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 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 made […]

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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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mushroom chili twice baked potatoes

mushroom-chili-twice-baked-potatoes

These mushroom chili twice baked potatoes combine the comforts of a pot of chili with cheesy taters for a delicious autumn meal! I love it when warm, cozy comfort food is stuffed into another comfort food classic!  That’s exactly what happened when this chili twice baked potato was born! Hearty, beef and mushroom chili – […]

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creamy rosemary mushroom pasta

creamy rosemary mushroom pasta

This creamy rosemary mushroom pasta is the perfect bowl of warm comfort on a cold winter night. Made with brown rice pasta and greek yogurt for a healthy twist on classic pasta. All this talk about a New York blizzard is making me crave comfort food!  This creamy concoction was easy to throw together and […]

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light tomato soup

A creamy, light tomato soup thickened without cream is the perfect supper companion for your broccoli cheddar grilled cheese sandwich! I’ve never been a big fan of soups until fairly recently. Now I can’t get enough! Since my obsession started, I’ve tried everything from Creamy Mushroom to Split Pea and yet one of my all […]

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broccoli pesto soup

broccoli pesto soup

This broccoli pesto soup is a delicious and easy way to get more vegetables in your diet. You use frozen broccoli that you can always keep on hang making this a perfect last minute dish. Inspiration for my recipes usually comes from cook books, restaurants, and seasons. Sometimes inspiration  hits simply because I happen to […]

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roasted asian chicken

Roasted asian chicken is a delicious main course that you don’t have to babysit. I love being able to throw something together and let the oven do most of the work. This is precisely one of those recipes. Just whisk all the marinade ingredients together, toss with the chicken, and roast in the oven. You […]

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broccoli cheddar grilled cheese

broccoli cheddar grilled cheese

You have to check out this delicious broccoli and cheddar grilled cheese sandwich! You can eat it on its own or dip in a bowl of light tomato soup. Ohhhh myyyy gooodnessss…I’m getting hungry just writing this blog post! Everyone knows broccoli and cheddar are a stellar combination, but slapping them between two slices of […]

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vegetable mexican casserole

vegetable mexican casserole

Sautéed onions, mushrooms, and zucchini “hidden” in a delicious vegetable mexican casserole that even the kids will gobble up! In the mood for lasagna but not willing to go to two separate stores to pick up the whole wheat noodles and the rest of my ingredients, I dreamed up this little creation while strolling the […]

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