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Spicy Brazilian Burrito Bowls

ūüíĮūüíĮūüíĮūüíĮūüíĮThe end. And thanks for coming mmkkay baiyyyy!Kidding. I should - WILL - stop obsessively eating¬†this beautiful bowl of fried plantains, black beans, seasoned rice, and garlic cilantro lime slaw for at least two seconds so I can share the spicy, ... Read More →

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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 →

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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 →

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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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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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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 →

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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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 →

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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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 →

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 →

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 →

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. ‚ô°‚ô°‚ô°‚ô°‚ô°‚ô°‚ô° <-- 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 →

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 →

Spicy Sofritas Tofu and Pinto Beans - just like the Chipotle! Make your own vegetarian or vegan bowls at home - YUMMY!

Spicy Sofritas Veggie Bowls

THIS, my friends.This is tofu.This is delicious, sofritas tofu. Think chipotle peppers, think roasted poblanos, think garlic and salsa and fresh cilantro pureed into a sucker punch sauce and poured all over your tofu, gently simmering it into flavorful ... 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 →

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Candied Walnuts

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Candied Walnuts

Who-ho-ho-hoa. What a weekend!Real live kitchen appliances, more sparkly snowflakes, an annual friend group viewing of Christmas with the Kranks, roasted sweet potato salads with candied walnuts and creamy almond butter dressing, and everything else good ... 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 →

Healthy Alfredo Mushroom Pasta Bake

Healthy Mushroom Alfredo Pasta Bake

It's baaaack!Creamy cauliflower sauce, I mean. How long has it been now? Years? I first posted the recipe for that garlicky, creamy, healthier Alfredo type sauce in 2012, and then in 2013 I wrote a whole bunch of other recipes including a whole ecookbook ... 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 Gruy√®re 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 Jalape√Īo Quinoa Corn Dip

Jalape√Īo Quinoa Corn Dip

Everything jalape√Īo 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Five Ingredient Green Pasta Salad

Five Ingredient Simple Green Pasta Salad

Today‚Äôs 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 →

Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti Pie. The End.I'm definitely resisting the urge to add 27 more descriptors to the name of this recipe. Perfect Baked Spaghetti Pie // Sticky Spaghetti Pie with Marinara // Garlic Marinara Spaghetti Pie with Pan Sauteed Vegetables and Fresh Herbs. ... Read More →

Smoked Gouda Mushroom Quesadilla - quick, easy, and colorful! Hits the spot every. single. time. | pinchofyum.com

Smoked Gouda Mushroom Quesadillas

It's like this: I ‚̧ Tex-Mex.I've always loved Mexican food (read: an excuse to douse food in salsa) and my food senses will always steer me in the direction of a Mexican restaurant when it's that glorious time to do my favorite thing of all time which is ... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →