Best of Basic · Dairy-Free · Detox Recipes · Dinner · Gluten-Free · Health & Wellness · Healthy · Lunch · Quick & Easy · Side Dishes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Best of Basic: Savory Quinoa Pilaf

Attention, Food Vibers! I’m starting a new project and I’m calling it, Project: Grain Bowl. My favorite type of meal is the new age version of a “big salad” (Seinfeld reference) – a fully loaded grain bowl. I eat at least one a day, and I regularly make them for clients, making me a grain bowl pro. Side note: grain bowls are also referred to as Buddha Bowls and Nourish Bowls.

Best of Basic · Detox Recipes · Dinner · Health & Wellness · Italian · Lunch · Main Dishes · Vegetarian

Italian Lentil & Vegetable Soup

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

Best of Basic · Dairy-Free · Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Health & Wellness · Main Dishes · Side Dishes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Sun Dried Tomato & White Bean Salad

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).

Best of Basic · Dairy-Free · Detox Recipes · Dinner · Gluten-Free · Health & Wellness · Healthy · Lunch · Main Dishes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Zesty Black Bean Soup

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

Beverages · Dairy-Free · Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Health & Wellness · Healthy · Quick & Easy · Vegan

Rosemary-Matcha Iced Tea Lemonade (Matcha Energizer Drink)

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)

Dairy-Free · Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Health & Wellness · Main Dishes · One-Pot Meals · Soup · Vegan · Vegan Optional · Vegetarian · Whole30

Curried Cauliflower & Chickpea Stew

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

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

Chinese Vegetable & Brown Rice Skillet (vegan | gluten-free)

My Chinese Vegetable & Brown Rice Skillet is an elevated version of a classic Chinese Fried Rice. Although, I can’t really call it “fried rice” because there’s no egg involved. But in any case, this vegan and gluten-free rendition is packed with flavor, texture, color and nutrients. Not to mention it’s incredibly easy to make.… Continue reading Chinese Vegetable & Brown Rice Skillet (vegan | gluten-free)

Dairy-Free · Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Main Dishes · One-Pot Meals · Soup · Vegan · Vegan Optional

White Three-Bean Chili (vegan | gf)

Today’s post is a veganized recipe of the white chicken chili I made for a client this week. I loved the creaminess and richness of this hearty chicken chili combined with the sweet crunch of the fresh corn kernels. All I needed to do was omit the chicken. I then decided to take it even further and omit the cream as well (aka veganize it).

Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Healthy · Lunch · Main Dishes · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan · Vegetarian

Summer Veggie Grain Bowls with Classic Lemon Hummus

Yep, this my third grain bowl post this month. Why? Two reasons. First is because I love nourishing bowls of goodness, packed with an array of nutrients, flavors and textures. It’s my favorite way to eat because it’s healthy, convenient, packable, stores well in the fridge and, most importantly, absolutely delish. If you want to… Continue reading Summer Veggie Grain Bowls with Classic Lemon Hummus

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

Vegan Burrito Nourish Bowls with Roasted Peppers & Tomatillo Sauce

As I was saying in my last post, my focus these days is making healthy and clean eating easy for everyone. Whether trying to lose weight or just wanting to take advantage of the amazing health benefits that come with clean eating, the transition simply won’t happen unless it’s both convenient and delicious. This is… Continue reading Vegan Burrito Nourish Bowls with Roasted Peppers & Tomatillo Sauce

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