Simple 5 Ingredient Baked Falafel

Okay, guys. I'm so super excited even though the picture suggests that I have lost my food mind. Here I am, after being gone for a few days (why does it take me like five years to recover from the workshop?!) and THIS is what I hit you with. That's right - ... Read More →

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

Life, why are you so ____? (insert any adjective ever) And carrot cake smoothie bowl, why are you so yummy? 👅 I mean, seriously, why? and how? This is nothing more than a few carrots, some pineapple, a dusting of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla, and a ... Read More →

Garlic Kale and Brown Rice Salad with Lemon Dressing

Today's post is sponsored by Kettle Brand! Their Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper chips are taking this holiday-friendly salad to the next level. Return of the salad! Except it's not really a salad. Which is a good thing in our house - like for the ... Read More →

Spicy Popcorn Chicken Bites

Today's post is sponsored by Kettle Brand Chips! Crunchy-fun times ahead.  Game day!, uh, more like food day! Game day food day is my favorite kind of day. You know what I mean - those Sunday afternoons, sitting around in comfies, snacking on ... Read More →

5 Minute Kale Pesto

ooooh that kale pesto, I'm tellin ya. 💋 I know it sounds like the most crazy thing. First of all, KALE. Annnnd already we've lost about half. But I don't stop there. No, I go right on ahead and make this a VEGAN kale pesto, and I'm left with, like, three ... Read More →

Lemon Chicken Piccata with Grilled Bread

Today’s post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes - we ♡ their European Style Super Premium Butter with all the heart-eyed emojis. Is it just me or is chicken starting to be awesome again? Through the last few years, Pinch of Yum aka my-personal-self went ... Read More →

Crispy Salted Tostones

Plantains, my sweet little loveys! ♡ Is this not the most perfect Friday food? These golden brown, crispy, salty tostones are my favorite of all the favorites. French fries - yes. Onion rings - okay, twist my arm. But tostones - GIMME NOW. There is never ... Read More →

Autumn Glow Salad with Lemon Dressing

Dear diary, I'm in love with a salad. A non-green salad. That's right - it has no greens and I'm finding that refreshing. But, like, the opposite of refreshing. Comforting? Like a big warm hug that radiates deliciously roasty glow-power straight into me. ... Read More →

5 Minute Blender Enchilada Sauce

Quick and easy sauce, quick and easy post. I use this sauce or similar variations of it in so many recipes - it's definitely time for this little life hack to get its own space as a real recipe on this here blog. I better start with the disclaimer that ... Read More →

Creamy Miso Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Today’s yummy lettuce wrap post is sponsored by Grapes from California! 🍇 Okay, first things first. Miso + crunchy peanut butter + chili spiced chicken + grapes. It doesn't even make sense, you say. Oh, but friend, it most definitely DOES. It's a ... Read More →

Crockpot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

In honor of this recipe, and the first day of fall, I'm putting the brakes on. 🍁🍁🍁 Which means a short post today. (I just looked at this block of text 👇 and realized that my perception of short is way off. Thank you for not judging.) This recipe ... Read More →

Garlic Basil Chicken with Tomato Butter Sauce

Today’s post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes! I’m super excited to be using their new European Style Super Premium Butter in this recipe because, um, Tomato Butter Sauce? Yeah. Welcome, welcome, friends! And may I introduce you to what may be my new ... Read More →

Mushroom Gnocchi with Arugula and Walnut Pesto

This post is sponsored by DeLallo and we are using their (drumroll) luscious potato GNOCCHI in this recipe! Warning: it's extremely delicious. The mushrooms are baaa-aaack! With walnut pesto. If you haven't noticed 😁 I'm stuck in the most ... Read More →

Anything-You-Have Coconut Curry Soup

Well, well, well. Soak it all up, friends --> the glory that is this rainbow veg bowl which is turning my face into a permanent heart eyes emoji. 😍😍😍😍😍 Yesterday, when it was Sunday and I couldn't think more than Weekend Thoughts, I drafted this ... Read More →

Simple Mushroom Penne with Walnut Pesto

Today's post is sponsored by LAND O LAKES®! I'm super excited to be using their new European Style Super Premium Butter in this recipe because --> 👅👅👅. Some of you good people who are on this website right now are looking at this picture and just ... Read More →

Pitcher Style Margaritas for a Crowd

Give me a second, I'm just reflecting on the fact that this is going to be the last weekend of summer. 😭 Minnesota in the fall might be the most divine places on earth, but, ugh. Summer. WHY. The struggle is real. Regrouping in 3... 2... Today we've ... Read More →

Easy Homemade Flatbread Crackers

Today's post is sponsored by Alouette! Their cheese with these crackers - 👌🏼! Just stop for a second and think about this: you, sitting outside, with a crispy, golden brown assortment of Homemade Flatbread Crackers, soft cheese, a glass of wine, ... Read More →

Rockin’ 5 Ingredient Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

OH CHILI BEANIE! What can I even say? We ♡ this healthy, spicy, extremely basic and wonderful turkey chili loaded with everything sweet potato and yummy. Fun fact: if I were still a teacher, I'd be going back to school today. But instead, I'm sitting at ... Read More →

