beef and mushroom stew

beef and mushroom stew

This beef and mushroom stew is a simplified twist on the classic beef stew and it’s just as delicious! Perfectly browned beef, savory mushrooms, and a low and slow cooking process makes this stew absolutely perfect for those chilly winter months. Meaty cremini mushrooms, savory cuts of beef, with all the umami goodness of tomato paste and […]

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cincinnati chili with parmesan spaghetti squash

healthy cincinnati chili

This spicy Cincinnati chili with parmesan spaghetti squash is a healthier take on the midwestern favorite. Traditionally, Cincinnati chili is made with spiced ground beef and beans and poured over white spaghetti noodles. I left out the beans and swapped in a vegetable (spaghetti squash) for the noodles. Authentic Cincinnatians might find these swaps blasphemous […]

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spicy sausage and pepper baked penne

spicy sausage and peppers baked penne

This spicy sausage and pepper baked penne is a delicious one pot meal. You’ll love the combination of spicy Italian sausage, tons of healthy vegetables, and the fact that it’s made in one pot from start to finish! Working full time and commuting makes it difficult to get a warm meal on the table in […]

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classic chocolate chip cookies

classic chocolate chip cookies

There’s nothing more comforting than the sight of soft, classic chocolate chip cookies stacked next to a cold glass of [almond] milk! As much as I love squares of dark chocolate, enjoyed at random times throughout the day, I can’t resist a quality, home made cookie that features my beloved chocolate with the added benefits […]

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classic spaghetti and meatballs

classic spaghetti and meatballs

Classic spaghetti and meatballs with a healthy sepcooks twist! This tried and tested family favorite features baked meatballs, and bright simple tomato sauce, heaped over brown rice noodles. My sister, Jasmine, and I spent many nights in 2014 binge watching the entire Sopranos series. We spent hours Saturday nights drinking wine, eating charcuterie platters, and […]

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rustic weeknight lasagna

rustic weeknight lasagna

Delicious, simple, and hearty, I make this rustic weeknight lasagna early in the week and we’re eating good until the middle of the week! Lasagna has always been one of my favorite foods. In my mind, nothing brings the family together quite like the aroma of fresh baked lasagna topped with a blanket of golden […]

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roasted garlic cauliflower soup

roasted cauliflower soup

Roasted garlic cauliflower soup is the perfect starter to any holiday meal. Roasting the cauliflower brings out a nutty rich flavor that tastes delicious with aromatic garlic. This dish is really easy to put together and only contains a few ingredients. You can roast the cauliflower in a large batch and easily double or triple […]

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