Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint

 

Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint

All ye sweet and salty lovers, rejoice – this Watermelon and Feta Salad with fresh Mint is such a delicious, unique balance of sweet and savory flavors. And the best part? You only need THREE ingredients and FIVE minutes to throw together! This is the perfect salad for summer entertaining.

That’s right – THREE INGREDIENTS. You don’t even need any oil, salt, or pepper! You literally just lay cubed watermelon on a platter, sprinkle with feta cheese and fresh mint, and serve. It actually seems a bit silly for me to even write a post for this recipe because it’s so simple and easy. Barely a recipe.

But here you are, everything you need to know about watermelon feta salad. You’ll want to eat this every day in the spring and summer!

And what a great excuse to use some of the crazy amounts of mint I have growing right now. If you’re interested in growing your own, here’s a great resource on growing fresh mint!

Ingredients Needed

  • Cubed Watermelon
  • Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • Fresh chopped mint leaves

How to make Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint

  1. First, grab a platter.

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Sheet Pan Pizza

 

Sheet Pan Pizza

Here’s how to make Sheet Pan Pizza – an easy, fast, cheap way to make homemade pizza that the whole family will love! Everyone can add whatever toppings they want. Sheet pan pizza is the best way to make a large homemade pizza (also great for meal prep!) with very little mess or fuss – no pizza stone, no pizza paddle, just an easy homemade pizza recipe! And you only need four main ingredients and 25 minutes!

I love a good homemade pizza, but honestly, fussing with a hot pizza stone is such a pain. Trying to slide an assembled pizza onto the hot stone often ends up with me being super frustrated at things sticking or toppings falling off, all while my head is half inside a super hot oven. Not fun when your family is hangry and you just want an easy dinner!

Enter: sheet pan pizza. The crust may not be as thin and crispy as a rolled out pizza cooked on a stone. However, it is SO EASY, there is very little mess, and you can make one HUGE pizza with everyone’s favorite toppings on it. This is definitely my favorite way to make homemade pizza for these reasons!

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Mushroom and Wild Rice Pilaf

 

Mushroom and Wild Rice Pilaf

Mushroom and Wild Rice Pilaf will become your new favorite side dish! It’s packed with flavor and texture from brown butter, juicy sweet raisins, crunchy almonds, and oregano, with nutty wild rice and earthy sautéed mushrooms. You’ll love this one pot side or light main recipe all year round.

Sometimes, I love spending time on a truly amazing side dish and serving it up with something simple as a main. Side dishes have so much potential to steal the show of the meal, and this is no exception!

We enjoyed this mushroom and wild rice pilaf with simple seared salmon for dinner. But I kept going in for seconds – and thirds! – of the pilaf. This would be a great side dish for Thanksgiving or any holiday, but is delicious year round and easy enough to make for a casual weeknight dinner.

Mushrooms and brown butter are a match made in heaven (and this is a twist on one of my favorite other recipes – one pot brown butter orzo and mushrooms – made gluten-free and with a few other changes). The sweet and plump raisins and crunchy slivered almonds will have you wanting to eat this all the time – as a side, or even as a light main course!

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Chicken Marbella (Updated Silver Palate Recipe)

 

Chicken Marbella (Updated Silver Palate Recipe)

Chicken Marbella is a classic recipe from the Silver Palate Cookbook packed with sweet and salty Mediterranean flavors. Here is an updated version, made with chicken thighs, with a few other changes. The best part about Chicken Marbella is that it’s prepped and marinated the day before, so all you have to do when you’re ready to cook is bake it!

Chicken Marbella was made famous from the Silver Palate Cookbook and was popular in the early 1980s. It made a resurgence with the help of Ina Garten and other celebrity chefs, and honestly, it’s one of the best chicken recipes I’ve ever tried!

What I love about Chicken Marbella, besides the INCREDIBLE flavor, is the fact that it’s prepared ahead of time the previous day. It marinates overnight, then everything is baked when you’re ready. It’s also delicious served at room temperature, which makes it perfect for parties or picnics.

