Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash

“Eat your vegetables” they said. “It will be fun” they said. I don’t think any of us fell for that as kids. One of my earliest memories is choking down a mushy cooked carrot from my bowl of pot roast that my mom made me eat. If I could have had it my way, I…

Shrimp Ceviche

This is one of those recipes that I find myself making multiple times a week, especially in the summer. I live in Seattle, where 80% of the year we see cool temperatures and cloudy weather. Since we need it so rarely, most buildings don’t have an air conditioning system – my apartment included. So, June…

Tuscan Roasted Potatoes

I love these potatoes because they’re so versatile in how you can use them. They make an excellent side dish, a flavorful salad topping, and a filling snack. Whenever I’m going to a dinner party or potluck type of event, I get several requests to bring this dish, and so far I’ve never brought home…

Caprese Salad, 3 Ways

Anyone who knows me knows that I love caprese salad. It’s my go-to dish whenever I need to pack a simple lunch, bring a side dish to a party, or simply when it’s too hot in my tiny apartment to justify turning on the oven/stove for dinner. I love it because it’s so easy to make and so…

Spicy Spiralized Sweet Potato Fries

In most cases, I’m not a big fan of sweet potatoes. I don’t exactly dislike them, but I will always opt for the regular potato option when having to choose between the two. Until I tried these fries! This recipe was super easy, and surprisingly filling too. Disclaimer, I didn’t measure exact amounts for the…

Mashed Butternut Squash

Butternut squash has all kinds of health benefits, including a high concentration of potassium and vitamin B6, which supports the immune system and nervous system. It is also a great natural source of Folate, which is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in those who are living with an MTHFR gene mutation. I have…

Cilantro and Avocado Rice

This dish was supposed to just be a side, but it ended up being my favorite part of the meal! It was a hit all around. Carbs of any kind (including rice) are not usually the best place to get your calories, but I felt better about this recipe because it is also full of…