Ricotta Toast w/ Edamame, Sesame Oil & Brown Mustard Seeds

Ricotta toast gets an Asian flair with edamame beans, sesame oil & brown mustard seeds. I could do a whole post on edemame beans. They are so nutritious (lots of protein, not so many calories), yummy, versatile, and fun to eat. You might have seen them at your Japanese restaurant, as they’re usually an appetizerRead more

Caramelized Banana Smoothie

Just read the title- need I say more? Well if you’re not convinced yet, let me break it down for you. Imagine some ripe bananas cooking in a bubbly brown sugar and butter mixture, developing its natural sugars and lovely deep caramel flavor. Then imagine those bananas being blended up into a creamy, indulgent smoothie. Are you droolingRead more

Tomato & Avocado Farro Salad with Mustard Dressing

A simple salad made of tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and farro is tossed in the perfectly sweet and spicy mustard dressing. WHAT IS FARRO, you may be wondering. Great question! I group it in the “good-for-you grains” family along with things like buckwheat, barley, quinoa, wheatberries, etc. It’s an ancient grain packed with a slew ofRead more

Oatmeal with Cardamom Roasted Apples

  Apples tossed in cardamom and maple syrup are roasted until tender and sweet, and served with a hearty bowl of oatmeal. This scrumptious, comforting, and nutritious dish makes waking up on a cold day a little easier. Confession time. Before this post, I totally thought cardamom was spelled with a “U” instead of anRead more

Veggie Tray(n)

A veggie tray served up in the form of a train! Perfect for a baby shower, birthday, office party, or pretty much any event (including snack time at home). A veggie tray train…tray(n). Get it? I tried. This veggie platter doesn’t really require instructions or a recipe because if you just look at the picture, youRead more

Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)

A warm comforting bowl of Thai coconut chicken soup is infused with bright flavorful ingredients like lemongrass and ginger, and rounded out with coconut milk. And the best part is that it’s much easier than you might think! Tom Kha is served at most Thai restaurants, and if you’ve never tried it, you should the next timeRead more

Purple Cauliflower & Potato Soup

This creamy and silky soup is satisfying, healthy, and made extra vibrant and beautiful with purple cauliflower and potato. This past weekend, I met up with a couple of old friends, and we had such a great time. We ate too much, slept too little, laughed endlessly, and caused a minor scene wherever we went. GettingRead more

Pineapple Grapefruit Smoothie Bowl

A refreshing blend of frozen pineapples and grapefruit juice topped with an assortment of fruits, nuts and seeds. I absolutely love everything that Thanksgiving brings- eating a true abundance of great food, spending time with people you love, and taking time to realize (and verbalize) how much we have to be grateful for (something we allRead more

Harvest Salad with Tahini Poppy Seed Dressing

Roasted delicata squash, apples, red onion, feta cheese, and walnuts are added to a salad base of kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, green and red cabbage, then finished with the perfect tahini poppy seed dressing. You guys, I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! I know with the colder weather coming (finally for usRead more

Matcha Chia Pudding

Chia pudding gets a flavor, health and caffeine boost with the addition of matcha powder. Then it’s topped with greek yogurt, persimmon slices, pomegranate seeds, and chocolate covered cacao nibs to make it extra special! Chia seeds are so interesting. Recently, there was a big hype about chia seeds because of their health benefits. People wereRead more