Zucchini Pappardelle “Pasta” with a Vegan Pistachio Mint Pesto

I am not gluten free, but I am appreciative of the creativity that it inspires. I’m a fan of the spaghetti squash noodles and these zucchini pappardelle. The way they soak up sauce and can be twisted with a fork and scooped into massive mouthfuls makes them great substitutes for pasta dishes. You only want […]

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 […]

Spicy Mushroom and Chard Winter Soup

I love mushrooms everywhere. Soups, salads, stir fries, veggie burgers, sandwiches, you name it I will put mushrooms on it. This soup’s inspiration started with these awesome enoki mushrooms that I got at the farmers market. They have both white and brown varieties. You can use either for this recipe. Whatever it is, I think […]

Spaghetti Squash Tacos

I could eat tacos for every meal of the day and not get sick of them (breakfast tacos anyone?). Endless combinations and they are usually small enough where you can try at least 3 different kinds of tacos and feel great about it. I’ve been experimenting with a number of different combos, but usually I […]

Coconut Cauliflower & Herb Mashed ‘Potatoes’

First off, there are no actual potatoes in this recipe. It’s cauliflower and celeriac (a celery bulb) mashed together in potato-like fashion. Don’t expect the texture to be the exact same, but the flavor is great and it functions just as well as a side dish that’s a little healthier for you. If you were […]

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 […]

Spiced Vegan Eggplant, Heirloom Tomato and Kale with Quinoa

When you cook eggplant right it’s one of my favorite veggies. Undercooked and it’s one of the worst things to hit your tongue. I really like this recipe because you can let the eggplant continue to simmer, get softer and soak up all the flavors in this mix. The heirloom tomatoes add a sweetness and […]

Spicy Cherry Tomato & Heirloom Tomato Salsa

I love spicy things and especially salsa. This is a super easy recipe to make and it will add kick to your tortilla chips or whatever else you put it on. You can also use it as a marinade for veggies you are planning on grilling or roasting to give them an extra kick. You […]

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. […]