Welcome to my food blog where you will find simple, thoughtful, vegetable-forward recipes that are seasonal and vegetarian. Take a look around, get inspired, go cook!
Summer lovin'! Juicy tomatoes in every color about to burst. So savory at peak season you vow to never have an out of season tomato again...
We all need a little salad inspo, right?! This salad is like hitting the refresh button...
Every summer needs a chilled soup to rely on. Or a couple, because they're just so refreshing on the dog days of summer...
I love how easily melon can adapt to all types of savory recipes. Here, it's tossed with white balsamic and umami-filled tomatoes to balance the sweetness, and simply dressed with olive oil and flaky sea salt (plus nigella seeds for that one-two punch).
Kale is not dead! This green leafy veg is still very much relevant. Let's face it, it’s hard not to love a good kale salad. So I present you the ultimate kale salad base to reinvigorate your love for you guessed it, kale.
Sweet dreams are made of this! Who am I to disagree? Who would have thought you could travel the world (and the seven seas) through this zingy stuffed sweet potato dish.
A comforting and bright noodle bowl that is exceptionally easy and quick to make (cooks in just under 30 minutes!).
This is a nourishing and flavorful everyday soup, but also makes for a nice special occasion one.
Veg scraps, mean veg stock! Save it all. No need to buy stock ever again because it's easy to make and freezes brilliantly.
What says ‘FALL’ more than Mac and Cheese? Mac and Cheese with acorn squash, that’s what! It’s tasty, comforting, creamy and cheesy. The good-for-you acorn squash is rich in vitamins A and C and loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
There is something about dumplings. There are times it’s all I crave and all I want. Not just any dumpling will satisfy this craving. It’s these edamame tofu dumplings...
A wonderfully fragrant and warm lentil stew. All thanks to Ras el Hanout, a wonderful mixture of spices often making an appearance in Moroccan cuisine. This aromatic spice blend will turn your standard lentil stew up a notch and leave you with a feeling of warmth, nourishment and comfort.
This recipe combines my adoration for both falafel and beets, minus the deep fried-ness of falafel, but with a world of possibilities.
I developed this recipe because I wanted to enjoy plantains in a snack-friendly, finger-food kind of way.These plantain balls are pillowy and the cheese in the middle is a pleasant surprise. Dipped in the jalapeño mango sauce (that you will want to use and drizzle on many other things) make these bites otherworldly, but that’s just me.
Fall is here! That means jackets and sweaters are out of the closet, and many of us are frantically looking for our favorite wooly hat. But most importantly, we are all more than likely craving the comfort that only a pot of warm, steaming food can bring.
I was incredibly inspired by my recent travels around Turkey...There were so many colors, flavors, textures, and scents...This recipe was inspired by the traditional pide and lahmacun-- Turkish variations of what we’d call pizza.
These no-bake bars are a powerhouse of energy. They are nutty, sweet and the hint of sea salt makes for a perfectly balanced snack. I love making these to keep me going when I have a busy week ahead of me. They're also great for breakfast, travel snack or as a pre or post workout snack.
This is a fun, summery take on your good ol’ caprese salad. I am taking all I can of what’s left of summer and you should too.
Aren’t carrot tops beautiful? And so bright and abundantly green. Why would we throw them away? They are just as good as its carrots, in taste and nutrition!
Soba noodle salads are one of my favorite go-tos for a quick meal. They are so fast to make...The best part of this soba noodle salad is not that it’s a quickie, but it’s the miso roasted nectarines that will change your life.
I was 7 and I still remember the way it tasted and the way it smelled. Corn kernels bursting with every bite...I would order the same thing every time we went. Those many dinner dates with my family inspired me to develop this recipe and celebrate summer’s corn.
Rainbow carrots are stunningly beautiful and create an impressive and colorful dish. The farmers market is heaving with carrots and their beautiful tops...Full of Vitamin A and beta-carotene makes it food for our eyes!
This is a wonderful summer salad. It's crisp and refreshing. Crunchy from the cabbage and sunflower seeds, and sweet from the currants. But one of the best parts of this salad: the tahini.
Ready to use up your ENTIRE bunch of kale? Yes, you are! Pickled kale stems add an extra oomph to many dishes...
I am a big believer in decreasing waste and using up the whole ingredient when possible...Lemongrass is a perfect example...this recipe is a great way to use the whole stalk and this lemongrass maple iced tea is light and reinvigorating!
Are you wondering what a gazpacho is? It is an unbelievably delicious chilled soup made of raw vegetables and comes from Spain...I've been waiting (impatiently) for peaches to show up at the farmers market, mainly to make this gazpacho...
It’s zucchini and summer squash season! And my favorite way to eat them is grilled. This marinade gives them tons of flavor and the hint of lemongrass is heavenly. They’re slightly charred and have that recognizable off-the-grill taste, but you’ll also taste the lemon and garlic. So fresh and so bright...
This is the bounty of the season in a bowl. Joy in a bowl. Health in a bowl. Farro is one of my favorite grains, it's high in fiber AND protein...
One of my favorite dishes at my local Italian joint is Eggplant Parm. Who doesn’t love Eggplant Parm?! I’ve even heard of anti-eggplant folks secretly admitting their love for a well-done Eggplant Parm. As much as I love the dish, I feel a bit guilty eating it sometimes, you know, the big portion of fried on fried. So I developed this healthier version that’s packed with protein...
These cookies are the best sweet thing that could have happened in my kitchen. I needed a simple dessert that was gluten-free and would come together super quickly...
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- Sherry vinegar
- aleppo pepper
- almond meal
- apple cider vinegar
- bay leaf
- bok choy
- chilled soup
- coconut milk
- cumin seeds
- fennel seeds
- golden raisins