough, 20 minutes to make. | pinchofyum.com

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Maple Orange Glaze

The thing about caramelized brussels sprouts is that they are a) adorable, b) delicious, and c) healthy, because they're like baby cabbages disguised as beautiful food. On our Washington, D.C. weekend getaway, I found various forms of brussels sprouts on ... Read More →

Flax and Blueberry Vanilla Overnight Oats - I can't think of a quick and easy breakfast that I love more. | pinchofyum.com

Flax and Blueberry Vanilla Overnight Oats

Coffee + cream, vanilla overnight oats, an XL juicy red grapefruit, slippers and sweats for just ten more minutes, and it's a happy Monday for this teacher. But before I launch into telling you every little detail of my most obsessive breakfast to date, I ... Read More →