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 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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cajun oven fried chicken

oven fried chicken

This cajun oven fried chicken is a delicious way to enjoy fried chicken without all the fat and calories. Cajun spices and panko bread crumbs create a perfectly crispy crust and the buttermilk brine keeps the meat really juicy and delicious. Remember the movie, the Sandlot? I love the scene where the boys are playing […]

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weeknight turkey meatloaf

gluten free turkey meatloaf

This [gluten free] weeknight turkey meatloaf is my family’s go-to dish when we want to cook in advance and have meals prepped for the week. Living in Silicon Valley means both my husband and I commute up to 2 hours every day. Topping off a long work day with a stressful drive in traffic doesn’t […]

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roasted eggplant beef moussaka

eggplant beef moussaka

Roasted eggplant beef moussaka is a delicious weeknight meal and you’ll love this lightened up version of the Greek classic. Moussaka reminds me of a Greek take on lasagna (my favorite food ever!) and I love that it utilizes healthy eggplants instead of pasta. In traditional recipes the eggplants are fried and the entire dish […]

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baked turkey meatballs

turkey meatballs

Baked turkey meatballs are the perfect meal when you’ve had a long day at work and you need to get a healthy dish on the table fast! Instead of frying individual meatballs on the stove you can bake an entire sheet in the oven all at once; saving you time and calories without sacrificing flavor. […]

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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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Persian eggplant lentil stew – gheymeh bademjan

persian eggplant lentil stew gheymeh bademjan

My passion for cooking started many years ago as a desire to eat anything other than the constant Persian food being served at my house. Ironically enough, one of my favorite things to cook nowadays is the delicious food of my beloved homeland. Gheymeh Bademjan (eggplant lentil stew) is one of my all time favorite […]

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classic beef stew

I have this classic beef stew cooking and the house is filled with fragrances of rosemary, red wine, and beef. The simmering stew fogs up the windows and warms the house on a crisp December day. Nothing comforts me more than a hot bowl of stew on a cold day – I hope you enjoy cooking […]

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quinoa turkey stuffed peppers

easy stuffed peppers

Make ahead quinoa turkey stuffed peppers are packed with protein – this is what’s for dinner tonight! Six months of marriage down and many more blissful years to go!  The first few months of marriage have been nothing short of magic. Kenny is my best friend and biggest supporter and he’s incredibly easy to love. I’ve […]

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roasted veggie beef chili

beef and roasted veggie chili

Make this one pot roasted veggie beef chili dinner Sunday night and eat for several days during the week! A personal vow I made after getting married just a few months ago is to always serve my family a home cooked dinner. I live and work full time in Silicon Valley, where the pace of […]

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beef enchilada casserole

beef enchilada casserole

Beef enchilada casserole is the perfect meal when you’re in the mood for Mexican food but you’re too lazy to wrap individual enchiladas! The addition of lean ground beef gives you a healthy dose of protein and keeps you full for longer!

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