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Thanksgiving Kale Salad with Maple-Lemon Tahini Dressing

Have you ever been asked to bring salad to dinner but want to do more than just lettuce, carrots, tomato and balsamic dressing?  This is the salad to end all salads and wow your friends and family.

It is really more than a salad.  Satisfying?  Yes.  Layers of texture? Yes.  Colorful, sweet, flavorful and festive?  Oh, […]

Easy Vegetarian Chili with Avocado-Cilantro “Sour Cream”


With football season in full swing and chilly weather back again, it is time for warming one-pot meals like this nose-opening chili recipe!  This vegetarian chili is simple, fun and super flavorful.  It is not too spicy (but definitely not bland).  It is full of fiber and protein from the white beans and loaded with colorful […]

Garlic Pumpkin Hummus

Hummus is already a super healthy snack option that can be served as a spread or dip with just about anything.  To make this plant-based protein snack even healthier, I’m adding fall’s favorite vegetable, pumpkin.  It works so well in this dish and adds a subtle orange hue that whispers, “I’m festive” when set out at a […]

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, […]

Kale Pesto Pizza (gluten-free) with Vegan Parm

Mission impossible! Pizza night while avoiding gluten, eggs, soy, corn, dairy and coconut.

Pizza is usually out of the question for anyone who is vegan, has dietary restrictions or is trying to eat healthy. Not anymore – I have conquered the allergy-friendly pizza challenge!  You can actually enjoy an entirely vegan, gluten-free and allergy-friendly pizza without worrying […]

Hidden Greens Chocolate-Cherry Protein Smoothie

Chocolate…Sweet Cherries…Protein…Greens…Antioxidants…Fiber… too much!  I almost didn’t know what to call this decadent creation without it having the longest title in recipe history!  It is basically a meal replacement since it contains vegetables, protein and antioxidants (all from plant-based sources).  And did I mention it contains over a cup of packed spinach that you can’t […]

Strawberry Guacamole

June is officially here!  Which means it is the start of strawberry season when you can enjoy this amazing fruit at the peak of flavor!

And since guacamole is always in season in our household I thought why not combine the two!?  This recipe is easy, take your typical guacamole recipe, subtract the tomatoes and […]

Spiralized Green Apple and Purple Cabbage Slaw with Nuts

Fruit, veggie and vegan protein all in one tasty dish!

I can’t believe grill season is already here!  This warmer weather could not have come soon enough after such a long and dreadful winter.  I’m so excited to experiment with fresh recipes for this grilling season.  First up is this super healthy slaw recipe which […]

Sesame-Cilantro Roasted Sweet Potatoes Drizzled with Creamy Tahini Sauce

Crispy (and slightly spicy) sweet potatoes are drenched in a creamy tahini sauce that makes this side dish mouth watering.  The cilantro garnish adds a gourmet twist that is unexpected and yet perfectly pairs with the nutty sesame and spicy chili flavor of these roasted beauties.

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite veggies.  Sweet […]

Roasted Garlic-Shallot Potatoes with Creamy Dill Sauce

Ho-hum potatoes are livened up with a thick and creamy dill sauce. Dill screams spring-time and adds a fresh spark to recipes.

Garlic lovers will rejoice in these crispy and fresh tasting potato cubes.

Potatoes have gotten a bad reputation because of how they are typically prepared: doused in butter, deep-fried or topped with bacon and […]

By |March 29th, 2015|dairy-free, gluten-free, side dish, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian|0 Comments