And the favor!! Sweetness from prunes and brown sugar, salty brininess from the olives and capers, tons of oregano, and white wine added before baking? Your kitchen will smell amazing and your taste buds will thank you.

Be sure to check out the video tutorial for Chicken Marbella in the recipe card below!

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Lemon Olive Oil Cake

 

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

This Lemon Olive Oil Cake is a real treat, baked with extra-virgin olive oil, which not only is a healthy fat but a delicious flavor to bake with resulting in an incredibly moist cake! The easy prep of an olive oil cake is the best part. All you need is one bowl, a whisk (no mixer required!), and a few ingredients including fresh lemon juice and zest.

I’ve been making lemon olive oil cake for years and I can’t wait to finally share it with you! It’s my go-to dessert. My cardamom spiced orange olive oil cake is a big hit around the fall and holidays, so I wanted to share another olive oil cake perfect for warmer weather or Easter dinner.

The olive oil makes this cake stay moist for days, so it’s perfect to make ahead of time. With a light, refreshing taste from the lemons, it’s a crowd-pleaser that isn’t too heavy or rich.

It’s hard to mess up an olive oil cake. There’s no butter to soften, no electric mixer required, no frosting to make (just a dusting of powdered sugar if you want), and you probably already have all the ingredients you need.

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Asian Inspired Chicken Meatballs

 

Asian Inspired Chicken Meatballs

These Asian Inspired Chicken Meatballs are packed with East Asian flavors like and ginger and scallions, coated in a sweet and sticky soy and sesame sauce! Serve over rice with a veggie on the side, toss with lo mein or fried rice, or serve with toothpicks for an easy bite-sized party appetizer.

These Asian inspired chicken meatballs are the latest in a series of chicken meatballs that my whole family have been absolutely obsessed with. Honestly I never thought chicken meatballs could be so juicy and packed full of flavor but here we are! Buffalo chicken meatballs, chicken zucchini meatballs, and now these Asian Chicken Meatballs.

With fresh green onions, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and toasted sesame oil, the meatballs on their own are amazing. Then smother them in a sticky, sweet sauce? Even better!

Best of all? These easy chicken meatballs come together in only 30 minutes. Be sure to check out the video for this meal in the recipe card below!

Disclaimer: Asia is a large continent with many types of cuisine. These meatballs reflect some flavors typical of East Asian cuisine. For simplicity’s sake for a mostly US-based audience, I’ve called these Asian meatballs, but they make no claims of authenticity for any specific East Asian cuisine.

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Chickpea Curry with Coconut Milk and Tomato (Vegan)

 

Chickpea Curry with Coconut Milk and Tomato (Vegan)

This Chickpea Curry is such an easy, healthy weeknight dinner idea! It’s a cheap, healthy, vegan meal that comes together in a half an hour. The creamy coconut milk makes it rich and luxurious with a slightly sweet flavor, and the tomatoes and lime juice add bright acidity to round it out. Taking an extra few minutes to slightly caramelize the onions and garlic add so much flavor to this simple recipe, along with the curry powder, cinnamon, and cumin.

This chickpea curry may be vegan, but even meat lovers will love it for its heartiness and flavor. There are so many reasons to eat more plants and many people have been opting to eat a plant-based diet for a few reasons – health, environmental, and cost.

Chickpeas are a healthy, CHEAP plant-based protein that are a crowd pleaser. My kids ate this up so fast! The flavors in this chickpea curry work so well together, with the unique spice blend that includes cinnamon, and slightly caramelized onions and garlic that lend sweetness to the whole thing.

And I love that the bulk of this recipe uses pantry ingredients – a can of chickpeas, a can of diced tomatoes, a can of coconut milk, and rice for serving if you want.

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Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole

 

Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole has grated zucchini in it for a boost of nutritious veggies, and you only need 5 ingredients for the whole thing! Enchilada casseroles are great because the tortillas are layered, rather than rolled, so it’s super quick and easy to assemble. It’s perfect to make ahead of time to bake later, too. You’re going to love this flavor-packed, easy chicken recipe!

Using already cooked chicken (like rotisserie, or leftover roast chicken) and store-bought jarred green salsa makes easy work out of this 5-ingredient enchilada casserole recipe.

