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Spicy Brazilian Burrito Bowls

đź’Żđź’Żđź’Żđź’Żđź’ŻThe 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 →

Bai5 Jam-1-2

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 →

Vegetarian Pad Tha-2-2

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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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 →

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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 →

Pesto Noodles with Shrimp-1-2

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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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-1

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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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 →

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Frosted Blueberry Lemonade

Today's vibrant smoothie recipe post is sponsored by our good friends at Bai5! Bring on the healthy smoooooothies.So maybe I went ahead and jumped the gun on summer a little bit.April? I could have sworn it was, like, July or something.After a ... 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 →

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 →

Crockpot Quinoa Chicken Primavera-7

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 →

Inner Goddess Raspberry Breakfast Bowls

Inner Goddess Raspberry Breakfast Bowls

Poof!Just like that, the inner goddess is back.Last time she brought desserts, and this time she's taken the form of vibrant mango raspberry breakfast bowls loaded with glow-worthy nutritious ingredients and topped with everything beautiful and nice, ... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Artificial Lighting for Food Photography

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 →

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 →

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Holiday Detox Green Apple Smoothie

You won't even believe this right now: IT'S SNOWING.I'm sitting on the couch and looking out at the world of white as the sun starts to come up in our little Yum Sweet Home neighborhood, watching the cutest kiddos run out to their bus stops with ridiculous ... Read More →

One Pot Spanish Chicken and Potatoes with a simple, fragrant tomato and garlic sauce. 360 calories.

One Pot Spanish Chicken and Potatoes

Humble, rustic, vibrantly fresh One Pot Spanish Chicken and Potatoes, you say?Yes okay CAN DO. I'm very much down widdat.One Pot Spanish Chicken and Potatoes is one of those recipe names where you read it and say, mmm! yumm! sounds so good! .... ... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →