Honeynut Winter Squash and Fennel Styled Bisque

The cool and chilly fall weather has me craving all types of soup! I love a good squash soup, and Taproot Farm’s Honeynut Winter Squash are perfect for a sweet and flavorful soup base. This recipe is style like a bisque with the extra cream and herbs. Keep in mind though that you don’t have…

Local Cheesesteak Bowl

This dish is a tribute to all of my Philadelphia friends and family as we kickoff a different type of 2020 football season! I’ve heard from many that watching football on TV and other sports has felt like one of the only semi normal things of this year. Admittedly, I am not a die hard…

Creamy Collard Greens, Sweet Sausage, Pepper and Potato Soup

The temperatures this week have me thinking about all things cozy – sweaters, candles, hot tea, blankets…and soup! 🙂 This recipe is actually modeled after a sausage, potato, kale and onion soup my Mom makes on repeat during the chilly seasons, with a few change-ups! Instead of kale I used collard greens (any hearty green…

Green Lentil Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing

By Alysha Melnyk As fall approaches and the school year kicks in, it’s always nice to have a few easy recipes on hand. Although we are reaching the end of summer vegetables, this recipe is easy and flexible depending on what vegetables you have on hand. Lentils are highly versatile, and I’ve enjoyed them in…

Mediterranean Quinoa with Tomatoes and Arugula

By Alysha Melnyk I have been missing all of the unique cuisines I would have through travel or simply eating out. However, this pandemic has inspired me to bring more unique flavors and combinations into my meals at home. I love Mediterranean dishes, and this quinoa recipe is inspired by the flavors and combinations in…

Gado-gado

By Alysha Melnyk Gado-gado is an Indonesian salad. Traditionally, this salad is made of cooked vegetables, hard boiled eggs, fried tofu or tempeh, and rice wrapped in a banana leaf, served with a peanut sauce dressing. My version is modified, using raw vegetables for a fresh and simple preparation, baked tofu, brown rice and a…

Taco Salad

By Alysha Melnyk There’s nothing like a fresh and easy salad for a weekday meal! I love taco salads because they are so easy to make, but can also use a number of fresh ingredients you may have tucked in your refrigerator or need to use. Get creative and enjoy! Serves 3-4 Ingredients 1 Pound…

Sweet and Creamy Shishito Pepper Chicken

By Alysha Melnyk Looking for a satisfying and flavorful dinner idea for the week? Look no further than this cheese stuffed, shishito topped baked chicken recipe! I love the combination of flavors in this dish – a creaminess from the goat cheese and cream cheese filling, a smokiness and bit of spice from the shishito…

Broiled Green Tomatoes and Fresh Peaches

Peaches and tomatoes are a beautiful combination. I enjoy this dish because it combines the warmth of broiled tomatoes with the coolness of fresh cut peaches. Having the tomatoes heated as well brings forth a more savory flavor and cuts back on acidity, which pairs nicely with the peach sweetness. For an appetizer, light meal…

Crispy Sheet Pan Red Potatoes and Sweet Onions

An easy sheet pan side dish that is super simple to throw together! I love sheet pan meals and side dishes. Anything that’s easy in the food prep realm I am always game for. Crispy sheet pan potatoes are a favorite of mine, because it’s a super hands off way to make potatoes and also…