A Farmer’s Caesar Salad

Salads are my favorite go-to lunch and appetizer. I am constantly thinking of new ways to revamp salads to make them less boring. Growing up salads were not meals and usually consisted of iceberg lettuce, tomato and cucumber with Italian, French or Thousand Island dressing. Today, none of those dressings ever rest in my refrigerator…

Overnight Cinnamon Oats

If I am not having a green smoothie or protein shake for breakfast, I usually have overnight oats. Loaded with fiber and nutrients, it’s a great away to begin your day! I have such a busy schedule and anything I can do to make my day easier, I am all ears. Overnight oats are a…

Kale & Ricotta Naan Pizza

I’ve said this umpteenth times- I Love Pizza! I haven’t met a single person who doesn’t. When I was a kid, my mom ordered pizza almost every Friday. This is a woman who cooked, and still cooks, almost every day! As I got older and began cooking for myself, pizza was the one thing I wanted to…

Spanish Cauliflower Rice & Beans

Cauliflower rice. The idea is to replace white rice, which has little nutritional value. Cauliflower rice is the perfect option for low-carb or conscious people. Cauliflower contains vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6 protein, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, potassium, and manganese-to name a few. Cauliflower also has half the amount of carbohydrates as white rice and…

Italian Tacos

Who doesn’t love tacos?! I know I do! I have a cousin who lived in California for a few years and ate so much Mexican food that she doesn’t have much of a taste for it anymore. These tacos are an homage to her. For several reasons- she can enjoy tacos without traditional Mexican spices…

Oil-Free Walnut Pesto

Traditional basil pesto is made with basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and olive oil. In my recipe I eliminate the oil for a fat-free version. I replace the pine nuts with walnuts simply because I like walnuts better and usually have these on hand. I replace the Parmesan cheese with nutritional yeast to make this recipe vegan and…

Vegan Scrambled Eggs

Is it tofu or eggs? It’s both! No, not really. It’s tofu… that looks like eggs! As a vegetarian, I try to be as vegan conscious as possible. I was very skeptical about making tofu eggs. In fact, I bought the tofu and left it in my refrigerator for almost a month before I decided…

Mango-Kalein’ it Smoothie Bowl

I love green smoothies! I try to have a green smoothie daily. It’s light, refreshing and filling. There is so much nutrition in a green smoothie and the way I feel afterward is like nothing else. I get that if you haven’t had a green smoothie before, the idea can be intimating. It takes a…

Smoky Chickpea Naan Wrap

Wraps and sandwiches are my absolute favorite go-to meal! I make so many sandwiches but don’t get to photograph them as often as I should. A lot of times I will make a sandwich and forget what I added to it. This time I go to take a few photos before I devoured it! Recently,…

Super Power Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

That’s right, this Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Shake has super powers! No, it won’t make you fly or make you shoot spider webs from your wrists. But close-ish. There is a “Super Food” ingredient that makes this recipe super- Spirulina. Spirulina, in short, is algae. Yep, from the sea! Don’t be alarmed. A group of…