Balsamic Rainbow Chard

I absolutely love a bit of color in my food. For some reason, I feel like it heightens the other senses and makes everything smell and taste that much better. Rainbow chard is one of the most beautiful and colorful vegetables there is (hence the name!). It dulls a little when cooked, but it still…

Easy Taco Salad

Taco Salad — all the same goods, deconstructed! Just a different way to eat one our favorites, and one that is so easy to assemble. It took me 10 minutes to make dinner, which for some reason is a quality I still appreciate even though we have all the time in the world these days…

Strawberry Granita

Refreshing and fruity: two of my favorite adjectives when describing a dessert. They definitely apply to this Strawberry Granita, which is a type of homemade water ice made from fruit. Granita is originally from Italy, where it is typically made from lemons and their juice. We made ours with fresh strawberries, citrus juice, and sugar,…

Lentils Masala

I wanted to make daal, or Indian red lentil soup, but I won’t dare to call this dish the same as the daal from my favorite Indian restaurant. It isn’t as soupy as my idea of daal, but it is, however, warm and aromatic, comforting, and delicious. I used garam masala, dried coriander, and cumin…

Green Gazpacho

This is basically a green juice or smoothie, but in soup form! It’s chock full of nutritious veggies and flavorful herbs, blending together into a super bright dish (both in color and taste). It’s a great way to nourish your body if you’re feeling sluggish, or if you’re like me and have over indulged in…

Spanish Beans with Tomatoes

I’ve never cooked with dried beans before. I have always relied on the convenience and time-saving nature of pre-cooked canned beans. I have a lot of time on my hands these days, so why not start from scratch and see how it goes? I soaked the beans for 20 hours in plenty of water (they…

Vegan Breakfast Casserole

During these uncertain times, it can be difficult to differentiate between weekdays and weekends. To help make the weekend feel special, we treated ourselves to a cooked breakfast with all our favorite breakfast foods: hashbrowns, sausage, and a yummy scramble with veggies….all in one layered and delicious casserole! This would be a great breakfast or…

Creamy Mushroom Soup with Coconut Milk

Yum yum yum this was such a delicious and easy soup (practically just three ingredients!). It felt like it could have been served at a fancy restaurant. This mushroom soup is so creamy, you will never be able tell it’s vegan! The dairy-free secret is the cream that rises to the top of the coconut…

Charred Broccolini with Polenta and Chickpeas

Sometimes I like to feel fancy when I cook, and mostly all it takes is a splash of balsamic and some geometric shapes; case in point here and here. This dinner involved making some very tricky polenta triangles (just kidding they were the easiest part of the meal), roasting stalks of broccolini, and quickly sauteing chickpeas with…

Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Onion Dijon Relish

Truthfully, we don’t often cook green cabbage in our house. Sometimes we buy a bag of cole slaw mix, but I rarely buy a head of green cabbage. So this week I went out on a limb at the grocery store in the spirit of trying new things. Roasting seemed like the best cooking method…