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 →

Spicy Lentil Nachos with Three Cheese Sauce

Hello thare Monday! Today's nacho platter brought to you by homemade enchilada sauce simmered up with a lentil and grain mixture + easy, real food, homemade three cheese sauce that will give our long-standing frenemy Velveeta a run for its ... 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 →

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 →

Pumpkin Bites with Maple Glaze

Pumpkin bites! Nibbles of pumpkin love! Little sweets of morning joy! I wish I could say I wasn't this shallow, but the prospect of eating about 50 of these little guys is singlehandedly what got me out of bed this morning. That, and the fact that I would ... 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 →

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 →

Coconut Pecan Cabin Granola

It's July 3rd! Almost July 4th! 🇺🇸 WHAT IN THE WORLD. I have no idea when or where that happened or, um, better question - what I was doing while it was happening? - but psh. No time for that on this Friday before the 4th. Here I am! Granola in hand, cabin ... 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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Five Minute Single Serving Apple Crisp

Dessert today is brought to you by those end-of-fall sweet, juicy, ruby red apples that are just completely irresistible. Organic Honeycrisp, I'm looking at you. Today these apples are coated in cinnamon sugar and conveniently topped with a healthy, ... Read More →

Smoked Salmon Chowder

You guys. Smoked salmon chowder. With smoked salmon, like the fish. The pink one. But it's smoky and rustic and making me feel all moutainy and wild. WHO AM I RIGHT NOW. Mmk well, for starters, I am right here and now a vacationer in Seattle after ... Read More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

14 Smoothies For An Instant Mood Boost

I drink smoothies like it's my job. Which it is, sometimes, sort of. Which is awesome. It's TGIFriday, and here we are on the cusp (<-- really?) of the end of summer holiday weekend. It seems only appropriate to get your and my wheels turning about some ... Read More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Grilled Pineapple Pork Sandwiches

This post is sponsored by King’s Hawaiian, maker of pillowy soft sweet sandwich buns that are the vessel of choice for this grilled pineapple pork sandwich business. Check out their first ever commercial here to see people go pupule (crayyyzee!) for this ... Read More →

12 Fresh Recipes for your Summer Vacation

Greetings from beach-land! I've been on family vacation this week, and this experience, first of all, has been amazing. North Carolina has just blown my mind with its Nicholas-Sparks-esque beachy beauty and I'm all wahhhh about going home tomorrow. I love ... Read More →

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

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 →

Spicy Peanut Chicken Soba Noodle Salad

Remember when I used to have a dishwasher? I don't. Five months of washing dishes by hand means I've completely forgotten what life was like back when I had a appliance friend to help me out with my least favorite domestic chore of all the chores, ever. ... Read More →

Green Goddess Detox Salad + Vacation Pictures

You know those times when you come back from a vacation? *droopy sad face* I think I might have mentioned it a bajillion times already but we just got back from a very warm, very sunny, very extra relaxing vacation to Arizona. I'm still grieving the loss of ... Read More →