Zucchini is added to this chicken enchilada casserole recipe not only for added nutrition from hidden veggies, but for its beautiful green color and melt-in-your-mouth texture. You’ll want to remove as much water from the zucchini as possible before assembling – I’ll go over how to do that in this post. It’s a cinch!

Be sure to check out the video for this recipe as well, in the recipe card at the bottom. Let’s get to it!

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Corn Tortillas – flour will also work, but I prefer corn for the flavor and that it’s a whole grain (and it’s more traditional for enchiladas).

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The Best Homemade Refried Beans

 

The Best Homemade Refried Beans

These are the BEST refried beans ever! Once you make homemade refried beans with bacon and onion, you’ll never go back to the canned stuff again. Best of all? It only takes 15 minutes and 6 ingredients to whip up. They’re packed with rich, savory, smoky flavor and can be used as a side for a Mexican-inspired meal, on tacos, on nachos, as a dip… or however you usually use refried beans!

These truly are the best refried beans ever. They’re bursting with flavor- smoky, spicy, simple, fresh, and decadent. And while these are made with bacon and bacon grease for extra decadence, you can easily make them vegetarian or vegan if you prefer.

Homemade refried beans are best when eaten hot and right away, but you can also make these and save them for later.

In this post I’ll explain how to make the BEST refried beans ever, and be sure to check out the video! This is such a yummy, hearty side dish that’s packed with plant-based protein. You’re going to love it.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Pinto Beans – I used canned, but you can cook them from dried beforehand if you prefer.

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Chicken and Zucchini Meatballs

 

Chicken and Zucchini Meatballs

These Chicken and Zucchini Meatballs are packed with lean protein and healthy veggies, but don’t let that fool you. These are some of the juiciest, most flavor-packed meatballs you’ll ever have! You can serve them with pasta, with a dipping sauce, as an appetizer, on a sub, or any other way you’d serve meatballs. Plus they only take 30 minutes to make and they’re freezer-friendly.

This was one of those experiments that I didn’t have very high expectations for. I mean, how can a chicken and veggie meatball really compare to a traditional beef and pork meatball?

But I was surprised and delighted by the outcome, and I think you will be too. My husband proclaimed that these are his favorite meatballs, and I have to say, I may agree. I’ll always have a place in my heart for the real thing, but these chicken zucchini meatballs are so delicious, AND healthy, that I’ll use them as my default meatball from now on!

As a bonus? My kids LOVED them. They’re a great way to hide veggies, and zucchini has that perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture when cooked the right way.

In this post I’ll show you how to make these easy chicken meatballs, as well as dry out the zucchini so the meatballs stay together well and aren’t too liquidy.

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A Truly Delicious Green Smoothie

 

A Truly Delicious Green Smoothie

This green smoothie is truly delicious – I promise, you’ll actually look forward to eating it and your body will thank you for it! This green smoothie is packed with spinach and even cucumber, but balanced with the two things bitter greens need most: fat and sugar. Bananas, pineapple, apple, and mango add vital sweetness and tons of nutrition, and a little avocado adds a vibrant green color as well as healthy fats.

Since splurging on a Vitamix blender, I can’t seem to stop making smoothies. And these green smoothies are my favorite kind to make – I’ve been having one in the morning every day for the past couple weeks and I can’t tell you how energetic and healthy it makes me feel! The boost of energy is similar to having a cup of coffee.

My secret to the BEST green smoothie ever: fat and sugar. Bitter green veggies NEED them. It’s why I roast brussels sprouts with bacon and maple syrup, and why I massage kale salad with a sweet maple and olive oil vinaigrette. Fat and sugar balance out the bitter flavor of green veggies. And when you’re enjoying a smoothie, bitter is the last thing you want!

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English Muffin Tuna Melts

 

English Muffin Tuna Melts

A classic tuna melt on halved English muffins is such a delicious, fast, easy, and cheap dinner option for those evenings you don’t want to cook. You probably already have everything you need for it!

This tuna melt recipe features classic tuna salad, with a mayonnaise base, celery, and my two favorite add-ins: green onions and sweet relish. You can use any tuna salad mix you like.

