Crispy Quinoa Falafel Bowls (Gluten-Free, Nut-Free & Vegan)

These falafel bowls are like a deconstructed falafel pita.  The base of the bowl is mixed greens and crispy quinoa.  I then topped it off with fresh veggies, olives, creamy homemade hummus and incredibly flavorful falafel.  The falafel is made from chickpeas, hemp seeds, pepita seeds, oats, herbs, shallot and spices.   You simply combine everything

Crispy Quinoa and California Avocado Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

I'm not sure where to start when describing why I love this salad so much.  Let's start with the creamy strawberry dressing.  It is addictive to the point that my two daughters were eating it plain like soup. First they were dipping California Avocado slices in it and next thing I know they were spooning it directly

California Avocado Kale Salad with Cashew Ranch Dressing and Crispy Chickpea Croutons (vegan)

This entirely plant-based recipe makes for a stunning and filling entree salad.  It is savory, satisfying and easy to pull together.  I kept the process simple and streamlined.  I'll be making it all spring and summer long!  In addition to tasting absolutely delicious this salad is super healthy.  I set out to make an authentic but nutritious ranch

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

  You guys! If you have been following along on my Instagram stories then you know I have been so excited to share this recipe with you!  After testing the recipe four times I feel these veggie burgers could not be any more perfect.  The ingredients are simple and nutritious.  The process to make them

Vegan Chickpea Bolognese Pasta

Thank you Modern Table for sponsoring this post. This delicious, complete protein pasta is made from just three plant-based ingredients -- eat clean with Modern Table pasta today! Bolognese sauces are thick, chunky and full of satisfying flavor.  They are perfect for these colder winter months when you are craving something hearty and comforting.  This

Roasted Veggies & Crispy Chickpeas over Quinoa with Garlic Maple Tahini Drizzle

I have talked about meal planning and bulk meal prep on the blog before (here).  Today, I wanted to bring the concept to life in one of my go-to recipes that can be 100% made ahead of time and enjoyed for dinner with enough leftovers for lunch.  It is that perfect make-you-feel-light-and-yet-full meal.  These colorful and

Quick & Easy One-Pot Curried Quinoa & Chickpeas

This is the perfect recipe for when you need a fast nutritious meal.  It comes together in less than 10 minutes.  Here are the features of this dish that make it one of my go-to weekly meals: One-Pot! Enough said, right?  This means the process is super simple and clean up will be a total breeze.

One-Skillet Baked Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

This one-skillet dish is perfect for an easy and comforting weeknight meal.  It is light and cozy all at once.  Start by sautéing butternut squash cubes in your skillet until tender.  Then, add the sauce which is made creamy from butternut squash puree, pasta water and olive oil.  Bold flavor comes from shallot, garlic, sage, maple

Holiday Appetizer: Hot Pepper Socca Flatbread (Nacho-Style)

Thank you Rio Luna Organic Peppers for sponsoring this post. Rio Luna Organic Peppers are certified organic, non-GMO, fat free, cholesterol free, low calorie and Kosher. For flavorful and spicy recipe ideas follow Rio Luna on Facebook and Instagram. This epic holiday or game-day flatbread is gluten-free and entirely plant-based.  It is sort of like an open-faced

Plant Powered Fall Quinoa and Arugula Salad with Apples and Figs

This fall season is already rushing by for us.  Soup season is in full swing and I love to pair my lighter soups with hearty plant-based salads like this one.  It all starts with fresh delicate spicy baby arugula which is always elegant and delicious as a salad base.  I then load up my bed of

Vegan Chickpea Bolognese Spaghetti Squash (with Pressure Cooker Instructions)

On busy weeknights, this plant-based meal is ready fast.  I am much more likely to make spaghetti squash cooked in the pressure cooker instead of the oven where it takes 45 minutes.  It cooks perfectly in just 7 minutes.  Technically, you need to account for time for the pressure cooker to "come to pressure" (just like an oven

Garnishes to Turn Your Soup into a Meal

Thank you Amy’s for sponsoring this post. #StartWithAmys this Soup Season. We are deep into the fall season, the weather has really turned and there is nothing I love more than cozying up to a steamy bowl of hearty soup to warm me up from the inside out.  On busy weeknights, soup is such a