When I'm not in the mood to cook, pasta is always my go-to, but sometimes I want to branch out from the traditional tomato sauce pasta (even though I probably could eat it every day, I mean- I am Italian!). Often times I open my fridge, see what produce I impulsively bought at the grocery store because let's face it, I can't help myself when I see fresh produce, and dream up a recipe that feeds my need to have a quick + healthy meal while also using up that produce before it goes bad. So last night I had some brussels sprouts and kale in my fridge on the brink of spoilage and I decided to throw this meal together. I'll admit that sometimes my little concoctions don't pan out the way I envisioned them, but this Kale + Brussels Miso Mustard Noodle Bowls
I'm not sure if my craving for kale salads are because it's "spring" (with a chance of snow apparently... ugh insert eyeroll emoji) or because I just need a little post-Easter detox. Either way, I am totally indulging. Guys, it's literally snowing right now as I am typing this. WHHHYYY?!! Anyway, so this weekend I made this delicious 3-Leaf Curried Kale Salad with three different kinds of kale! I also added in some purple cabbage, carrots, candy cane beets, curried edamame (yum!) and cucumber rolls! I've never made cucumber rolls before, but have always thought they were so pretty and fun :) And how gorgeous are those candy cane beets?! Truth: I actually don't like beets, but I know they are so good for you, so I decided to add them to this 3-Leaf
Breakfast. Ugh. When I was eating eggs and bacon and hash browns... you know, the breakfast staples, breakfast was my most favorite meal of the day! I would even make breakfast for dinner, that's how much I loved it. But since going gluten-free and vegan, breakfast is something that I struggle with the most. I always wake up thinking, 'ugh, what am I going to eat this morning?'. Now that being said, I have discovered a whole new way to breakfast, and I have discovered some of the most appetizing dishes to bring my breakkie game back up, including this sweet potato breakfast bowl! At first, I was like, sweet potatoes for breakfast?! But duh, we eat white potatoes for breakfast, why can't we sub the sweets (not to mention they are sweet! Uh, hello?!) Lucky
Cookies + (almond)Milk could possibly be the greatest culinary creation of all time... or maybe it's just the mood I've been in lately. I mean, sometimes a girl just needs a stack of chocolate chip cookies, do you feel me?! So I decided to make these delicious cookies to celebrate reaching 5k on Instagram! I threw a #5kcookieparty and it was fabulous! I wish we could share cookies through our screens because I sure would have liked to share these with you (although the cookie monster part of me wouldn't want to share). These cookies are crunchy on the outside and around the edges, and gooey on the inside. Sounds like perfection to me! I was always a soft cookie kinda gal, but I have to admit I really like the crisp edges. I even had a
Well I don't know about you, but this cold, nasty weather is really starting to make me go crazy. I'm longing to sit outside, go for walks, do summery things and it seems she is nowhere to be found! I don't know why this winter has seemed to drag on more than others. So... I'm trying to make the best of it, and this moon milk certainly helps! What the heck is moon milk? That's what I asked myself when I started seeing it everywhere! It seems like I'm never up on the current trend, and almost always missing out! Besides being absolutely gorgeous, moon milk is an ancient tradition in Ayurveda, natural healing practices, to help with sleeplessness. Ever hear of drinking warm milk before bed to help you sleep? It stems from this ancient remedy, but people are
When I created these bowls, I have to admit... this wasn't my intention for this recipe. BUT it ended up being better this way! I was seeking out to make Onigirazu, otherwise known as a sushi sandwich. Otherwise known as one heck of a culinary challenge way above my skill level at this point. Now, of course, that means that this will burn in the back of my mind until I can create the perfect sushi sandwich, but for now, I am super content and excited to share the recipe for these sushi bowls with you! Sushi bowls are totally underrated. When you don't feel like (or know how) to roll your own sushi at home, but are still having that sushi craving... head for those bowls and load up your bowl in just 30 minutes! So let's take a closer peek. We have ⤐ Rice
Enter into burger heaven... I've had these four times in one week LOL!!! I know I say that everything is so good, so either I am the world's UN-pickiest eaters or you should just take my word for it... but these are SO GOOD! Falafel is something I just recently got into. It's no secret of mine that I love chickpeas, so when I get to include them in a recipe I get super stoked. The other thing that I get really excited about is trying new foods! Maybe it's weird, but I like get really excited. For this recipe I added opo squash. Huh?! What the heck is that?! That's actually what I said when I saw it at the store. Now before I lose you, you don't have to go on an opo squash hunt to make these delicious burgers, BUT I will say if you can find them, it's worth trying!