For this recipe, the English muffins are sliced and placed in the oven while it preheats, resulting in a nice toasty crispy base for the tuna that holds up and never gets soggy.

This is also a great way to use up any bread you have lying around, and those cheese remnants taking up space in your fridge. Anything goes here!

So grab some English muffins (or any bread you like), a can of tuna, and some cheese and let’s get to it!

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Canned tuna – I recommend solid white albacore packed in water. If you use a tuna packed in oil, you’ll want to use much less mayo.
  • English muffins – I used Thomas’s, but there are plenty of healthy, whole grain options widely available like Dave’s Killer Bread and Ezekiel.

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

 

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are the perfect poppable, snackable, dippable, add-to-salad-able, delicious bites you need in your life! Simple chicken meatballs are baked then tossed with homemade buffalo sauce. It’s a healthier alternative to traditional wings, fun to make – and less messy to eat, too.

I’m such a sucker for anything buffalo, but traditional wings come at a cost. Wings are already pretty fatty on their own, and if you order buffalo wings in a restaurant, they’re likely breaded, deep fried, and THEN tossed in a butter-laden buffalo sauce.

These meatballs, on the other hand, are made with lean ground chicken, baked, and tossed with a buffalo sauce that’s a little lighter on the butter (without skimping on flavor). They’re perfect for serving on game day as an appetizer with blue cheese dressing for dipping, or throwing in a salad.

Let’s learn how to make these awesome, juicy chicken meatballs (which are great on their own, too!), as well as how to make homemade buffalo sauce with ketchup added for extra flavor and thickness while taking the butter down a notch.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Ground chicken – or turkey
  • Breadcrumbs – homemade breadcrumbs, panko, or regular are fine, as long as they are unseasoned.

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Avgolemono Soup (Greek chicken soup with lemon and egg)

 

Avgolemono Soup (Greek chicken soup with lemon and egg)

Avgolemono Soup (Greek Chicken Soup with Lemon and Egg) is, for sure, without question, the best soup in the world. Avgolemono sauce is stirred into a basic chicken and rice soup, which is a luxurious sauce made of emulsified eggs, lemon juice, and hot broth. The result gives the soup a rich and creamy texture without any added dairy, plus it’s packed with nutrients like protein and vitamin C!

Avgolemono is everything you’d ever want out of a soup. It’s simple and light, yet hearty and satisfying. It has a luxurious creamy texture, but there’s no milk or cream anywhere. That’s just the Avgolemono sauce- eggs mixed with lemon juice and thoroughly emulsified and tempered with hot broth, then added into the soup. It also adds a really interesting foamy texture to the top of the soup – look closely at the photo above. See the tiny bubbles? Think gin fizz. Absolutely delightful.

What is Avgolemono Sauce?

Roughly translated, Avgolemono means “The nectar of the gods.” Just kidding. It means egg-lemon sauce (avgo=egg; lemono=lemon). In this case, it’s stirred into chicken and rice soup.

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Egg Roll in a Bowl

 

Egg Roll in a Bowl

The Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe is here to save you and your dinner! It’s everything you love about an egg roll, made in one skillet in only about 20 minutes. Aromatics are sautéed with ground pork (or other meat or meat substitute), cabbage, and carrots in a simple umami-packed sauce for a one-pot meal the whole family will love!

It’s easy to make this egg roll in a bowl paleo/whole30 compliant, or even vegetarian/vegan by using a ground meat substitute like beyond meat. It’s low carb and keto, if you’re into that kind of thing, as well as easily adaptable to be gluten-free.

But what I love most about this recipe is how EASY it is and how delicious it tastes! It’s everything you love about egg rolls from your favorite Chinese restaurant, but without the wrapping and frying. Let’s get to it!

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Ground Pork – pork is commonly used in egg rolls and works well here, but you can use another ground meat of choice, like beef, turkey, chicken, or a plant-based substitute like beyond meat.
  • Green onions
  • Fresh ginger – ginger powder can be used in a pinch
  • Fresh garlic – garlic powder can be used in a pinch
  • Shredded cabbage – you can just get a bag of coleslaw mix if you prefer not to shred by hand!

