Creamy Panko Crusted Pasta

Ingredients:8 oz pasta6 oz spinach2 shallots, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped1/3 cup almonds, finely chopped1/3 cup walnuts, finely chopped1 Tsp nutritional yeast and 1 Tbs ground flax1 Tsp red pepper flakes3 oz tangy scallion cashew cheese (or vegan cream cheese, preferably nut-based and not oil-based, and half a juiced lemon)salt and pepper Recipe:Start salted pasta water […]

Pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Cream Cheese

Ingredients:8 oz pastahalf a large yellow onion, diced2 garlic cloves, chopped5 oz shiitake mushroom, sliced and roughly diced1/2 Tsp Rosemary6 oz baby spinach1/2 cup chopped walnuts1/4 cup white or red wine3 oz tangy scallion cashew cheese (Treeline) or 3 oz vegan cream cheese with a half squeezed lemon juice (preferably a nut-based and not oil-based)salt […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]