How to Cook Up a Middle Eastern–Inspired Dinner in Just 30 Minutes

Friday, August 26th, 2016
How to Cook Up a Middle Eastern–Inspired Dinner in Just 30 Minutes Blog Post

My dad's Lebanese, so cooking up recipes infused with Middle Eastern flavors is well within my comfort zone. I have multiple containers of tahini in my pantry, my spice jars of allspice, cumin, marjoram, sumac and oregano are always full, and when I visit my family, I leave extra room in my suitcase so to bring home jars of Dad's pickled turnips.

5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know Blog Post

One of the first foods that signals the start of spring is the appearance of fresh asparagus at local farmers’ markets and grocery stores. Just as spring is a time of new beginnings, asparagus is one of those veggies that I love to experiment with during this time of year.

Recipes to Try: Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumbs and More Recipes with Fresh Asparagus

The Only Stir-Fry Recipe You Need

Friday, February 12th, 2016
The Only Stir-Fry Recipe You Need Blog Post

On my seemingly endless journey to get back to a healthier weight, I'm trying to focus on eating more vegetables. Loading up a meal with veggies lets me eat a bigger portion size without adding a lot of calories, so I can still feel satisfied.

Watch: How to Eat More and Still Lose Weight

The Most Genius Way to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
The Most Genius Way to Cook Spaghetti Squash Blog Post

How to Shop for Precut Butternut Squash, Plus 4 Fast Dinners

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
How to Shop for Precut Butternut Squash, Plus 4 Fast Dinners Blog Post

I love butternut squash. But since I commute an hour a day and have a 3-year-old to feed ASAP when walking in the door (plus a hangry husband), I try to keep weeknight dinners to 30 minutes, tops. Since it takes about 15 minutes to peel, seed and cut up a whole one, squash is usually designated to weekend duty at my house.

So discovering precut butternut squash was pretty awesome. And while convenience products can be more expensive, this one costs a mere $1.50 more to buy it already prepped, which is worth it to me and my weeknight sanity.