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

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

Breakfast · Desserts · gluten-free

Gluten-Free Zucchini Lemon Muffins Topped w/Oatmeal Coconut Crumble

If I didn't have an online shopping problem before I definitely have one now. I bought nine cook books on Amazon in the span of ONE day! I clearly have no self control. I express a lack of self control in many faucets of my life including the indulgment (new word) of sugary treats. These muffins are… Continue reading Gluten-Free Zucchini Lemon Muffins Topped w/Oatmeal Coconut Crumble


Gluten-Free Vegan Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes

I'm in a writing rut.  I'm finding it incredibly challenging to write more than two sentences, on any given topic, without deviating to a different, in-commensurable topic. The scientific term for this is "Writing A.D.D." (aka Writing Attention Deficit Disorder). The cause is likely cultivated by a lack of sugar. I've been limiting my sugar intake and I've noticed… Continue reading Gluten-Free Vegan Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes


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