Detoxing with Salad

Everybody knows, when family comes in for a visit, healthy eating usually takes a backseat. AND everybody knows, no one likes a backseat driver. (I’m looking at you, healthy eating. Don’t tell me what to do!) After enjoying a wonderful visit with family and indulging some cheats and splurges in the snack aisle, it was […]

Caesar Salad with Tempeh

Ingredients:8 oz tempeh, crumbled1 romaine heart, chopped1 large carrot, 1/4 inch diagonal slices2 celery ribs, 1/4 inch slices3 oz shredded kale1/4 cup walnut piecessalt and pepperCaesar dressing:Mix 1/4 cup almond milk, 2 Tbs cashew butter, 1 Tsp lemon juice, 1 Tsp Dijon mustard, 1 Tsp capers, 1 Tsp Worcestershire, 1/2 Tsp nutritional yeast, 1 garlic […]

Rainbow Salad

Ingredients for two:5 oz baby spinach1/2 cup shredded carrot1/2 cup shredded red cabbage (I only used a 1/4 cup because of riffinose sensitivity)1/2 cup dry-roasted cashews1/4 cup black sesame seeds3 scallions, sliced thin4 sprigs of fresh cilantro, choppedRainbow dressing:Mix 1 Tbs coconut oil, 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar, 1 Tbs maple syrup, 1 Tbs tamari […]

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Who doesn’t like a go-to spinach artichoke dip recipe?! If it’s not for you *Gasp!*, no worries. 😉 I do believe this one is a party winner, while bursting with flavor AND good nutrition. This is a conglomeration of recipes – I played around with a few of them – elevated by throwing in some […]

Quick Chickpea and Cashew Sauce

with Baby Kale, Peas, and Carrots on Rice Okay, so this post is about cheating… In the kitchen! Let me start over…This post is about shortcuts in the kitchen. Much better. Occasionally, we all find ourselves extra busy. Life can be a little crazy – maybe a little chaotic from time to time. When ever […]

Mushroom and Cauliflower Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

These tacos hail from the North Shore, a place known for it’s laid-back vibe, sugar-sweet pineapples, and famous for big waves. This stretch of coast is on the north side of the Hawaiian island, Oahu – known as “The Gathering Place.” The flavors in this recipe reflect the meeting of Baja, Mexico and Hawaii. Traditionally […]

Arugula and Pasta con Pesto alla Trapanese

Pesto is a sauce that originated in Genoa, the capital city in Leguria, Italy. Traditionally made with basil and pine nuts, this variation is influenced by the Sicilian coastal city of Trapani, swapping in almonds and vine-ripened tomatoes. I love using what’s in season because you get to experience fruits and vegetables at their best. […]

Lima Bean Skordalia and Rice with Sauteed Walnuts and Spinach

Skordalia is a Greek dip that is thick, traditionally made with garlic and a mashed, bulky base. Here, I’ve used mashed Lima beans instead of the traditional potato and walnut or almond. For quickness and convenience in the kitchen, I often go for the canned beans because they’ve already been cooked, making them easier on […]