Easy Vegetarian Lentil Meatballs - Simple, healthy and protein packed! Made with cooked lentils, carrots, and lots of Italian spices, then oven baked. Perfect for filling meatless meals, and they taste great leftover too! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Lentil Meatballs

I’d like to find the equivalent of a steakhouse for vegetarian food. Instead of waxing rhapsodic about the restaurant’s aging room, servers would talk euphorically of gardens, soil, and the latest rainbow of produce pulled...

Asparagus and Creamy Scrambled Egg Toasts – Quick, healthy, and high protein. Great for a filling vegetarian breakfast or dinner! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Scrambled Egg Toast with Roasted Asparagus

As much as I love cooking for Ben and myself, I have a small collection of “single lady” recipes I miss. All are quick and easy, most are healthy, and nearly every one of...

Giverny, France. Monet's home and gardens

C’est La Vie

It’s hard to believe that one week ago I was on a plane en route from Paris. My time in Italy and Paris was…magnificent. The sun shone, the gardens bloomed, the croissants were extra...

Flourless Lemon Almond Cake with Fresh Berries – a light, fluffy, and gluten free dessert made with almond flour, eggs, and sugar. Simple, low carb, and perfect for any holiday or party! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Almond Flour Cake with Lemon

This Almond Flour Cake with Lemon and Berries is me, impatiently waiting for spring. I received a beautiful taste of it last week in Paris and Verona. Trees and public gardens burst with flowers,...

Crock Pot Low Carb Lasagna — Easy, CHEESY, and your slow cooker does all the work! Made with zucchini and eggplant instead of noodles — You’ll never miss the pasta! @wellplated

Crock Pot Low Carb Lasagna

This Crock Pot Low Carb Lasagna is the recipe that almost got away. It took me FIVE attempts to perfect, but I can safely say that it was completely worth every tear I shed...

Easy, healthy Baked Lemon Chicken with Garlic and Rosemary. Add asparagus and potatoes for a DELICIOUS sheet pan meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights! The veggies are crispy, the chicken juicy, and the flavors so fresh. Our family loves this simple meal! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Baked Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

I’m a woman with a pan and a plan: Baked Lemon Chicken. It cooks together on a single sheet pan, includes oodles of healthy veggies, and tastes extra fresh and peppy, thanks to the...

Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes with fresh strawberry cream cheese frosting. So much easier than traditional chocolate mousse! Rich, silky, and perfect anytime you need a special dessert. The whipped cream strawberry frosting is good enough to eat with a spoon! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated {gluten free}

Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes with Whipped Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

I once thought that, as my aged increased, so would my ability to be self-reliant. In recent years, however, I’ve realized the opposite to be true. The people nearest to my heart are not...

Quick and easy Italian Sausage and Rice Casserole. Cooks in ONE PAN! Smoky chicken sausage, juicy bell peppers, and brown rice in a tomato sauce. One of our favorite healthy weeknight dinners! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated {gluten free}

Sausage and Rice Casserole

This Italian Sausage and Rice Casserole with Peppers is in loving memory of my dishwasher. May you rest in peace. And may I never ever take you for granted—or go through the process of...