Andouille Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, and Celery Skillet

Andouille Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, and Celery Skillet

A quick and easy dinner packed with veggies, protein, and plenty of spices, this andouille sausage, broccoli rabe, and celery skillet comes together in just 15 minutes! For me this is a light meal - it is low carb but very filling thanks to the fat, protein, and high fiber content. Make it two servings by [...]

Baba Ghanoush with Za’atar and Smoked Paprika Oil

Baba Ghanoush with Za’atar and Smoked Paprika Oil

Baba ghanoush is simple to make with a combination of eggplant, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt. My version is topped with a killer za'atar and paprika oil that you can make while the eggplant is cooking. Traditionally, baba ghanoush is made by charing eggplants over a woodburining fire. This method provides the deep smokey [...]

Herbes de Provence and Brown Mustard Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potato, Brussels Sprouts, and Apple

Herbes de Provence and Brown Mustard Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potato, Brussels Sprouts, and Apple

Sheet pan dinners are the kind of thing I want to cook when I am craving something hearty but don't feel like putting in a lot of effort. This rendition of the sheet pan dinner contains crispy chicken, sweet potato and apple chunks as well as halved brussels sprouts, all seasoned with herbes de provence [...]

Chipotle Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad with Cilantro Pepita Sauce

Chipotle Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad with Cilantro Pepita Sauce

Chipotle goes so well with the bitter notes of kale, the sweetness of sweet potatoes, and the creamy, nuttiness of black beans. This warm salad capitalizes on the complimentary notes of chipotle with all three ingredients in one dish. I have been combining them in different ways for a while now, and this purple kale, [...]

Roasted Garlic and Asiago Mashed Cauliflower

Roasted Garlic and Asiago Mashed Cauliflower

For recently starting this blog, I was worried that adding another mash recipe was a bit much, but I just had to share this delicious roasted garlic and asiago mashed cauliflower! You see although it might have a white and rather boring appearance, this cauliflower mash is packing major flavor. First there is the roasted [...]

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 [...]

Browned Butter Mashed Carrots with Cinnamon and Nutmeg

Browned Butter Mashed Carrots with Cinnamon and Nutmeg

In an effort to use up a bunch of carrots I had on hand, I discovered the greatness that is this browned butter mashed carrots with cinnamon and nutmeg. OMG the natural sweetness and flavor of the carrots goes so well with browned butter. It is like going to toasty-nutty-carrot heaven - not sweet enough [...]