Couscous Salad

This simple couscous salad is made with loads of fresh veggies, chickpeas, herbs, feta and a zesty lemon dressing. Feel free to add in some grilled meat or seafood if you’d like too. There are many virtues I could point out about this simple, fresh and flavorful couscous salad. But the most notable one for […]

This simple couscous salad is made with loads of fresh veggies, chickpeas, herbs, feta and a zesty lemon dressing. Feel free to add in some grilled meat or seafood if you’d like too.

There are many virtues I could point out about this simple, fresh and flavorful couscous salad. But the most notable one for me is this:

I genuinely get so excited to eat the leftovers the next day. ♡

As someone who rarely looks forward to working my way through tuppers full of leftovers in our fridge, I have to say that this salad is so tasty that I typically make a double batch just to be sure that we have extras for the week ahead. It’s loaded up with many of the usual Mediterranean salad suspects — tender couscous, crisp fresh veggies, chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and tangy feta cheese. But I love adding in an extra helping of fresh herbs to brighten it up (highly recommend mint and parsley), and the cumin-sumac-garlic lemon dressing and that brings it all together is perfection.

Feel free to add in an extra protein (such as chicken, shrimp or salmon) if you’d like or play around with whatever other veggies, cheeses, or nuts you happen to have on hand. It’s one of those recipes that is endlessly flexible, so make it your own. And save some extras for me! ;)

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Grilled Salmon with Mango Peach Salsa

If you are looking for a simple summer meal that is healthy, fresh, and a showstopper, you HAVE to make this Grilled Salmon with Mango Peach Salsa. It can be on the dinner table in under 30 minutes! You will WOW your family and friends with this meal b…

If you are looking for a simple summer meal that is healthy, fresh, and a showstopper, you HAVE to make this Grilled Salmon with Mango Peach Salsa. It can be on the dinner table in under 30 minutes! You will WOW your family and friends with this meal because it looks and tastes BETTER than…

Red Pesto Tofu Pasta (Vegan)

Whip up a vegan red pesto using sun-dried tomatoes in 5 minutes. Mix it with your favorite pasta and top it with some fried marinated tofu. It is a truly delicious tofu pesto pasta that you can make in 30 minutes from start to finish. Shall we? If you …

Whip up a vegan red pesto using sun-dried tomatoes in 5 minutes. Mix it with your favorite pasta and top it with some fried marinated tofu. It is a truly delicious tofu pesto pasta that you can make in 30 minutes from start to finish. Shall we? If you love pesto, try our vegan green...

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Rainbow Peanut Noodles

This rainbow peanut noodles recipe is made with colorful fresh veggies, your choice of noodles, and the most irresistible peanut sauce. Delicious served warm or cold! If you’ve never tried my rainbow peanut noodles before, it’s time! ♡ I’ve been making this Thai-inspired peanut noodles recipe for nearly a decade now. And while the gorgeous […]

This rainbow peanut noodles recipe is made with colorful fresh veggies, your choice of noodles, and the most irresistible peanut sauce. Delicious served warm or cold!

Rainbow Peanut Noodles

If you’ve never tried my rainbow peanut noodles before, it’s time! ♡

I’ve been making this Thai-inspired peanut noodles recipe for nearly a decade now. And while the gorgeous rainbow of colorful veggies here always make this dish a showstopper at gatherings, there’s no denying that everyone falls in love with these noodles for one simple reason — that insanely irresistible peanut sauce. It’s perfectly balanced with the most delicious blend of sweet, savory, (slightly) spicy, tangy, nutty flavors and has this magical way of convincing even the pickiest eaters to enjoy a wide array of veggies.

I’m also a big fan this recipe because it’s easy to make and endlessly flexible. Serve these peanut noodles hot or cold, as a side dish or entrée, with or without meat, using whatever favorite noodles and veggies that you happen to have on hand. If you feel like adding in a protein, I’ve found that shrimp, chicken, steak and tofu mix in especially well here. I’m also especially partial to using these noodles for weekday lunch meal prep, making a big batch over the weekend and then portioning the extras into tuppers for the week ahead. And I’m telling you — the flavors in this sauce just get better and better as the week goes on.

I’ve updated the notes below to include new options for how to customize the noodles for gluten or, yes, even peanut allergies. Plus I’ve also added in suggestions for other fun ingredients (mango! Thai basil! fried garlic!) that you’re welcome to toss in too.

So round up your favorite colorful veggies and let’s make some peanut noodles together!

