Chicken Stock in an Instant Pot

Store-bought rotisserie chicken is a meal prep wonder in my house. One of my favorite meal prep “tasks” on a weekend afternoon is processing a rotisserie chicken and then making chicken stock in my Instant Pot. I pull out my vegetable scraps from the freezer and a few fresh ingredients to make a flavorful stock. […]

Baked Berry Yogurt

This tasty recipe is perfect for when you need a quick breakfast or snack. Packed with protein, baked yogurt is an exciting new way to keep you satisfied. Mix and match the berries of your choice. Serves: 9Serving size: 1 baked yogurt cup or squarePrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 20-40 minutesTotal time: 25-45 minutes Ingredients […]

Baked Pumpkin Yogurt

This delicious baked pumpkin yogurt recipe is perfect for fall or winter! It’s also a very filling snack and packed with flavor.  Bake in a square pan or in a muffin tin for single servings. Sprinkle extra cinnamon on top before serving.  Serves: 9Serving size: 1 square or baked yogurt cupPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: […]

Hearts of Palm Pasta

The latest non-traditional noodle has made its way to Trader Joe’s—hearts of palm pasta. These tender and mild-tasting noodles are made from the center of palm trees. The Trader Joe’s version comes in a shelf-stable pouch with 3 servings. Each serving comes in at a mere 20 calories, 0 grams of fat, 2 grams of […]

Prepared tacos

Curried Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos

This versatile recipe brings together simple ingredients to produce a flavorful combination. Sweet potato, cauliflower, and bell pepper can be exchanged for other vegetables, such as carrots, russet potatoes, eggplant, or squash. The recipe calls for corn tortillas, but you could use flour tortillas, naan bread, or substitute with rice. Add optional toppings to increase […]

Prepared meal

Turkey Skillet Recipe

This recipe was inspired by a Home Chef meal my brother gifted me in exchange for dog sitting. It was so simple to make and delicious, that I knew I had to recreate this recipe. This meal comes together quickly in one pot if you have cooked grains like brown rice or quinoa already on […]

sample salmon dish

Leftover Salmon & Quinoa Salad

Batch cooking is an excellent way to have “plannedovers”–planned leftovers–that can be adapted to different dishes throughout the week. I specifically like to batch cook grains, legumes, and animal proteins. My family regularly eats salmon. To save money I will buy a bag of frozen fillets especially when they go on sale. One of my […]

Cucumber Kim Chi

Kim Chi is a staple in the Korean diet. It is usually made with Napa Cabbage and is fermented. It takes several days to make. This recipe is not fermented so it is technically not Kim Chi. It is, however, delicious and is a great side dish with salmon or other fish. It is also […]