Pasta Salad

This easy-to-make dish is great for lunch, dinner, a picnic, or a road trip. It’s the best when summer vegetables and herbs are still available, but we enjoy it in colder weather too.

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Tacos

Happy Taco Tuesday! These hard-shell burritos are one of our favorite Mexican dishes. They’re fun to prepare and very versatile with their variety of toppings, sauces, shells, fillings, and spices.

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Enchiladas

This is another fun and delicious recipe that adds some variety to your dinner repertoire. The filling is super versatile depending on what kind of vegetables, beans, cheese, and spices you like. Just don’t forget to fold in the cheese!

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Lasagna

If you enjoyed our baked ziti recipe, then you’ll love our lasagna. It uses the same ingredients to create another easy, nutritious, and family-friendly comfort meal. Since we’re not fans of ricotta, a simple white sauce enhances the flavor of the dish without making it too creamy.

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Vegetarian Meatballs with Spaghetti

This plant-based alternative to classic Italian-style meatballs is packed with flavor and nutrition and not quite as challenging as our veggie burger recipe. We enjoy them over spaghetti with homemade marinara sauce.

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Risotto

While this Italian rice dish takes time to become creamy and velvety, it’s easy to make and pretty versatile. Add tofu or shrimp to it, different amounts of vegetables and spices, or simply keep it plain with parmesan cheese like we do. And no, you can’t pull it off in 30 minutes on Chopped!

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Zucchini Fritters

Our garden is bursting with zucchinis in the heat of the summer, and these fritters are a perfect way to put them to good use. Served with a homemade dipping sauce, they’re a seasonal treat.

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Sesame Peanut Noodles

Julia is not a fan of peanuts and still likes this dish with its subtle peanut flavor. It can be served warm or cold and is on the simpler side, so it’s a great recipe for when time is limited or it’s too hot to cook in the kitchen.

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