Category: Quick & Easy

Quick & Easy means the start-to-finish time is under 30 minutes and that the dish does not require any advanced culinary techniques.

Basil tomato squash

Basil tomato squash

A fresh taste of summer. Low calorie, big flavor, satisfying. I just created it tonight instead of a caprese salad. (Because someone ate all the fresh mozzarella, ugh.)

Hot Pimiento Cheese Bacon Dip

Hot Pimiento Cheese Bacon Dip

A slight twist on traditional Pimiento Cheese – add bacon! A quick trip through the oven turns this Southern staple into a hot, melty dish of delicious cheesiness.

Zuccheroni – Vegan Pepperoni

Zuccheroni – Vegan Pepperoni

This started as a wild experiment for a family member who was trying to become a vegetarian. Made from thinly sliced zucchini “cured” in olive oil and spices, it can be served cold as antipasto, or baked onto a pizza.

One-Pot Garlic Pasta

One-Pot Garlic Pasta

One-Pot meals are always a go to for me – especially as we get back into the swing of balancing school and work and life. I wanted to have something with a little more kick to it so I decided to make this One-Pot Garlic Pasta with some hot Italian sausage in addition to the mild.

Air-Fried Pumpkin Shakarparas

Air-Fried Pumpkin Shakarparas

Growing up in an Indian-American household, shakarparas are a staple cookie for the holidays. My family makes traditional shakarparas every year, and I wanted to give my own twist on it for the fall season. I used the original recipe and adapted it for the fall season by adding pumpkin and different spices.

Vegetarian Barbe-Fu

Vegetarian Barbe-Fu

This was a new one for me, trying to create something delicious for a team member’s going away party at work. Most of my meals/dishes are very meat forward, but she’s vegan so we tried to make her a meal she’d remember. This tofu recipe blends the flavors, techniques, and style of a normal barbecue, but replaces the meat with extra firm tofu.

Colorful Spring Time Pasta Salad

Colorful Spring Time Pasta Salad

Colorful pasta made with naturally dyed spring time colors and shapes. This pasta salad is sure to become a crowd pleasing favorite as the perfect main or side dish! Only five ingredients and ready in under 20 minutes!

Fast and Tasty Chorizo Fritatta

Fast and Tasty Chorizo Fritatta

This frittata is a fast and protein rich meal for any time of day. I came up with it while experimenting with leftover chorizo. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, this filling egg dish will keep you full. Peppery, flavorful and easy to make; this dish could become a weekly staple!