With Earth Day coming up this weekend, I wanted to take some time to reflect on what this day means and how I (we) fit into it. Earth Day is a worldwide event that dates back to 1970, and is used to generate much-needed awareness in regards to environmental protection.
Lentil & Vegetable Soup is a true classic. I have several lentil soup varieties in my recipe box, and this nutrition-packed italian version is a go-to for me because it’s quick & easy to make. Filled with lentils, vegetables, tomatoes, dried herbs and my secret weapon ingredient, it’s clean, simple and straight forward yet super… Continue reading Italian Lentil & Vegetable Soup
Growing up in St. Louis, Bread Co was a staple for as long as I can remember. If you’re not familiar with Bread Co, you maybe know it as either Saint Louis Bread Company, or more likely, Panera. Yes, Panera is a St. Louis original, and the same exact fast-casual restaurant goes by a different… Continue reading Vegetarian Broccoli Cheddar Soup
One of my favorite dishes to make for myself and for clients, this Sun Dried Tomato & White Bean Salad is perfect stashed in the fridge for healthful & nourishing lunches & dinners all week…it’s one of those “longer it sits, better it gets” situations. This bean salad is also incredibly easy to make, as well as naturally vegan and gluten-free (meaning that I didn’t necessarily intend for it to be, it just turned out that way).
My go-to quick, easy & super yummy marinara sauce is perfect for pasta, pizza or anything else Italian. Even better? This sauce fits into clean eating, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, paleo and Whole30 lifestyles…
Three soup posts in a row!? It’s that time of year I guess. Plus, I freaking love making soups and stews. So yes, three soup posts in a row. This soup recipe for Black Bean Tortilla Soup is one that I’ve cooked for clients a number of times. I love it so much, that I… Continue reading Vegetarian Tortilla Soup with Black Beans
Attention, friends! I think this is my favorite soup recipe ever. So simple, so healthful and so tasty. I make loads of soups and stews, and I obviously try to make each of them amazing. But this one, it’s just so so sooooo good. Hard to believe too, because the ingredient list is short and… Continue reading White Bean Stew with Rosemary
First recipe of the new year! Exciting stuff, right? More like weird stuff since I continue believing the 90’s were just a few years back. Nope, 18 years ago. 18 years. Call me basic, but seriously, I can’t even. Anyways, soups and stews are popular items when I cook for clients. As a personal chef,… Continue reading Zesty Black Bean Soup
Have you jumped on the Matcha Bandwagon yet? If not, it might be time. I can’t walk 10 blocks in New York City without seeing a matcha reference in the window of a coffee shop, it’s literally everywhere! But why, you may ask? Great question – let’s start this post with a crash course in… Continue reading Rosemary-Matcha Iced Tea Lemonade (Matcha Energizer Drink)
Happy Friday, friends! Man-oh-man do I have a winning recipe for you today – vegan Lasagna Rolls stuffed with decadent garlic cashew cream, nutrient-rich spinach and hearty lentils. Yum, yum, yum! This recipe was designed to use up a lot of ingredients I had on hand, so it was extra easy for me to whip… Continue reading Vegan Spinach & Lentil Lasagna Rolls
I consider myself a very healthy person. But that’s not because I eat “healthy” 100% of the time. I consider myself healthy because I balance out big portions and ultra-rich foods with smaller meals and lots of plant-based eating. Whenever I feel like I’ve been eating too many sweet treats or overindulging in general, a… Continue reading Curried Cauliflower & Chickpea Stew
One week until Thanksgiving, people! This year, I’ll be ditching New York and going home to St. Louis, which I couldn’t be more excited about. My mom typically handles the cooking, even though, yes, I am a professionally trained chef. But honestly, I can’t wait for the vacation from 8-hour cooking days. And everything always… Continue reading Seven Perfect Produce-Forward Recipes for Thanksgiving