And now I feel like…eating.

Like the rest of the world, ever since the calendar flipped over to 2014 and it became no longer socially acceptable to bake and frost and eat sugar cookies every other day, I’ve started to crave good-for-me food.  I’m dreaming of legumes and salads and root vegetables and grains. (With maybe some comfort food thrown in  — it is about to blizzard here tomorrow, afterall). But I have high standards: recipes have to be quick, and family friendly (mama no like making 4 separate dinners) and the recipes all need to be tested by a test kitchen or even better, by a critical public who already found all the mistakes in the recipe that I don’t have to be devastated by.  Here’s what I’ve been busy pinning. (Shameless plug: Go ahead and follow me on pinterest!) Made any of them?

Winter minestrone from Sweet Paul Magazine

Wilted Greens Salad with Squash, Apples, and Country Ham from

Salmon with Light Dijon Cream and Garlic Butter Bread Crumbs from How Sweet Eats

Ok, so probably not light, but LOOK AT IT.

Moroccan spiced baby carrots from my recipes

Update: I made these and they were lemon-y and cumin-y and generally amazing.

Sweet potato Gnocchi with Balsamic-Sage Brown Butter from Aida Mollenkamp

Makes my stomach growl after a full dinner just looking at them. What’s on your must-make list?

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