Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

-+*Before having kids I used to work as a personal chef. Each week I would create a new menu plan with different recipes for all my clients, but often they would love a dish so much they’d request it over and over again. One of my favorite clients became downright obsessed with my stuffed peppers – so much…Continue Reading

Coconut Bacon

Coconut Bacon

-+*Yes, you read that right. Coconut Bacon. I know what you’re thinking: “Wait, whaaaaaaat?!” I thought the same thing when I first started seeing this stuff pop up in vegan and vegetarian recipes. But now, I realize it’s genius: A completely plant-based topping that has the same texture, crunch and salty bite as real bacon, and that can be…Continue Reading

Creamy Green Hemp Seed Smoothie

Creamy Green Hemp Seed Smoothie

-+*‘Tis the season to detox. Trouble is, that word is nonsense. (At least in the context of healthy eating). Unfortunately you cannot “undo” a month-long Christmas cookie binge with a few days of green juices. The body just doesn’t work that way. If our organs were swimming in toxins every time we ate a Cheez-It or overindulged…Continue Reading

Baked Eggs with Roasted Cauliflower, Peas and Pesto

Baked Eggs with Roasted Cauliflower, Peas and Pesto

-+*I love vegetables. Like really love them. In fact I think they’re my favorite food group…after the ice cream and cheese group, that is. But you know what I do not enjoy? Plain steamed vegetables. Mushy vegetables. Bland vegetables. These commonly served dishes make veggie-eating seem like a chore, and hardly highlight the delicious variations in color, flavor and…Continue Reading

Healthy Cream of Mushroom Soup

Healthy Cream of Mushroom Soup

-+*In between all these cookies, cocktails, mashed potatoes and eggnog, we’re going to need some soup. Not only is soup a great way to gobble down loads of low-calorie veggies, it’s also satisfying (thanks to the volume) and warming during chilly winter months. And of course it’s a perfect make-ahead meal for those times you want something warm but…Continue Reading

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