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  • Stove Top or Slow Cooker: Tuscan White Bean & Swiss Chard Soup Two Ways

    I hope everyone is having a good holiday season enjoying good food, family, and friends! Pictured above is our Christmas Day dinner: Tuscan White Bean & Swiss Chard soup, decadent truffle macaroni and cheese, maple pecan Brussels sprouts, and a kale pomegranate garden salad. Over the last month, I have been trying really hard to focus on [...]

  • Orange Berry Vanilla Green Smoothie

    Here's a super duper quick post. Whenever I make a smoothie that turns out exceptionally yummy, I have to share it with you. Normally I just toss this and that in trying to incorporate greens, 1-2 fruits, protein, and fiber. The below combination turned out perfect for a morning smoothie with its bright citrus influence. [...]

  • Thanksgiving Edition: Cranberry Pecan Maple Scalloped Sweet Potatoes & Parsnips

    All of the traditional Thanksgiving colors are reflected in this unique twist on sweet potato casserole. I know some families are also pretty split on a sweet versus savory version. The creamy scalloped version, smoky paprika, and salt please the latter and the maple syrup and cranberries provide just enough sweetness for the former. The [...]

  • Thanksgiving Edition: Chimichurri Drizzled Sizzled Acorn Squash

    Thanksgiving is only about 10 days away! I plan on giving you ideas for healthy, tasty, plant based options to keep your tastebuds happy, keep the infammation down, your waistline slimmer, energy level more stable, and satisfy both vegetarian non-veg guests alike. Whether you call these fries or wedges or use them in as your next taco [...]

  • Spaghetti Squash Peperonata & Pearled Couscous Vegetable Pilaf

    We all enjoyed both dishes but initially I made the spaghetti squash for the adults and the couscous for the kids. Although the recipes are very simple, they turned out unique and delicious. We ate up the rest of the stew too and it complemented both! First, I want to talk about spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash can [...]

  • Ramen Zoodles In Mushroom Broth (+ Harvested Coriander Seeds)

    Who doesn't like ramen? The broth is everything. Ok, maybe the noodles too but for a healthier take, zoodles do the trick. A while back, I attempted to make an Asian noodle soup with spiralized zucchini and tofu (pictured below) but it was missing something. Perhaps the mushroom and other vegetables or I didn't allow [...]

  • Warm Moroccan Style Quinoa With Raw Zucchini Ribbon Salad

    We are loving the fall weather but sometimes it is hard to decide what to eat when temps have been wavering between 40s and 80s! I wanted something soft, spiced, and warming but also cold and crisp. That is how this dinner was born. While my quinoa cooked, I chopped up some vegetables and essentially made a curry. [...]

  • Wake Up & Workout Smoothie

    I'm aiming to quit regular coffee consumption. Again. There are a few reasons for this: It really doesn't pep me up. More than anything, a hot drink in the morning is comforting. I like the taste of coffee very much but I like the warm cup even more. I feel wasteful. I rarely get through a cup. [...]

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