• Falafel

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 [...]

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The Ultimate Vegan and Nut-Free Kale Caesar Salad

If there is one salad in need of a healthy recipe makeover, it is the classic Caesar salad. Loaded with raw egg, creamy dressing and a mound of Parmesan cheese, it can pack in a surprising amount of saturated fat, sodium and overall calories. And so, I set out to create a creamy, delicious, healthy, [...]

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Parsley-Pea Pesto Pasta

Have you ever wanted to just eat a sauce straight up without the pasta?  This is that sauce.  I would have been just as content just grabbing a spoon and going to town but I figured adding pasta would be more socially appropriate. Seriously though, this is the most flavorful, yummy, sweet, fresh, garlicky pesto [...]

  • Vegan Asparagus and Pea Soup

Asparagus & Pea Soup with Parsley & Spinach

This super green soup has been on daily (yes, daily) rotation in my household since the start of spring.  With allergy season in full swing we have all had sore throats and this soothing and savory soup just hits the spot.  It is flavored simply with shallot, garlic and black pepper.  It packs in so [...]

  • Spring Quinoa Arugula Salad Bowl 3

Spring Quinoa Arugula Salad Bowl

Spring lunches for me are full of fresh veggies, flavorful herbs and light dressings.  I love to combine spring's produce with light and fluffy quinoa and serve it slightly warm or at room temperature.  Because it is not quite summer, I'm not ready for the whole cold salad thing just yet.  Once the quinoa cools to [...]

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One-Pot Tex-Mex Veggie Quinoa Stew with Lime-Cilantro “Cream”

This new year means new opportunity for us all.  Many of us are resolving to live healthier in 2016.  Living healthier can mean different things to different people depending on one's current state of health.  For me, I want to feel and be my best.  So, in addition to staying active and keeping my stress levels [...]

  • Split Pea Soup 2

Vegetable Split Pea Soup (vegan)

Thanksgiving is over.  Time to reset before the holidays!  If you overdid it on the pies and dinner rolls, this "meal-in-a-bowl" vegetable soup will get you back on track.  Split pea soup is a fantastic (and inexpensive) option for vegans or anyone trying to live a little healthier as it contains plant-based protein, iron, antioxidants [...]

  • PEcan Quinoa

Pecan-Cranberry Quinoa with Garlic-Maple Dressing

As everyone knows, quinoa is my go-to food.  It is so easy to prepare and offers such amazing health benefits.  It is loaded with fiber (one serving has over 5 grams) and is considered a complete protein with all eight essential amino acids which makes it a great source of plant-based protein for vegans.  In [...]

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Agave-Mustard Chickpea Salad

This is my all time favorite chickpea salad.  Not only is bursting with yummy flavor but it is quick and easy to make.  It is perfect for a portable lunch on the go since it is meat-free and super satisfying.  Even if you are not vegetarian, it is a great way to switch things up when you are [...]

  • Curry Soup 2

Creamy Red Curry Lentil Soup (vegan)

A hearty soup that is both comforting and filling while packing a lot of nutrition into one bowl. Soup season is finally here.  I'm ready to welcome cooler nights where you can cozy up to your favorite bowl of homemade soup.  The best thing about soup season is the ease of cooking with ONE pot.  One-pot, [...]

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