Holiday Headquarters

Working to get ahead on your holiday menu? These recipes are some of my top faves to enjoy around the holiday table.

Holiday Recipes

dinner tonight — available 12/26!

I’m so excited to announce my third cookbook, Dinner Tonight: 100 Simple, Healthy Recipes for Every Night of the Week. Available for preorder now!

what’s new

Here’s what’s new on The Defined Dish! You won’t want to miss these!

welcome! I’m Alex.

I’m a foodie behind The Defined Dish who loves creating and sharing healthy, simple, and delicious recipes. My passion for cooking has led to two New York Times bestselling cookbooks as well as recipes for every occasion that you will find here. From my kitchen to yours, let’s get cooking!

Soup season

For me, it’s soup season all year long; however, it’s socially more acceptable to eat hot soup in the cold, crisp weather months (or so my husband says)! I have to say, my soup recipes are some of my very favorites and I hope you enjoy them this soup season.

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sweet treats

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Grain-Free Millionaire’s Tart

A Millionaire’s Tart is basically a fancy name for a giant Twix pie — and I’m here for it so decided to make a Grain and Dairy-Free rendition.


Some of the best bites and dips, perfect for any gathering!

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Breakfast recipes

There is nothing like kicking off the day with a healthy meal. Here are some of my personal favorites!

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Get my cookbooks!

All three of my cookbooks, The Defined Dish, The Comfortable Kitchen, and Dinner Tonight continue to share the same healthy, wholesome, and delicious recipes I love to create. Learn more about my latest release, Dinner Tonight, here.

Cocktail hour

Beautiful, tasty sips for the weekend or any gathering!

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greek-inspired grilled lamb burgers

If you’re grilling burgers, shake things up a little with these Greek-Inspired Grilled Lamb Burgers.

Fall friendly salads

We don’t do rabbit food over here, my Salads are sure to fill you up and make your taste buds sing!

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make mealtime easier with SideDish!

Earlier this year I launched my line of multipurpose dressings, SideDish! The current flavors, Chipotle Ranch, Creamy Sesame, and Honey Dijon were all created to make mealtime simpler and more flavorful. They are also paleo-friendly and two of the three are Whole30-approved!

Dinner recipes

Need inspiration for dinner tonight? I got you!

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