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 […]

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 […]

Shredded Zucchini Tacos with Sriracha Slaw for a Vegan Cinco de Mayo

Tacos, tacos, tacos! Can’t get enough. Can’t stop, won’t stop. So many possible options within the taco universe and it’s so easy to make them vegan and you can get delicious gluten free corn tortillas everywhere. If/when I do a food truck it will probably be a vegan taco masterpiece. Cinco de Mayo is coming […]

Gluten Free Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo cauliflower is a pretty consistent vegan and vegetarian favorite for cooking at home and a restaurant appetizer. Most the recipes I found online were using white flour so I thought I would try and make a gluten-free version. I used almond flour for this version, I want to experiment with some other flours that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Asian Kale Salad with Sriracha Maple Syrup Dressing

 This salad was inspired by a Hawaiin Ahi Poke bowl that I used to eat in Venice when I was eating fish. I took similar flavors just increased all the non-fish ingredients they used to make it with. Toasting the nuts and seeds adds a nice flavor and makes the salad more filling. The dressing […]

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 […]

Creamy Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing

  This dressing is bright and creamy. It goes great with any southwest salad, as a sandwich spread, or taco topping. You can add a little more water if you like it thinner, but don’t add any more than a tablespoon at a time so you can taste test as you go. Let me know […]