Bacon and Egg Breakfast Salad with Sumac Vinaigrette

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Salad with Sumac Vinaigrette

Breakfast salads are one of the most satisfying ways to start the day IMO. Packed with protein, fat, and veggies, I feel fuller for longer with less cravings than I feel when I start the day with lots-o-carbs. These benefits aside, this bacon and egg breakfast salad with sumac vinaigrette is freaking delicious!  Bacon and [...]

Portobello Fajitas with Habanero Avocado Crema

Portobello Fajitas with Habanero Avocado Crema

Being from Arizona, southwest flavors are always close to my heart and on my mind. These portobello fajitas with habanero avocado crema are a vegan version of a southwest classic... and honestly with the meaty goodness that portobello mushrooms provide who even needs meat?! With a super fast sear in a blazing hot pan, the [...]

Mushroom Bahn Mi Bowls with Vegan Sriracha Mayo

Mushroom Bahn Mi Bowls with Vegan Sriracha Mayo

These vegan-ified Bahn Mi bowls served with a sriracha 'mayo' are a perfect meal to prep for a week of healthy lunches! Each component can be made in advance and then packed together the day of or the night before for a crave-able lunch that left me reaching for every last grain of rice. Mushrooms [...]

Brined Pork Chops with Roasted Grapes and Goat Cheese and Thyme Mashed Cauliflower

Brined Pork Chops with Roasted Grapes and Goat Cheese and Thyme Mashed Cauliflower

I am a big roasted grape fan! Given some heat from the oven, the grapes start to burst, concentrate in flavor, and obtain a jammy sweetness. They go perfectly with pork. The pork chop is simply brined in leftover brine from some fermented veggies I made. You can use any pickle juice or juice leftover [...]

Crispy Chicken and Potatoes with Preserved Lemon Compound Butter and Salsa Verde

Crispy Chicken and Potatoes with Preserved Lemon Compound Butter and Salsa Verde

This, folks, is one of my top favorite meals of all time! I have been making some rendition of it for a while BUT I consider this the best way to make it by far. Why? The chicken skin and potatoes get perfectly browned and crispy. In this best-ever version, preserved lemon compound butter is [...]

Creamed Kale, Lentil, and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Blue Cheese

Creamed Kale, Lentil, and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Blue Cheese

These stuffed mushrooms might not be the food models of the century. BUT they are damn good. And that is good enough for me. 😋 The inspo behind these is a fancy steak dinner! You got the creamed kale (standing in for spinach because kale is in season), the caramelized onions and blue cheese (both amazing [...]

Hidden Liver Meatballs with Red Wine Tomato Sauce over Bone Broth Parmesan Polenta

Hidden Liver Meatballs with Red Wine Tomato Sauce over Bone Broth Parmesan Polenta

The truth is: I have always struggled to eat liver... Until now! These Hidden Liver Meatballs are BANGIN'! The addition of chicken livers actually enhances the flavor of the ground beef. They taste meatier and are totally succulent. Along with onion, garlic, dried basil, and dried oregano, sumac and pimento stuffed green olives brighten up the [...]