Triple Berry “Cheesecake” Parfait

This delicious and nutritious parfait has a berry smoothie layer and a healthy “cheesecake” layer made with cottage cheese. Topped with berries, hemp seeds and flowers, this scrumptiously beautiful dish will become your favorite breakfast, snack or dessert to entertain with (or eat all by yourself)! This is one of those dishes that made me soRead more

Ricotta Toast w/ Pear, Honey & Black Pepper

I absolutely love trying different fruit and cheese pairings. One of my favorite fruits to have with cheese is pear (and one of my absolute favorite cheeses to have with pear is manchego cheese). I grew up eating “Asian pears” which are sweet, refreshing, and a little crisper in texture than some of the otherRead more

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

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

Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (with caramelized bananas & tahini)

Roasted sweet potatoes stuffed with caramelized bananas, tahini, honey, chocolate chips, and granola. This exceptionally comforting dish is healthy and filling enough for the perfect breakfast, but is indulgent enough for dessert! I think I’m late to the tahini party. If you’ve never tried it (or heard of it) before, that’s ok. It’s basically groundRead more

Roasted Veggie Power Bowl w/ Arugula Yogurt Sauce

Simple roasted vegetables served with lentils and dressed with the perfectly bright and peppery arugula yogurt sauce. Is there ever a time where you just want to eat vegetables all day long? For me, after bouts of eating unhealthy food, I have a thought process that goes something like this: Oh man, I’ve been eatingRead more