Japanese Style Pickled Cucumber & Carrot Salad + Chili Garlic Tofu

Japanese Style Pickled Cucumber & Carrot Salad + Chili Garlic Tofu

You know the cucumber salad you eat with your sushi?  I love it. I mean LOVE LOVE LOVE it. When I was in high school, I would come home from cross country practice, slice up an entire english cucumber, drizzle it in rice vinegar and 

Kale Salad with (Tempeh) Bacon

Kale Salad with (Tempeh) Bacon

People always ask me how I get my protein since I am a vegetarian.  This salad has 30 grams of protein! This is a typical lunch for me.   Looks delicious right?  But are you asking yourself “What the heck is Tempeh?” Here’s a little 

Grilled Gypsy Peppers

Grilled Gypsy Peppers

Labor Day means I can look forward to Hatch chile peppers being on sale at Whole Foods and receiving “Gypsy Peppers” in my Farm Fresh to You delivery. It means summer is coming to an end and fall is near. Like other peppers–I normally just throw 

Herb Roasted Parsnips & Carrots

Herb Roasted Parsnips & Carrots

This dish was my Thanksgiving contribution.  Everyone from my 1 year old cousin to my 90 year old grandfather LOVED this dish.  It will be playing on repeat all winter in our house. So simple. So Yum. Parsnips: contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals & 

Raw Corn + Arugula Salad

Raw Corn + Arugula Salad

This recipe is inspired by Whole Food’s Market “Corn and Arugula Salad” I love it so much I don’t mind paying $7.99 per pound. BUT. It’s so easy to make…let’s not get too lazy. Perfect salad on pizza night, or for a BBQ side dish, 

Pasta Night! Summer Vegetable Fusilli

Pasta Night! Summer Vegetable Fusilli

  Sometimes you just need a good ol’ pasta night! I don’t know how Paleo’s do without it! (I’m certain they eat it when we’re not looking). Loving this gluten free fusilli from Trader Joe’s! Seriously, couldn’t even taste that it’s gluten free.  Even though 

¡Fiesta Fiesta! Superfood Enslada

¡Fiesta Fiesta! Superfood Enslada

I’m studying for finals today–so I need brain food!! Plus, I needed a break from the books…so I stepped into the kitchen and concocted this pretty little mess. Ingredients: Rainbow Quinoa, cooked (I use this kind) Baby Spinach Mixed baby greens Cabbage, finely sliced Jicama, 

Oven Roasted Zucchini sticks + Tomato Sauce

Oven Roasted Zucchini sticks + Tomato Sauce

  This is a very easy + healthy side dish.  It can be made vegan by omitting the parmesan cheese. Serves 1 or 2 depending on how hungry you are.  I ate this all by myself! Ingredients: 2 zucchini, cut into sticks 1/2 cup of 

Strawberry + Fig Yogurt + Cucumber bites

Strawberry + Fig Yogurt + Cucumber bites

This was my late morning snack and boy was it delicious! I have had my head in the books because I have my organic and bio-chemistry final in a few days. I have a habit of snacking when I’m studying so it’s important to have 

Zucchini Noodles + Arugula + Pesto

Zucchini Noodles + Arugula + Pesto

I woke up today majorly craving raw fruits and vegetables, after an over indulgent weekend. Inspired by some pesto I tasted at the farmers market last week, I decided to make my own and mix it with zucchini noodles. I made it two ways, with