Twist on the classic “Wedge Salad”

Twist on the classic “Wedge Salad”

I always think the wedge salad looks so delicious when I see people order it at a restaurant.  But, 1) It always has bacon, which I don’t eat. 2) I’m 7 months pregnant and Blue-Cheese is on the “no-no” list for foods to avoid when 

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 

Detoxing vs. Tonifying

Detoxing vs. Tonifying

So the word “detox” is thrown around a lot. Detoxing is trendier than Kylie Jenner’s Instagram feed. I just want to say that there is a difference between detoxing and tonifying. The easiest way to break it down is detoxification means removing toxins from the 

Rosemary Roasted Spiralized Spuds

Rosemary Roasted Spiralized Spuds

This is such a simple side dish (or snacky snack).  I roast potatoes about 1x a week, it’s just too easy and delish. I mix it up by the way I cut the potatoes: spiralizing, mandolining, cutting in circles, cutting like steak fries….whatever I feel 

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, 

Super Refreshing ‘Watermelon Chia Fresca’

Super Refreshing ‘Watermelon Chia Fresca’

Nothing says summer like Watermelon! This is the most refreshing drink I’ve had in a long time.  I went to the Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening and tasted delicious watermelon juice that had chia seeds in it.  I knew it was 

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