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

Main Dishes · No-Cook Recipes · Quick & Easy · Vegetarian

Heirloom Tomato & Peach Sandwiches with Creamy Goat Cheese

A couple weeks back, Matt and I tried out farm-camping using a booking site known as Hip Camp. We chose an organic farm called Moon in the Pond Farm located in Massachusetts. We usually camp at standard camp grounds, but after several experiences feeling as though we were too close to other campers, we decided… Continue reading Heirloom Tomato & Peach Sandwiches with Creamy Goat Cheese

Gluten-Free · Main Dishes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Mexican-Spiced Black Bean Burgers (vegan | gluten-free)

Homemade veggie burgers are the perfect way to make everyone happy. My black bean burgers are hearty enough for meat-eaters, delish enough for foodies and fit perfectly into a health nut’s diet regimen. These zesty burgers are packed with plant-based protein, fiber and flavor. Additionally, because I use arrow root powder and almond flour as… Continue reading Mexican-Spiced Black Bean Burgers (vegan | gluten-free)

Best of Basic · Gluten-Free · Italian · Lighten Up · Main Dishes · Quick & Easy · Side Dishes · Vegan Optional · Vegetarian

Best of Basic: Loaded Italian Pasta Salad

Is it possible that June is already coming to an end? Fine by me, because I’ll be spending the first days of July on vacation. A glorious 10 day vaca in a remote area of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada, it’s pretty much my favorite place on earth. You see, my extended family owns a… Continue reading Best of Basic: Loaded Italian Pasta Salad

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

Best of Basic · Beverages · Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Health & Wellness · Vegan

Best of Basic: Fresh Lemon Iced Tea

Crisp, cleansing, healthy and refreshing – iced tea is seriously the best. I should clarify that when I say ‘iced tea’ I don’t mean an artificial, over-sweetened or heavily processed tea. I’m talking about fresh, pure, simple and naturally flavored tea. More specifically, my go-to iced tea – organic, freshly-brewed black tea mixed with lots of fresh… Continue reading Best of Basic: Fresh Lemon Iced Tea

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

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 · 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.