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 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 →

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’s 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 →

Spaghetti Marinara with Poached Eggs - this is my new thing. SO good! | pinchofyum.com

Spaghetti Marinara with Poached Eggs

Mmk, so here's the thing. Poached eggs on spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce issss basically the best thing ever. And I've been eating it all week. Just try to stop that dinner train, I dare you. Either move outta the way or jump on this one because here ... Read More →

Green Mexican Rice with Corn - the perfect simple summer side! 240 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Green Mexican Rice with Corn

It's green magic! This week I found a treasure in my school mailbox --> a collection of recipes clipped out from a magazine with a little stickie note from a friend next to one of the recipes that said: green rice? Thank you, food blog, for letting every ... Read More →

Spring Quinoa Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette - peas, bacon, fresh herbs, almonds. Serve on spinach for fresh take-to-work lunches! | pinchofyum.com

Spring Quinoa Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Freshy fresh in my mouth! Sometimes salads can be so so good. This week it was my birthday! Wait, did I already say that? I think I might have also already mentioned that special love that I have for pressies and gifts and pretty things with bows on them. I ... Read More →

Creamy Poblano Mushrooms with Polenta - a simple, unique vegetarian dish with spicy, warm, spoon-licking flavors. 350 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Creamy Poblano Mushrooms with Polenta

Just go ahead and just laugh. I can take it. This is SUCH a weird looking recipe. I almost didn't share it because I was too, um, shy. I mean, shy about how it looks. As I blissfully ate every last bite from the big bowl sitting on my lap on the couch in ... Read More →

30 Minute Healthy Broccoli Cheese Rice - just like broccoli cheese soup, but more filling and nutritious! 320 calories. | pinchofyum.com

30 Minute Healthy Broccoli Cheese Rice

  For my food self, this is a yummy yummy good good week. Mostly because I have a little collection of leftover containers holding what's left of this delicious homemade Rice-A-Roni-esque meal. Two options right now: 1) judge the fact that I just likened this ... Read More →

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Sausage Bake with White Cheese Sauce

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Sausage Bake with White Cheese Sauce

I look at this picture and my mind goes yumyumyumyumyumyum. I'm frozen. Stuck. Can't stop the yum track in my head. IT'S SO LOUD. And my eyes are starting to glaze over. It's like what the blue screen of death does to computers but it's just, like, in my ... Read More →

20 Minute Lemon Pesto Penne - baby broccoli, oven roasted tomatoes, pesto, fresh lemon, feta, and basil. My husband says it's his new favorite. | pinchofyum.com

20-Minute Lemon Pesto Penne

Sometimes my favorite blog recipes are the ones that I don't make for the blog. This is one of those times. The tang of the tomatoes, the chewy whole wheat pasta, the tender-crisp baby broccoli, the creamy melted feta + the firm crumbly feta, plus the ... Read More →

Green Goddess Detox Salad - avocado, almonds, spinach, pea shoots, and healthy homemade Green Goddess dressing. Healthy + yummy. | pinchofyum.com

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 →

Skinny Spinach Lasagna - layers of ricotta, spinach, noodles, sauce and cheese. 250 calories of yum!. | pinchofyum.com

Skinny Spinach Lasagna

This just in: we got a Costco membership. More accurately, we got a Costco membership so we could get a TV. HOLD THE PHONE I know I know I know. If you've been a reader, a) you just got 100 sweet friend points, and b) you already know our TV dilemma. The ... Read More →

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad with Lemon Dressing

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad

Favorite salad. I say that all the time, and in theory it's a total oxymoron, but lately salads are my favorite way to get all the food I want to eat (flavor, texture, color, nutrition, give me everything) all on one plate. I know, I'm a food hog, and salads ... Read More →

Quick Homemade Ramen - dried ramen comes to life with fresh vegetables, herbs, and homemade stock in just in 20 minutes! | pinchofyum.com

Quick Homemade Ramen

Truth: I went to an adorbale Japanese bistro last weekend. I ordered (a long name that I don't remember) udon noodles. Mind: blown. I couldn't stop thinking about that delicate broth and those golden crunchy tempura flakes on top, not to mention the thick, ... Read More →

Healthy Mexican Casserole

Healthy Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn and Peppers

So, memes? The weird pictures with the snarky, random text captions right on the photo? I am that person who tries to act smart and professional when using social media but is secretly obsessed with memes. I mean, we're talking meme LOVE. I don't know ... Read More →

