Crispy Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

An easy oven-baked method for the absolute crispiest Brussels sprouts.  This is a simple and flavorful vegetable side dish that everyone will quickly devour.  The outside is golden brown, caramelized and crispy and the inside is perfectly tender.  With a couple simple tricks, you too can achieve easy crispy maple roasted Brussels sprouts.   These easy

Vegan and Gluten-Free Baked Crispy Cauliflower Poppers

Warm, salty and "breaded" cauliflower poppers are baked to crispy perfection and dipped in a cool and creamy vegan garlic cilantro lime sauce.  Instead of using traditional frying/breading methods, this recipe is oven-baked and uses ground-up pea crisps which provide a bit of plant-based protein in every bite.  You're going to love this veggie-forward appetizer

Garlic Cilantro Lime No Mayo Coleslaw Recipe

Looking for your next favorite slaw recipe? I’ve got you covered! This no-mayo coleslaw with creamy garlic cilantro lime sauce is a fresh spin on classic coleslaw but with much more flavor.  Vegan, dairy-free and egg-free, this is the perfect coleslaw recipe to whip up for cookouts. Give this fresh and healthy recipe a try for

Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad

This super patriotic and festive fruit salad is perfect for upcoming July 4th parties.  It is loaded with juicy watermelon, tart cherries, sweet strawberries, plump blueberries and slightly crunchy jicama stars!  I dressed it with a lime, mint and maple syrup sauce that takes it over the top in terms of deliciousness.  The sauce reminds

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

Roasted Whole Rainbow Carrots Over Creamy Hummus with Green Tahini Sauce

This vibrant and seasonal whole roasted carrot side dish is always the center of attention when I serve it.  The warm, sweet, soft slow-roasted carrots served over a bed of creamy hummus is just the perfect combination.  I drizzled green tahini sauce overtop for an extra pop of herby flavor.  I used all parsley in

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

10 Tips for Actually Crispy Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I have been making homemade baked sweet potato fries for a long time.  I love controlling the seasonings and knowing that they are baked instead of deep fried.  But, no one wants soggy fries.  Not appealing at all.  Over the years I have discovered some tips and tricks to help achieve the crispiest oven-baked sweet

Roasted Green Cabbage with Green Tahini Sauce

I recently was out to dinner and tried grilled cabbage for the first time.  I'm not quite sure how I have made it this far in life and in my food career without ever trying cooked cabbage before now.  I was literally blown away by both the flavor and texture.  It had a flaky, meaty quality to