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Easy Mexican Chicken Quinoa Casserole

Hi there Wednesday!Can I interest you in a mid-week pick me up of Mexican Chicken Quinoa Casserole involving a pan piled high with blistered peppers, salsa-ified quinoa, black beans, spicy chicken, and Pepperjack cheese? Suhhhweeeeet, that's what I ... Read More →

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15 Minute Spicy Shrimp with Pesto Noodles

Happy Memorial Day!And I guess 15 Minute Spicy Shrimp with Pesto Noodles Day, too!Today I'm doing the unthinkable and cutting myself off from my usual habit of writing every word known to man in one single post. I KNOW. I literally woke up this morning ... Read More →

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12 Magical Ways To Use A Food Processor

Honestly, my whole life has been leading up to this moment.It's time for me to come clean: Pinch of Yum is really just a place for me to publicly document the progression of my major love affair with my food processor. That's all it is, you guys. It has ... Read More →

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Creamy Garlic Herb Mushroom Spaghetti

Okay, this is capital L-O-V-E on so many levels.I know - technically, this probably would have been a better fit for Meatless Monday. It's a nice way to change up spaghetti and make it something a little more veg-friendly and, um, what's the word? ... Read More →

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5 Minute Homemade Peanut Butter

You guys.I DID THIS.I made it. On my own, with, like, real peanuts.In five minutes and NOT EVEN JOKING.This is The Peanut Butter of peanut butters. It's peanut butter like you've never seen before. Or have you? If you've made your own peanut ... Read More →

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Thai Yellow Chicken Curry with Potatoes

Why hello, my love.And when I say my love, I most definitely do mean this creamy, savory-sweet, Thai Yellow Curry that is rice's best friend + my idea of food heaven. ♡The thing is that I don't normally post on Thursdays, but sometimes life tells you ... Read More →

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Easy Thai Yellow Curry Paste

And all the curry lovers, please stand up!Truth: I just shoved a jar of yellow curry paste in your face on a Wednesday morning and you didn't even close the browser window on me. YOU ROCK.Today's recipe (**dat yellow curry paste!**) is a lot of ... Read More →

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20 Minute Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Greetings from Minnesota in May on a Monday Morning!Eew, I'm annoying.Let's try that again.Hi, friends! It's Monday after a beautiful, brunch-filled weekend celebrating All The Mothers and we're going to start talking about this cheesy, saucy, ... Read More →

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Queso Stuffed Poblanos

Okay, so I have some major things to tell you.First of all, these Queso Stuffed Poblanos are everything. HONESTLY.Those mild, delicious green poblanos are cut in half and filled with a fluffy white rice mixture that has been simmered in a quick ... Read More →

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The Best 3 Ingredient Grilled Chicken

We need to talk, like, big time.This is the easiest and best way I've ever made chicken EVER. Period. I'm not even going to beat around the bush about it - you need to know the secret to this 3 Ingredient Grilled Chicken right this very second.The ... Read More →

Thai Summer Rolls

Thai Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce

It's SUMMMAHHHH.No, it's not really. I lie. It's actually the 2nd day of May. And even May isn't safe - sometimes you still get the Sn word in May when you live in the Northland.But just look at that picture and try to not feel all like SUMMMAHHHHH. ... Read More →

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Super Easy One Pot Lasagna

Shout out to our friends at DeLallo for cooking up the incredible sauce and whole wheat oven ready noodles that MAKE this lasagna - and for sponsoring this post!Ohhhk yuhssssss.It's just, like, way too obvious, but my love for this is out of ... Read More →

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Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

Well well well well well. What have we here on a Monday morning?To my hungry eyes, this looks like soft, sweet Medjool dates stuffed with creamy, tangy goat cheese wrapped in salty, smoky bacon and baked to crispy-soft perfection. And stuck with a lil' ... Read More →

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Healthy Sweet Potato Skins

These sweet potato skins! They're baaaaack!These little guys were my first "viral" recipe originally published in October of 2011 - and today, April 25th, 2015, I'm bringing them back to life and dying with food happiness all over again. It's the circle of ... Read More →

Super Easy Lentil Quesadillas Recipe - melted Pepperjack cheese + a spicy lentil and brown rice filling. Easy, made from scratch, crockpot friendly, vegetarian comfort food! | pinchofyum.com

Quick and Easy Lentil Quesadillas

It's time for another round of MEATLESS MONDAY!I actually sort of get annoyed by the fact that Meatless Monday is a thing, but hooray! We're there. We're doing this.This round of meatlessness features the most beautiful, yummy, vegetarian comfort food ... Read More →

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Rainbow Power Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

