Rich and Velvety Cacao Mousse

Do you have 5 minutes to spare? You too can have this mouthwatering mousse. Mmmm! So, I’ll level. Dessert is rarely on the menu in this house, but sometimes you just NEED a sweet, satisfying treat that isn’t going to break the caloric bank. That’s just my lot in life, really. Seek out healthier alternatives … Read More

BBQ “Walking Tacos” with Blanco Sauce

If you’ve ever been camping before, you’ll know how awesome Walking Tacos are. (Also known as Frito Pie, Frito Salad, and Taco-in-a-Bag.) So of course, I had to give this satisfying classic an even more delightful twist. Barbecue! And except for the Fritos themselves, this recipe is just as healthy as it is tasty. Let … Read More

Indian Spiced Roasted Cabbage Wedges

I know what you’re thinking….”Cabbage? I don’t know about this one, I’ve never liked cabbage….” Hey, I’ll level with you! I can’t say that I eat cabbage any other time. In fact, unless cabbage is in a dish that someone else makes, I won’t even bother buying it! Yet, here we are with this Indian … Read More

Sweet Potato Tostadas with Tangy Mango Sauce

I may be going off the boat just a tad when I throw this one out there, but instead of Taco Tuesday, I’m celebrating Tostada Tuesday with these sweet potato tostadas! You’ll be pleasantly surprised to try such a great twist on traditional savory tostadas. These sit on that perfect balance between tangy, sweet, salty, … Read More

Twice Baked Loaded Sweet Potato

This recipe has been a treasure for a long time now. In fact, I must have thought it was so good, I unknowingly created two different “loaded sweet potato” versions of it a few months apart. This mash-up (no pun intended) is the best of both! Crunchy toasted cashews, sweet onions, broccoli, and melt-in-your-mouth twice … Read More

Vanilla Chickpea Waffles

Yep, that’s right, you use whole chickpeas in this waffles recipe! No chickpea flour needed, you just use them right out of the can, so easy! So how on earth can whole chickpeas (garbanzo beans) taste good in a sweet waffles recipe? Exactly like this! With the help of  a blender, of course. You’ll have … Read More

Savory Spinach and Pepita Crepes

My taste buds are going crazy over these flavorful crepes. Strong enough to hold all the delicious fillings you can imagine, but thin and light like a great crepe should be. I decided to concoct savory sautéed spinach and garlic, hummus, and pepitas combination for the filling with a drizzle of sriracha sauce on top. … Read More

Cilantro Pesto

If your recipes have been feeling a little bland lately, boy do I have a kicker for you! This quick and easy cilantro pesto is ready in a little over 5 minutes, and it compliments SO many other recipes. Tacos, rice bowls, pasta, stir fry dishes, and of course, as a delightful spread to thick, … Read More

Balsamic Seared Two Bean Salad

Another recipe perfect for the holidays….well, yes. The holidays that just passed. I like to pretend it’s still Christmas time, so play along. Just like most recipes so far, this Two Bean Salad is not only quick, it’s easy enough for beginners, too. You’ve got 3 main ingredients and a few spices that will all … Read More

Savory Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Did she just say savory sweet potatoes? But, sweet potatoes are…sweet. Yes, and that is the beautiful duality that makes this sweet potatoes recipe so terribly addicting. In less than an hour (most of which can be spent surfing the interwebs while they bake), you can eat an entire batch of sweet potatoes. Or, share … Read More

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

No more will you need store bought Sabra or Athenos hummus in your fridge. It’s time for some flavor-packed sun dried tomato hummus to make an appearance. But first… You need to know why garbanzo beans are such a prominent player in my recipe making. Garbanzo beans, or chickpeas, are probably the most versatile legume … Read More

How To Make Quinoa

So you’ve never heard of quinoa you say? You can’t even pronounce quinoa, you say? That’s okay, I’m here to broaden your knowledge of this delightful grain. Let’s go through the basics on how to make quinoa. First, say it with me: KEEN-wah. (Not, kin-oh-uhh). What does this tiny thing taste like? I’d say it’s … Read More