A Post about Toast

As promised in a previous post, I’ve got a couple quick, simple recipes for your chompers. 🙂 Most days for most of us, we need something quick, convenient, and something to keep us full and satisfied until the next break. “What’s so great about toast?” you may ask. With these ingredients, I assure you, you’ll […]

Black Bean and Mushroom Burger

It’s burger night! Does it get any more “American” than that? Well, I guess that depends on… Wait, this sounds strangely familiar. If you read my previous post, then you’ll know why. This house must be craving some standard American fare. And in this Land of the Free and home to millions of acres of […]

Mushroom Sauce Pizza with Arugula and Onion Jam Drizzle

It’s pizza night! Does it get any more “American” than that? Well, I guess that depends on whether you’re craving pizza, hotdogs, or hamburgers. But tonight, we’re craving pizza. And rather than ordering delivery, we’re gonna get artsy with this Italian-American fare. This recipe takes inspiration from a friend who had given me some tips […]

Onion-Peach-Jalepeno Jam

Ingredients:1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil3 large sweet onions, chopped2 ripe peaches, peeled and diced1 jalepeno, seeds left in or out up to you*, chopped3 parsley sprigs, chopped or 1 Tsp dried parsley3 bay leaves2 rosemary sprigs, chopped or 1/2 Tsp dried rosemary3/4 cup coconut or brown sugar3/4 cup balsamic vinegarsalt Recipe:In a large pot […]

Chickpea and Carrot Pitas with Tahini Dressing

In the Middle East, flatbread – known as pita – was made by mixing together flour and water, then letting the dough sit out to gather yeasts from the air. When the dough showed signs of life with little air bubbles forming and popping, the pita was then baked at a high temperature, causing the […]

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 […]