8 no-cook grocery staples for desperate times

Sometimes busy, stressful weeks just creep up on us. In these times, it’s easy to get desperate and give up on health entirely. You’re tired, you’re hungry, and you don’t have the energy to cook, much less think about eating healthy. All you really want is for a pizza and a bottle of wine to be… Continue reading 8 no-cook grocery staples for desperate times

ordering paleo at: chipotle 

Oh, ‘potle. It’s dependably tasty, quick, and basically everywhere now. Sure, the guac is extra, but they don’t cheat you on it. They cool.  When Chipotle first blew up, people thought it was THE healthy thing, no matter how you ordered. You could do no wrong at Chipotle (I mean, they don’t have fries!). As far… Continue reading ordering paleo at: chipotle 

green goodness bowl with crispy polenta cakes, aka springtime

VEGETARIAN | GLUTEN-FREE | CAN BE DAIRY-FREE* Ever since my mom bought me these shallow, wide bowls from Pier 1, I’ve been obsessed with creating beautiful “bowl meals”. You take a handful of ingredients, treat them simply and with respect, and arrange them into a colorful bowl of health. This is a great way to turn… Continue reading green goodness bowl with crispy polenta cakes, aka springtime

birthday, water, and gratitude (& breakfast salad)

[original post was accidentally deleted — this is a repost] 🙂 I don’t know about you guys, but I am no longer feeling 22. This birthday left me with the warmest, fuzziest feeling. I know this is usually just a place that I post recipes, but I’m so overwhelmed by love that these words are… Continue reading birthday, water, and gratitude (& breakfast salad)

turkish bulgur salad

VEGETARIAN | CAN BE GLUTEN-FREE* Veggie lovers, rejoice. This Turkish bulgur salad was a surprise win, created because of two factors: My pantry is officially stuffed to the max, so I wanted to use up some stuff (bulgur, roasted red peppers). We had some leftover slow-cooked lamb, so I was feeling very Mediterranean. Bulgur is… Continue reading turkish bulgur salad

asian cold noodle salad, aka using the basket ingredients

VEGETARIAN | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE Time from start to finish: 20-25 minutes Difficulty level: easy peasy In my kitchen, my proudest moments come when I am able to be truly resourceful: take leftovers, combine them with things in my pantry and fridge, and create something entirely new and unexpected. It makes me feel like I’m… Continue reading asian cold noodle salad, aka using the basket ingredients

2-hour meal prep: mediterranean veg-out

VEGETARIAN | GLUTEN-FREE Time from start to finish: 2 hours Difficulty level: easy peasy This Mediterranean veg-out requires a lot of dicing, slicing, and chopping. Turn on your favorite show (I’d suggest Chopped, purely for the pun) and get to work. Within 2 hours, you’ll have a quick, protein-packed breakfast; a hearty soup; a comforting… Continue reading 2-hour meal prep: mediterranean veg-out