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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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Leek & Potato White Wine Stew

  Ingredients: 1 Pack of Extra Firm Tofu 3 tbsp olive oil 3 garlic cloves - minced 1 white onion - chopped 2 leeks - thoroughly washed and chopped 2 zucchinis - chopped 2 potatoes - chopped 1 cup of vegetable broth 1 cup of white wine salt and pepper to taste   Directions: In… Continue reading Leek & Potato White Wine Stew

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Vegetarian Veggie Pasta with Kale

I came home from work today with the FULL intention of getting a legit workout in. Bee-lined it to my workout drawer and walked right past the last piece of dangerously yummy pink frosted chocolate cake on the kitchen counter (see picture below for reference). Changed out of my work clothes and into my workout… Continue reading Vegetarian Veggie Pasta with Kale

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Curry with Cauliflower, Carrots, and Potatoes

My sister left a few days ago and I'm totally bummed out. My parents bought her a plane ticket to Miami so that she could spend her birthday weekend with me. We laughed, we cried, we got on each other’s nerves, we forgot about getting on each other’s nerves, we shopped, we drank, we yoga’d,… Continue reading Curry with Cauliflower, Carrots, and Potatoes