Cozy Healthy-ish Dinners

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Overnight Spelt Cinnamon Rolls

Overnight Spelt Cinnamon Rolls

Surprisingly (or maybe not surprisingly) I’ve never been super into cinnamon rolls. I never had too much of an interest in making them. Most of my experiences with cinnamon buns were often overly sweet and the frosting dominated just about everything. Long story short- I just hadn’t explored or tried the right recipe. So if […]

3-Cheese Eggplant Lasagna (with a Gluten-Free Option)

3-Cheese Eggplant Lasagna (with a Gluten-Free Option)

Don’t judge me, but my love for lasagna is pretty new. I never enjoyed it too much as a kid and the few times I made it as an adult, it took a lot of time and needed more depth in flavor given the amount of time and effort it took. I originally made this […]

Instant Pot Chicken & Veggie Tortilla Soup

Instant Pot Chicken & Veggie Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup: Delicious in theory, but not always in practice. I’ve wanted to like chicken tortilla soup for a while. Sadly, every time I made it I found it to just be… meh. It had so much potential, but often lacked the body and flavor I expected it to have. This Instant Pot Chicken […]

Roasted Tomato & Meatball Pasta with Greens

Roasted Tomato & Meatball Pasta with Greens

I have to admit, it feels a bit odd to just be posting this recipe given how many months we’ve been making it. This Roasted Tomato & Meatball Pasta with Greens has become one of my go-to’s when I need something reliable that I know everyone will enjoy. It hits the spot on all fronts- […]

Foolproof Slow-Roasted Paprika Chicken

Foolproof Slow-Roasted Paprika Chicken

This Foolproof Slow-Roasted Paprika Chicken is perfect for a Sunday afternoon. It takes a bit of time to cook in the oven, but it’s incredibly simple, straightforward, and lends itself well to leftovers (and even a soup if you want!). If cooking a whole chicken intimidates you or you’ve messed it up before, this recipe […]

Easy Red Lentil Dal with Spinach & Butternut Squash

Easy Red Lentil Dal with Spinach & Butternut Squash

As the cold air continues to seep into the cracks of my window, all I’m craving are warming stews and soups. This Easy Red Lentil Dal with Spinach & Butternut Squash takes just a handful of ingredients, 20ish minutes, and one pot to make. It’s also great for leftovers throughout the week. I’ll be honest- […]

One Pot Green Rice with Poached Eggs & Coconut

One Pot Green Rice with Poached Eggs & Coconut

Note: I wrote this recipe “One Pot Green Rice with Poached Eggs & Coconut” as part of a bigger feature in Edible Boston’s Winter 2021 issue. The feature focused on vegetarian recipes that are straightforward, easy, and feature local winter produce. You can see the feature here on Edible Boston, as well as an edited […]

Eggplant Linguine with Walnuts & Golden Raisins

Eggplant Linguine with Walnuts & Golden Raisins

This simple vegetarian pasta dish is the perfect dish to embrace transitioning from summer to fall when you’re not quite ready to leave summer behind but the nights are cooler. This warm and cozy pasta is satisfying without being overly heavily. Cooking eggplant for a long period of time gives it a silky smooth texture […]

Cacio e Pepe Cabbage & Orzo Risotto

Cacio e Pepe Cabbage & Orzo Risotto

Note: I wrote this recipe “Cacio e Pepe Cabbage Orzo Risotto” as part of a bigger feature in Edible Boston’s Winter 2021 issue. The feature focused on vegetarian recipes that are straightforward, easy, and feature local winter produce. You can see the feature here on Edible Boston, as well as an edited version of the […]

Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Winter Squash, Kale & Chicken Sausage

Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Winter Squash, Kale & Chicken Sausage

This Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Winter Squash, Kale & Chicken Sausage is just one of the many remixes I’ve done on sheet pan gnocchi. Ever since I discovered the glory of sheet pan gnocchi in August, I’ve been remixing it with whatever veggies I have on hand. It’s hands down the recipe I’ve made the […]

Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowls

Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowls

Behind the Recipe: Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowls Dry Brining the Chicken What: Patting the chicken dry, coating the outside with salt and spices, and letting it sit, uncovered (if possible) in the fridge for an extended period of time. Why: Ingredients are minimal here, so giving time for the salt and spices to really […]

Creamy Tortellini Tomato Vegetable Stew

Creamy Tortellini Tomato Vegetable Stew

This dinner hits the nail on the head on all fronts: It works for leftovers. It’s a one pot meal and simple to make (about an hour, but most of that is simmering time) It’s full of veggies. It’s a crowd pleaser- who doesn’t like a) tortellini and b) tomato? I tend to like my […]

Weeknight French Onion Soup

Weeknight French Onion Soup

You’ll never get the restaurant version again once you see how simple and delish it is.  The key to making this on a weeknight: Make the onion soup in advance over the weekend, then enjoy it over the next few days by reheating it using the broiler to toast the baguette and melt the cheese […]

Cozy Miso Ramen

Cozy Miso Ramen

Super excited about this one- Matt had been craving ramen (and really, who isn’t given how cold it is right now) and we had just roasted a whole chicken, so I was ready to make some homemade stock. My goal was to minimize steps by combining both the step to make the chicken stock with […]

Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili

Updated Description: My ultimate go-to. It’s delicious every time, easy and straight forward to make, and great for leftovers for the week. Whenever I’m feeling a bit uninspired, tired, or just wanting comfort food, I normally make this. It’s the perfect balance of some vegetables, beans, and meat. Five years later, this is still my […]

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