Chickpea Veggie Curry

A few days ago, I experimented with a recipe from Kroger’s Chef John. I receive their publication, MyMagazine, in the mail. It is always full of great ideas, like Chickpea Veggie Curry. I prepared this curry, separated it into two portions, and froze both for later. I froze it in Pyrex and Tupperware bowls, because I…

Power Morning Smoothie

After eating an enormously unhealthy amount of cake while baking yesterday, I am in need of a much needed detox. This morning I am kicking things off with kale. Who doesn’t love this leafy green. I have A LOT to do today, including recipe planning, food shopping, cooking, and a PHOTOSHOOT for my with my…

Harvest Quinoa & Lentils

Savory, nutty, and a little sweet. The combination of quinoa and green lentils provide a complete protein and a high amount of fiber. This meatless dish is also vegan and void of gluten, so you can dig-in and feel good about it. Word to the wise: it is best to always follow the specific cooking…

Wild Blueberry-Ginger Oatmeal Bars

I was worried these bars would be bland or bitter – they’re anything but! The tart blueberry is perfectly balanced here. The oats provide a texture heartier than pancakes, leaving you feeling satisfied. Plus they are incredibly easy and fast to make, with practically zero clean-up. The only problem I have with them, is that…

Chocolate Avocado Banana Cookie

Looking to bake without flour or refined sugar? These choco avo-nana cookies are just for you! They have a light, airy texture similar to a whoopie pie. The bitter chocolate flavor matches that found in devil’s food cake. They aren’t necessarily a sweet dessert, but you have options to elevate their flavor profile. I paired them with a…

Sweet Potato Toasted: Three Ways

I first ran into this idea on the popular website Pinterest. My initial thought was, no way could toast be replaced by a slice of potato – that’s the basic concept behind Sweet Potato Toasted. The general public began raving about avocado toast about a year ago, and is still in love with it. By…

Black Bean Burger with Red Wine Mushrooms

This is the mushroom and swiss burger re-invented. The two-ingredient plant-powered patty is so simple and delicious you will considering finding a way to eat it morning, noon, and night. The tarragon seasoning in the mushrooms provide a fully developed flavor alongside the red wine, taking the vegetable from earthy to elegant. And the sourdough…

Red Wine Mushrooms

This recipe came to me on the back of a package of mushrooms I bought impulsively. I went to the store specifically craving an avocado, in need of some healthy fat. I selected white mushrooms purely because they were the least expensive option. I am certain you can use baby portabellas if you like. White…