Apps & Snacks · Gluten-Free · Sauces & Spreads · Side Dishes · Vegan

Cranberry-Apple Compote

Two days to go ’til Turkey Day so, lucky you, I’ve got another vegetarian recipe, that’s perfect for the upcoming holiday. If you read yesterday’s post (butternut squash and broccoli mac and cheese!), you’ll know that this year I’m bringing a few veggie-friendly dishes to a potluck-style thanksgiving with my boyfriend’s family. You’d also know… Continue reading Cranberry-Apple Compote

Main Dishes · Side Dishes

Roasted Broccoli & Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Wait a minute. Thanksgiving is this week. This. Week. Like what? Holidays generally sneak up on me pretty quickly. But last week, when talking about our culinary class schedule for this week, we made it through the entire conversation before I realized that Thanksgiving week was the week in question. I’m not even sure how… Continue reading Roasted Broccoli & Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Apps & Snacks · Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Vegan

Roasted Beet Hummus

Growing up, my mom took every opportunity to make the ordinary into the extraordinary. From something as small as the icing monograms on our toaster strudels before school, to something as meaningful as Christmas morning, she¬†always did (and still does) know how to make things special. So it’s no wonder why I turned out the… Continue reading Roasted Beet Hummus

Main Dishes · Quick & Easy

Quick & Easy: Fresh Mozzarella and Pear Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Maple Mustard

Between¬†my best friend’s amazing wedding last weekend (shout out to my girl, Karen G), and keeping myself on top of school as the workload steadily grows, and catching a bug of some kind this week, what better recipe to share than a total time-buster recipe? I mean, I barely had time to make a post… Continue reading Quick & Easy: Fresh Mozzarella and Pear Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Maple Mustard

Homemade Takeout · Main Dishes

Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Pizza

Pizza in the summer? Give me homemade tomato sauce, creamy fresh mozz, and homegrown basil. Pizza in the fall? Different story. Getting creative with pizza is one of my favorite activities in the whole wide world. We make pizza dough on the reg, but truth be told, most of our pizzas are on the traditional… Continue reading Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Pizza

Detox Recipes · Main Dishes · Vegan

Red Pepper Hummus & Roasted Cauliflower Dipper Bowls

Life is all about finding balance. A balance between work and play. A balance between being active and being lazy. A balance between giving and taking. When it comes to food, your mentality should focus on balance too. This could mean something different for every person. But for me, it’s a balance between pleasing my… Continue reading Red Pepper Hummus & Roasted Cauliflower Dipper Bowls

Dairy-Free · Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Homemade Takeout · Main Dishes · Vegan

Vegan Curried Lentil Soup with Citrus Brown Rice

It’s soup season and I’m pretty excited about it, for more reasons than one. First and foremost is that soups automatically evoke feelings of warmth, coziness and comfort. I think most people can agree that soups and stews are one of the highlights of the cold weather seasons. Additionally, soups are fun to make because… Continue reading Vegan Curried Lentil Soup with Citrus Brown Rice

Desserts

Mini Spice Cakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

How great is autumn? The crisp sweater weather refreshes, a naturally warm and inviting color palette soothes, and the approaching holiday season excites. And, don’t worry, I couldn’t possibly forget to include fall’s true legacy…Pumpkin Spice Everything. Truth be told, I’ve never been one of those people who sprints to Starbucks as soon as Pumpkin… Continue reading Mini Spice Cakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Apps & Snacks · Cheap & Easy · Lighten Up · Main Dishes

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Pizza

If you’ve lived in New York in relatively recent years, I’d find it hard to believe it if you didn’t know the name Artichoke Basille’s Pizza. With several locations in NY, each serving up their famous signature slice, Artichoke Pizza is, in my opinion, a staple to the NYC food scene. This signature slice I… Continue reading Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Pizza

Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Main Dishes

Savory BBQ Tofu & Brown Rice Bowls

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s been almost three weeks since my last post. Although I hate taking a break from blogging, this brief respite was due to a series of recent events including my first two weeks of studying at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. As I start my third week… Continue reading Savory BBQ Tofu & Brown Rice Bowls