Fall

I gave one of my favorite veggies – roasted broccoli – the parmesan treatment (topped with with marinara and melted mozzarella)! If it works for eggplant, why not broccoli!

Roasted Broccoli Parmesan

This easy slow cooker chili uses lean ground turkey and a whole lotta beans! Top this with your favorite chili toppings and enjoy!

Slow Cooker 3-Bean Turkey Chili

These Brussels sprouts start out in the skillet and get finished in the oven for perfectly charred edges, then they are drizzled with hot sauce and crumbled blue cheese – SO good!!

Buffalo Brussels Sprouts with Crumbled Blue Cheese

Making pumpkin puree from scratch is easy to do! Here are two methods, the quick method in the pressure cooker or the oven roasted method with is just as easy, but takes a little more time.

How To Make Pumpkin Puree (Instant Pot or Oven Method)

Gratin's are usually loaded with butter and cream, this lightened version is healthier and flavorful, you won't miss all the cream! A perfect side dish for Turkey or Roasted Chicken.

Butternut Squash Gratin

Assemble this super easy chicken and vegetable dinner on a sheet pan and pop it into your oven for a delicious, fuss-free meal. For easy clean-up, line your sheet pan with foil or parchment.

Sheetpan Italian Chicken and Veggie Dinner

Spiralized parsnips make a wonderful pasta replacement in this satisfying, spicy Autumn dish made with brussels sprouts and spicy chicken sausage.

Brussels Sprouts and Sausage Parsnip Spiralized Pasta

These are the perfect balance of savory and sweet, and fuss-free because you don’t have to peel the skin of the Delicate squash, so it’s pretty easy to prepare. Roasting Delicata brings out the flavor which makes a great Fall side dish with just about everything from chicken, to roasts and chops.

Roasted Delicata Squash with Turmeric

They are really easy to make, and perfect to make with the kids. My favorite was the Chocolate and Peanut Butter, which is the perfect snack to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Donut-Shaped Apple Snacks

Bacon makes everything better (in my opinion), especially in this hearty white bean soup. It's delicious, inexpensive, and easy to make and leftovers are even better the next day. I made this in my Instant Pot (doesn't get quicker than that!), but I've also included slow cooker and stove top directions as well.

Navy Bean, Bacon and Spinach Soup (Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker or Stove Top)

This fall lasagna swaps pasta for butternut squash layered with a chicken sausage meat sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella. Simply wonderful, you won't miss the pasta!

Noodle-less Butternut-Sausage Lasagna

Delicata is very versatile, one of my favorite ways to eat it is stuffed with a savory sausage stuffing made with celery, onion and mushrooms – a wonderful contrast to the sweet flavor of the squash.

Stuffed Delicata Squash with Chicken Sausage-Mushroom Stuffing

This quick turkey chili taco soup satisfies my soup cravings, takes just 20 minutes to cook but it tastes like it was simmering for hours! Top it with your favorite chili toppings such as sour cream, cheese or whatever you like for a healthy meal that can be prepped for the week or frozen for another night.

Turkey Chili Taco Soup

Chicken, garam masala, cumin and curry spices are simmered with potatoes and coconut milk to give this dish an aromatic flavor you'll really enjoy. Serve this over basmati rice for a complete meal (also great with naan or cauliflower rice to keep the carbs low).

Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk

lentils are economic, easy to prepare and make enough for plenty of leftovers! I’ve partnered with Canadian Lentils for #TheSimpleLentil campaign to show people just how versatile lentils are. My aunt shared her family recipe with me served over rice with hard boiled egg and bacon on top. If you want to keep it vegetarian you could serve it with a poached egg and avocado instead!

Lentil and Rice Bowls with Eggs and Bacon

Make meat sauce AND Spaghetti Squash at the same time with this delicious one-pot meal ready in under thirty minutes (if using a pressure cooker)!

One-Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce (Pressure Cooker and Slow Cooker)

This slimmed down version of a loaded baked potato soup has everything you love about a baked potato – sour cream, cheddar, bacon and chives, at a fraction of the calories!

Baked Potato Soup

A saucy, lasagna-like Mexican-American casserole layered with vegetables, tortillas, sauce and cheese.

Late Summer Vegetable Enchilada Pie

Broccoli rabe and spicy sausage are one of my favorite pasta dishes; this spiralized version made with parsnips in place of pasta for a hefty serving of veggies won't disappoint! If you don’t like the bitterness of broccoli rabe, broccolini or broccoli would also work in it’s place.

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Parsnip Spiralized Pasta

All the deliciousness of stuffed mushrooms without all the work! An easy side dish you can serve any night of the week!

Dina’s Tossed Mushrooms

Chicken stew (pollo guisado) is one of my favorite comfort foods, and my whole family loves it. I made this three times the past two weeks, that's how good this was!

Pressure Cooker Stewed Chicken with Corn (Pollo Guisado con Maiz)

Chicken, tomatoes, bacon, avocado, eggs, blue cheese and lettuce all conveniently layered in a jar with a light homemade ranch – portable and perfect to make ahead to take to work, school, the beach, park or anywhere you want a delicious meal on the go!

Cobb Salad in a Jar with Buttermilk Ranch

I swapped the bread for tomatoes in these quick and easy bread-less tuna melts made with tuna salad and melted cheddar. Perfect for lunch and a great way to use up those summer tomatoes!

Tomato Tuna Melts

These beefy meatballs are cooked in a mushroom gravy and lightened up by using half ground turkey and half lean ground beef.

Salisbury Steak Meatballs (Instant Pot, Stove Top, Slow Cooker)

Figs and Prosciutto, savory and sweet they're a match made in heaven! Add some fresh mozzarella, peppery arugula and balsamic dressing and this salad will make you swoon with every bite.

Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Fig Salad with Arugula

If you’ve ever had the classic Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich, you probably know the bread can easily overpower the pork, pickled carrots and all the wonderful flavors, so I scrapped the bread and put all the goodies in a bowl over brown rice (it’s great over any grain) in my slim remake which is easy to make any night of the week!

Slow-Cooker Banh Mi Rice Bowls

If you like cumin and spicy food, then you'll love Barbacoa Beef. Spicy shredded beef braised in a blend of chipotle adobo, cumin, cloves, garlic and oregano.

Barbacoa Beef (Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot)