Gluten-Free · Homemade Takeout · Lighten Up · Main Dishes · Side Dishes · Vegetarian · Whole30

Grain-Free Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

As I practice more and more with healthful, diet-restriction-friendly recipes (you know – vegan, gluten free, paleo, etc.), I find more and more ways to use cauliflower. From cauliflower “steaks” to cauliflower “rice,” the possibilities are seriously endless. A healthy, grain-free version of fried rice is one of my latest projects. Grated cauliflower, diced carrots,… Continue reading Grain-Free Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

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 · Salad Dressings · Sauces & Spreads · Side Dishes

Roasted Apple & Brie Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette

There are salads, and then there are SALADS. I’m talking super yummy, satisfying and healthful salads, filled to the brim with flavor, texture, and nourishment. A salad like this answers the body’s desire for fresh, clean, and nutrient-rich meals, to offset all of the richer and more indulgent meals we (I mean, “I”) enjoy eating. Salads like… Continue reading Roasted Apple & Brie Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette

Apps & Snacks · Gluten-Free · Sauces & Spreads · Side Dishes · Vegan

Cranberry-Apple Compote

Two days to go ’til Turkey Day so, lucky you, I’ve got another vegetarian recipe, that’s perfect for the upcoming holiday. If you read yesterday’s post (butternut squash and broccoli mac and cheese!), you’ll know that this year I’m bringing a few veggie-friendly dishes to a potluck-style thanksgiving with my boyfriend’s family. You’d also know… Continue reading Cranberry-Apple Compote

Main Dishes · Side Dishes

Roasted Broccoli & Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Wait a minute. Thanksgiving is this week. This. Week. Like what? Holidays generally sneak up on me pretty quickly. But last week, when talking about our culinary class schedule for this week, we made it through the entire conversation before I realized that Thanksgiving week was the week in question. I’m not even sure how… Continue reading Roasted Broccoli & Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Apps & Snacks · Best of Basic · Gluten-Free · Side Dishes · Vegan

Best of Basic: Perfect Oven Fries

Fried potatoes are my jam. Cheese fries? Amaze. Tater tots? Obsessed. Hashbrowns? Yes please. Are there people out there who don’t love fried potatoes? No way. While deep fried foods are totally fine in moderation (that is, if they’re whole foods that are fried in healthy oils), I want French fries on the daily. So… Continue reading Best of Basic: Perfect Oven Fries

Best of Basic · Sauces & Spreads · Side Dishes

Rich Brown Gravy with Mushrooms (meat-free)

I have something quite special to be thankful for this year. My second nephew was born just 3 days ago, and I am so looking forward to these next five work-free days filled with straight-up family time and bonding with the newest member of our family. With that said, Thanksgiving is dinner less than 48… Continue reading Rich Brown Gravy with Mushrooms (meat-free)