Classic Chickpea Hummus

It dawned on me recently that although I have a TON of hummus recipes on the blog (salty fig hummus, white bean hummus, black-eyed pea hummus, beet hummus, green lentil hummus), I haven't captured my go-to, classic hummus recipe that I make every couple of days.  This recipe is simple and can be served as a [...]

Baked Broccoli and Quinoa Falafel

I love incorporating vegetables into dishes in unexpected ways.  Broccoli really doesn't have any flavor and lends a perfect texture to these light and crispy falafel bites.  I also snuck in some quinoa too for good measure.  Why?  Because everything is better with quinoa.  Am I right?  Adding 3 cups of broccoli and 1 cup of [...]

Perfectly Crisp Sriracha Kale Chips

Kale chips have always been really scary to me.  It seems like a lot of effort and something that can easily be screwed up.  So like any good challenge I wanted to tackle this head on.  I went ahead and researched a lot of kale chip recipes and tried them out myself.  For those of [...]

Strawberry Salsa

With strawberry season in full swing and Cinco de Mayo coming up this week this recipe really created itself.  For those of you who sort of cringe at the thought of raw tomatoes, then this is the recipe for you.  And even if you love traditional salsa, this is a fun (and sweet) twist that will [...]

Easy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Agave-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Everyone has a weakness and mine is sweet potato fries.  Always has been!  I could eat a pound of them and still want more.  They are so sweet and spicy and my favorite part is drenching them in honey mustard dipping sauce.  Major YUM factor. And as I inhale them I always tell myself how healthy [...]

How to Bulk Prep for Healthy Meals (+ Easy Thai Spring Rolls Recipe)

Awhile back I connected with Registered Dietitian, Sarah Waybright.  She loves food as much as I do and like me is passionate about teaching people how to find and cook the best foods to fit their lifestyle.  Today, she talks here on my blog about bulk prepping for health meals.  Why?  Because life is crazy [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|appetizer, easy|

Creamy Lemon Dill White Bean Dip

In the spring I can never get enough fresh dill.  The taste of fresh dill actually transforms me into spring-mode.  I eat this amazing aromatic and all of a sudden want to plant a garden, take my kids to the park and clean out my closet (all at once).  In addition to the spring-vibes it [...]

Salty Fig Hummus

Every Oscar party needs a red carpet-worthy hors d'oeuvre.  This elegant dip is sure to dazzle your guests and steal the spotlight.  It is a lightly sweetened version of hummus that is surprisingly delicious.  With just three main ingredients (chickpeas, olive oil and figs) and a pinch of salt, you can whip this up in less [...]

Beet Hummus

Adding a raw vegetable to hummus is a great way to boost the nutrition of this already healthy dip.  This hummus features beets which add a vibrant pinkish-red color.  Most beet hummus recipes require you to roast the beets in advance.  I simplified things by using a raw beet with the skin on in my high speed [...]

Vegan Warm Nacho Dip (nut-free)

Warm. Nacho. Dip. Yes! Score big this Super Bowl (or any day) with this crowd-pleasing (and super healthy) nacho dip.  No one will know it is entirely vegan and filled with one cup of veggies and 1 cup of tahini.  Many vegan cheese dips contain cashews, but this one is nut-free and features tahini as the [...]

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