• Cheesy Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole #butternutsquash #fall #squash #roasted #vegetables #foodphotography
    Gather Around,  Recipes,  Savory,  Vegetables,  Vegetarian

    Cheesy Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole

    Oh, casseroles. Long gone are the days where “casserole” meant unappetizing. Fast forward to today, and casseroles can be stand alone stars, healthy, crowd pleasers, and perfect for busy families on the go. This Cheesy Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole is one of the best casseroles I’ve ever had. It pairs nicely with roasted chicken, topped with pan seared, and buttery scallops, or good all on its own. “I’ve been thinking about this casserole all day” – Andrew. But I had been, too. It’s that good. As you can see, I shot this as leftovers. What’s great about this is that it conveys a feeling of sharing and also that the casserole is…

  • Golden Beet Salad & Ginger Dressing
    Recipe,  Recipes,  Salad,  Vegetables,  Vegetarian

    Golden Beet Salad & Ginger Dressing

    I do not remember having beets as a child. In fact, I know I didn’t. It wasn’t until recently that I have learned how delicious and satisfying beets are. They’re Andrew’s “favorite food”, but lets be honest – we all know that’s not true. Donuts. Donuts are Andrew’s favorite food. This Golden Beet Salad & Ginger Dressing is a close second, though. You can use any beet variety for this dish, but Golden Beets lend their sweetness and more mild flavor to counterbalance the zesty ginger dressing. Roasting beets help bring out their sweetness even more (so, sort of like a donut??) as does the final sprinkling of salt after…

  • Broccoli Rabe & Sun Dried Tomato Orecchiette by Brooke Basinger #spring #easydinner #broccolirabe
    Quick and Easy,  Recipes,  Vegetables,  Vegetarian

    Broccoli Rabe & Sun Dried Tomato Orecchiette

    This Broccoli Rabe & Sun Dried Tomato Orecchiette was the child of a promise we made to ourselves this year. 2018: the year we stick with trying new, wholesome, fresh foods – cooking them in different ways. Or simply enjoying raw. One way we are accomplishing this is by enrolling in one of our local Farmers Market CSA programs. We were part of one in the Fall and really enjoyed the weekly pick-up, excited to discover what that weeks harvest was. By having ingredients like fresh ginger, mushrooms, watermelon radish, kohlrabi, bok choy, chili peppers, amongst more familiar fresh greens and squash, it forced us to think outside the box.…

  • Quick 30 minute Meal: Asparagus, Artichoke, & Quinoa Salad by Brooke Basinger #asparagus #quickandeasy #artichoke #springmeal
    Dinner,  Quick and Easy,  Recipe,  Recipes,  Vegetables,  Vegetarian

    Asparagus, Artichoke, & Quinoa Salad

    This asparagus, artichoke, & quinoa salad was perfect after this weekend. Coming off a long weekend of single parenting a one year old is no joke. I was also sick, so there’s that. BUT! I am so very thankful for flippin’ fantastic friends who literally went out of their way to get my prescription, offer to help with Harlow, and continually check in on me. All of that to say: I’m tired. But most likely you are, too. That’s all part of parenting/living/working/hustling/all of the things. I’m still drinking coffee and it’s late afternoon. . . also notice Harlow’s cute hand creeping in the picture. She was my photography helper,…

  • asparagus & farro salad with lemon vinaigrette #easycooking #spring #foodtography #farro #aspragus
    Dinner,  Gather Around,  Quick and Easy,  Recipe,  Recipes,  Vegetarian

    Asparagus & Farro Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette 

    Spring was here and now it seems to be . . . missing? Why is it March and snowing? Karma. That’s why. Ever since I moved to North Carolina from Ohio 10 years ago, I’ve been bragging about the warm and sunny NC weather. Our winters are short. Our Springs are perfect. But recently we’ve been down in the snow trenches with Ohio. However, that hasn’t stopped us from celebrating Spring through food. Our Farmers’ market has inspired me to crank out Spring dishes for my family. I hope this inspires you to do the same! This Asparagus & Farro Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is easy and encapsulates everything I love about…