This Zesty Lentil Spinach Salad recipe is ready to go in about 30 minutes, made with hearty lentils, sauteed veggies, lots of fresh spinach, and a tangy lemon dressing.  It's SO delicious, and also makes great leftovers! | gimmesomeoven.com (Vegetarian / Gluten-Free)

Zesty Lentil Spinach Salad

Honeys, I’m home!  💛 After spending two unbelievably beautiful weeks in France, Barclay and I packed up our bags and made our way back across the ocean to Kansas City on Wednesday night.  And I’ve been busy sleeping off the jet lag, catching up with friends and family, re-stocking my fridge, doing laundry,...

This Toasted Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Basil and Parmesan recipe only takes about 30 minutes to prepare, it's nice and hearty, and full of absolutely delicious flavors! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Vegetarian)

Toasted Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Basil and Parmesan

So, do you fall in the pro-mushrooms or anti-mushrooms camp? In my experience entertaining and cooking for people for years, most people tend to passionately fall in one camp or the other.  Which means that I rarely find myself cooking mushrooms when people are coming over, just to be...

These Slow Cooker Crispy Chicken Carnitas are made easy by simmering for hours in the crock pot, then they're briefly crisped up in the broiler, resulting in tender, crispy, juicy, and absolutely DELICIOUS chicken carnitas. Perfect for tacos, burritos, or whatever sounds good! | gimmesomeoven.com

Slow Cooker Crispy Chicken Carnitas

Carnitas?  Made with chicken?? Yep, they’re a thing.  And a few weeks ago, I decided to make them my new thing. To be sure, carnitas are traditionally made with pork, which I’ve enjoyed cooking for years and years with my little “shortcut” method by simmering pork in the crock pot and then...

This Feel-Good Pineapple Smoothie recipe is made of deliciously sweet ingredients that also happen to have healthy anti-inflammatory benefits. | gimmesomeoven.com

Feel-Good Pineapple Smoothie

You would think that after 7 years of food blogging, I’d have this naming-my-recipes-thing down.  But once again, you loyal Facebook friends out there reminded me that asking for input is always a good thing.  ;) I was an inch away from calling this an Anti-Inflammatory Pineapple Smoothie, since some of the...

This Pizza Pasta Salad recipe is quick and easy to make, it's tossed with a simple Italian vinaigrette, and you can customize it with all of your favorite pizza toppings! | gimmesomeoven.com

Pizza Pasta Salad

Guys, I’ve been meaning to share this recipe with you all for weeks! Somehow it got buried in my camera’s memory card, and I totally forgot about it until I was craving pizza again the other day.  (Well, let’s be honest, when am I not craving pizza.)  And I suddenly remembered...

This Korean Steak Kabobs recipe is made with a super-easy, flavorful marinade, and grilled to perfection with your favorite vegetables. So delicious!! | gimmesomeoven.com

Korean Steak Kabobs

Sooo, I love this vegetarian that I’m dating.  (Like, so much, actually.) And whenever I cook for the two of us, I’m more than happy to go vegetarian and cook us delicious, meatless, plant-based meals. But now that I’m eating vegetarian almost all of the time, I’ve gotta admit, I appreciate the chance...

This classic French 75 cocktail recipe is made with sparkling champagne, gin, fresh lemon juice, and lightly sweetened with sugar (or honey) simple syrup.  So delicious and refreshing! | gimmesomeoven.com

French 75

Oh my goodness, we’re headed to FRANCE today!!!!!!!! đŸ˜€đŸŽ‰đŸ˜€đŸ‘«đŸ˜€âœˆïžđŸ˜€đŸ‡«đŸ‡·đŸ˜€ And I couldn’t be more excited.  Seriously, I’ve taken some awesome trips over the years with family and friends and work, and I’m always tremendously grateful for any good travel adventure.  But something about this particular trip has felt extra-special lately, and I’ve...

This classic Fattoush Salad recipe is quick and easy to make, and made with a zesty lemon dressing. | gimmesomeoven.com

Fattoush Salad

A few weeks ago, my friends Michelle and Rachel randomly texted on Thursday afternoon and said that they were in my neighborhood just a few blocks away, and wondered if I wanted to grab a spontaneous lunch together in like…5 minutes.  ;) It was one of those days when I had...