Today’s recipe isn’t one I dreamt up, but it’s dreamy for sure. Amy Chaplin’s gorgeous book, At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well, has been a favorite of mine for years now, and this recipe was one of the first ones I made from it. And now that we’re finally getting some real fall weather and I woke up to 40-degree temps outside, warm, cinnamon-y pumpkin bread just seems fitting.

During the week, we’re all about quick meals that require little prep but taste delicious, and this is certainly a dish that fits the bill.  If you’ve ever wondered how restaurants are able to achieve that saucy, glossy, sauce-clinging-to-noodles effect that makes the dish so good, this is one way to to do it. When the pasta is several minutes away from al dente, it gets moved to the sauce with a ladle full of pasta water. As you finish cooking the noodles in the sauce, you toss, toss, toss, adding more starchy pasta water as needed to provide enough of a bath for the noodles to cook in. Finely shredded cheese is slowly added… View Post

Eggs in tomato sauce. It’s the prefect clean-out-the-fridge breakfast, and it’s fast enough for a weekend or weekday. You can make your own sauce using the recipe below, store-bought tomato sauce, or leftovers from that spaghetti you had two nights ago. It comes together in a flash, and it’s always delicious. That garlicky toast is a must for mopping up runny egg yolks and any lingering sauce. The key is to poach the eggs until the whites are just set and the yolks are still runny. Keep a close eye on them during the cooking process to achieve this balance.  If you make this recipe at home, share on Instagram using #strongrootsnutrition so I can… View Post

This pad thai recipe has been a house favorite for a while now, and I’m finally getting around to sharing it with you. It’s an easy weeknight meal that comes together quickly and is sure to satisfy that noodle craving. Because sometimes you just need some sweet and tangy noodles, amiright?  Whatever you do, don’t leave out the garnishes. Lime, cilantro, and peanuts make this dish. If you’re not a fan of cilantro, some sliced scallions would be a tasty swap.  This dish is excellent as-is, but feel free to add a protein source. I suggest sautéing sliced chicken with the garlic and vegetables or adding crispy tofu on top of each portion.  If you make this… View Post

If you’re tired of those old potluck recipes, this recipe is for you. It’s not your mother’s potato salad, but it’s flavorful, tangy, and super delicious.  Is anyone else a HUGE fan of sea salt and vinegar flavored potato chips? That tangy-salty bite gets me every time, and so does this potato salad. It’s basically sea salt and vinegar potatoes beefed up with cruciferous vegetables and dill. Yum, right?  If you try making this recipe at home, be sure to share on Instagram using #strongrootsnutrition so I can check it out! //Taylor