Healthy Creamy Chip Dip

There were stretches in college when I practically lived off chips and salsa. We would go to this one bar happy hour on Tuesdays where one margarita got you access to  all you can eat chips, salsa, cheese dip and bean dip – and that would be dinner! My how times have changed! Though I…

Sprouted Harissa Hummus

Have you heard of Harissa? No? Well then prepare to have your mind… and taste buds… BLOWN with this Sprouted Harissa Hummus Recipe. Harissa is a north african red pepper spice mix with a smokey earthy flavor. It’s base is roasted red japone peppers and usually has garlic, salt, coriander, cumin and caraway. Its delicious…

11 of the best healthy pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin season usually means pumpkin pies, lattes, whipped cream and sugar hangovers. But not this year! There are tons of absolutely amazing ways to enjoy pumpkin with no sugar, dairy or grain at all! From soups and curries to no bake bites, see how these awesomely creative and healthy pumpkin recipes can improve your holiday season….

Arugula + Micro Green Salad w/ Tomato and Avocado

Farmer’s markets mean crisp greens and new things. Try this fresh garden salad with spicy radish micro greens, fresh arugula and perfectly dressed tomato avocado. A perfect salad to celebrate fresh greens! And it is easy, and healthy, as always. Yumm!!

Grilled Peaches

If you’ve been following along, you know that I have a very big thing for Peaches, especially late season Palisade Peaches! Peaches make an amazingly sweet and healthy dessert all on their own, but sometimes you want just a little more. Throwing the peaches on the grill gives them a slightly caramelized taste and it’s always…

Sweet Potatoe Fries with Bitchin Sauce

Sometimes you just need a snack: a hearty, carby, delicious snack. And there’s no better time for that kind of snack than before a big day: a big day on the boat, a big day at a beer fest; or, as for me today, a big day at a wedding!! So today I’m indulging, and…

Carrots 2 Ways // using the whole carrot 

In honor of earth day yesterday I thought I’d share a recipe with “reduce, reuse, and recycle” at heart. Food waste is a big problem in the states, and part of that problem is not knowing what to do with all parts of the vegetable! In this recipe we use the whole carrot: the root…

Cantaloupe Carpaccio

This is a great treat for an afternoon where you want something light, especially as the weather starts to warm up and we see hints of spring. The complex flavor of fig really adds to the dish, complementing the light and wispy flavor of the cantaloupe. And the sprouts add great texture.        Ingredients: 1/2 cantaloupe…

The life-changing magic of Pickling

I used to think pickling required hours of prep and labor, intense brine that I could never make, and most likely help from someone on a farm or from Germany. Turns out, it’s easier then throwing things in the freezer. It’s amazing!   As someone who travels for work a lot, I’m often in the…

Temaki Avocado

With my newly added and divinely lipid-ful Avocados, I’m making some avo mango handrolls. These were delicious and fresh and everything you’d want from a raw vegan sushi alternative. I wanted something fresh and juicy to replace the texture you normally get from the raw fish or tomato. The perfect replacement was small cubed watermelon. This fruit…