Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, and Shallots with Spicy Yogurt Sauce

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, and Shallots with Spicy Yogurt Sauce

Looking for an easy winter side? These roasted brussels sprouts, butternut squash, and shallots with spicy yogurt sauce is here for you.  The hardest thing about this dish is peeling and cubing the butternut squash - which is optional. Get the pre-cut stuff if you feel so inclined! All the veg are roasted on a [...]

Kefir Chia Pudding with Maple and Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Kefir Chia Pudding with Maple and Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Are you a cran fan? If so you'll love this kefir chia pudding with maple and ginger cranberry sauce!  This chia pudding has serious cranberry cheesecake vibes going on. In fact, cranberry cheesecake was the inspo for this recipe. Kefir is a drinking yogurt, so it adds tang and lots of creaminess. It gives it [...]

Celery Root, Fennel, and Apple Salad with Manchego and Sunflower Seeds

Celery Root, Fennel, and Apple Salad with Manchego and Sunflower Seeds

This celery root, fennel, and apple salad with Manchego cheese and sunflower seeds is tossed with a slightly sweet, tangy dressing made with lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt, and extra virgin olive oil. It is a simple side or light meal that epitomizes how a handful of ingredients, in their natural state, can [...]

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 [...]

Spinach Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Dates, Walnuts, Blue Cheese, and Shallot-Sherry Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Dates, Walnuts, Blue Cheese, and Shallot-Sherry Vinaigrette

Big salads are my favorite way to eat tons of greens! Aside from the nutritional benefits, it is fun to make salads because they are so customizable with virtually limitless combinations of flavors. This salad is made with a base of baby spinach. Roasted sweet potatoes, chopped dates, walnuts, and blue cheese are piled on [...]

Grapefruit, Beet, and Rosemary Agua Fresca

Grapefruit, Beet, and Rosemary Agua Fresca

Grapefruit and beets go so well together - give this combo a try with this grapefruit, beet, and rosemary agua fresca! No juicer needed 😊. Have you ever tried agua fresca? It translates to 'fresh water' and is a popular drink in Central America. There are numerous renditions with a variety of ingredients from fruits, [...]

Chipotle-Cheddar Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

Chipotle-Cheddar Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

Ease into fall with this chipotle-cheddar butternut squash and leek soup. The world around me seems ready for the cold weather, what about you? It is already pumpkin spice everything! I seem to be a lagger - the cold, crisp mornings are surprising still to me. The falling and brown leaves seem almost out of [...]

Kale, Sweet Potato, White Bean, Avocado, and Kraut Bowl with Lime Maple-Mustard Miso Sauce

Kale, Sweet Potato, White Bean, Avocado, and Kraut Bowl with Lime Maple-Mustard Miso Sauce

How do you like your bowls? I like mine with extra greens 😊. This Kale, Sweet Potato, White Bean, Avocado, and Kraut Bowl with Lime Maple-Mustard Miso Sauce is basically a macro bowl minus the grains. Here I have subbed extra kale in place of grains. Feel free to modify that if you want! It [...]

Red Wine Vinegar Roasted Broccolini

Red Wine Vinegar Roasted Broccolini

This Red Wine Vinegar Roasted Broccolini is my favorite way to eat the vegetable. It is a simple side that compliments a variety of dishes. The best part? This side is SUPER EASY, and you can customize it to fit your tastes.  Like it less bitter? Lower the oven temperature and roast it for longer. The less [...]