Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans

Roasted Green Beans and Carrots with Za'atar - The Lemon Bowl

This easy, delicious side dish of carrots and green beans roasted in olive oil and za'atar is perfect for spring entertaining or a simple weeknight dinner. Earlier this week we celebrated Passover at my mother's new house just a mile away. It's actually pretty funny because my mother isn't Jewish and neither are all of her relatives who take part in our annual Seder. Although my grandmother, … {Read the full article}

Fennel and Orange Slaw with Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese {Spring Entertaining Giveaway!}

Fennel and Orange Slaw with Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese - The Lemon Bowl

Bursting with flavor, this citrus and fennel slaw is topped with sweet roasted beets and creamy goat cheese. Perfect for spring entertaining but simple enough for a quick lunch. Brightly colored fruits and veggies get all of the attention but don't be fooled, white vegetables are packed in nutrients as well! An excellent source of Vitamin C, fiber and folate, I try to incorporate fennel into our … {Read the full article}

Simple Roasted Beets with Orange and Rosemary

Roasted Beets

Roasted beets are easier to make than you think! My simple recipe creates tender, sweet beets with a hint of fresh rosemary and orange in the background.Roasted beets have a special place in my heart. Believe it or not, my very first blog post involved roasted beets: Beets and Wheat Berries Make Me Happy. What can I say? I love beets and I wanted to tell the world. The truth is, so many people … {Read the full article}

Lightened Chicken Salad Recipe

Lightened Chicken Salad by The Lemon Bowl

Your favorite chicken salad gets a healthy makeover with creamy yogurt and tangy dijon mustard. When you are busy with a 4 month old and a 2 year old all day, quick-and-easy becomes the name of the game when it comes to lunch time. Of course, life is too short to eat grilled chicken salads every day so I love finding new ways to create hearty yet satisfying meals that don't make you feel … {Read the full article}

Lebanese Chopped Salad with Chickpeas

Lebanese Chickpea Chopped Salad - The Lemon Bow

A fun twist on tabbouleh, this Lebanese chopped salad is bursting with fresh flavors and packed with protein. One of the reasons I always crave Lebanese food is because of the way it makes me feel after I eat it. Light, flavorful and protein-packed, I never feel heavy or weighed down after I eat Middle Eastern food. I wish I could say the same about a giant slice of pizza or a gooey grilled … {Read the full article}

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Crispy Panko Topping

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese - The Lemon Bowl

Mac and cheese gets a healthy makeover with pureed cauliflower, tangy yogurt and crispy panko. This is comfort food you can feel good about enjoying regularly! The only thing more comforting than a bowl of creamy mac and cheese is a bowl of creamy mac and cheese that won't land on your hips. Don't worry, where this dish lacks in fat and calories it far than makes up for in flavor. My secret? An … {Read the full article}

Slow Cooker Ginger Spiced Apple Butter {No Sugar Added}

Slow Cooker Sugar Free Apple Butter

Ginger spiced apple butter is made by slowly cooking apples until they caramelize and turn a beautiful, deep brown color. Naturally sweetened with no sugar added, spread on pancakes, stir into oatmeal or serve on toast. If you followed me on any form of social media last year between the months of May and October you probably noticed that I am mildly obsessed with Michigan grown produce. Between … {Read the full article}

Quinoa with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Apples and Scallions

Quinoa with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Apples and Scallions - The Lemon Bowl

Quinoa is tossed with sun-dried tomatoes, apples and scallions in a garlicky lemon vinaigrette to create this simple, protein-packed dish. I love quinoa because it is an affordable, plant-based source of protein that is naturally gluten free and full of fiber. That being said, until recently, I thought I hated it! As it turns out, I just didn't know how to prepare it properly. The truth is, … {Read the full article}