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 […]

Chopped Parsley Salad (Grain Free Tabouleh) with Avocado

Got a ton of parsley and don’t know what to do with it? This parsley salad is perfect to put on a sandwich, a wrap, with pita, with crackers or just on it’s own. It’s super fresh tasting and will last in your fridge for about 5 days. You can also adjust the quantities to […]

Simple Kale Almond Pecorino Salad with a Lemon Shallot Dressing

This salad is really easy to make and really delicious. I could eat it all day in a giant mixing bowl. I may have done that. I don’t always massage my kale mostly out of laziness. It’s always worth it and always better when you do. It breaks it down and makes it easier to […]

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 […]

Quinoa Salad with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

This salad is super easy to make, delicious, and healthy. You can add additional lemon juice to taste if you like. You could also experiment using lime juice and other herbs like basil or cilantro. It’s best if you store it in the fridge for at least an hour before serving for the flavors to blend […]

Easy Vegan Summer Quinoa Salad with Corn and Avocado

This is a simple go to quinoa salad that’s great as a side dish or on it’s own. The flavor combinations are really refreshing and it’s super easy to make. I almost always let it chill so all the elements combine and I like it cold. I also recently discovered that Amazon sells organic quinoa in bulk, which […]

Chive Lemon Salad Dressing

This salad dressing is a nice tart complement to any basic mixed greens salad and a great use of extra chives (which if you buy chives, you probably have extra). I used it with mixed greens from the farmers market along with some cherry tomatoes and fresh cucumber. Very simple, but a great side salad […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fava Bean Dip with Fennel, Onion and Chives

Who doesn’t love good dips, spreads and sauces? I’m a huge fan and they always taste better when you make them fresh at home and it’s so easy to do! You can just take whatever you are craving/have around, add some olive oil and toss it in the food processor to make for a dip. […]