Color! Texture! Beautiful food in a bowl!There's so much good going on here, guys. The carrots and zucchini get all ribboned up into shreds, and the chickpeas get roasted with a little spice, and just like that, the 5 minute Magic Green Sauce finds ... Read More →

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5 Minute Magic Green Sauce

I've been just WAITING for the right time to share this sauce, and by waiting I do definitely mean hoarding.Friends, readers, good sauce loving people of the world: let me introduce you to 5 Minute Magic Green Sauce.Loaded with avocados, garlic, ... Read More →

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Lightened Up Whole Wheat Fettuccine Alfredo

Today we are giving a big huge virtual hug to my favorite whole wheat pasta makers at DeLallo for sponsoring this post. Pasta, pasta, and more pasta!Once upon a time, I had this idea to make an Alfredo sauce out of cauliflower. Remember that? ... Read More →

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Quinoa Black Bean Crockpot Stuffed Peppers

It's the best Monday in all the Mondays!Er, what? Monday and best in the same sentence? I know, but I have my reasons.Let's just pause for a second and add these crockpot stuffed peppers into the picture of your day.These Quinoa Black Bean Crockpot ... Read More →

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw

It's almost hard to talk about it these shrimp tacos, that's how much I love them.What we have going on here is delicious spice-loaded shrimp layered on smashed avocado topped with a cabbage slaw that is heavy with a homemade creamy lime sauce and topped ... Read More →

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30-Minute Sesame Mango Chicken Teriyaki

Hi friends! And happy weekend.I am coming to you live on a Saturday morning because this 30-Minute Sesame Mango Chicken Teriyaki is too good to wait any longer. It's a special day when I can find a chicken recipe that I actually like - and that kind of ... Read More →

30 Minute Sesame Roasted Sweet Potatoes

30-Minute Sesame Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Do you love sweet potatoes?Meee tooooo.And as of recently, I love roasted sweet potatoes with sesame oil, cilantro, tahini, and sesame seeds drizzled all over the place. Hello awesomest, randomest, most fancy-feeling-easy-snack-turned-dinner.Sesame ... Read More →

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Crockpot Quinoa Chicken Primavera

Happy happy green green!How wonderful is spring produce? Tender-crisp asparagus, peas, and pesto are making an appearance in this super easy recipe that resembles a quinoa chicken casserole but can be made with minimal prep in a cozy little crockpot. ... Read More →

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Simple Coconut Green Smoothie

Today's healthy glowing coconut green smoothie post is sponsored by my new friends at Bai5!You guys, I am on a green smoothie KICK. And when I say kick, I mean I'm in this phase where I'm doing a green smoothie every Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday ... Read More →

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One-Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils

Oh, for the love of that humble little lentil.They're cheap, they're adaptable to any recipe, they're easy to make and store, and they are considered a power food that is somehow the nutritional fountain of youth. Not complaining, yo. To reiterate the ... Read More →

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Chopped Thai Shrimp Salad with Garlic Lime Dressing

It's time for another version of Chopped Salad Deliciousness.And I am not mad that this version includes spicy jalapeño garlic shrimp, chopped carrots and edamame, roasted cashews, baby spinach, and the lightest, crispiest, most addicting little golden ... Read More →

20 Minute Ancho Chicken Tacos

20-Minute Ancho Chicken Tacos

It's Monday!We're back from vacation!And Minnesota is experiencing some awesomely WARM WEATHER.Those three things + these 20-minute ancho chicken tacos are a force to be reckoned with in my life right now.Let's just get this out of the way ... Read More →

Simple Homemade Tomato Soup

Simple Homemade Tomato Soup

Hallooooo, March!And hallo, last month of soup weather. Right? RIGHT? Although, let's be honest - I would not be sad if I ended up eating this for 12 out of 12 months of the year. This homemade tomato soup could love me all year long.I based this ... Read More →

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Roasted Tomatillo Chicken and Rice Bowls

Roasted Tomatillo Chicken and Rice Bowls! I've been waiting for uuuuuu.Let's just cut right to it --> the main idea here is that you eat a big bowl of savory, spicy, tangy AND creamy chicken with tomatillo sauce piled on rice and topped with colorful ... Read More →

Roasted Veggie Pita with Avocado Dip

Roasted Veggie Pitas with Avocado Dip

Top o' the Roasted Veggie Pita with Avocado Dip Monday to ya!Bleh. Do you just want to kick me sometimes?There is only one reason that it is a Top O' The Monday kind of morning, and it is not the fact that I'm battling a throat-attacking cold, or the ... Read More →

Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Garlic Ginger Sauce

Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Ginger Garlic Sauce

It's Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps Day!Which is obviously my best kind of day. Even if it is a Monday which, in my previous life as a teacher, would have been a holiday, which, in my current life as a blogger, I now don't have as a holiday because I have ... Read More →

The Best Simple Kale Salad featuring a lemon and olive oil dressing, homemade breadcrumbs, and Parmesan cheese. YUM!