STOP EVERYTHING! You guys, this is what burger dreams are made of! Since I have gone gluten-free, bread has been a hard thing to replace. Gluten-free bread has come a very long way since I ventured into this lifestyle almost six years ago (Wow! Time flies!), but one thing that I still have a bit of a hard time finding is a good gluten-free bun. There are definitely some decent ones out there, but I wanted to try something different, and something that was a little more plant-based. Naturally, I turn to sweet potatoes because well, they are on my favorite food list for sure! So, I took a sweet potato that was more rounded instead of oblong... because I figured it would look more bun-ish. I sliced it lengthwise to create a bun shape, drizzled it with olive
Well, I want to start this post by apologizing. What the heck you guys! Until now, I don't have any pancake recipes on this blog. SO WEIRD. So to redeem myself, I decided to really do it up, and bring you one bangin' pancake recipe you won't forget! I mean, just look at that stack! If you haven't noticed, I've been pretty obsessed with pastel foods lately. How could I not be?! So I got this idea to make pink chia pudding. It ended up being purple, but I'm totally cool with that- purple and I are long time pals. These pancakes actually don't need any maple syrup drizzled on top! I wanted to come up with a "healthier" pancake recipe that was still delicious but was different. I know, why mess with a good thing? But trust me... I'm not messin' around when I
Alright y'all, I'm gonna let you in on a little secret... I don't like carrots. There! I said it! Sad, I know... BUT I'm here today to tell you these oven roasted tri-colored babies have totally changed my mind! I never thought I would used the words 'carrots' and 'delicious' in the same sentence- but seriously take it from me you're going to want in on this recipe. I'm definitely thinking about adding this side dish to my weekly menu because these carrots are quick + simple + easy + delicious! I got the tri-colored carrots mostly because I knew how gorgeous they would look in a photo #lifeofanartist but you could make this side dish with the regular ol' orange carrots too and it would still be delish. Wow... there I go again using carrots and delicious in
You guys, ombré is taking over the food world! It's no longer cool just for your hair, but also your cookies and pancakes! As if I know what cool is... But I, for one, am so in love with this idea. It's like an art project that you can eat! Which makes this super fun for your kiddos too :) If you're following me on Instagram you'll know that these weren't a planned weekend activity. My poor little guy had a raging fever when he woke up on Friday that carried on through Saturday. My husband and I actually had plans to attend a couples massage class (my most anticipated Christmas present!) and of course inevitably, my kid gets sick. Good news, and very good news, his fever finally broke and we didn't have to take him in to the emergency room. The kinda bad
What do meatballs, mushrooms, and beans all have in common? Apparently, more than we think! Obviously, there is more in these yummy morsels- but they only require 10 ingredients and are super simple to make. These "meatballs" would be great in your traditional spaghetti & meatballs, but also in other recipes like Swedish meatballs! You could really add these to any meal for some plant-based protein, or eat them as a snack. I know I mentioned above that they are easy, but let me show you just how easy they really are...
When I found out that I have Celiac Disease, I thought my whole bread lovin', pizza party throwin', pasta slurpin' days were over. I mean, is there really anything else out there to eat?! Haha, obviously I have found the holy grail of food and am actually so thankful for my diagnosis, because it has forced me to explore this whole world of food I may not have otherwise, but that doesn't mean there weren't rough times that I had to go through to get to where I am today. And you guys, gluten-free has come such a LOOONNGG way from even five years ago. The bread alone has made leaps & bounds. And thank heavens for that! So quit loafin' around and get yo sammich on!
When I think of Valentine's Day, I suppose I am a little cliche, but it usually involves pink + hearts + strawberries + chocolate + sprinkles. I mean, who really cares if it's cliche when it's as tasty as these Strawberry Vanilla Sundaes! So in this sundae, I made vanilla nice cream and strawberry nice cream. Oh, and btw, no- nice cream isn't a typo. Have you heard about the nice cream craze?! Well let me tell you, if you’re just now getting on the nice cream truck, then you’re in for a real (healthy) treat! Omigosh, someone should totally start a nice cream truck... genius! You won't believe how much the texture really is like real soft serve ice cream! And guess what?! The actual "ice cream" is made with only 5 ingredients! F.I.V.E. And you know what
Brownies! Brownies! Brownies! Common' chant with me... I can't even contain my excitement about these little gems! For one, they are SUPER simple to make, two- you don't have to bake them, three- they are naturally sweetened and taste just like brownies (even my brownie lovin' dad says so!), and four- your kiddos will love them! I mean, I could go on with more reasons- they're adorable, fun, colorful, did I mention easy to make ;) They are perfect for Valentine's Day and make for one dynamite snack! So you might be wondering what's in these tasty little morsels? You wouldn't believe me if I told you... but don't fret, I'm gonna tell you exactly how to make these. But first, a little brownie pop checklist: Naturally sweetened: you bet! Gluten-free: as always!
So Valentine's Day is right around the corner- and typically I am not a huge fan of the mushy gushy holiday- probably because I was the girl in high school who always hoped for a candy gram and never got one #highschoolhell (not really... but you know what I mean...) But you know what? I decided to appreciate V-Day for its celebration of LOVE, because it seems there is far too little of that in this world today. So, why yes, I will partake in the tradition. I am really adoring what it stands for- and not to mention, I get to create an abundance of pink recipes guys! Not that I need an excuse to do that really. I ordered pink dragonfruit powder for the first time and was so excited to try it out in this easy peasy waffle recipe. And what's Valentine's Day without
Alright friends, I'm throwing a virtual pizza party and you're invited! So stop what you're doing and join in on the fun as I take you through my latest and perhaps greatest culinary creation! Maybe it's because I love pizza so much, or maybe it's just THAT darn good. I do have to warn you, it does take a little longer than 30 minutes to make, BUT it's worth every extra minute. So, here's how it all started. I had this idea in my head for quite some time. I went out and bought a ton of sweet potatoes, like giant ones! And then they proceeded to sit on my kitchen island for a while. Good thing is, they don't go bad very quickly. I had lost my inspiration for some reason. Then Friday night rolled around, and I was trying to figure out what the heck to make-
So I buy a lot of produce, because well that's what I eat most of, but also because I walk in the grocery store and I just can't help myself! It's kinda like walking into a shoe store (for me at least). But sometimes that means that I end up having way too much before it starts to go bad, and I loathe throwing food away. I think it's because I know that there are other people in the world who are less fortunate than I am. So my go to when this happens is almost always some kind of stir fry. It solves all my problems AND it's super duper easy to make, not to mention who doesn't love a good stir fry?! In this version, I decided to try to also use up some maple tamari peanut sauce that I dipped my homemade sushi in last week- because again- I didn't want to