Turkey Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats | How To Make Dinner

Turkey Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats | How To Make Dinner

There's something about zucchini boats that just kinda ticks every box for me. They're so satisfying, while also being pretty easy on the ol' waistline. That is if you resist dumping a whole block of cheese on top. These stuffed zucchini boats are loaded with a turkey taco inspired mixture of black beans and corn, and they only take about 20 minutes to make. Top them with a variety of fresh toppings and you’ve got a weeknight hit on your hands!


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An Easy Corn Chowder For Summertime Feasting | How To Make Dinner

An Easy Corn Chowder For Summertime Feasting | How To Make Dinner

This summer corn and zucchini chowder is a great example of that. It’s quick, it’s easy, and weirdly light for a creamy potato-forward dish. It takes around 30 minutes total and it goes very well with a big tall beer and a garden patio! My favourite way to eat this chowder is to bring the whole darn pot outside and stick it on the table with a stack of bowls, some rustic bread from a local bakery, and a few hungry friends or family members. 

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Spring Minestrone Soup - A Refreshing Spin On An Old Stand-by

Spring Minestrone Soup - A Refreshing Spin On An Old Stand-by

Spring minestrone soup is just like regular minestrone soup, but springier! With a focus on fresh leafy herbs and bright green veggies, this is a soup that can be enjoyed on a sunny spring day. Refreshing and light, this spring minestrone method is flexible and adaptable to whatever is buried in your fridge, and whatever looks good in the market that day.

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Tortilla Soup Today, Enchiladas Tomorrow - How To Win At Leftovers

Tortilla Soup Today, Enchiladas Tomorrow - How To Win At Leftovers

Nextovers are when you make something basic and add different twists on it for each day you eat it. This tortilla soup is a perfect nextover contender because it’s blended smooth and although it’s flavourful, it’s also fairly flexible in its flavour profile. It can be taken a few different directions. Here we’re turning tortilla soup into enchilada sauce with easy next-day enchiladas.

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Easy Acorn Squash | Microwaved, Stuffed, and Roasted (with video)

Easy Acorn Squash | Microwaved, Stuffed, and Roasted (with video)

For the purpose of diving into a half squash with a giant spoon, I have absolutely no beef with taking a short cut and cook acorn squash in the microwave. Cooking squash this way, and using it as a delivery vehicle for any leftovers you might have kicking around the fridge makes for a no-fail weeknight dinner.

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The Skillet Salad - An Easy And Comforting Dinnertime Strategy

The Skillet Salad - An Easy And Comforting Dinnertime Strategy

The beauty behind the skillet salad is that the residual heat from a skillet, combined with the hot stuff you cooked in it give the more traditional leafy elements of the salad a chance to get just a little bit warm and (yes) even slightly wilted in the heat. The result is a more succulent leaf. It makes the greens a bit juicier, rather than straight up crunchy. If you’re weird about wilted greens (and I am with you in certain situations), go with a leaf that is acceptable to you in either it’s raw OR cooked form. Something like Kale, Escarole or mustard greens). If you’re one of those people who like two hour old Caesar Salad, and I know you’re out there - you’re going to LOVE this.

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The Simplest Summer Spaghetti That Changed My Life

The Simplest Summer Spaghetti That Changed My Life

I worked one shift at a really nice local restaurant a few years ago and this simple spaghetti was the best thing that happened to me that day. It's one of the few things I make year after year, and I only ever make it in August or September when the tomatoes are so juicy and the garlic is really good. This simple summer spaghetti changed my culinary life!

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