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

Dinner · Lunch · Main Dishes · Vegetarian

Kale Pesto & Roasted Veggie Flatbread Sandwiches

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!

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

Summer Veggie Nourish Bowl with Classic Lemon Hummus

Yep, this my third nourish 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, they’re absolutely delish. If you want… Continue reading Summer Veggie Nourish Bowl with Classic Lemon Hummus

Healthy · Lunch · Main Dishes · Meal Plans · Traveling Foodie

Meatless Meal Plan: Car Camping for Two

Matt and I are really big on camping. And when I say that Matt and I are really big on camping, I really mean that Matt is a camping pro and I’m along for the ride. That’s not to say I don’t love it though. I actually grew up spending my summers glamping (glamourous, more… Continue reading Meatless Meal Plan: Car Camping for Two

Dinner · Greek · Healthy · Homemade Takeout · Lunch · Main Dishes

Portobello Shawarma Wraps with Creamy White Sauce

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

Breakfast · Brunch · Dairy-Free · Dinner · Healthy · Lunch · Main Dishes · Vegan

Best of Basic: Avocado Toast

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

Dairy-Free · Dinner · Healthy · Lunch · Main Dishes · Soup · Vegan

Vegan ‘Shroom & Barley Soup

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

Dinner · Healthy · Italian · Lunch · Main Dishes

Cheap & Easy: Eggplant Parm Melts

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

American · Dinner · Healthy · Lunch · Main Dishes · No-Cook Recipes · Sauces & Spreads

Super Green Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Happy St. Patty’s Day! I’m still in Florida, soaking up my last few days of vacation, trying not to concern myself with the goings-on of the world. And because of that, I’m going to make this post short and sweet. But in honor of SPD I felt compelled to share a recipe that’s a least… Continue reading Super Green Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

American · Brunch · Dinner · Greek · Healthy · Lunch · Main Dishes · No-Cook Recipes

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Sandwiches with Feta & Peppers

Greetings from Florida! I can’t even begin to express how nice it is to be totally checked out of reality for the week. No work, no hustle and bustle, no mass transit. It’s just sun, sand, and relaxation here in Boca Grande, Florida. I’ve been coming to Boca Grande since I was a tot. It’s… Continue reading Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Sandwiches with Feta & Peppers