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Summer Quinoa Bowl with Ground Sausage, Tomatoes, and Zucchini

Summer Quinoa Bowl with Ground Sausage, Tomatoes, and Zucchini

It’s summer. You don’t want to waste a lot of time cooking, but you still want to prepare meals that are healthy and nutritious. There’s a quinoa bowl for that! This Summer Quinoa Bowl with Ground Sausage, Tomatoes, and Zucchini contains fiber-packed whole grains and veggies and the protein kick of ground sausage that will keep you and your family feeling full – and avoiding that dreaded post-meal crash.

Pesto Pizza

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Subbing pesto sauce for tomato sauce on a pizza is a definite must-try! There are few things better in life, in my opinion, than homemade pesto. It makes for such a rich and flavorful pizza sauce that complex toppings are not necessary. The lovely little grape tomato more than suffices. 

Two-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Raw Cacao Nibs and Sliced Almonds

Two-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Raw Cacao Nibs and Sliced Almonds

You may have heard of the two-ingredient banana oatmeal cookie. It’s the easiest baked good to make: Take some bananas. Mash them. Add some oats. Mix and form into cookies that you bake in the oven and Bam! The healthiest cookies ever are born.

Black Bean Ricotta Gnocchi with Pancetta and Garlic Butter Sauce

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I’ve been doing some experimentation with using alternatives to standard wheat flour lately. It’s been real!

Apricot and Sliced Almond Muesli with Cinnamon- and Lemon-Kissed Yogurt

 Apricot and Sliced Almond Muesli with Cinnamon- and Lemon-Kissed Yogurt
While I was cooking this weekend, I was listening to an entrepreneur-focused podcast where both speakers started bonding over their love of make-ahead yogurt breakfast parfaits that they put together in Mason jars. I thought, how fun! What a great idea!

White Bean Lemon Dill Dip

White Bean Lemon Dill Dip
In case you haven’t noticed yet, I love making dips! Specifically, I love making dips from beans; they’re just such a great base! They’re healthy and a great source of fiber and protein. And white beans, such as northern or cannellini or navy beans, are so mild that they are quite versatile in dip-making; you can pair them with so many different flavors.

Parmesan and Pine Nut-Studded Beef Meatballs

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These meatballs are so, so, so addictively delicious, if I do say so myself! Try not to stand there and eat several right out of the pan when you first take them out of the oven like I did!

Spicy Black Bean Soup

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This soup is spicy! And I love it. This spiciness is in part because of the curry powder I substituted for cumin, which I had originally planned to use but then discovered I was out of. And the whole jalapeño and cayenne pepper added to it don’t hurt, either!

Lentil and Bulgur Bowl with Lemon Tomato Sauce

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This lentil and bulgur bowl makes it so deliciously easy to eat whole and healthy. I love the brightness the lemon adds! And it’s vegan.

Banana-Cherry Soft Serve

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Mmmmm, soft serve – always a delicious summer treat, but not something you’d want to indulge in every day of the week (remember that Seinfeld episode where that non-fat frozen yogurt they were obsessed with turned out to be anything but? Ha, ha, classic.). Unless that soft serve happens to be totally made from fruit – hello, banana-cherry soft serve!