Entries by Erin Dressander

The Day After…

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you are standing in front of your fridge staring into the unknown — leftovers. Are you still wearing the sweatpants you put on after dinner last night? We’re not judging! So now what…the 25 pound bird should have been devoured by the 6 people that came over! Don’t fret…we can relate! What […]

Stuffed Zucchini with Pork + Vegetables

Zucchini is the gift that keeps on giving, sometimes so much so we are unsure of what to do with it come the abundant harvesting season. A few ideas once we approach the season of local goodness are pickling, pasta noodles, bread, sautéed, grilled, sandwich stackers and salsa. For a more hearty and fulfilling approach […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries are tricky to get crispy, but if you coat them with the right ingredients and be patient, you will have stellar french fries to munch on. The perfect side to most anything! Let’s get roastin’. Roasted Sweet Potato Fries 2medium sweet potatoes, rinsed and dried 2tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons smoked paprika […]

Spinach with Quinoa Salad

Let’s combine all foods delicious this week. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium and vitamin C. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, protein and choline. Did I […]

Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts

Easter is on its way and it seems like it will be an enjoyable, pleasant day. Brussels sprouts is one of my all time favorites to have on the dinner table for Easter. Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and washed 2 tablespoons bacon fat 1 teaspoon pepper Preheat oven to 425. […]

Potato Skins with Bacon + Cheese

Is there any other way to eat a potato other than with crispy bacon and cheese on it? A lot of you are out and about galavanting the warm southern weather. So while I sit back and flip through social media ocean and palm tree pictures, I am enjoying a warm, crispy potato skin…wishing I […]

Kale + Quinoa Salad

Of all the leafy greens out there, KALE is the KING. A single cup of kale includes the following benefits: Vitamin A: 206% of the RDA (from beta-carotene). Vitamin K: 684% of the RDA. Vitamin C: 134% of the RDA. Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDA. Manganese: 26% of the RDA. Calcium: 9% of the […]

Bow Tie Pasta + Tomatoes + Fresh Greens

Today is the first day of Spring and my gosh it will actually feel like it! Diving into Spring for me is all about readjusting, purging, cleansing and detoxing. I’m not necessarily saying a full on juice cleanse or detox, but a simplified way of eating. Preparing meals that are of few ingredients and really […]

Carrot + Squash Curry Soup

I wish we were moving on to spring vegetables, but our winter buddies are still in full swing. We will definitely need to warm up throughout the week with a bowl or two of hot soup. If you were ever skeptical of curry, this soup will introduce you ever so heavenly into the beauty of […]

Zucchini Pasta + Tomatoes

I first fell in love with zucchini noodles when a friend loaned me her spiralizer. It was such an easy tool to use and created a whole new meaning for zucchini for me. I must admit, I am not the biggest fan of zucchini, but crunchy noodles with all delicious toppings really was a game […]