5 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy in the New Year (Without Sacrificing Foods You Love)

New year, new you—you’ll hear it everywhere for at least the next three months. When January rolls around, everyone flocks to the produce aisle, crowds the gym, and cuts back on junk food in order to finally meet that health-minded New Year’s resolution they’ve been telling themselves about for years. While it’s never a bad thing to develop a healthier lifestyle, it definitely isn’t easy. … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy in the New Year (Without Sacrificing Foods You Love)

Stuffed Baked Eggplant

I’ve been growing fresh vegetables for a few months now, and I noticed yesterday that I had a perfectly ripe eggplant sitting in my garden. I wasn’t really in the mood for eggplant parm (although I do love it), so I decided to browse Pinterest for some other eggplant ideas. I came across a recipe for quinoa-stuffed eggplant and thought, “I could definitely make a … Continue reading Stuffed Baked Eggplant

Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad

I feel like side salads are a staple at backyard parties. But sometimes cole slaw gets boring, and standard deli macaroni salad always tastes a little sour to me. As someone who loves spice, my first inclination is always to make a spicy salad—one that would add a kick to the backyard menu. This Southwest salad is tossed in a jalapeño dressing, which adds the … Continue reading Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad

Cheesy Vegetable Stromboli

It can be hard to pull off a weeknight dinner when you have a million other things on your to-do list. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your kids, or your partner, putting something on the table when time is tight might lead you to settle for unhealthy takeout or a salty, fattening frozen pizza. That’s where this veggie Stromboli comes in. It’s a quick meal … Continue reading Cheesy Vegetable Stromboli

creamy tomato alfredo chicken penne

I have always been a lover of pasta. It’s the Italian in me. On the contrary, I have always been a hater of store-bought pasta sauce. It’s the Italian in me. When I go to a restaurant, the first thing I look for on the menu is the pasta section (most restaurants don’t actually have a pasta section, so it’s an automatic five stars for … Continue reading creamy tomato alfredo chicken penne