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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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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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The Best Garlic Herb Cheesy Potatoes

This post is sponsored by Kettle Brand, who I love for making classic, delicious kettle chips with nice, normal ingredients - and for helping me create the best cheesy potatoes that have ever ever EVER touched my lips.B-E-S-T. You guys I haaaaave toooo. ... Read More →

Six Ingredient Sausage Potato Pie

Six Ingredient Sausage Potato Pie

Dear Sausage, Potatoes, Eggs, and Cheese and that bake into something magical, ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡.Friends, meet Six Ingredient Sausage Potato Pie. This beauty is sort of like an egg bake in the most delicious of all the ways, except 1) no bread, 2) no soaking ... Read More →

Ten Last Minute Thanksgiving Side Dishes

10 Last Minute Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Last minute? Me? umm, never.It's Sunday and yes, I do feel the need to talk more, again, still more, just one last time about Thanksgiving. I KNOW. I don't deserve you.If you have your life figured out and you're always good at time, no need to keep ... Read More →

Loaded Turkey Panini for all your Thanksgiving leftovers

Loaded Turkey Panini (For Thanksgiving Leftovers)

Oh hi there.Meet my golden brown panini of melted Muenster cheese, turkey, cranberries, crisped sage, pear slices, goat cheese, and bacon. No but seriously. THAT JUST HAPPENED.Bjork has had this long-time obsession with a panini slash grilled cheese ... Read More →

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Healthy Quinoa Chicken Curry Bowls

And so it begins!This recipe was lovingly cooked, photographed, and snarfed down in .3 seconds from the very new, very bright, and very extra delicious Pinch of Yum kitchen! WELCOME FRIENDS. ♡In honor of the awesomeness of bright colors popping out of ... Read More →

Easiest Garlic Mashed Potatoes - made entirely in the bowl of a slow cooker for easy prep and clean up! And that roasted garlic flavor - YUM.

Easiest Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Can't stop can't stop can't stop.Garlic mashed potatoes. They have my heart.And you guys, I pinkie promise something: these are the easiest ever. I mean, nothing deserves the Easiest Ever badge of honor like a recipe that can be made in the a kitchen ... Read More →

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Bacon and Brussels Sprout Salad

Busting out the brussels sprouts today!And the b-b-b-b-bacon. As if there were another way.So there's a holiday coming up and it starts with T and ends with hanksgiving. We food lovers know this holiday well because it's the perfect time for us to say ... Read More →

Garlic Butter White Wine Shrimp Linguine

Garlic Butter White Wine Shrimp Linguine

Food and wine friends! Hi and welcome to my pasta shrine.First things first: I’m super excited that today’s post is sponsored by one of my favorites: Barefoot Wine. *raising the roof* This week I’ve partnered with them to create this simple and elegant ... Read More →

Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs with Pesto Veggies

Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs with Pesto Veggies

This post is about eggs and kale too, but really, it's about the goat cheese.The creamy, tangy, soft and crumbly goat cheese.Do you guys love goat cheese so much? and you can't stop putting it on every single food you eat in order to continue sneaking ... Read More →

Garlic Butter Spaghetti Squash with Herbs packed with pine nuts and Gruyère cheese. 300 calories. | pinchofyum.com #squash #vegetarian #recipe

Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Herbs

Me and spaghetti squash, sitting in a tree.This is exactly how I like to eat my veggies: tossed with sauteed garlic, toasted pine nuts, fresh herbs, and a handful of grated Gruyère cheese. I mean, honestly. The combination of delicate flavors and textures ... Read More →

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Asiago White Beans with Farro, Kale, and Tomatoes

Good news: ONE POT and FIVE INGREDIENTS to yummmmmmy.This recipe -- side note: can we still call it a recipe if it's 5x easier than mac and cheese from a box? doing it -- is for hungry hungry hippos like yours truly who want 1) HEALTHY and 2) EASY food ... Read More →

Healthy Jalapeño Quinoa Corn Dip

Jalapeño Quinoa Corn Dip

Everything jalapeño ALL ZE TIME.Let's just state the obvious right now: I'm cooking from the basement. It's weird. Last night I made pasta in a rice cooker that tasted like medium-icky mush with jarred pesto (hoorah!) and cherry tomatoes on top. And there ... Read More →

Sticky Garlic Chicken with Broccoli

Sticky Garlic Chicken and Broccoli

You guysss. Today is a Totally Absolutely Completely Spicy Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Monday.These tender, juicy, flavor-pumpin' chicken pieces are first baked to a golden crispy perfection, then dipped in sauce, then re-baked to get that sauce all soaked ... Read More →

Creamy Tomato Lasagna Florentine

Creamy Tomato Lasagna Florentine

Get your face right in there.You're like, wait, though, isn't that too close? PUH-LEEZ. You and I both know that a person can never be too close to those browned lasagna edges that are the perfect amount of chewy, and that's exactly why we like to hang out ... Read More →

30 Minute Ancho Turkey Chili

30 Minute Spicy Ancho Turkey Chili

So here's the deal: I'm obsessed with this chili.It's hearty, zippy, and feel-good with Tex-Mex toppings that make my head spin in the best possible chili-loving way. And I know say this almost all of the time about 99% of the foods that I make and eat, so ... Read More →

Cheesy Chili Dip - this version of the game-day favorite is MADE FROM SCRATCH! No processed cheese or canned chili - just fresh, flavorful ingredients. 250 calories. | pinchofyum.com #chili #dip #gameday #appetizer

Homemade Cheesy Chili Dip

Waell, looks like we're going to have to stuff our faces with favorite game day foods two posts in a row. Hmm. Darn.When it comes to party food game food snack food etc, I have a deep and borderline inappropriate love for cheesy dips bubbling away inside ... Read More →

Garlic Butter Mushroom Risotto - super simple! white wine, garlic, mushrooms, butter, spinach, and creamy risotto. 350 calories. | pinchofyum.com #vegetarian #recipe #mushroom #risotto

Garlic Butter Mushroom Risotto

I've got a pile of golden brown sauteed garlic butter mushrooms and delicately wilted spinach heaped over a pan of warm, creamy, Parm-speckled, white wine soaked risotto that are just looking for a good time.Just do a little raise-the-roof action if you ... Read More →

Super Simple Jerk Chicken

Super Simple Jerk Chicken

We're keeping it simple today like whoa whoa super super simple. Kick yer feet up. Grab a magazine. Actually, don't, because this is going to be done so fast you won't even have time to say Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.Before I really get into the chicken, ... 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 →

Hot Ham and Cheese with Bacon and Caramelized Onions

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches with Bacon and Caramelized Onions

This post is sponsored by King's Hawaiian. Bring me all the bunss.Firstly, HOT HAM AND CHEESE I LOVE YOU.Secondly, the bike ride. I survived!Thirdly, school is starting soon! Like, August and then September. Some of you Southern friends might have ... 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 →

Big Cluster Peanut Butter Granola

Big Cluster Peanut Butter Granola

O-la!Friends? Get yoselves ready because here come the Big Clusters marching down bloggy avenue. Your snacking, breakfasting, and crunchy-sprinkled-topping will never be the same. These are happy granola hailstones of epic peanut-buttery-delicious ... Read More →