Burrata Caprese Salad “Sandwiches” with a Garlic and Chili Inflused Balsamic Reduction

This was a farmers market inspiration that came to me as I was wondering around a little hungover and a lot hungry. Saw the heirloom tomatoes first and was instantly hooked by the visuals. I knew these were destined for my belly. The second thing that popped into my mind was cheese and I headed […]

Asian Style Cole Slaw with Toasted Almonds

When I was a kid I hated cole slaw. I’m not sure what it was, maybe some terrible first experience that had me scarred, but I couldn’t get away from it fast enough. It wasn’t until I started working at a sandwich shop and ended up eating their slaw out of sheer boredom with the […]

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa

MORE SQUASH! That’s what winter makes me yell to the people. And by the people I mean myself as I gorge on endless variations of this delicious winter vegetable. This was inspired by a quinoa stuffed squash that I had read about a while back and had been meaning to try. I also love it […]

Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder with a Kick

The secret to the creaminess in this chowder is coconut cream. If you’ve never cooked with it before, it’s a great way to add non-dairy creaminess to soup, curry, desserts, sauces and more. It only has a slight coconut taste. I got mine at Trader Joe’s, but you can also find it on Amazon. To […]

Lemon Basil Hummus

It’s no secret that I love hummus. It’s easy, healthy, delicious and you can create so many different flavor combinations with it (buffalo wing hummus for example). This fresh basil and lemon combination is one of my all time favorites. This same recipe can also work with other herbs like thyme, oregano, or rosemary. I’ll […]

Roasted Vegetable Stuffed Spaghetti Squash with Goat Cheese

Mmmmm, spaghetti squash. I wasn’t introduced to this magical veggie until the last year or so and it is awesome. As it’s name suggests, once you dig into the flesh of the cooked squash it breaks into stringy spaghetti-like pieces. Those pieces mixed in with the roasted summer vegetable combination makes for a delicious entree. […]

Citrus Basil Avocado Salad Dressing with Walnut Oil

I’ve been obsessed with making my own salad dressing ever since I got an immersion blender (highly recommended). It’s super simple, tastes delicious, you have more control health-wise and it’s cheaper. Any other benefits you need? If you don’t have the immersion blender, you can also mix it in a regular blender or a food […]

Potato, Mushroom, Cheese Bake (Gratin)

This thing kicks ass. #humblebrag. The cheese, mushrooms and potatoes work so well together it’s hard to stop eating it. Per usual, I baked it in my all purpose cast iron skillet. It works well as a main dish or a rich side dish depending on what kind of mood you are in and where […]