Light and vibrant weeknight pasta with pancetta and peas gets jazzed up with fresh mint and shiitake mushrooms. The perfect spring or summer pasta recipe, and it cooks up in less than a half hour! The history behind this spring pasta favorite runs deep. It's the dish I first served to my now best friend and her husband when they came over to our home for our first co-family dinner party. I knew my friend's husband was...
Asian stuffed peppers are gluten free, dairy free, and Whole30, and they also happen to be simple and quick enough to prep on a weeknight after a busy day at work! I remember very distinctly having the idea for these Asian stuffed peppers and deciding ahead of time that I was going to love them. After all, what's not to like about what is essentially dumpling filling without the guilt of frying? On top of being healthy,...
Naming these banh mi sheet pan nachos was the result of a minor feud between my husband and I. Calling it a fight seems overly dramatic. I thought "kimchi sheet pan nachos" had a nice ring to it, but in jointly discussing the ingredient list, he was all, "No, Ari. What you just described is a banh mi." Food Advertising by "But I want there to be a good amount of kimchi! In my...
Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Mutti. All text and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help me grow! It's National Macaroni Day! Raise your hand if you knew that was even a thing, cause I sure didn't. When Mutti reached out and asked if I'd be on board to create a recipe to celebrate the occasion, it was a resounding yes. Because, not surprisingly, I'm of the firm belief...
This slow roasted pork sugo is what Sunday dinner dreams are made of! It's surprisingly light, but so flavorful. Serve over pasta, polenta, and more! I could tell you how easy this recipe is. That it practically cooks itself, and that it's even better the next day. But instead, you should take this to heart as the only viable reason you need this in your life: all three of my children ate this. Testing. Testing. Do you copy? That...
Sheet pan suppers: versatile, fast, and increasingly popular amongst busy home cooks. Food Advertising by I'll admit I used to scoff at the idea -- throwing everything together on a single tray and letting it do it's thing -- but there is something truly transformative about cooking fruits and veggies in the natural jus of proteins. Olive oil is great and all, but it cannot make peaches taste like this. Fun fact: we keep bread in our...
The scene: it's 4:30 pm, dangerously close to dinner time, and I'm nervously glancing back and forth between our pantry and the clock on the stove. How did I end up here again? My back-up plan is grilled cheese, a usual occurrence when I'm feeling pressed for time and need something on the table. Not once has anyone complained about being served 'another' grilled cheese. We're friends now, so I can be honest. The kitchen...
My husband and I were recently at an event supporting our local farmers market, scouting out dessert options, when we stumbled upon an ice cream cart. A vegan ice cream cart. So listen, if you follow me on Instagram or have known me longer than 10 minutes, you know that I prefer savory foods to sweet, pretty much always. But after hours of snacking on wine, cheese, and suckling pig (yep!), we were both craving...
I've been trying to find words to express my devastation after the shooting in Las Vegas Sunday evening. It almost feels wrong to put myself out there and claim sadness as my own when I have no immediate connection to those suffering or trudging through the aftermath. But this sadness belongs to our entire country, for we offer heartfelt 'prayers' in the wake of such tragedies, yet no plan of action to moderate the direction...
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