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Sheet Pan Sausage and Sweet Potatoes

 

Sheet Pan Sausage and Sweet Potatoes

Hello, sausage and sweet potato sheet pan dinner of your dreams! You only need five ingredients and a few minutes of prep for this easy, healthy sausage sheet pan meal, and best of all – you’ll only have one dish to wash. It’s cheap and healthy too. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Hooray!

I’ve made this sausage sheet pan dinner once a week for the past two months. I’m excited to share it with you – I was finally able to resist diving in long enough to grab photos and write the recipe down!

The BEST part about this recipe is that you just need a sheet pan – which means only one dish to wash. The OTHER BEST PART about this recipe is that you only need five ingredients, including whatever seasoning you feel like using. Oh and ANOTHER BEST PART is that it’s healthy and easy and you can use whatever sausage you want. Oh, and the leftovers are amazing for breakfast. There are a lot of best parts about this easy recipe!

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Sweet Potatoes – you can use white potatoes, or a mix, if you like.

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Easy Leftover Ham Recipe Ideas

 

Easy Leftover Ham Recipe Ideas

If you’re looking for a recipe to use leftover ham from Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter dinner, or just a cheap way to use a prepared ham steak or hock from the store, these leftover ham recipes are sure to be winners! This is a collection of delicious, easy ways to use ham in recipes.

Some of these use ham meat, and some use a ham bone. So make sure you don’t toss those leftovers – even the bone! Save leftover ham to make one of these easy, scrumptious, and healthy recipes.

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Delicata Squash Egg-in-a-hole

 

Delicata Squash Egg-in-a-hole

These Delicata Squash Egg Cups are like an egg-in-a-hole, without the bread. If you’re looking for a fun and delicious way to eat more veggies for breakfast, look no further! Delicata squash is sliced into thick rings, pan-fried, and an egg cracked into the center then fried to perfection. What’s even better is you only need two main ingredients and 20 minutes for the whole thing!

Whether you’re looking for a low-carb egg-in-a-hole recipe, a whole30/paleo breakfast option, or just have some delicata squash you want to use up, this easy egg cup recipe is sure to fit the bill. Not only do they come out beautiful, but this breakfast recipe is healthy and delicious as well.

And since you can eat the skin of a delicata squash, there’s very little prep to this. No peeling! Hooray!

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Delicata Squash – you can use another squash that you don’t need to peel, like acorn or honeynut, or even a very large zucchini or summer squash if you have one.
  • Eggs
  • Olive oil, salt, and pepper

How to make Delicata Squash Egg Cups

  1. First, prep the squash.

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Make Ahead Breakfast Tacos

 

Make Ahead Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast Tacos are an easy make-ahead breakfast recipe perfect for a crowd or meal prep. Just layer the ingredients on tortillas (I use refried beans, scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese, but there are so many other options including vegetarian or vegan), wrap in foil, and keep warm in the oven until you’re ready to serve! You can make them a few days in advance for super easy meal prep, or even freeze them.

These are perfect for a quick brunch idea or for house guests who may get up at different times throughout the morning. They can be made for easy meal prep, then refrigerated or frozen until you’re ready to reheat them. You can even make them to take camping, and warm them up over a fire! And despite their name, breakfast tacos are perfect for lunch or dinner as well.

Whatever reason you have for making these breakfast tacos (not that you need a special reason), you’ll love how tasty and easy they are!

All we do is layer our fillings in a tortilla, roll up and wrap in foil, and place in a warm oven until we are ready to serve (keep reading for instructions for reheating them from the fridge or freezer).

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Maple Roasted Delicata Squash with Goat Cheese

 

Maple Roasted Delicata Squash with Goat Cheese

This easy Roasted Delicata Squash recipe features squash tossed with maple syrup, olive oil, salt, and pepper, roasted, then topped with crumbled goat cheese and pomegranate seeds before serving. The goat cheese melts perfectly on the warm squash and the flavor combination is out of this world! This is an impressive, colorful side dish easy enough for a weeknight but beautiful enough for a holiday dinner – and best of all, no peeling the squash!

