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Zucchini Lentil Bolognese Lasagna

There aren’t many things better in the world than pasta.I crave any and every kind on a daily basis, but with the blaring summer months upon us, a big bowl of carbs isn’t always *gasp* what makes me feel best. That was the impetus for this creation — swap traditional lasagna noodles for a beautiful, […]

Carrot Bacon

That’s right, people: CARROT BACON. And before all of you, ‘Heaven-is-paved-with-bacon’ people get your panties in a bunch, just know this isn’t meant to BE bacon, but a pretty damn tasty replacement for those who would like to eat less meat or are vegetarian. My seventy eight-year-old Nebraska born father was recently given strict doctors […]

Pickled Peach Summer Salad

  Pickled Peaches for the Win! Summer is in full effect and this blaring heat calls for refreshing salads. I whipped up yesterday after scoring a bounty of ripe peaches. What’s better than straight up peaches — pickled peaches! It adds the perfect tang and acidity to a crunchy, salty, and sweet salad. Enjoy!   […]

‘Cure Me’ Chicken, Kale + White Bean Soup

  ‘Tis the season for everyone to be sick. Seriously—it’s a war zone out there full of aggressive germs with no mercy. I’ve been personally fighting off a mini sinus infection, and knew I could knock this out through good food, a ridiculous amount of neti pot-ing, and homeopathic approaches. I’ve been pounding my sinus […]

Classic White Truffle Pasta

  Pimped Out Buttered Noodles I just had the week of a lifetime. I traveled all over Italy with Lucini Italia to see Italy through their eyes and enjoy the olive harvest. I plan on sharing much more about this trip soon, but immediately need to share my truffle foraging experience. We had a gorgeous […]

Zucchini ‘Cacio e Pepe’

Buon Appetito! Cacio e Pepe is a classic Roman pasta dish which means “cheese and pepper”. It’s a testament to the statement, “less is more”. It’s absolutely delicious and a quick solution to a rumbling belly, but I wanted to find a way to create it without the heavy feeling of cheese and pasta. Zucchini […]

Coconut Cream Fruit Bowls

    My Sweet Tooth’s Hero!   I’m more of a savory person than sweet, but when my sweet tooth aches, it aches hard! I keep chocolate bars around for those hankerings, but sometimes they just don’t hit the spot. I need something more purposeful. An actual dessert with a spoon instead of breaking off […]

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Lemon Shrimp

    Slap Ya Mama Good! I had a long, full weekend of work and travel and found myself staring into space in my bathrobe once I returned home, wondering what I was going to eat for dinner. I was so tired that I thought I’d have a dinner of broth and call it a […]

Golden Beet Pasta with Okra

  Pantry Pasta to the Rescue! I had a full morning with very little fuel. I kicked off the day by teaching a local class for Under Armour at Belk, followed by a martial arts conditioning and sparring class that had me resembling a ripe, drenched tomato by the end of class. I ran a few […]

Sweet Potato ‘Pasta’ with Spicy Vodka Sauce

Different Than the Real Thing, Baby! . . . .and different is a good thing! I’ve gotta say, I’m in a pretty committed relationship with my spiralizer. Dr. Will Cole has me off grains for a while as we work on strengthening my digestion, so I’ve been replacing my deep affinity towards pasta with veggie noodles […]