Desserts · Sauces & Spreads · Side Dishes · Vegetarian

Seven Perfect Produce-Forward Recipes for Thanksgiving

One week until Thanksgiving, people! This year, I’ll be ditching New York and going home to St. Louis, which I couldn’t be more excited about. My mom typically handles the cooking, even though, yes, I am a professionally trained chef. But honestly, I can’t wait for the vacation from 8-hour cooking days. And everything always… Continue reading Seven Perfect Produce-Forward Recipes for Thanksgiving

Apps & Snacks · Best of Basic · Dairy-Free · Gluten-Free · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan · Vegetarian

Best of Basic: 10-Minute Kale Pesto (vegan | nut-free | gf)

Pesto, like any sauce, adds life to whatever it touches. But unlike many other sauces, pesto takes virtually no time to whip up, making it the perfect choice for a quick meal or appetizer. Here, I’ve made a couple of changes to the traditional basil pesto. First, I don’t use basil. I use kale, and… Continue reading Best of Basic: 10-Minute Kale Pesto (vegan | nut-free | gf)

Best of Basic · Mexican · Quick & Easy · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan · Vegetarian

Best of Basic: Mild Red Enchilada Sauce

Mexican food has always been a favorite of mine. In fact, with the exception of pizza, I’ve always considered burritos to be my favorite food. More recently I’ve been obsessing over enchiladas. This newer obsession started at one of my favorite NYC restaurants – Taqueria St. Marks Place (formally known as Taqueria Lower East Side).… Continue reading Best of Basic: Mild Red Enchilada Sauce

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

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

Dairy-Free · Gluten-Free · Homemade Takeout · Main Dishes · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan · Vegetarian

Cauliflower Satay Nourish Bowl

As I delve further into nutritional cooking and health-supportive living, it becomes more and more apparent that lack of affordable convenience is what keeps many people from being able to stick to a healthy lifestyle. Truthfully, this is an issue for me as well. I’m cooking constantly for others, but when it comes to myself,… Continue reading Cauliflower Satay Nourish Bowl

Asian · Gluten-Free · Homemade Takeout · Lighten Up · Main Dishes · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan · Vegetarian

Chinese-Style Orange Cauliflower

Today, indulgent Chinese Orange Chicken gets a healthy and tasty makeover. In my version, I use roasted cauliflower in place of the traditionally fried chicken pieces and then toss it in my super simple orange sauce made with fresh OJ, tamari, garlic and ginger. While I’m obsessed with roasted cauliflower and absolutely love it in this… Continue reading Chinese-Style Orange Cauliflower

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

Apps & Snacks · Best of Basic · Cheap & Easy · Dairy-Free · Gluten-Free · Sauces & Spreads · Side Dishes · Vegan · Vegetarian

5-Minute Zesty Pinto Bean Purée

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a flavorful sauce or spread is the key to making healthy, satisfying and unforgettable dishes. This super easy pinto bean purée is the perfect addition to tacos, quesadillas, nachos, enchiladas, salads, rice bowls and just about any other dishes inspired by Mexican cuisine. It’s also equally as delicious when… Continue reading 5-Minute Zesty Pinto Bean Purée

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.