I’m just coming in hot with a last-minute side dish perfect for Thanksgiving, or any fall or winter feast. When I saw delicata squash at my local farm I couldn’t resist. With the tender skin that you can eat (no peeling- woo hoo!), and sweet and tender flesh that melts in your mouth, delicata squash is one of my favorite squashes to cook.

This delicata squash is roasted with maple syrup for perfect caramelized edges (you can also use honey). Then, it’s topped with crumbled goat cheese (or feta) and garnished with sweet, juicy pomegranate and some bright fresh herbs. You can eat this as a side dish or even pile it on top of greens, like arugula or spinach, for a salad that will knock your socks off.

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24 Crockpot Thanksgiving Recipes

 

24 Crockpot Thanksgiving Recipes

These Slow Cooker Classic Thanksgiving Recipes are such an easy way to put your crockpot to good use this holiday season! How many times have you prepared Thanksgiving dinner only to have your oven fill up completely? Or worry about cooking times overlapping?

Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be stressful if you are hosting or in charge of bringing something- especially if you have a slow cooker! You can cook LITERALLY ALL of your favorite classic Thanksgiving dishes using your trusty crockpot, saving you labor, stress, and most of all- oven space.

You can make everything from the Thanksgiving turkey to cranberry sauce to cocktails to sides to dessert in your slow cooker. And you can usually assemble everything the day before in the crockpot. Just turn it on the next day! So bust out one of the best small kitchen appliances for busy people and plan on one of these classic Thanksgiving recipes in your slow cooker!

(By the way, here’s my favorite slow cooker that I use all the time!)

This post originally appeared on Bowl of Delicious on November 19, 2015. It has been republished with new recipes and more pertinent information.

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Greek Roasted Cauliflower Loaded with Feta and Herbs

 

Greek Roasted Cauliflower Loaded with Feta and Herbs

This Greek Roasted Cauliflower features cauliflower florets roasted to perfection with garlic, oregano, and lemon zest, then topped with crumbled feta cheese, fresh herbs, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil before serving. You’re going to want this flavor-packed, low carb Greek side dish at every meal!

Y’all love my Mexican Inspired Roasted Zucchini, featuring spicy roasted zucchini topped with cilantro, lime, and cotija or queso fresco. So I thought I’d make a similar recipe, Greek style, with cauliflower!

Honestly I’m all about interesting side dishes, especially when it comes to veggies. It’s easy to make healthy vegetables the star of the show by putting some effort and lots of flavor into them. You can serve this Greek roasted cauliflower for dinner and just pick up a rotisserie chicken from the store and you’re good to go for dinner!

This low carb Greek side dish is a fun way to switch things up from the norm, and it goes with so much – chicken, salmon, shrimp, meatballs, etc. You can even use it as a base for a Greek cauliflower bowl, topped with gyro-style meat, cucumbers, and drizzled with a yogurt sauce.

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Brown Butter and Maple Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Mash

 

Brown Butter and Maple Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Mash

There’s so much flavor in this mashed butternut squash with sweet potatoes, with rich nutty brown butter, sweet maple syrup, and fresh rosemary! It’s the perfect sweet and savory balance that complements the delicious natural flavor of the squash and sweet potatoes. The vegetables are halved and roasted peel-on, so no need to peel and dice the veggies, meaning less prep and hands-on time.

One of the best parts of this recipe is how hands-off it is. Roasting the vegetables before mashing them makes the flavor and texture SO good. And while the squash and potatoes take a while to roast in the oven, the hands-on and prep time for this recipe are very quick and easy.

Peeling and cubing the vegetables before roasting would, in theory, create more surface area to get caramelized and seasoned while roasting, resulting in more flavor. But I’ll do almost anything to avoid peeling veggies, especially hard-to-peel ones like butternut squash. Here’s the compromise: The halved squash and sweet potatoes are scored in a crosshatch pattern on the surface before seasoning and roasting, peel ON, creating more nooks and crannies for the flavor to seep in and surface area to get caramelized with no peeling required.

