Fall

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)

These skinless chicken drumsticks sweet and sticky, and so delicious! Cooked in a skillet with honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger until the chicken is tender and the sauce thickens. You won't miss the skin!

Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks (Skillet or Instant Pot)

Delicious and creamy chocolate cheesecake made lighter than traditional cheesecake with just FIVE ingredients, so easy! These are SO good you won't be able to have just one... but since they are mini, two are totally acceptable!

Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

Oh my word, these meatballs are SO good!! I love broccoli rabe and thought it would be awesome in my Sunday meatballs, and I was right! These meatballs are tender and flavorful, conveniently made in the slow cooker. #BroccoliRabe

Slow Cooker Beef Meatballs with Broccoli Rabe

This is my easy go-to recipe for grilled lamb loin chops which can be made indoors or out!

Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops and #FreshCoastRetreat

Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Bowls

Slow-Cooker Beef and Kabocha Squash Stew

This thick and creamy broccoli, cheese and potato soup is lick-the-bowl good! Pure comfort in a bowl, a one-pot meal your whole family will love and ready in under 30 minutes.

Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

Hearty Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili

Slow Cooker Cranberry-Pear Butter

A Thanksgiving dessert table is never complete without the pumpkin pie. To lighten this up, I use less sugar and a thinner crust, but you can't tell!

Skinny Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin seeds are such a healthy, low-calorie snack, so if you're carving those jack-o-lanterns this week, rather then tossing them, roast them in the oven for a high-nutritive snack.

Smoky BBQ Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Pork and apples are a classic combination, so naturally an apple stuffed pork loin makes perfect sense – especially apples that have been sauteed with onions and a fragrant blend of Moroccan spices.

Apple-Stuffed Pork Loin with Moroccan Spices

So moist and flavorful, this bread is made light by replacing butter with lots of bananas, pumpkin and apple sauce.

Pumpkin Banana Pecan Bread

This is the easiest, creamiest, yummiest Fall slow cooker soup recipe – perfect for all you butternut lovers out there! Using only a 6 ingredients and very minimal prep (no need to peel the squash), you will have yourself a creamy, dreamy winter squash soup to satisfy your soup loving soul. It's also gluten-free and vegan which is great if you have dietary restrictions at home.

Slow Cooker Blissful Butternut Squash Soup