Rustic Artichoke & Kale Farro Salad

Farro has become one of our go-to grains these days, due to its fluffy texture and great nutritional value. Besides having a lovely nutty flavor, it is high in protein, fiber, and lots of vitamins and minerals! It’s a great alternative to plain ol’ rice, and works really well paired with artichokes and kale in…

Lemon Asparagus Pasta

Lemon + garlic + basil is like the trio of the heavens. I am *hands down* always in the mood for these flavors, and always will be. All three are super bright, fresh, and vibrant. Whenever I want a light pasta dish that tickles the taste buds, I head to lemon/garlic/basil town and call it…

Lemon Cranberry Scones

Everybody seems to be baking with all their extra time on their hands these days. I’ve seen lots of photos of dough rising and freshly baked sourdough. Inspired by all the amateur home bakers out there, I got the urge to bake something sweet and special too. This scone recipe is basically the same as…

Roasted Eggplant with Homemade Tahini and Tabbouleh

I’ve been craving lots of fresh herbs since we’ve been limiting our trips to the grocery store and trying to stick to the essentials when we’re there. But yesterday we ventured out to the supermarket for a big shop and I picked up as many fresh herbs and vegetables as I could find / carry….

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…

Lemon Bars

Is there anything more refreshing than the taste of lemon? I think that refreshing quality is why lemon makes such a great dessert flavor. It is the perfect way to end a meal, especially when you’re already full from a heavy entree! These lemon bars are not only refreshing, but they’re also remarkably healthy. They’re…

Chik’n Caesar Salad

My sister-in-law recently sent me a recipe for a vegan Caesar salad from skinnytaste and it was the most beautiful Caesar salad I’ve ever seen! That recipe was a more modern take on the classic favorite, including interesting ingredients like microgreens and chives, but it inspired me to develop my own version of this simple…

Orzo Salad with Chickpeas

We had a half empty box of orzo in our cabinet for a couple of weeks (months maybe?). I had bought it as an ingredient for another recipe and didn’t have any other use for it. I decided to get creative and think up ways to use this cute little orzo pasta. A pasta salad…

Lemon and Capers Tofu

My mom makes chicken piccata or “lemon and capers chicken” quite often for dinner. It was always a favorite of mine because of the brightness of the lemon flavor. I decided to recreate this favorite dish with tofu, and it turned out just as good! It’s important to press the tofu really well, or even…