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BBQ Chicken Pita Pizzas

Who needs a 20-minute meal that you can whip out when life is busy? We all do, right? These BBQ Chicken Pita Pizzas are a dinner lifesaver. They are perfect for busy weeknights. They only take 20 minutes tops to make and kids and adults LOVE them. My b…

Who needs a 20-minute meal that you can whip out when life is busy? We all do, right? These BBQ Chicken Pita Pizzas are a dinner lifesaver. They are perfect for busy weeknights. They only take 20 minutes tops to make and kids and adults LOVE them. My boys request these fun pizzas for dinner…

Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Fresh Spring Rolls are probably my favorite appetizer of all time! I don’t know if it’s the fresh and colorful veggies or the dreamy peanut sauce that they get dunked in. This peanut sauce is SO good you will want to drink it and lick the b…

Fresh Spring Rolls are probably my favorite appetizer of all time! I don’t know if it’s the fresh and colorful veggies or the dreamy peanut sauce that they get dunked in. This peanut sauce is SO good you will want to drink it and lick the bowl clean!  I love to pick a variety of…

Peach Gazpacho

This fresh peach gazpacho recipe features a delicious blend of sweet and savory flavors and comes together easily in just 10 minutes. Peach season around here this year has been the cutest. ♡ Our little guy, Teo, is currently 16-months-old and loving his first summer getting to sample all the ripe produce the season has […]

This fresh peach gazpacho recipe features a delicious blend of sweet and savory flavors and comes together easily in just 10 minutes.

Peach Gazpacho Soup

Peach season around here this year has been the cutest. ♡

Our little guy, Teo, is currently 16-months-old and loving his first summer getting to sample all the ripe produce the season has to offer. But I have to say that fresh peaches have definitely emerged lately as a new favorite. Teo has already learned where to look out for them at the market (and I’ve learned to look out for those tiny little hands darting from the stroller to try and nab them, ha!). And each time he bites into a fresh peach slice, he lets out the most adorable little squeal of delight. As a first-time toddler mama, I have to say, is there anything sweeter than watching fresh peach juice dribble down your baby’s chin?!

Needless to say, we’ve been bringing home a record amount of peaches lately for all of us. And since gazpacho is an absolute essential here in Spain during the summertime, we’ve been blending any leftovers into quick batches of this cold soup to beat the heat. The sweetness of the peaches balances out the savory notes of classic tomato gazpacho just perfectly. And when seasoned with a hint of fresh basil and served up perfectly chilled, there’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer’s day.

The great news about this particular peach gazpacho recipe is that it’s also incredibly quick and easy to blend up. It requires zero cooking or heating up the kitchen (which is especially welcome right now during Europe’s current record-breaking heat wave). And — as is the case with most gazpacho recipes — it always tastes even better for leftovers the next day.

So grab a few more fresh peaches while they’re still in season, and let’s make some peach gazpacho together!

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Southwest Pasta Salad

We LOVE making and eating pasta salads during the hot summer months because they don’t require much cooking, you only have to cook the pasta, which only takes about 10 minutes. Plus, pasta salads can be made in advance. I always love having one i…

We LOVE making and eating pasta salads during the hot summer months because they don’t require much cooking, you only have to cook the pasta, which only takes about 10 minutes. Plus, pasta salads can be made in advance. I always love having one in the fridge for easy lunches and dinners. This Southwest Pasta…

Cashew Chicken and Broccoli

This delicious cashew chicken and broccoli stir-fry is tossed with a zesty stir-fry sauce and can be ready to go in just 30 minutes! So quick, so easy, and always SO GOOD. ♡ This cashew chicken broccoli recipe is here for you on busy weeknights when you need to get a healthy and delicious meal […]

This delicious cashew chicken and broccoli stir-fry is tossed with a zesty stir-fry sauce and can be ready to go in just 30 minutes!

Cashew Chicken and Broccoli

So quick, so easy, and always SO GOOD. ♡

This cashew chicken broccoli recipe is here for you on busy weeknights when you need to get a healthy and delicious meal on the table in a snap! It’s made with a simple chicken and broccoli stir-fry, tossed with lots of toasted cashews, fresh garlic, ginger, and scallions. Then everything is brought together with a perfectly-balanced savory sauce that’s sweetened with a hint of honey. Serve it all up over rice, noodles, quinoa or whatever sounds best, add a drizzle of sriracha if you’d like some heat, and dinner can be on the table and ready to enjoy in 30!

That said, as much as I love this recipe served sizzling hot out of the skillet, I have to say that the leftovers are absolutely fantastic too. And while I’m partial to the chicken broccoli and cashews combo, this recipe is endlessly flexible if you’d like to swap in whichever protein, veggies or nuts that you love best. So please feel free to customize and make it your own.

Alright, let’s get to stir-frying!

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Best Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Are you ready for the BEST Grilled Chicken Sandwich of your life? This isn’t your ordinary grilled chicken sandwich. It is loaded with flavor and tastes very gourmet, but don’t worry, it’s super easy to make. Every time we make this s…

Are you ready for the BEST Grilled Chicken Sandwich of your life? This isn’t your ordinary grilled chicken sandwich. It is loaded with flavor and tastes very gourmet, but don’t worry, it’s super easy to make. Every time we make this sandwich for family and friends they are amazed by all of the incredible flavors…