Green Goddess Quinoa Summer Salad

It's Fresh Start Monday! At the risk of sounding annoyingly excited about a Monday morning, I have to say - I love a good fresh start. Especially after weekend eating that includes sushi takeout with an emphasis on the shrimp tempura rolls, BBQ eatings from ... Read More →

5 Minute Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Hey all you sauce lovers of the internet! 👯 I am just popping in quickly today to share this avocado cilantro dressing / sauce / lover of my soul before heading out into the busy work day to do all those bloggery things that are so secretive and ... Read More →

Five Minute Cashew Sauce

Oh glory be. 👼🏼 That right there is a big bowl of wonderful that is going to change your vegan life. Wait, not vegan? Me neither. CARRY ON EVERYONE. This is a luscious vegan cashew sauce that can sub for just about anything thick and creamy and ... Read More →

Roasted Tomatoes with Goat Cheese Polenta

This this this this this! 👆 Do you even need me to say anything else? Can I be excused? I have a ton of things to do today, like mostly make more goat cheese polenta. Also high on the list today - get back to my real life! which includes writing this ... Read More →

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Florentine Pasta

Today's post is sponsored by DeLallo! They make the most delicious sun dried tomatoes which you'll see pictured here 👆🏽 swimming in a luscious cream sauce. Don't mind if they do. GAH! Lover. This stuff is yummy. 💋😍 I have some truths to tell you ... Read More →

Creamy Cauliflower Sauce: Video

It's a video day! 👆🏽👇🏽 Is it even a secret that this old recipe for Creamy Cauliflower Sauce is one of my favorite recipes of all blogging time? And I think it's safe to say it's a reader favorite as well. Right now that little old post has something ... Read More →

5 Minute Honey Mustard Sauce

This post is sponsored by Wholesome! - we used their organic honey in this recipe! Sweet, sweet creamy honey mustard sauce, I love you so! Honey mustard sauce means a lot of different things to me, but mostly what it means is that when I make it, I ... Read More →

Spanish Shrimp with Garlic Bread Sauce

Shrimp in garlic bread sauce! No, but GARLIC BREAD SAUCE. 🎯🎯🎯 What the WHAT. This blog has reached new levels of delicious insanity. I'm going to start this post by convincing you that, in fact, garlic bread sauce is not as weird as it sounds. More like ... Read More →

Creamy Spinach Sweet Potato Noodles with Cashew Sauce

Stop right there. Ummm what is this? Sweet potato noodles? CASHEW SAUCE? 😳 First of all, y-u-m. Secondly, it's true. I'm going fake-vegan-rogue on you today. In terms of actual real life serious commitments, I'm not a vegan or a vegetarian. But I ... Read More →

Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls

This this this this thisssss. 😍😍😍 I am eating this Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl for L & D every day right now and I guess you could say it's going alright. Alright as in --> creamy coconut curry sauce clinging to brown rice noodles (these are ... Read More →

Spicy Southwestern Salad with Avocado Dressing

Avvvvvocado! Calling all the avocado lovers. *whole world raises hand* Today's southwestern salad is so super simple and classic - just spicy golden roasted sweet potatoes tossed with sweet corn, black beans, chopped romaine lettuce, and a cool n' creamy ... Read More →

Homemade Brown Sugar Baked Beans

Well, lookee here! This pot o glory is the new-to-me wonder known as HOMEMADE BAKED BEANS. They are saucy, semi-creamy, brown sugar sweet + smoky bacon salty, and deliciously comforting. Just five basic ingredients at work here: bacon, onions, navy beans, ... Read More →

Triple Berry Refrigerator Jam

This post is sponsored by our friends at Bai5! We absolutely love their naturally sweetened, antioxidant-infused, yummy, fun drinks. Carry on and drink Bai! Voila! And just like that, there is homemade jam in my refrigerator. Happy times, happy ... Read More →

Rainbow Vegetarian Pad Thai with Peanuts and Basil

Once again, NOODLES. Here we are again, just me and my big bowl-o-noodles... and a few veggies, and a lot of sauce, and a handful of fresh basil and cilantro....  a fork, a hungry mouth, a heart-eyes emoji... ugh. This reunion with me and cooking could not ... Read More →

4 Ingredient Creamy Vodka Steak Pasta

Al-right-al-right-al-right, now ladies. YEAH! 🎶 Let's make some steak. This recipe goes out to all the guys who like steak, to all the ladies who like 4 ingredient recipes (PS. why am I even using the word "ladies" right now? dislike), and to my girl Sage, ... Read More →

10 Minute White Bean Artichoke Basil Toasts

So I'm kind of having a moment with artichokes. Just even writing that out makes me almost be able to taste their tangy-deliciousness in my mouth, even though I just ate a nice big breakfast of peanut butter pancakes and coffee and somehow it seems like a ... Read More →

Lemon Herb Salmon Burgers

Today's post is sponsored by DeLallo! And, um, just in case you hadn't noticed, Pinch of Yum ♡'s DeLallo. Salmon burgers! WHO AM I! This is totally not something I would normally think to make, because 1) 90% of what I eat right now is Magic Green Sauce, ... Read More →

5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken and Asparagus! Friends. today is a throwback Monday. Last week I stumbled across an old recipe (well, it's only about a year old, but things get old fast in the inter web world - okay, fine, especially in my hungry food world) ... Read More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →