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Homemade Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough

First things first; though this is not a 100% whole wheat pizza crust, in all of the flour used, 2 cups were whole wheat flour, and only 1/2 cup was white flour. Hear me out; Ive made pizza dough with purely whole wheat flour before, and while its okay/good, it comes out just the slightest bit too dense for my liking. This time as I tested my dough recipe, I decided to use a small…

Dill Arugula Salad

This salad is about as simple and fast as a salad recipe can get. With only a handful ingredients this zesty little arugula salad makes a perfect little meal starter or side dish.It can also work as a great base to a larger salad or veggie bowl. I didn’t use exact measurements while making this salad, so the world is your oyster in terms of how much of each ingredient you use. That being said,…

Farmer’s Market Plate

I’ve always adored farmer’s markets. Actually, any open air local market — farmer’s, food fairs, art/craft bazaars, etc. I especially love farmer’s markets in small rural towns, such as where I currently live, Watertown. It’s a great opportunity to shop and support local business/economy, and also a great opportunity to get some seriously fresh market goods. When you live in an area with a health food market (i.e. Whole Foods, Sprouts, Erewhon, etc.) you are…

Cacao Coconut Fudge Energy Balls

Energy balls seem to be having a major moment right now; and I’ll admit, I have joined the trend. I set out to make some of my own energy balls for two reasons — 1) to develop a new guilt-free dessert/way to consume chocolate, and 2) to create an easily portable snack for the days I have my 4 hour summer class. These chocolatey little gems are LOADED with healthy fats and plant based protein.…

Cilantro Basil Chimichurri Sauce

This sauce is quick, easy, has a short ingredient list, and is the perfect sauce for all of your summer dishes. I suggest pairing it with these Turmeric Chicken Kebabs! Cilantro Basil Chimichurri Sauce Ingredients: 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (packed) 4 leaves fresh basil 1/2 cup olive oil 1 tsp sea salt 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp minced garlic 2 tbsp water Directions: Place all ingredients into a food processor…

Turmeric Chicken Kebabs with Cilantro Basil Chimichurri Sauce

I love when I am super productive in the morning and have a free afternoon/evening to be creative in the kitchen. Corey and I read each other’s minds when we were meal planning as we both suggested that we make chicken kebabs for dinner one night this week. I had a package of multicolored bell peppers that I didn’t end up using last week, so what better way to use them up? I think the…

Quick & Easy Egg Bowl

When it comes to breakfasts, I am 8 times out of 10 more likely to choose a savory item over something sweet. Eggs are my jam. I LOVE eggs so much. At only 70 calories per large egg, they average about 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein. They are also SO versatile — scramble some up for breakfast, hard boil one for a midday snack, or throw a fried egg on your lunch or…

Creamy Cashew Basil Pesto

Basil. Quite possibly my favorite herb. Recently, I’ve taken preference to enjoying pesto on my pasta dishes rather than tomato sauces. Something about the pungent freshness of basil has become so much more enticing to me. In my opinion, pesto is the king of sauces. Now as you’ve read before, my fiancé has a lactose intolerance — so store bought pestos are usually out of the question due to the cheese content. There are vegan pestos, but…

Almond Milk

Now that I have a hand-me-down professional grade blender (thank you mom!) I decided I want to start making my own almond (and soon cashew) milk. I have been drinking alternative milks for years now, not because I have an intolerance, but because I never really liked the taste of regular milk. My fiancé though, does have a lactose intolerance; so that makes it a no-brainer for us to use non-dairy items in our home. There…

Toasted Coconut Curry Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are having a total moment right now. This is a short and sweet recipe post for my currently favorite way to prepare sweet potatoes. (shout out to the close second, sweet potato toast, or sweet potaTOAST, if you will.) These diced and spiced sweet potatoes are a BANGIN’ sidekick to any meal. Yesterday I had them along side some fried eggs and avocado, last week along side a tilapia filet topped with fruit salsa. This bright…