WELCOME TO Simple And Savory!

Real Food Simply Made!

Good food goes beyond the kitchen; it’s about bringing people together through delicious meals. Let’s savor the moments and flavors that make life truly delicious with healthy everyday ingredients (real food).

There are so many recipe sites with healthy recipes, and healthy is different for everyone; here is what you will find on Simple and Savory.

  • Healthy, delicious recipes that are quick and easy to follow, with wholesome everyday ingredients
  • Versatile recipes with variations to inspire creativity and make the recipe your own
  • All recipes are created, prepared and photographed by me

Visit my recipe index to see all of my recipes!

I cook with minimally processed ingredients and, when possible, mostly locally sourced foods. If you cannot access local ingredients or are on a budget, feel free to use whatever works for you to make my recipes. They will still be healthy and delicious!

All of my sweet recipes are made with natural sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, or coconut sugar and I often use as little as possible. If you prefer sweeter foods, gradually add a little more sweetener to your taste.

Everything in moderation

Even though I love healthy food, I also enjoy all kinds of indulgent foods too. You will find some of these recipes on Simple and Savory that have been remade with a healthier twist, like this almond toffee crunch that is made with less processed ingredients.

I live in New Jersey with my husband, Bob, and dog, Morgan, who I affectionately call my food lab- she’s willing to try all of my recipes. I have always been passionate about good food! I think that’s because I spent the first 10 years of my life living on a farm in New Jersey. We were eating farm-to-table meals before it was a thing; fresh vegetables and dairy products from the farm were always on our table.

You may not think of New Jersey as the Garden State, but it is! I live in an area where there is easy access to locally raised meat, dairy, and produce, and it’s my first stop to buy food before heading to the supermarket.

I am a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and also have a certificate in Culinary Nutrition from the University of Vermont.  

I am not a photographer. I’m here for the food! I make all of the recipes and photograph them myself so that you can get an idea of how the food will actually look when you prepare it at home.

Followed recipe except for subbed half pumpkin seeds for sliced almonds. These are great! Exactly as described.” – Benjamin

You’re a lifesaver. These quick dinner recipes are fantastic. My partner and I changed our eating habits to a vegetarian based on fish or chicken 5 weeks ago and we feel so much better.  I do appreciate the help of your quick recipes thank you.” -Christine

“I’ve eaten this dish many times in NJ. Searched for the best recipe and yours makes the most sense and tastes the most authentic. Thanks!” – Bob

Why did you start Simple and Savory?

I am not a big fan of following recipes and like to cook without documenting every detail. However, when friends and family asked me for the recipe, I found it difficult to remember all the steps unless I made the dish again. To solve this problem, I created Simple and Savory, a platform to record and share my favorite recipes with others.

What is your favorite recipe on the blog?

There are a lot of favorites on Simple and Savory, but the ones I make the most often, are my beef and vegetable stew, bison chili and turkey burgers.

Do the recipes on Simple and Savory follow a specific diet?

No, they do not, but many recipes on Simple and Savory fit into the Mediterranean diet and most have suggested adaptations for specific diets. I believe in everything in moderation!

Look around, and I hope you choose a recipe or two to try!

If you want to request a recipe, have a question or comment, contact me at anne  @ simpleandsavory . com. And don’t forget to follow me on: Facebook, and Pinterest!

Happy Cooking!


If you love salads and appetizers, check out Savory Bowls N Bites, for your favorite first-course recipes!