Main Dishes

Weeknight Wins: Easy Main Dishes! Discover fuss-free & flavorful recipes for weeknight dinners. Perfect for busy schedules & happy bellies! My favorite recipes include this Pesto Pine Nut Pizza, Italian Sausage + Burrata Penne Pasta, and The Best Mushroom Pizza.

Mexican Tomatillo Soup


| mexican tomatillo soup | I know, I’ve been on a MAJOR sweet bender. Please forgive me. I hear from my friends that they want more quick, savory dinners, so this is for you…just in time for Cinco de Mayo. And it’s healthy. And quick. Did I say that already? It’s ticking all the boxes on the type of meal I…

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Harissa Turkey Sliders + Feta-Harissa Secret Sauce


harissa turkey sliders + feta-harissa secret sauce Hi. How’s it going? Last month I was posting three times a week and this month I’m all, yawn, stretch, roll over and nap. This recipe has been tested and photographed for weeks. Just sitting around, looking pretty, waiting for its call time. I love harissa. But you know that, right? We’re pretty…

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Braised Datil Chicken with Olives + Oranges


This was one of those recipes that sneaks up and just kinda happens. I had a friend over, it was around Christmas, late afternoon, and we were testing my pomegranate cocktail. I was like, could you pleasseee do me this favor and she was like FINE, I’ll come over. Late afternoon quickly gave way to dinner time and we needed sustenance.…

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Dirty Baked Potato Soup


dirty baked potato soup{ quick + healthy dinner } No joke, we’ve made this four times in the past week. Yes, it’s in the healthy-sphere of cooking, and in spite of that fact we can’t stop shoving it in our faces because it is so completely delicious. I like to think I eat just like you. During the week, I try…

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Pomegranate + Burrata Salad


pomegranate + burrata salad { christmas eve } I love love love Christmas Eve. We always open one gift (pajamas), a tradition leftover from when I was a kid, and we always make pizza. Over the next week I’m going to share my Christmas Eve dinner with lots of recipes and tons of make-ahead tips. If you haven’t heard me…

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Harissa Pizza With North African Sausage + Yogurt Dipping Sauce


Don’t panic. This looks like a lot of work, but it’s not. Everything can be made ahead and each item in itself doesn’t take long to throw together. Additionally, many of the ingredients overlap, so you’re not buying as much as it looks like you need to. AND, lastly, there are actually several meals in here: North African Burgers, Pizza…

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Cheddar Corn Chowder


cheddar corn chowder I have been on a bit of a soup bender lately. It’s not just because cool weather is finally closing in on us and I’m no longer walking around with sweat streaming down my body and pooling in any crevasse it can find (although, please know that I am #gratefulAF for this). It’s more because as a…

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Harissa Steak Chili


Hi. How are you? I really want to know…so tell me, I’m all ears. And how’s your weekend going? It’s still happening you know…we’ve got hours more to go. Are those brow furrows a little lessoned? Did you get to relax, make pancakes and walk around in socks? No? Well that’s how you should spend the rest of the evening. I insist.…

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Fresh Fig + Toasted Pecan Fall Salad


fresh fig + toasted pecan fall salad{ ahhh } I can feel fall…it’s just a stone’s-through away. Things just sound different right now…maybe it’s the lack of fans blowing, AC’s humming and kids squealing down the street because they’re all blissfully back in school. It feels and sounds like the seasons are changing. Let’s not talk about the fact that the thermostat…

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Bacon Cheddar Chive Petite Scones


Anytime I can throw bacon, cheese and onions in something, I will. I wanted to dabble in savory scones for quite some time but just hadn’t found the time or occasion. So when I had the opportunity to cater a large lunch recently, I knew my time had come. I didn’t put these bacon cheddar chive scones on the proposed…

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Crispy + Healthy-ish Chicken Nuggets


crispy + healthy-ish chicken nuggets { shut up & eat } Living in China introduced me to lots of things. Lots of Chinese things (obvi), but also lots of European things. My first Euro find was Nutella. Although it’s been in the US since the ’80s, I had never, ever tasted it. I know, weird. I would stroll the markets…

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Southwestern Black Bean Quinoa Burgers + Secret Sauce + Sweet Potato Fries


southwestern black bean quinoa burgers + secret sauce + sweet potato fries I’m a feast or famine kinda girl, if you haven’t figured that out. When it comes to food the words balance and restraint don’t really come to mind. At all. Ever. The motto is a little more, ‘if it feels good, do it.’ While I certainly enjoy this way life,…

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lemon + greens + chicken spring pasta


I was so excited for St. Patrick’s Day that I published my { corned beef + hash } at the start of the month…weeks early. It was a premature post. What can I say? I was a little excited. Now I’m suffering from blog-posting-dysfunction. I just couldn’t get anything up last week. It was frustrating, to say the least. The entire…

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Quinoa Turkey Burgers


quinoa turkey burgers { shut up and eat } I was raised on an endless array of sayings that started with ‘shut up and eat’, lingered on ‘pull your head out of your ass’ and ended with: ‘go play on the freeway.’ This makes me giggle. To some, this could all seem a bit hostile. It was actually quite the…

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