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These soft, garlicky knots taste just like your favorite pizzeria’s garlic knots, but made from scratch using my easy yeast-free bagel dough recipe (just flour, Greek yogurt, baking powder and salt).

Easy Garlic Knots (Air Fryer or Baked)

These creamy Mashed Potatoes come out perfect in the Instant Pot, and are made in a fraction of the time it takes to make on the stove!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

This easy, cheesy baked spaghetti squash is a healthier take on mac and cheese! It's cheesy, loaded with vegetables and feels like comfort food, without the calories and carbs.

Baked Spaghetti Squash and Cheese

The secret to the best, irresistible manicotti is to make them from scratch with my easy homemade crespelles, which are basically Italian crepes. These spinach and cheese manicotti are filled with three cheeses – ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan, then topped with homemade sauce. So damn delicious!

Homemade Spinach Manicotti

This fast and fresh vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie made with Portobello mushroom, carrots, peas, corn, and onions, all topped with leftover Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes, is the perfect after-Holiday fix.

Portobello Shepherd’s Pie

This easy makeover Spinach Gratin is creamy and decadent, with a hint of nutmeg baked in the oven topped with melted cheese for a must at your Holiday table!

Makeover Spinach Gratin

These creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are so much lighter than traditional mashed potatoes, and taste so darn good! The perfect side dish at any holiday.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

A quick shrimp stew cooked in a tomato coconut broth with a hint of lime and cilantro. Simple enough to make for a weekday dinner yet sophisticated enough to serve to company. Serve with a little brown basmati rice to soak up the broth.

Garlic Shrimp in Coconut Milk, Tomatoes and Cilantro

A great way to get even the pickiest of eaters to enjoy zucchini! Perfect as a snack, appetizer or side dish.

Baked Zucchini Sticks (Oven or Air Fryer)

The best low-carb Eggplant Rollatini, made with thin slices of eggplant filled with a spinach and cheese ricotta filling, topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese. No frying, no breadcrumbs!

Best Eggplant Rollatini with Spinach

A classic Cobb salad with a light summer twist. If you live on the coast like me and have access to fresh lobster, this salad is a must! If you’re worried about cooking a live lobster, many seafood stores will steam it for you. Crab or shrimp would also make an excellent substitution.

Lobster Cobb Salad

This is hands down, The Best Enchilada Sauce Recipe ever. Once you try this, you'll never buy canned again! If you love enchiladas as much as I do, then making homemade enchilada sauce from scratch is a must.

The Best Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Asparagus and Green Lentils with Poached Egg

Asparagus and Green Lentils with Poached Egg

One of my favorite ways to make shrimp is roasted in the oven, it comes out tender and flavorful every time! I added some of our favorite vegetables to make it a ONE-pan meal, and we loved it! A quick and EASY low-carb dish with tons of flavor, ready in under 3o minutes start to finish.

Sheet Pan Shrimp with Broccolini and Tomatoes

These light, pan-seared shrimp cakes are moist and tender, covered in a crisp panko crust. Serve them with a crisp green salad to make it a meal.

Shrimp Cakes

Move over tacos, these scallop tostadas are SO good and they’re ready in less than 20 minutes!

Scallop Tostadas

EASY, healthy flourless pancakes, made with only FOUR ingredients, nuts, ripe bananas and oats, plus a whole egg for a powerhouse of nutrition all in a quick breakfast! A perfect way to use up those ripe bananas.

4-Ingredient Flourless Banana-Nut Pancakes

A rich and creamy Italian rice risotto dish made with butternut squash puree, white wine, Parmigiano-Reggiano and topped with a little fresh arugula.

Butternut Squash Risotto

Hot and cheesy spinach dip, grab a chip, toast or crudites and dig in! Perfect for any gathering, you can double or triple the recipe as needed.

Hot Spinach Dip

Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Dried Cherries, Feta & Pepitas

Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Dried Cherries, Feta & Pepitas

I love cauliflower "rice", and I love roasted cauliflower so I combined the two to make this easy low-carb side dish that goes great with just about anything from chicken, to steak or fish.

Roasted Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Lemon

This is the Best Guacamole Recipe and it's so easy and simple to make with only 5 ingredients! Serve it with chips, tacos and more!

Best Guacamole Recipe

Creamy, dairy-free and dee-lish thanks to roasting the vegetables which adds so much flavor and depth! Topped with more roasted vegetables for texture, it's both filling yet light.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Soup

Roasting cauliflower enhances the flavors in this delicious, healthy soup. If you haven't jumped on the turmeric bandwagon yet, this soup is a great place to start! I like to reserve some of the roasted cauliflower as a garnish for the soup.

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Soup

This easy, hearty, one-pot meal, loaded with chickpeas and vegetables in every bite is so flavorful with and perfect for a cold winter night.

Chickpea Tomato Soup

This easy, delicious teriyaki salmon meal is SO good, made all on one sheet pan and ready in 20 minutes!

Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon and Vegetables

Baked ziti is a favorite comfort dish in my home! Adding spinach is a quick and easy way to get more leafy greens into your family's diet without complaints.

Baked Ziti with Spinach

Roasted winter squash, pomegranates and pecans over massaged kale with a light maple balsamic dressing – there is nothing boring about this salad! Rubbing the raw kale with olive oil for a few minutes leaves it tender and takes away the bitterness.

Harvest Kale Salad with Roasted Winter Squash

This delicious, easy salad features succulent lobster tossed with chopped asparagus and tomatoes in a light lemon dressing. To save time, I buy the lobsters steamed from my local fishmonger.

Lobster Asparagus Chopped Salad

If you're lucky enough to get your hands on some fresh white fish such as Fluke, Flounder, Halibut, etc., this easy skillet recipe is a must. Takes less than 10 minutes to make and tastes so good!

Skillet Fish Fillet with Tomatoes, White Wine and Capers