Grains

Shrimp & Cheddar Grits with Okra

Creamy cheddar grits are served with tender and sweet sauteed shrimp, sliced okra, lacinato kale and sun dried tomatoes, for a truly delicious meal.  This can easily be made plant-based as well!

Beginners Guide: Gluten Free Grains & Breads

Whole grains are an excellent source of nutrition.  They contain essential enzymes, iron, dietary fiber, vitamin E, and B-complex vitamins, and because the body absorbs grains slowly, they provide sustained and high-quality energy.  However just because you’re gluten free doesn’t mean whole grains are off limits.  Nutritionally, you want to try and add a whole

Almond Butter Noodles (GF, V, Soy Free)

A creamy and tangy soy free almond butter and coconut aminos based sauce, tossed with GF rice noodles, roasted Japanese sweet potatoes and broccoli.  You can sprinkle hemp or sesame seeds on top like I did for extra crunch and protein too!

Mexican Quinoa & Jackfruit Casserole

A comforting casserole that’s dairy free, gluten free, corn free and vegan, made with jackfruit, black beans, salsa verde and other goodies, all baked to bubbling perfection.

Chocolate Energy Bites

These chocolate energy bites are a no bake snack, packed with protein, fiber and so much flavor! You could also call them protein balls if you want, but any time I call it that, I can’t help but think of the Delicious Dish SNL skit with Alec Baldwin when he talks about his newest creation,

Vegetable Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of my go-to dinner ideas when I really have no energy to cook but want something satisfying and healthy.  Someone once asked me after a cooking class, “So what will you be making for dinner tonight?” and since I had just done a three hour cooking class, I knew my answer

Costa Rican Gallo Pinto

Gallo pinto is considered a Costa Rican breakfast staple, which is partly why I categorized this as breakfast, but gallo pinto can be enjoyed at any time of day! It is a traditional dish meaning “spotted rooster” because the dish looks like, you guessed it, a spotted rooster.   There are two rules I have learned about

Roasted Vegetable Paella

Paella is one of those comforting dishes I like to make when I want something with a little more kick.  Very similar to a risotto, paella is a Spanish dish that uses spices such as saffron and paprika.  It is a slow cooking process, usually taking about 30 minutes total, but the finishing product is

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Juicy shredded chicken is mixed with rice, shredded cheddar and broccoli florets to create a wonderfully comforting and yummy meal. This is one of those recipes you make when you’re craving something comforting, or you’re in need of an easy low-maintenance meal for a busy weeknight. It’s incredibly flavorful, cheap to make and so hard

Torn Sourdough Croutons

We need to talk about croutons. They are so incredibly easy to make and store well in a plastic bag for up to three days after making.  I feel as if this needs to be a public service announcement.   It wasn’t until today that after enjoying some Papa Pomodoro Soup with Ryan did I realize

Cold Sesame Soba Noodle Salad

What if I told you that the bowl you see pictured above contained sweet, spicy, savory and crunchy flavors, all wrapped into one? What if I told you that everything in that bowl is made from scratch, and that this took under 20 minutes to throw together?  Full of protein, fresh vegetables, healthy fats, antioxidant

Lemon Broccoli & Mushroom Grain Bowl

Growing up, there were always a few recipes my Mom kept on hand to cook week after week.  They were simple, no-brainer recipes that tasted delicious and gave all the comforts of home.  Nowadays, I’m on my own path, and still in need of those same kind of recipes, only more plant-based.  Grain bowls are

Lemony Beet-Greens Pasta

As we strolled through the farmers market yesterday looking at all of the fresh produce picked just hours ago, I stumbled upon some beautiful beets with their lush green leafy stems.  After talking with the shop keeper, I learned that beet greens can easily be cooked down like a spinach to create the perfect addition

Grilled Pinto Bean & Rice Burgers

Plant-based has never tasted so good!  Going meatless is a healthy dinner option, and you won’t miss out with these flavorful, filling and nutritious pinto bean and brown rice burgers.

The Nourishing Buddha Bowl

Buddha bowls are popular in the yoga world and always vary depending on who is making them.  Buddha bowls provide a complete and nourishing meal all in one, containing ingredients that make you feel good.  So here is my version!