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Dad’s New England Fish Chowder

 

Dad’s New England Fish Chowder

This Fish Chowder is my Dad’s recipe, and the real deal creamy New England version, made simply with cod (or another whitefish), potatoes, and onions, and a base of clam juice, milk, and cream. The key to perfect fish chowder is poaching the fish gently so it perfectly flakes apart. This recipe enhances the flavor by scalding the milk with onion, to infuse the onion flavor throughout, with a wonderful blend of herbs and spices. You’re going to love this easy fish soup recipe!

My dad came to visit last week, and lucky for me, he made his famous fish chowder! I was able to snap some photos and work with him to document his secrets, which I’m sharing with you in this post.

This New England Fish Chowder is the REAL DEAL. Creamy, rich, and quite simple. At its base are just fish, potatoes, and onions. But this fish chowder is made extra delicious with a few secrets:

  1. The addition of choice herbs and spices (bay leaves, thyme, nutmeg, and chives)
  2. Using onion-infused scalded milk (way easier to make than it sounds, I promise)
  3. A simple technique of gently poaching the fish so the flakes stay intact and meaty, meltingly tender, and not overcooked.

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Grilled Lamb Chops

 

Grilled lamb chops with fresh herbs and lemon wedges on a platter.Learn how to grill lamb chops + get the best marinade for grilled lamb chops with this easy recipe! It takes just minutes to prep and cook. Get The Recipe Grilled Lamb Chops

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The Best Low Carb Keto Ice Cream Recipe

 

Low carb keto ice cream recipe in a scoop.See how to make keto ice cream with just 4 ingredients! It's the best sugar-free low carb ice cream recipe I've ever made. You won't believe how EASY it is to make this keto friendly ice cream recipe. Get The Recipe The Best Low Carb Keto Ice Cream Recipe

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Strawberry Almond Milk

 

Side view of strawberry almond milk in glass bottle.Strawberry almond milk combines juicy ripe strawberries and creamy non-dairy milk into one delicious drink. No sugar or fake ingredients! Get The Recipe Strawberry Almond Milk

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Gluten-Free Keto Crab Cakes

 

Gluten free keto crab cakes close up on a plate.Make the best gluten free keto crab cakes at home, with simple ingredients (no breadcrumbs), in just 30 minutes! They are flavorful and easy, with plenty of crab meat and a perfect golden crust. Get The Recipe Gluten-Free Keto Crab Cakes

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Paleo Coconut Flour Tortillas

 

Coconut flour tortillas folded over on a stack of more coconut wraps.Coconut flour tortillas need just 3 ingredients and have 1 net carb each! Low carb paleo tortillas are perfect for wraps, tacos, and more. Get The Recipe Paleo Coconut Flour Tortillas

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Cloud Eggs Recipe

 

Baked cloud eggs on a plate with a forkLearn how to make cloud eggs in just 15 minutes! This easy, fluffy cloud eggs recipe needs just eggs, salt & pepper, plus 5 irresistable variations to try for eggs in a cloud. Get The Recipe Cloud Eggs Recipe

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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

 

Glass with shrimp cocktail and avocado.This easy Mexican shrimp cocktail recipe (two options) is made with simple ingredients in just 10 minutes, and features the best zesty, fresh shrimp cocktail sauce. Get The Recipe Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

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Healthy Lemon Chicken Piccata

 

Lemon chicken piccata in a braiser pan.With a few fresh ingredients and no white flour, you can have this healthy lemon chicken piccata recipe on the table in just over 30 minutes! Get The Recipe Healthy Lemon Chicken Piccata

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Crab Stuffed Salmon Recipe

 

Crab stuffed salmon recipe picked up with a spatula.This baked crab stuffed salmon recipe looks fancy, but is quick and easy to make with common ingredients. You'll love this easy crab stuffing for fish! Get The Recipe Crab Stuffed Salmon Recipe

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Keto Lemon Meringue Pie

 

Slice of keto lemon meringue pie on a plate with a fork.Keto lemon meringue pie has layers of sweet flavor and just 3g net carbs! Learn how to make sugar-free lemon meringue pie with natural ingredients. Get The Recipe Keto Lemon Meringue Pie

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