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Crunchy Veggie Ciabatta Sandwich With Chipotle Mayo + Goat Cheese

Nearly every time I eat a sandwich I declare it my new favorite sandwich, and this ciabatta sandwich is no different. Vegetables are often an after-thought when it comes to sandwiches, acting as toppings for a meat or protein base. Bored by lunchtime salads, I’ve felt inspired to create a variety of go-to veggie sandwiches of simple ingredients with complex flavors. Let’s deconstruct how to make my new favorite lunch: the crunchy veggie ciabatta sandwich…

Sweet + Spicy Spring Salad w/ a Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

An endlessly rainy spring has delayed the spring harvests here in upstate New York. Our farmer’s market opened, but fresh produce is pretty limited. Fortunately, a few spring veggies, like asparagus and radish, have been able to weather through the soggy season! With this week’s mini market haul, I bring you a sweet, spicy and zesty spring salad full of seasonal goodies and topped with a homemade dressing and torn bread chunks. Most of the…

How To Make Smoky Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Vegetarians, vegans or omnivores alike can enjoy this simple plant -based meal staple: roasted cauliflower steaks. In our home we tend to eat 2 or 3 vegetarian dinners per week. Since we like to choose organic and pasture-raised meat as often as possible, cutting down on our meat consumption helps us keep our grocery bill in check. I used to scoff at the term “cauliflower steaks” as if it was insinuating that cauliflower could ever…

Ginger Rose Lemonade Is What I’ll Be Drinking All Summer

When I think about childhood summertimes, one of the details that sticks out is pitchers of pink lemonade. As the weather finally warms up, I know I’ll find myself craving all the refreshing summer drinks. It’s been many many years since I’ve had a cup of Countrytime, but the sun was shining this morning and pink lemonade sounded amazing. So between my herbalism endeavors, love for all things rose and sudden desire for lemonade, I…

Chicken Sausage and Spinach Pasta Bake — Easy Weeknight Meal

It’s been a while since I shared a simple dinner recipe, but here we are with this insanely delicious pasta bake. I’m determined to bring back the Easy Weeknight Meal series because I’m a big advocate for home cooking. Meals don’t need to be fussy or time consuming to be nourishing. But taking some amount of time to create a home-cooked meal is incredibly beneficial to the health of our bodies, families and bank accounts.…

Put Your Veggie Scraps To Use + Make This Easy Veggie Broth.

Ever find yourself with a giant pile of veggie “ends” when you’re done prepping a recipe? If you’re able to compost them, great! If not, you can at least put them to use before throwing them away by making a delicious veggie broth! You don’t need to make a pot of broth every time you have leftovers. Keep a designated bag or container in the freezer for saving the ends until you have enough to…

Make Simple Homemade Granola With This Basic Formula

There aren’t many foods that can’t be made better with a little dash of granola on top. Alright, that might be a bit of stretch, but the point is: granola is amazing! It’s great on yogurt, salads, oatmeal or as a snack by the handful. There are so many wonderful brands out there who offer granolas with wholesome ingredients, but did you know it’s incredibly easy to make homemade granola? Today I’m sharing my favorite…

Elevate Your Snack Game With a Blood Orange and Avocado Salad

Just because you’re short on time, doesn’t mean you should resort to sad midday snacks. Eating something that’s equal parts delicious, satiating and refueling is important. Getting out of your snack rut doesn’t require tons of ingredients. Rather a little imagination and creativity. One of my favorite mid morning or pre-workout snacks is this blood orange and avocado salad. Juicy, satisfying, filling and nutrient dense, requiring only a handful of staples and less than 5…

Kombucha Tutorial Part Two: Bottling, Flavoring + Second Fermentation

Your kombucha has fermented for roughly 2 weeks and it’s the perfect amount of sweet and tart. You observe a nice healthy culture growing on top. So now what? It’s time to bottle up your kombucha and add flavoring agents for its second fermentation! But What Is The Second Fermentation? Technically, there is nothing wrong with drinking your kombucha immediately after the first phase ferment, but there won’t be any carbonation since it was brewed…

Honey Rose Cacao Latte With Reishi

Coffee is my jam, through and through. But occasionally I find myself drinking just a bit too much coffee and I have to reign my obsession in juuust a bit. I’m sure many of you can relate! When I cut back on my coffee intake, I sub with some of my other favorite beverages like matcha, herbal tea or hot cacao drinks. The other day I was craving something chocolatey so I concocted an ultra…