Simple 5 Ingredient Baked Falafel

Okay, guys. I’m so super excited even though the picture suggests that I have lost my food mind. Here I am, after being gone for a few days (why does it take me like five years to recover from the workshop?!) and THIS is what I hit you with. That’s right – THIS. This simple baked falafel that only requires five basic ingredients to throw together (featuring my one and only LENTILS) is really the only thing I could bring to you today – it’s all I’ve been thinking about in the food realm lately. ♡ It’s ultra-textured, just the right amount of spicy, and baked to soft perfection for all your lifelong falafel wants and needs. This baked falafel is my new favorite …

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Bacon and Brussels Sprout Salad

Busting out the brussels sprouts today! And the b-b-b-b-bacon. As if there were another way. So there’s a holiday coming up and it starts with T and ends with hanksgiving. We food lovers know this holiday well because it’s the perfect time for us to say Hi Turkey! Hi Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Sage Stuffing and Gravy and Cranberries! Hi Pumpkin Pie with a hearty thwap of fresh whipped cream! I see you and I appreciate you. ❤ Also, family. And friends. And everything else. Being one of the 20-somethings in the family (not for much longer though! eek/wahh!), I take my ongoing role as Salad Bringer very seriously. Sort of. In my life, and most especially during busy times …

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Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry

Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry – packed with nutrition! Our favorite easy, healthy, winter comfort food recipe. So now we know what kind of food they serve in heaven. It’s for surely gotta be sweet potato curry, for surely for sure. There just cannot be anything else. I’m not just talking about just any old curry -> I’m talking about the kind of curry that hits that perfect spot between silky-creaminess and fire-breathing flavor all in one sweeping, saucy bite. For example, just off the top of my head: Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry that can be made in about 20 minutes and that just makes your heart sing for joy when you remember that you have at least three servings of it left in …

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Triple Berry Refrigerator Jam

This post is sponsored by our friends at Bai5! We absolutely love their naturally sweetened, antioxidant-infused, yummy, fun drinks. Carry on and drink Bai! Voila! And just like that, there is homemade jam in my refrigerator. Happy times, happy times! I have a thing about berries in the summer, which is that a) it’s awesome to have them, and b) it’s so awesome to have them that it’s almost just too hard to use them in desserts, sauces, jams, anything that will leave me with an empty berry container in my fridge and a sad heart in the morning at breakfast. My issue is that I love them so much that I want to eat the berries like berries, and I am …

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Grilled Pineapple Pork Sandwiches

This post is sponsored by King’s Hawaiian, maker of pillowy soft sweet sandwich buns that are the vessel of choice for this grilled pineapple pork sandwich business. Check out their first ever commercial here to see people go pupule (crayyyzee!) for this bread. Happy Father’s Day almost! I pinkie promise that this recipe has nothing to do with my personal love and adoration of grilled pineapple and everything to do with making something nice and meat-lovery for Dad. See how thoughtful I am? Just because my thoughtfulness just happens to come through via my food obsessions doesn’t mean that this is about me. It’s my love language and it’s called gifts and foods, foods that are gifts, gifts that can …

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Carrot Cake Coffee Cake

Carrot Cake Coffee Cake! A super easy batter loaded with shredded carrots, topped with a thick crumbly cinnamony streusel, and finished with a melty sweet honey butter. I have been WAAAITING like a patient person to share this recipe with you, and my day has finally come. Or is it your day? Our day? Please welcome into your life: Carrot Cake Coffee Cake. I know it might be confusing – carrot cake, which is like vegetables meets cake, but also still cake, combined with coffee cake, which is also cake but the kind you can eat for breakfast and it will still be totally appropriate and, obviously, cakey? But no need to be confused. If you like a carrot cake …

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Super Easy Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna

This skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna? Packed with good-for-you veggies, super easy to make, and made with a handful of simple ingredients. Yesterday I saw the movie Frozen. This is going to really date this post for future readers, but worth it. Because I have to talk about how cute it was. If you’re not familiar, Frozen is a Disney movie, um excuse me, musical. A Disney musical. All about an icy land where everything is a little bit magical and a lot bit frozen and where people have names like Hans and Kristoff and Olaf. So basically it was the story of my Scandinavian-rooted freezing cold Minnesota life. And for the record, I do get a little bit cold but I sure …

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Thai Yellow Chicken Curry with Potatoes

Thai Yellow Chicken Curry with Potatoes! Chicken, golden potatoes, onion, coconut cream, and an absolutely incredible homemade yellow curry paste sauce. Major rich delicious takeout vibes but you made it your very own self and it is absolutely craveable. This post contains referral links for products we love. Pinch of Yum earns a small commission on these links at no cost to you, and the links will always be marked with an asterisk. We ♡ honesty! Super creamy and lush, thanks to the coconut cream, level the spice just where you want it and then let your Thai-inspired yellow curry dreams come true. Impeccably savory with a teensy bit of sweet, scooped over a bed of steamy rice. Yes, yes …

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Sweet Zucchini Pancakes

Good Morning. I have a dilemma with pancakes: I love to eat them. What’s better, or worse, is that I love to eat them in stacks of four, glazed with melted butter and swimming in maple syrup. And 1,000 calories later, I’m feeling really good in a bad kind of way. Because of my extreme love for pancakes, especially the extra sweet and high-calorie variety (think chocolate chip and peanut butter), I recently went through a brief pancake withdrawal. I stopped making pancakes because there was a high likelihood/certainty that I would eat myself into a pancake coma. And we all know what happens when you go into a pancake coma. Or at least I do. But as you can …

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Rosemary Pom Spritzer AKA The Merry Mocktail

Everyone needs a good fancy fun mocktail in their life – especially during the holidays. Herby, zingy rosemary-infused simple syrup, sweet tart pomegranate juice, bubbly fizz, and fresh lime squeezes. Holiday magic! We’ve come to our senses: what are the holidays without fun festive beverages?! This rosemary pom spritzy mocktail is keeping us well on the merry side of things. Herby, zingy rosemary-infused simple syrup cutting through the sweet tart pomegranate juice, bubbly fizz, fresh lime squeezes if you’re fancy (lime bubbly water if you’re us) and then it’s just holiday magic from there on out. There are so many fun things to do to fancy this up if you want to wow them with a Christmas cocktail/mocktail hour or …

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