Zesty Baked Sweet Potato Fries

These fries are EVERYTHING— salty, sweet, tangy, spicy. They are also super versatile! They pair just as wonderfully with a juicy burger as they do seared fish or atop a leafy green salad. I will often mix up how I cut my sweet potatoes for a fun twist, too— sometimes I’ll make wedges, other times circles, and sometimes cubes. All the cuts provide a slightly different texture to pair with...

Classic Chicken Salad

Ahh, yes, the illusive chicken salad. I think I’ve tried 35 different chicken salad recipes in my lifetime, and none of them were ever quite right. I mean, they were good (love yours, Mom!), but I always wanted more. So, here you have it— in my humble opinion, I think I finally got the ingredient proportions just right! Classic Chicken Salad Serves: 4 | Prep time: 15 min. | Cook time: 0...

Maple and Sage Breakfast Sausage

Here’s a question I get ALL the time: “What should I eat for protein at breakfast if I’m allergic or intolerant to eggs?”. While there are many nutritious and tasty breakfast protein options beyond eggs, for those also allergic or intolerant to dairy, wheat, soy, corn, tree nuts, and legumes/peanuts (my husband falls into this group — I will share more on his story soon), or for those...

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chicken Chowder

This soup is ALL the things — sweet, salty, creamy, satisfying, and LOADED with nutrients! It’s also nightshade-free, which is often not the case as so many contain some kind of tomato product. The key ingredient? The diced sweet potato. The potato basically dissolves into the broth, adding a sweetness, creaminess, and a subtle orange hue that I just LOVE. No need to peel your potatoes...

Roasted Sweet Potatoes Wedges

What happens when you want fries but don’t want to chop a million tiny matchsticks? Steak fries, my friends, steak fries. These wedges take half the time to prep, and only about 5 minutes longer to cook as compared to your standard 1/2-inch matchstick fries. Low-stress and only 3 ingredients, this recipe is super versatile. I love pairing these wedges with anything from eggs and burgers, to...

Almond Flour Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

I would be lying if I said I did not make these cookies at least two times (sometimes three times) per month! They contain a short list of simple ingredients and have just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy sugar cravings! I know what you’re thinking— cookies are “bad”, Sarah! First of all, there are no “good” or “bad” foods; we are all different, and what works for my...

Easy Vinegar Coleslaw

Sometimes you want a creamy coleslaw, but sometimes you just want a light and crunchy coleslaw with a little sweetness and little tang, ya know? Or is that just me? Hopefully not! Enter my go-to oil and vinegar slaw that comes together in around 10 minutes and pairs beautifully with pretty much any grilled or smoked protein. You can even add a little fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime...

Almost-flourless Chocolate Cake

I love a good flourless chocolate cake— they are easy to make (essential), rich, creamy, and just so darn delicious served warm with a big scoop of ice cream. Added bonus? My allergic-to-everything husband (love you!) can enjoy this decadent cake, too. Since the main ingredient here is dark chocolate, be sure to choose a brand you really love— our favorites are Hu, Eating Evolved, and Theo....

Perfect Oven-baked Bacon

This is the only way we make bacon in our house! It comes out perfectly every time, and is extremely low-maintenance with minimal clean-up. You can easily cook up a package of bacon at the beginning of the week, store it in the fridge in an airtight container, and use it on salads, sandwiches, and soups, or alongside breakfast throughout the week. Like everything else, not all bacon is created...

Easy Baked Italian Meatballs

I LOVE meatballs. Seriously, what is it about a ball of meat and spices served simply on a toothpick or atop noodles of any kind that is just so comforting? The thing I usually don’t like about meatballs is the oil splatter they cause when frying in a skillet. So, I make these little guys in the oven— problem solved! Simply combine all of the ingredients, roll them into balls, place them on...