This Orzo Pasta with Roasted Red Peppers & Goat Cheese is simple, quick, flavorful & nourishing. I use 100% whole wheat orzo for added fiber, broccoli for added nutrients and jarred roasted red peppers for convenience. A quick sauté of onions and garlic, plus some tangy crumbled goat cheese, give this pasta TONS of flavor with little effort.
If you read my last post, you’d know that I’m on a mission to get everyone on board the nourish-bowl-train. Nourish bowls are essentially a combination of flavors, textures and nutrients focusing on nourishing, plant-based ingredients. My last post featured a quick and simple savory quinoa pilaf, one of my favorite starts to any nourish… Continue reading Quinoa Nourish Bowls with Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce & Seared Halloumi
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.
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
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
This Pesto & Roasted Vegetable Flatbread Sandwich recipe was one of the crazy-good ways I used my kale pesto this week. It’s simple and easy, perfect for a weeknight meal, plus it’s packed with tons of satisfying vegetable goodness that even meat eaters will love. You can change up the roasted vegetables, to use up what you have in the fridge already, and pair with fresh fruit as a healthy side dish. Talk about a winner. Enjoy!
I am super excited about today’s post. Like so stoked. And that’s because I honestly didn’t expect much out of this cooking adventure, at least not out of the first attempt at it. I mean, I knew it had potential. The potential was just realized sooner than expected. Despite knowing nothing about Shawarma (other than… Continue reading Portobello Shawarma Wraps with Creamy White Sauce
I was long distance chatting with my mom the other day, and because our conversations often revolve around food, she was raving about an avocado toast she recently had for lunch at a cafe in my hometown, St. Louis. She then proceeded to ask how to make Avocado Toast. I could feel my face twist… Continue reading Best of Basic: Avocado Toast
It’s April. Not a month typically viewed as stick-to-your-bones-soup-worthy. But I am once again reminded that my black and white vision of what the weather should look like during each month is totally irrelevant. Mother Nature does what she wants, and although she had the whole month of March to transition to true Spring, it’s… Continue reading Vegan ‘Shroom & Barley Soup
Moving is the worst. It doesn’t matter how exciting the prospect of a new home is, when it comes time to move, misery is the prevailing emotion. That’s how it is for me, at least. Also contributing to the misery is the fact that I need things to be perfectly organized and scheduled, and when… Continue reading Cheap & Easy: Eggplant Parm Melts