let’s get grilling

Grilling season is here! Kick-off the season with these delicious favorites.


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All three of my New York Times bestselling 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.

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!

One pot wonders

These one pot meals are perfect for any night of the week to get dinner on the table with less mess!

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sweet treats

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Thin Mint Energy Bites

Girl Scout cookie fans rejoice — we are back with another remake! These Thin Mint Energy Bites are about to be on repeat in your kitchens.


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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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!

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.

spring salads

As the seasons shift, I love bright, flavorful salads that still leave you satisfied. Here are some of my favorites for the spring season!

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Most popular Dinner recipes

Need inspiration for dinner tonight? I got you!

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