dinner · Lunch · vegan

Chickpea Shawarma Pita Sandwiches

Can I just relax all day with a beauty enhancing cucumber face mask, in my pajamas, eating this shawarma, watching some aesthetically beautiful subtitled foreign movie that makes me want to jump on a plane and skip town for a few days?  I want old buildings and little cafes, beautiful languages that I don’t understand,… Continue reading Chickpea Shawarma Pita Sandwiches

Breakfast · Lunch · vegan

Creamy Lemon Thyme Mushrooms on Sourdough Toast

I love my life, but sometimes I’m tempted to sell everything that I own and move to the Amalfi Coast: Work in a little café 30 hours a week. Live in a little studio above a little gelato shop and shop at charming little farmers markets after my charming café day job. I would take… Continue reading Creamy Lemon Thyme Mushrooms on Sourdough Toast

Breakfast · vegan

Easy Overnight Coconut Chia Pudding

This is seriously one of the easiest breakfasts to put together and only requires 3 minutes of your time the night before. It’s a really great summer breakfast as it’s cold and refreshing on warm, humid summer mornings. I usually make this on a Sunday night so that my work day morning breakfasts are sorted… Continue reading Easy Overnight Coconut Chia Pudding

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Flax Maple Waffles

  "Happiness is something to look forward to"  It's the reason why we plan, work hard, and tolerate the predictable realities of everyday life.  On Monday we look forward to Wednesday because we’re half way to Friday.  Our weekly routines are motivated by the prospect of the weekend; two days with the potential to be as lazy or adventurous… Continue reading Flax Maple Waffles

dinner · Lunch · Soups

Vegetarian Pozole

Often times the last thing that I want to eat when it's hot outside is a soup!  However, this soup satiates my cold cravings as it's loaded with chilled, crispy, fresh vegetables, herbs, and lots of fragrant zesty lime.  It's so refreshing and filling.  I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do… Continue reading Vegetarian Pozole

Desserts · gluten-free · vegan

Sweet Potato Brownies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

It's 5:45 am and I'm revitalizing myself with a SECOND round of coffee.  Please tell me that I'm not the only one who comatose-ly wakes up in the middle of the night to drink water only to have their brain check in mid-gulp to remind them of all the things that they have to do… Continue reading Sweet Potato Brownies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Beverage · gluten-free · vegan

Citrus Honey Rosemary Cocktail

It's Tuesday and something about today makes me want to be hungover tomorrow (in a totally non-self destructive sort of way 😉 ...).  So I'm starting my night off the right way: with some citrus infused vodka 🙂 Hello summer! Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons of Honey Juice of 4 Large Oranges Juice of 1 Lemon Juice… Continue reading Citrus Honey Rosemary Cocktail

Breakfast · gluten-free · vegan

Cinnamon Pecan Almond Granola

Summer officially starts on June 20, but it's been insanely hot here in Phoenix for almost two months now.  Summer mornings here don't usually elicit cravings for hot foods so cold yogurt mixed fruit and granola is a great way to cool down and fuel for a busy day.  I hope that you enjoy this… Continue reading Cinnamon Pecan Almond Granola

Breakfast · gluten-free · vegan

Banana Pancakes – Vegan & Gluten-Free

My perfect Saturday morning would take place near a beach.  I’d wake up early after sleeping for 9 hours (almost impossible, but we’re talking about ideals here lol).  Go to yoga with a friend.  Shower and make these babies ...what kind of Saturday would it be if pancakes weren't part of the picture?!  Not a… Continue reading Banana Pancakes – Vegan & Gluten-Free

Desserts · gluten-free

Ginger Cake with a Lemon Coconut Glaze

This sticky ginger cake is absolutely incredible!  It's like a Christmas gingerbread cookie brought to life in the summer.  Taking a bite of it elucidates memories of past Christmases.  Subtle hints of lemon remind me of summer nights cooled down with sweet iced tea.  The coconut adds a sweet nutty flavor.  The whole thing is… Continue reading Ginger Cake with a Lemon Coconut Glaze