Best of Basic · Gluten-Free · Health & Wellness · Healthy · Lighten Up · Main Dishes · Vegetarian

Portobello “Burgers” with Peppers, Onions & Super Sauce

So far this summer I’ve had these portobello burgers on two occasions. With layers of flavorful roasted vegetables, melted cheddar cheese and a creamy, dreamy sauce, this is the simplest and easiest vegetarian meal to whip up and also happens to be insanely delish. You can also do all the vegetables on the grill, which… Continue reading Portobello “Burgers” with Peppers, Onions & Super Sauce

Dinner · Health & Wellness · Lunch · Main Dishes · Quick & Easy · Vegetarian

Whole Wheat Orzo with Roasted Red Peppers & Goat Cheese

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.

Dinner · Gluten-Free · Health & Wellness · Healthy · Lunch · Main Dishes · Sauces & Spreads · Vegetarian

Quinoa Nourish Bowls with Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce & Seared Halloumi

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

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

Dinner · Health & Wellness · Homemade Takeout · Main Dishes · Quick & Easy · Soup · Vegetarian

Vegetarian Broccoli Cheddar 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

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).

Dinner · Gluten-Free · Health & Wellness · Healthy · Main Dishes · Soup · Vegan Optional · Vegetarian

White Bean Stew with Rosemary

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

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

Gluten-Free · Health & Wellness · Healthy · Italian · Lighten Up · Main Dishes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Vegan Spinach & Lentil Lasagna Rolls

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

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

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!

Gluten-Free · Healthy · Main Dishes · Quick & Easy · Side Dishes · Vegetarian

Quinoa Grain Salad with Fresh Dill & Goat Cheese

One thing that makes me feel totally on top of life is having a grain-based salad in the fridge for convenient and healthful eating. Unlike lettuce based salads, grain salads get better with time, so they’re perfect as make-ahead meals or for leftover lunches. The ingredients in this particular quinoa salad are simple but come… Continue reading Quinoa Grain Salad with Fresh Dill & Goat Cheese