Toasted Bread and Parmesan Kale Salad

I might have just crossed the line: Bread, Parmesan, and Salad all typed together in the same recipe title.So, uhmmm, yes - this IS the best day of 2015 so far, thanks for asking.It's almost hard for me to describe how much I love this salad AND I KNOW ... Read More →

Skillet Chicken with Bacon and White Wine Sauce

Skillet Chicken with Bacon and White Wine Sauce

Hello crispy, saucy, delicious skillet chickaennn!You guys, I've got to be honest with you. I've had some ups and downs with chicken over the last decade - okay okay okay fine, maybe it's been mostly downs. But the good news today is that things are ... Read More →

Grapefruit Mojito for Two

Grapefruit Mojitos for Two

I'm feeling the pretty pink love in the air!Not even because it's almost Valentine's Day (which I pretend to not care about but definitely do care about ♡) but mostly because these Pretty Pink Grapefruit Mojitos for Two have become a deliciously regular ... Read More →

Thai Yellow Curry with Beef and Potatoes

Thai Yellow Curry with Beef and Potatoes

I am 120% sure that this is what my food dreams are made of. -->Like most recipes in my life, this one starts and ends with the sauce. That velvety rich, fragrant, warming Thai yellow curry sauce with hints of coconut sweetness, flecks of green ... Read More →

Chopped Chicken Sesame Noodles

Chopped Chicken Sesame Noodle Bowls

I'm kind of having a moment with noodles.Or, like, five million moments over the course of January 2015. The only reason I was compelled to make this in the first place was because it was time to move on from the Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice ... Read More →

Date Night Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese

Date Night Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese

LOVE is for the way I look at mushrooms, goat cheese, spinach, and light creamy-sauce-coated pasta with a generous crackle of pepper over the top.And luhhhhve is for the way I eat it all. ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ <-- just to make sure you're getting where I'm going ... Read More →

One-Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes with Goat Cheese

One-Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes

Can you even believe this?That I'm making a spicy ancho chili homemade tomato simmer sauce (whatever you do, don't look back at the last month of recipes to check if this is my new obsession, but for real please don't) to cover a crowd of spicy, salty, ... Read More →

Mushroom Poblano Posole Verde

Mushroom Poblano Posole Verde

First of all, my mouth is in love.With rich sauteed mushrooms and poblano peppers cooked with tomatillo salsa, broth, soft white hominy, a handful of nutty, chewy bulgur for extra texture and depth, and cilantro and lime to finisheroff. It's got a zing of ... Read More →

Skillet Chicken Tortilla Pie

Skillet Chicken Tortilla Pie

Monday! Bam. You sneaky thing.Skillet Chicken Tortilla Pie is my every Monday's dream dinner. For whatever reason, Monday is almost always the one day of the week where I'm tempted to go out for dinner, have Bjork pick up sushi on the way home (♡), or have ... Read More →

Braised Beef Ragu with Polenta

Crockpot Braised Beef Ragu with Polenta

You guys, I'm totally in love.With this yummy tomato-saucy braised BEEF. As in beautifully browned and slow cooked meat.Like, what is even going on in the best possible way.As evidenced by recipes like these overwhelmingly Veggie Lentil Curry Bowls ... Read More →

Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles

Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles

2015, I love you already.This salad is the flavor bomb of my life. I am trying to really put into words how much my mouth loves this combination of fresh and unexpected flavors, crunchy-filling textures, and nutritious food power. But mostly all I can do ... Read More →

10 Cozy Casseroles - Perfect for Winter Meals

10 Cozy Casseroles for Winter

It's a new year! And it's cold outside.Like, brrr. I drove over to Caribou Coffee this morning for a one-shot-of-syrup Ho Ho Mocha (can't let go, guys, I just can't) and during my frigid 3-minute drive, all I could think about were the cozy, creamy, ... Read More →

Lentil Curry Bowls with Cashew Cilantro Sauce

Lentil Curry Bowls with Cilantro Cashew Sauce

And now, I will present to you THIS.THIS being one of my most obnoxiously crazy, out of control, too many things all in one bowl but SO GOOD food creations of 2014. It should probably be called, in it's truest deepest most honest self --> Rice and ... Read More →

Winter Power Quinoa Salad

Winter Rainbow Quinoa Salad

I'm so thrilled that today's post is post is sponsored by my favorite fruit of all time -- those golden, juicy, and delicious Opal apples. Major virtual high five to Opal apples for being amazing to eat and extra-amazing to eat in salads like this one.You ... Read More →