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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…

Cinnamon Maple Banana Nut Bread

Though I personally do not abide by a vegan diet, I am quite a fan of vegan baking. Vegan quick breads are one of my favorite baked good categories — especially banana breads! Though I have nothing against eggs (or butter), the omission of those ingredients can make baked goods very heart healthy. This recipe is loaded with fiber, healthy unsaturated fats, and protein. There is only 1 tbsp of maple syrup worth of added sugar…

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…

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…

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…

Golden Milk Almond Flour Spice Bread

I’d consider myself pretty kitchen savvy in regards to cooking. I can improvise and combine flavors and ingredients pretty well without too much thought. Baking, on the other hand, does not come so easy for me. Even more difficult, is trying to develop baking recipes with non-traditional ingredients such as alternative flours, binders and sweeteners. With the encouragement of my fiancé, I decided to experiment with developing a baked goods recipe. I knew I wanted…

Cilantro-Lime Broccoli Slaw

Taco night was a hit! There is something so great about getting together with people and communally stuffing your face with delicious eats. Tacos are probably our (Corey and I) favorite food of all time, so we were pretty excited about having people over and being able to mass produce tacos. We like to use corn tortillas for our tacos (shout out to GF foodies!). Quick tip: warm the tortillas on a skillet, and then…