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…

Creamy Butter Beans with Spinach Pesto

I am always searching for a new way to enjoy beans, since they are a top protein source for vegan/vegetarians and we eat them so often! NYTimes Cooking inspired me with one of their recipes a few weeks ago. Their idea of a creamy white bean balanced by a pop of green freshness really appealed to…

Roasted Beet Salad

Easy healthy dinner ideas? Count me in. This is a simple salad that’s warm and cold, salty and sweet, and tender and crunchy. It’s got it all. If you can find vegan feta, I definitely recommend including it in this salad. The salty taste and crumbly texture brings out the best about all the other…

Easy Frozen Green Bean Salad

I love being able to make a meal out of nothing, and for that reason, I always keep a few bags of frozen vegetables in my freezer. I take pride in being able to whip together a substantial dish from my stash. This is one of my latest creations, and it was too good not…

Kale Quinoa Salad

Healthy, easy, and plant-based: what more could you want in a meal? Oh, lots of protein, super foods, and a touch of sweet you say? Not a problem! We got all of that too! Please please make this salad because you will never look at kale and quinoa (the fad super foods of our generation…

Chili Lemon Broccoli with White Beans

I’m very into simple flavors right now, especially when it comes to enhancing every day roasted vegetables with new flavor combinations (see my maple balsamic sprouts here). This broccoli would have been perfectly delicious just roasted in the oven with the classic olive oil and salt, but this time we decided to kick it up…

Sweet Potato & Spinach Lentils

Sometimes I like to mix together a bunch of my favorite things and see what happens. In this case, it’s sweet potatoes, fresh spinach, and slow simmered green lentils. It turned out to be a great combination and a super easy two-pot dinner that we will definitely be making again (and again)! The key is…

Fennel and Orange Salad

Fennel is an under-appreciated food in my humble opinion. I barely ever eat it and practically never cook with it. But it’s sweet like licorice and crunchy and juicy like celery, and absolutely delicious paired with citrus. This salad marries the flavors of fennel, orange, red onion, and salty feta, with a simple vinaigrette to…

Balsamic Watermelon & Blackberry Salad

Summer is the time of bounty!! The time of freshness! The time of health! This salad uses some of the best plants the earth has to offer: watermelon, blackberries, and fresh mint. I highly suggest you make this when blackberries at their peak so they are perfectly sweet + tart and firm. There’s nothing better!…

Roasted Summer Squash and Red Potatoes

We roast vegetables a lot. It’s our favorite way to cook up many different veggies at once, and it’s so simple and delicious that it’s become our go-to dinner. I wanted to shake things up a bit, so we did a new combo of veggies, summer squash and red potatoes, and added a breadcrumb coating…