Jackfruit Tacos

Jackfruit is popping up all over restaurants (and yes, Instagram) as a meaty alternative in vegan cooking; from tacos to “pulled pork” sliders, this fruit is competing with meat lovers’ classic dishes. I am not going to lie; it kind of tastes just like chicken and picture that taste mixed with artichoke hearts (sounds weird…

Grilled Sumac-spiced Tofu

Sumac, a gorgeous burgundy-hued spice, is made from ground Sumac berries.  I know what you are thinking, and no, these are not the poisonous version you see out while hiking in the woods, however they are related.  I was introduced to sumac this past spring at a wedding shower I was co-hosting.  The beautiful, Persian bride…

Chia Pudding: Simply Sweet

Those silly chia pets ranging from Looney Tunes characters to U.S. presidents were onto something.  Chia seeds are well loved by most health enthusiasts for its role as a superfood.  They are loaded with omega-3 fats (such as alpha-linolenic acid, ALA) and fiber which can promote satiety and benefit heart health, but also pack in a little protein (four…

Healthier Mexican Street Corn

Mexican street corn has been invading my Instagram feed with the start of summer finally here.  I tried it for the first time at a trendy, Mexican restaurant in the Boston area recently and said to myself, “I can make this!”, in other words, it seemed like a simple recipe for me to tackle. Street vendors grill their…

Cauliflower Pizza with Spring Vegetables and Goat Cheese

I know I’m just getting on the bandwagon with the cauliflower rice trend, but really there’s no such thing as being too late when it comes to being healthy.  Many of you may be wondering why cauliflower is taking over the kale craze.  Well, not only is it an excellent nutrient filled with vitamins, minerals, and…

Spring Pesto with Orecchiette and Peas

  Pesto is a dream come true for those of us that love leafy greens, but want something other than salads.  It is so variable and complements almost any food item; I would consider it the “ketchup” for healthy foodies.  What makes it so fun is that you can vary the basics: your choice of…

Artichokes and Lemon Farro

Spring is an exciting time with the tulips and floral trees blooming, and of course, the beautiful artichokes being in season!  To be honest, I have not ventured into taking apart a fresh artichoke just yet, but still love enjoying them outside of the kitchen.  I prefer the frozen version at home for its simplicity…

No-Bake Energy Bars with Pureed Dates

This is round two for my no-bake energy bars!  For this recipe, I substituted the all natural honey I originally used with pureed dates.   The last recipe resulted in slightly crumbly bars acting more like a granola than an energy bar.  I learned my lesson here because I had used only a quarter cup of…

Broccoli Rabe Pesto

Don’t be thrown off by this bitter beauty, Broccoli Rabe, is named a  top superfood thanks to being a good source of vitamins and minerals, dietary fiber, and cancer-fighting phytochemicals. You may recognize this vegetable in many Italian dishes, but it can also be great in soups, stir fry, and even as a pesto!  I…

No-Bake Cranberry Almond Energy Bars

With tons of quick and easy energy bar recipes out there, the options are endless!  Nourishing bars that give energy and saves you money from the processed versions?  Sign me up! I am getting on a kick with making granola bars lately (as you can see in my first post).  They are so versatile and…