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3-Ingredient Lentil Dip

The first time I tried this recipe, I didn't even know what lentils were. A friend of mine served it at a get-together, and I couldn't stop eating it. This was also the recipe that made me fall in love with goat cheese. Most lentil dip recipes use feta cheese, but my friend had used [...]

By | March 5th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Baked Cauliflower Tacos

This was not only the first time I've ever tasted baked cauliflower tacos, but also the first time I made my own tartar sauce. The tartar sauce is made with Greek yogurt, diced dill pickle, and a dash of sea salt, but you can also substitute the Greek yogurt for Vegenaise (dairy-free mayo) if you prefer. [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Featured Dinner, Recipes|0 Comments

Homemade Minestrone Soup

Tis the season for homemade soup! Whenever I come down with a cold in the winter, all I want is a big bowl of homemade minestrone soup. This minestrone is packed with hearty vegetables, kidney beans, and a few scoops of shell pasta. I try to avoid any type of store-bought soup or canned soup [...]

By | February 5th, 2017|Featured Soup & Salad, Recipes|0 Comments

Blackberry Fizz Cocktail

I have a similar cocktail posted on this blog for a Blueberry Vodka Fizz, but this one is a bit different, as it also contains fresh squeezed lemon juice, and uses berry flavored seltzer water. For those of you who prefer the taste of blackberries, this one's for you! When I was preparing cocktails to [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments

Loaded Egg Burrito

I receive a lot of emails from readers requesting meal prep recipes that they can bring to work.  I find this loaded egg burrito recipe to be one of the best on-the-go breakfast solutions. They're quick to make, easy to wrap, and you can make a large quantity if you're meal prepping for the week. I [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Baked Sweet Potato Tots with Honey Mustard Dip

There's a German restaurant up the street from my house that has the best sweet potato tots. I go there all the time just to order the tots, but for some reason it never occurred to me before to learn how to make my own. I thought it was going to be difficult, but I just [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

This quinoa tabbouleh salad is a little different from your average tabbouleh because: A) I use quinoa instead of bulgur for it's nutritional values. (Low glycemic, gluten-free packed with fiber!) B) I use chopped spinach instead of parsley, and add diced cucumbers and crumbled goat cheese for additional flavor. C) I like to serve it [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Featured Lunch, Recipes|1 Comment

Spicy Chai Hot Chocolate

I'm always looking for healthy coffee alternatives to kick off my day. Generally, most mornings I have a cup of flavored coffee with a splash of coconut milk, but it's nice to switch it up once in a while. Recently, I read an article with lots of fun hot chocolate recipes - one was a chai [...]

By | January 7th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Lentil Vegetable Soup

I've been saving this lentil vegetable soup recipe until it was the appropriate time to post it. And since I came down with a cold this week and have been eating it for the past 2 days, I think now is the time! I love homemade soup because store-bought soup tends to contain a very [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Zucchini Pizza Boats

These zucchini pizza boats are the perfect light, healthy meal, and they only require 6 ingredients to make! It's hard sometimes to come up with recipes that don't include heavy grains, so I love recipes like this where you can substitute a vegetable for bread or pasta.  (I also love making recipes with heirloom tomatoes this [...]

By | January 1st, 2017|Featured Lunch, Recipes|0 Comments

Veggie Flatbread Pizza

There are two foods I love more than anything in the world: ice cream and pizza. This healthy veggie flatbread pizza is one of my favorite recipes of all time because it still gives you the delicious taste and texture of pizza, but without all the carbs and calories! You can use any type of [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Recipes|1 Comment

Sprouted Grain Apple Cinnamon French Toast

This apple cinnamon french toast recipe is quick and easy, completely clean, and made with the healthiest bread on the market: sprouted grain bread. (I use Ezekiel Food for Life cinnamon raisin bread for this recipe.) I mention sprouted grain bread in a lot of my posts, because a) I LOVE bread, and b) I [...]

By | December 17th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Dairy-Free Nutella

This dairy-free homemade Nutella only contain 5 ingredients and is completely clean. Normally, Nutella is made with hazelnuts, but I used peanut butter in this recipe for a few reasons. The first reason is that, I can't find hazelnut butter anywhere. The second reason is that, although most recipes recommend making your own hazelnut butter, it [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Very Berry Oatmeal Cups

This is one of those recipes that took me forever to get right. You'd think muffins would be easy to whip up. But I wanted to make these muffins packed with protein, so I had to make a few adjustments. The biggest adjustment was replacing flour with rolled oats, because oats are richer in protein than wheat flour. [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Featured Breakfast, Recipes|1 Comment

3-Ingredient Creamy Fruit Dip

This creamy fruit dip only requires three ingredients, and takes less than 5 minutes to make. As a Los Angeles native, my friends and I go to the outdoor movies quite a bit, and we all bring snacks to share with the group. I've always wanted to bring a fruit plate along with a tasty fruit dip, but most [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments