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

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

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

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 · 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