Breakfast · vegan

Berry Cocoa-Nutty Smoothie Bowl

It's starting to heat up in phx, and I love the implications that come with hot weather: summer, sunshine, the beach, road trips, sundresses, mimosas, margaritas, flip flops, early morning hikes, and SMOOTHIE BOWLS to cool down 🙂  This smoothie bowl is soooo unbelievably tasty and it's packed with nutrients.  I've been eating so much… Continue reading Berry Cocoa-Nutty Smoothie Bowl

Sides · vegan

Baked Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries with Maple Mustard

This has got to be one of my favorite lazy dinners.  The savory-sweet combination satiates my sweet tooth and the savory note makes me feel as though I'm having a "proper" dinner.  There's not much to it, but 2 sweet potatoes can fill anyone up!  And they're packed with good-for-you nutrients.  If you're not using them to… Continue reading Baked Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries with Maple Mustard

dinner · Lunch

Arugula Avocado Pesto with Cannellini Beans & Zucchini

“The most attractive thing about you should have less to do with your face and body and more to do with your heart and how you treat people".  We all grow up being told that beauty comes from within and that being kind, compassionate, and gracious are important.  Meanwhile, the media is constantly reminding us of societies idealistic opinions… Continue reading Arugula Avocado Pesto with Cannellini Beans & Zucchini

Breakfast

Healthy Apple Muffins

"The thing you are most afraid to write.  Write that.”  ...For me that’s happiness and sadness.  Two mutually exclusive feelings that define and alter our lives.  The summation of many variables influence our product of perceived happiness.  Priorities change, interests change, insecurities dissolve (or, in some cases, grow) and, in turn, our definition of happiness… Continue reading Healthy Apple Muffins

Breakfast

Sunday Morning Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pancakes

I have turned into a pancake freak.  If I had the dedication and stamina, I would make these pancakes every morning ...and thank god that I don't because I'd probably end up 30 pounds heavier as they are SO yummy that my brain stubbornly ignores the stop signal that my stomach is sending, which results in me consuming… Continue reading Sunday Morning Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pancakes

dinner · Lunch · vegetarian

Vegan Thai Salad with Lime-Ginger Dressing

Caution:  Before you read this post you should know that it’s a very self-absorbed, shallow, and possibly dramatic articulation of my recent weight-gain. I’ve gained 15 pounds in the span of 1 year (pause and gasp for dramatic effect).  It’s sad, but true.  I blame it on the nut butter obsession that I’ve acquired, but… Continue reading Vegan Thai Salad with Lime-Ginger Dressing

Lunch · vegetarian

Mango Avocado Black Bean Salad

  Some days I can rock my yoga practice with awesome balance and stellar strength and other days I feel weak, shaky, and struggle even trying to hold my balance in Tadasana! I learn about my body through its fluctuating responses to my practice; Maybe I need more sleep.  Maybe my mind is too busy. … Continue reading Mango Avocado Black Bean Salad

dinner · gluten-free · vegetarian

Gluten-Free Zucchini Yellow Tomato Summer Pasta Topped with Basil & Manchego

“May all beings in all worlds be happy and free” has got to be my favorite quote these days.  I love a good quote.  In a fluffy, hypothetical world I would wake up every morning, make myself a coffee, eat a zero-calorie chocolate croissant (a girl can dream), saunter over to my laptop and google-search… Continue reading Gluten-Free Zucchini Yellow Tomato Summer Pasta Topped with Basil & Manchego

dinner · gluten-free · Lunch · Uncategorized

Gluten-Free Fettuccini w/Caramelized Onions, Kale and Goat Cheese

One of my favorite quotes of all time: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.  It is the one most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin.  Life doesn’t usually go as planned.  The preconceptions we form about what life is going to be like post-high school… Continue reading Gluten-Free Fettuccini w/Caramelized Onions, Kale and Goat Cheese

dinner · Lunch

Quinoa Salmon Bowl w/Citrus Coriander Greek Yogurt Dressing

  I have become so obsessed with yoga that it's only a matter of time until I turn into one of those naturalistic extremists who bathe with homemade soap and talk about "energies" all the time.  I mock this figurative person and I shouldn't because in all seriousness the yogi way of life is incredibly admirable.  Its… Continue reading Quinoa Salmon Bowl w/Citrus Coriander Greek Yogurt Dressing