Close up of honey Dijon salmon plated with wild rice and a mixed lettuce salad.

What To Eat When You Are Depressed

Some days it can feel impossible to pull yourself out of bed to do anything, much less slog around in the kitchen. But it is really important, especially when you are in a depressive slump, to nourish your body. These meals for depression are super easy, quick options to get those much needed nutrients into […]

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burst cherry tomato pasta in a bowl.

Cherry Tomato Sauce for Pasta

This vegetarian burst cherry tomato pasta is packed with flavor. From the roasted tomatoes to the balsamic reduction, this recipe is designed to tantalize your taste buds. Best of all, it requires very little effort on your part. I have banned the chopping and peeling of tomatoes for this recipe because, honestly, I’m not here […]

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Recipe for Butternut Squash Risotto

Nothing quite says fall to me like a roasted squash. While I could eat a squash all by itself, I’d way rather puree it and incorporate it into a comforting fall risotto. This butternut squash risotto is creamy and rich, without the need for a bunch of dairy products. My lactose intolerance thanks me and […]

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Close up of honey Dijon salmon plated with wild rice and a mixed lettuce salad.

How to Cook Salmon in the Air Fryer

I grew up eating salmon but there was never anything about it that truly enticed me. It has taken me close to three decades to find a cooking method that could pull me into the salmon game. Now that I have discovered how to cook salmon in the air fryer, there is no going back. […]

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A close up of thai style wild rice in a blue bowl

Thai Style Wild Rice

This thai style wild rice is loosely based off of a winning dish from the 2018 MN Wild Rice Recipe contest. I had the chance to eat that chicken thai wild rice as part of the yearly conference that we have with our growers. I enjoyed it so much that I knew I had to […]

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close up of mixed bean and corn salad.

Black Bean and Grilled Corn Salad

I love a good grill-out. Even just the smell of a heated grill gets my summer senses tingling. This black bean and grilled corn salad is a fresh, simple side dish, perfectly suited for your next barbecue. It is slightly sweet and citrusy, with fresh herbs, which is a delightful contrast to many other grilled […]

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A close up of the egg white omelet in a pan, partway cooked.

Veggie Egg White Omelet

The first time I decided to make an egg white omelet I was extremely skeptical that the flavor would entice me. I knew of it as a low calorie, high protein option buuut that didn’t mean I was going to like it. However, it turns out that egg white omelets exploit one of my favorite […]

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A close up of uncooked but seasoned asparagus on parchment paper.

Asparagus as a Side Dish

Honestly, I never get sick of eating asparagus. It is a substantial vegetable with a lot to give and when roasted, it can be drool worthy. Granted, this is coming from the woman who told her wedding caterer that she’d be just as happy only eating the asparagus and brussels sprouts they made and forgoing […]

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A close up of honey curry chicken on a pile of cooked wild rice.

Instant Pot Curry Chicken

My mom makes honey curry chicken every year for Rosh Hashana. It is one of the meals that I look forward to all year and it does not hurt that it’s made by the best mom out there. She will definitely read this post, like she reads every other one, because she is my number […]

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A close up of strawberry, chicken, and arugula salad with a balsamic dressing drizzle

Balsamic Chicken Strawberry Salad

Some days, especially in the spring and summer, I start to crave a big plate of salad. My body, having emerged from months of cream filled winter decadence, is ready for something nutrient dense and fresh. This balsamic chicken strawberry salad fits the bill perfectly. It has an excellent balance of sweet and acid, nutrient […]

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