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

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

Gluten-Free · Main Dishes · Vegan

White Bean & Spinach Veggie Balls

Thanksgiving came and went, which means only one thing. Christmas is just around the corner. But it’s not truly Christmas until the tree goes up, am I right? The tree-trimming event is the first in a long line of holiday festivities, so it’s important to make it special. And special events require good food. That’s… Continue reading White Bean & Spinach Veggie Balls

Homemade Takeout · Main Dishes

Roasted Eggplant & Fresh Mozzarella Pizza

Yesterday was a very big day for me. A day that marked the beginning of an end and also the start of a new chapter. You see, for the last five years, ever since graduating from college, I’ve worked in New York City for the same fashion company. More recently, I decided that fashion is… Continue reading Roasted Eggplant & Fresh Mozzarella Pizza

Main Dishes · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan

Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Sauce & Whole Wheat Spaghetti

Summer may not have officially started yet, but it sure felt like it this week. It was so delightfully warm on Wednesday night that Matt and I decided to take our date-night-in outside to the balcony. What a fabulous date night it was; complete with rose wine, a warm breeze, and the easiest and most… Continue reading Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Sauce & Whole Wheat Spaghetti

Gluten-Free · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan

Rich & Creamy Vegan Vodka Sauce

Happy Friday, everyone! If you read my last post sharing a delicious recipe for Eggplant & White Bean Veggie Balls, then you know that I served these delicious “meatballs” with a homemade Vegan Vodka Sauce. The sauce was so tasty that I just had to share the recipe. And just in time for the weekend,… Continue reading Rich & Creamy Vegan Vodka Sauce


Vegan Eggplant & White Bean Veggie Balls

When I think of some of my favorite meals from my meat-eating days, classic Italian meatballs definitely top the list. Whether on a sub sandwich, over pasta or even on pizza (shout out to Dewey’s Pizza in STL), meatballs are the bomb. Whenever my parents come to visit me in NYC, one of their go-to… Continue reading Vegan Eggplant & White Bean Veggie Balls

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

Dinner · Italian · Main Dishes · Sauces & Spreads

Veggie Bolognese Sauce

Two weeks of doing nothing over the holidays was quickly forgotten as soon as I stepped into work last Monday morning. I guess I can’t really say I was surprised. I work in design operations for a luxury designer, and the name of the game is pretty much consistent chaos. So although I can’t be surprised,… Continue reading Veggie Bolognese Sauce

Dinner · Healthy · Lunch · Main Dishes · Sauces & Spreads

Creamy Goat Cheese & Mushroom Marinara over Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”

Last week was so go-go-go that I didn’t even get a chance to post the simple and delicious sauce I used atop my perfectly roasted spaghetti squash (see my last post for recipe). I had a short work week because of our 3-day getaway in Denver this past weekend, so my week consisted mostly of… Continue reading Creamy Goat Cheese & Mushroom Marinara over Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”

Dinner · Healthy · Main Dishes

Eggplant Parm Skillet with Whole Wheat Bowtie Pasta

  Tonight, Matt and I have big plans to continue our Lord of the Rings Extended Edition marathon. Matt has never seen even one of the LOTR movies, so I thought it was about time that I forced him to watch all of them. Not in one sitting, I’m not completely crazy (although I’ve done… Continue reading Eggplant Parm Skillet with Whole Wheat Bowtie Pasta

Dinner · Gluten-Free · Healthy · Italian · Lunch · Main Dishes

Light and Healthy Zucchini Parm Quinoa Bake

For me, healthy meals are those made with quality, whole, and, when available, organic ingredients; I never eat trans-fats (ew) or foods that contain ingredients I can’t pronounce. By this definition, I try to be “healthy” at every meal. On the other hand, when I’m being “light and healthy”, it means that I’m following my… Continue reading Light and Healthy Zucchini Parm Quinoa Bake