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

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

Vegan Fluffy Banana Pancakes

My perfect Sunday morning would entail sleeping in, making these pancakes with some coffee, and going on a nice long hike 🙂 Ingredients:  Pancakes: 1 cup whole wheat flour (or oat flour to make it GF) 3 tablespoons coconut sugar 1 heaping tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup almond milk (or any dairy free… Continue reading Vegan Fluffy Banana Pancakes

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

gluten-free · vegan

Vegan, Gluten-Free Banana Bread

With all of the devastation and sadness going on in this world perspective is put into place: The magnitude of day-to-day hiccups diminish and become silly compared to the misery that hundreds of thousands of people are experiencing. Disappointments become less disappointing. Problems become “problems” because you begin to realize that your definition of content… Continue reading Vegan, Gluten-Free Banana Bread