Carrot Pesto Sammies

If you're like me, carrot sticks get borring pretty fast. Adding hummus and other dips only go so far. I love putting a twist to classic recipes by substituting in other ingredients. Give your tastebuds a new adventure! You won't be disapointed!

Garden Ratatouille

When the garden comes in this is the recipe to have on hand. It goes together quickly, and you can easily adjust the vegetables to make more if you have a bumper crop of tomatoes or peppers.

Fattoush Salad

This classic Lebanese salad packed with toasted pita, summer vegetables, and loads of herbs tends to be a hit with everyone, and is filling enough to serve as a meal.

Smoky Roasted Cherry Jam

This jam could be served with roasted chicken or pork tenderloin, or spread on a grilled cheese sandwich.

Simple Strawberry Compote

This two ingredient compote couldn’t be easier! Serve it on waffles, fresh toast, pancakes, oatmeal, or ice cream. When it’s cherry season, try using pitted cherries in place of up to half of the strawberries. And when fresh strawberries are no longer available, frozen would be a great substitute.

Strawberry Soba Noodle Salad

When the weather turns warm, cold noodle salads always hit the spot. The unusual addition of strawberries here adds a welcome sweet-tart contrast to the salty miso dressing. Serve alongside anything grilled.

Vibrant Spring Socca with Basil-Arugula Pesto

Socca is similar to a crepe, and is made with chickpea flour, which imparts a mild, nutty flavor. This recipe makes one giant socca, but it’s easy to make small ones instead if you’d prefer.

Pickled Rhubarb

Spicy, sweet, and tart, this is a pickle-lover’s pickle. Add to salads or a cheese plate.

Roasted Rhubarb

Here’s a delicious way to serve rhubarb if you’re not interested in pie. Served warm, it’s incredible served with crème fraîche, whipped cream, or ice cream.

Arugula and Asparagus Ribbon Salad

During asparagus’s short season, serving it raw is a great way to enjoy it. Shaving the spears into thin ribbons and briefly marinating them in a quick vinaigrette turns the asparagus soft and almost creamy.

Creamy Spinach and Coconut Linguine

This is a gorgeous, Thai-inspired pasta dish, rich and creamy with coconut milk, ginger, and garlic, and tinted deep green from spinach and mint.

Spiced Strawberry Cashew Shake

This rich and creamy strawberry shake is warmly spiced with vanilla, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger. Don't forget to soak the cashews overnight!

Spicy Beet Crostini

Sautéeing beet greens in olive oil turns them meltingly tender, making them a delicious topping for crostini.

Toasted Hazelnut Chocolate Milk

Toasting the hazelnuts instead of leaving them raw results in maximum hazelnut flavor, so don't leave this step out! This nut milk is mildly sweet, but you could add a teaspoon or more of your sweetener of choice, if it's not quite sweet enough for you.

Lemon Vinaigrette

This simple vinaigrette is delicious as is, but makes a great base if you'd like to add herbs or garlic.

Kale and Black Bean Tacos with Chimichurri

These tacos are so easy to make, they’re sure to become a weeknight staple. The chimichurri adds a bright, tangy, and garlicky flavor that complements the black beans and kale nicely.

Pinto Bean, Kale, and Pasta Soup


This is just the kind of soup to make at the beginning of the week for lunches. It’s hearty enough to keep for several days, and is so delicious you won’t tire of it.

Crunchy Thai Kale Salad


This Thai-inspired recipe makes a perfect healthy dinner for one, but can be easily multiplied for more servings.

Eggnog Milkshake

Raw and vegan, this eggnog is so different from what you've had before! It's full of warm spices as well as protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Cheers!

Sweet Potato-Shallot Alfredo


Gluten-free and vegan, this pasta dish is creamy comfort food that everyone can enjoy. Toss in more cooked vegetables before serving if you’d like – steamed kale or roasted broccoli would be delicious.

Fennel, Celery, and Pomegranate Salad

This palate-cleansing salad balances out rich winter meals. The recipe calls for the vegetables to be thinly sliced, and a mandoline would come in handy here.

Wild Rice Pilaf

Wild rice grows truly wild in Wisconsin, not just cultivated as in other states. Nutty, filling, and flavorful, this pilaf is a wonderful everyday dinner addition, but would also be welcome at the Thanksgiving table.

Vanilla Almond Milk

Vanilla and almonds go so well together that you might find that you prefer it unsweetened. If not, this recipe has different options for sweetening to your liking.

Almond Tahini Sauce

This sauce is so addictive. Try tossed with rice or udon noodles with vegetables for a filling meal.

Lemon Tahini Sauce

Thin down this sauce down to use as a tangy salad dressing, or leave it thick to spread on sandwiches, or as a dip for vegetables.


Sesame Tahini Dressing

This slighty sweet, salty dressing takes a bowl of simple steamed vegetables and warm grains to another level.

Crispy Seed Crackers

Made with whole grain oats and seeds, these crackers are high in protein and fiber, and are really easy to make! If you use gluten-free oats, the crackers are gluten-free, too!

Beet, Carrot, and Apple Salad

Winter vegetables can often seem heavy, but this root vegetable and apple salad is crisp and refreshing, a great antidote to filling holiday foods.

Classic Roasted Chestnuts

Even if you didn’t grow up eating roasted chestnuts, there’s something very nostalgic about them that makes them a perfect treat during the holidays.

Baba Ghanoush

Baba ghanoush is a Levantine eggplant dish that's perfect slathered on a slice of baguette, making it excellent picnic food. It's richly flavored with tahini, lemon, and lots of garlic.

Grilled Eggplant with Basil Vinaigrette

Eggplant doesn't need a lot of preparation to taste great. Specialty varieties like Lilac Bride often lack the astringent flavor and big seeds that Italian Globe eggplant sometimes has.

Mushroom and Pepper Goulash

With loads of summer vegetables, hearty mushrooms, and plenty of sweet Hungarian paprika, this vegetarian goulash is full of texture and flavor. Leftovers keep wonderfully for lunch boxes, as well.

Melon with Chile-Lime Syrup

Honeydew or cantaloupe would both be great in this dessert, sweet and cool with a bit of unexpected heat.

Peach Tart

This raw tart, filled with fragrant, juicy, sweet peaches, is perfect for the summer months when lighter food is welcome.