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Healthy Mac and Cheese

No, really. I mean it. Healthy Mac and Cheeeeeese. Like mac and cheese that is healthy. Noodles with sauce that will secretly give you vegetables. Creamy sauce without boatloads of butter and flour. Favorite comfort food that packs a little ... Read More →

Simple Caramelized Brussels Sprouts - golden brown, just crispy enough, 20 minutes to make. | pinchofyum.com

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Maple Orange Glaze

The thing about caramelized brussels sprouts is that they are a) adorable, b) delicious, and c) healthy, because they're like baby cabbages disguised as beautiful food. On our Washington, D.C. weekend getaway, I found various forms of brussels sprouts on ... Read More →

Thai Curry Sauce - super simple, extremely versatile, and so addicting. I have this one memorized! | pinchofyum.com

Red Thai Curry Sauce

Alternate titles for this post: I Am Dying of Happiness. The Sauce To End All Sauces. Just Try To Control Yourself. Curry In A Hurry. How To Crave Vegetables 24/7. Deliciously Spicy Stuff. But Not Spicy-spicy. But Spicy. Flavor ... Read More →

Simple Garlic Butter Mushroom & Provolone Melts | pinchofyum.com

Simple Garlic Butter Mushroom & Provolone Melts

Hiya team. Team MUSHROOM. You're on that team, right? If you're not, let me attempt to hypnotize you in three two one zero ... Read More →

Stir Fried Singapore Noodles - fresh, simple, delish. | pinchofyum.com

Stir Fried Singapore Noodles with Garlic Ginger Sauce

True confession: I think I've been living the life of 13-year-old for the last, um, 17 days. If I had to guess the average time that I've been waking up over this beautiful time called winter break, I'd say 10am. Which pushes back my average lunchtime to 3pm ... Read More →

Super Easy Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna - a handful of simple ingredients for a healthy family dinner. | http://pinchofyum.com

Super Easy Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna

Yesterday I saw the movie Frozen. This is going to really date this post for future readers, but worth it. Because I have to talk about how cute it was. If you're not familiar, Frozen is a Disney movie, um excuse me, musical. A Disney musical. All about ... Read More →

Garlic Tostones: Puerto Rican Fried Plantains perfect with rice and beans. Simple and so addicting. | pinchofyum.com

Garlic Tostones: Puerto Rican Fried Plantains with Rice and Beans

Today I'm answering your Top Five Burning Questions about Garlic Tostones aka Puerto Rican Fried Plantains. Cause you wake up wondering about things like fried plantains, right? Yeah, that's why we go together. 1. What are they? And why are you making Puerto ... Read More →

Moroccan Salad with Cilantro Orange Dressing - so many pretty and healthful ingredients and SO much flavor. | pinchofyum.com

Moroccan Salad with Cilantro Orange Dressing

For the last hour I've been listening to One Direction. Excuse me, JAMMING to One Direction. Why am I susceptible to the music of tween girls? EEEEE. I have a crush on all pop music ever. Cause it would be totally normal that my adult ears would ... Read More →

Butternut Squash and Mushroom Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce - corn tortillas stuffed with veggies and smothered in homemade sauce and cheese for just 250 calories. YES. | pinchofyum.com

Butternut Squash & Mushroom Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

Hey, guess what? You're coming for dinner. And I made you the Real Deal Dinner. As in corn tortillas stuffed with roasted peppers, butternut squash, and mushrooms, smothered with homemade tomatillo sauce and lovingly topped with melted cheese. I was ... Read More →

Corn Pudding with Crispy Onions and Herbs

Creamy Corn Pudding with Crispy Onions and Herbs

I'm going to talk to you about corn. I am. But there’s so much else to say today. This life is some kinda crazy. It's complicated, busy, hard, and then the clouds clear and the sun comes out, until it swings back the other way again. It’s always a ... Read More →

Pomegranate, Kale, and Wild Rice Salad with Walnuts and Feta - a perfect way to freshen up the table this Thanksgiving! | pinchofyum.com

Pomegranate, Kale, and Wild Rice Salad with Walnuts and Feta

Oh my good gravy. I mean, no gravy. Just pretty Thanksgiving salad. I mean, salad that tastes like gravy. I mean, no, wait, ummm... Can't. Think. ... Read More →