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Matcha Raspberry Roll Cake

Popping in with a few fun Valentines Day recipes for the weekend! With the craziness of this past year, I can’t think of a better excuse to whip up something special.

I’ve rounded up 14 favorites that might surprise and inspire you: classic pasta recipes, an incredible 30 minute beef bourguignon, better-than-takeout ahi poke, easy treats, as well as showstopper desserts. There’s a little something for everyone! 

While a few of these recipes require more work and time, most of the dinner recipes can be prepared in less than 45 minutes and nearly all of the desserts can be prepped ahead. 

If you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out these other main course recipes for additional ideas! 

Sliced Apple Quick Bread on Cutting Board

Apple Oatmeal Quick Bread

A simple apple quick bread, prepared with whole wheat pastry flour, and studded with rolled oats, apple pieces, and toasted walnuts.  Cooking and baking have always been...

How to Press Tofu

How to Press Tofu

My favorite waste-free method for pressing tofu. No tofu press required!  I’m a firm believer that more people would love tofu if they knew how...

Best Holiday Treat Recipes

12 Festive Holiday Treats

12 Festive Holiday Treats to add to your holiday baking list: cookies, festive cakes, tarts, scones, and other casual dessert recipes.

Golden Carrots and Farro Salad on Platter

Golden Carrots and Farro

Roasted carrots and onions infused with honey and spices, and tossed with farro, fresh orange zest and juice, toasted almonds, and fresh herbs.  Colorful, complex, and...

Handmade Ceramics Shop Guide

Handmade Ceramics Shop Guide

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Leeks with Orange Tahini and Za'atar Walnut Crumble

Roasted Butternut Squash and Leeks with Orange Tahini Sauce, Walnuts, and Za’atar

Roasted butternut squash and leeks drizzled with orange tahini sauce and finished with toasted walnuts, fresh herbs, and za’atar. This side dish will knock...

A Beautiful Plate 2020 Cookbook Gift Guide

2020 Cookbook Gift Guide

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A Beautiful Plate 2020 Favorite Things Guide Guide

2020 Favorite Things Gift Guide

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Vegetarian Mushroom Gravy on Mashed Potatoes

Easy Vegan Mushroom Gravy

A flavorful vegan mushroom gravy that comes together in less than 30 minutes and pairs perfectly with holiday or everyday meals!  Let’s be honest,...

Za'atar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds in Bowl

Za’atar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

These Za’atar roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious and easy twist on a fall staple snack.  If you’re carving pumpkins or making homemade pumpkin puree this...

Roasted Plum Compote with Yogurt in Ceramic Bowl

Roasted Plum Compote

Roasted plum compote naturally sweetened with honey and infused with warming spices and vanilla. One of the best surprises since moving to Salt Lake...