Meal Prep Salads to Make Lunchtime Easier

Meal prep salads are a great way to enjoy an easy and delicious lunch. Learn how to make lunchtime easier with a prepped salad just the way you like it. You want something quick and easy for lunch. You don’t want to spend a lot of money. And you’re trying to eat foods that make […]

Shepherd’s Pie with Cheddar Mash

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Shepherd’s Pie is a hearty, filling dish featuring meat, vegetables, and gravy under a fluffy bed of mashed potatoes. Bake this up for some ultimate comfort food. You ready for some good old fashioned, comfort food? Well then, Shepherd’s Pie is where it’s at. Tender veggies, hearty meat, luscious gravy, all topped with creamy mashed […]

Homemade Vegetable Chow Mein (Ready In 30 Mins!)

Have a hankering for Chinese take-out tonight? Mix up a batch of this Homemade Vegetable Chow Mein. You’ll enjoy a great dish ready in under 30 minutes and save some money, too! For as long as I can remember, my children’s childhood favorite — and my childhood favorite! — takeout has been Chinese food. Please […]

Small Batch English Pickle Recipe for American Kitchens

Jams, jellies, and other spreads offer great flavor to sandwiches, toast, and appetizers. This Small Batch English Pickle recipe is tangy and sweet, a welcome change to the preserves you usually serve. And it’s made with pantry staples, common to American kitchens, making it easy to whip up a batch anytime. Do you ever go […]

Easy Vegetable Soup

Save money and enjoy a hearty meatless meal with this Easy Vegetable Soup. It comes together quickly, tastes amazing, and reheats beautifully. You’ll want to start Meatless Mondays just to make this soup! My friend Kate, who lives in the frozen tundra of Smithers, British Columbia, can’t understand how I can eat soup in San […]

Asian Bowl: My New Favorite Dinner

Asian Bowls are my answer to an easy, delicious, make-ahead dinner. You can mix and match the ingredients however you like for an asian bowl– and it’s always amazing. This post may contain affiliate links which provide a means for me to earn fees linking to Amazon and other affiliate sites. A few months ago […]

Carrot Ginger Dressing

This Carrot Ginger Dressing is a healthy and delicious way to top cooked meats, salads or rice bowls. It’s full of great Asian-inspired flavors and tastes pretty amazing. My friend Jessika and her friends stayed with us for almost a week this summer. We had a blast hanging out, watching movies, playing at the beach, […]

The Veggie Pesto Sandwich That’s Perfect for Packing

Looking for lots of flavor at lunchtime? This Veggie Pesto Sandwich packs a punch, all while being meatless, portable, and budget-friendly. My friend Alison is so great at discovering new flavor combinations like this coconut berry salad for instance. I love it when we’re at potlucks together because I get all kinds of great ideas. […]