Best of Basic · Beverages · Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Health & Wellness · Vegan

Best of Basic: Fresh Lemon Iced Tea

Crisp, cleansing, healthy and refreshing – iced tea is seriously the best. I should clarify that when I say ‘iced tea’ I don’t mean an artificial, over-sweetened or heavily processed tea. I’m talking about fresh, pure, simple and naturally flavored tea. More specifically, my go-to iced tea – organic, freshly-brewed black tea mixed with lots of fresh… Continue reading Best of Basic: Fresh Lemon Iced Tea

Dairy-Free · Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Healthy · paleo · Quick & Easy · Salad Dressings · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan · Vegetarian · Whole30

Quick & Easy Tabouli Vinaigrette

When I decided that a tabouli recipe was next on my list for development, I knew my tabouli salad wasn’t going to be traditional. In my mind, traditional tabouli is made from bulgar wheat, fresh parsley and mint, olive oil, lime juice, chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper. The herbs are strictly chopped. There’s no cucumber allowed.… Continue reading Quick & Easy Tabouli Vinaigrette

Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Main Dishes · Quick & Easy · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan · Vegetarian

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Super Green Tahini Sauce

In my opinion, the best way to cleanse and detox the body is with plant-based (vegan) meals filled to the brim with fresh produce, whole grains, fiber and protein. This quinoa salad fits the bill, not to mention being outrageously delicious. The layers of flavors and textures in this salad will leave feeling full, satisfied and healthy.

Detox Recipes · Lighten Up · Main Dishes · Quick & Easy

Quick & Easy: Roasted Asparagus & Hummus Gyros

More and more these days, Matt and I find ourselves playing the fridge-clean-out-game when deciding what to do for dinner. We do about one main grocery shop per week at which point we buy tons of produce, a little bit of meat or poultry for matt and restock our grains, beans and dairy arsenal. I may plan for a couple… Continue reading Quick & Easy: Roasted Asparagus & Hummus Gyros

Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Main Dishes · Salad Dressings · Sauces & Spreads · Side Dishes

Roasted Apple & Brie Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette

There are salads, and then there are SALADS. I’m talking super yummy, satisfying and healthful salads, filled to the brim with flavor, texture, and nourishment. A salad like this answers the body’s desire for fresh, clean, and nutrient-rich meals, to offset all of the richer and more indulgent meals we (I mean, “I”) enjoy eating. Salads like… Continue reading Roasted Apple & Brie Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette

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

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

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

Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Lighten Up · Main Dishes · Quick & Easy

Lighten Up: Curry Chickpea Salad

Let me tell you, this has been and will continue to be quite the week for me, in more ways than one. Firstly, it’s officially my last week working in corporate fashion. I have just a few days left until this chapter of my life comes to a close. And then, on Friday morning, Matt… Continue reading Lighten Up: Curry Chickpea Salad