Watermelon & Peach Salad with Mint & Basil

Summer is my favorite time of year not just because of the warm weather and summer activities, but also because of all the amazing FRUIT! This Watermelon and Peach Salad adds just a hint of pizzaz to these two delicious fruits (but, let’s be honest, they’re perfect already) and is the best addition to any…

Savory Chickpea and Onion Pancakes

Since adopting a plant-based diet, I have found it difficult to make “healthy” pancakes (my definition of “healthy” is no ultra-processed flours) that actually hold together and become fluffy. I recently made a new friend who introduced me to chickpea pancakes, and I fell in love with them. This pancake recipe is so simple and…

Maqui Berry and Hemp Overnight Oats

If you have trouble finding time to make a delicious, healthy breakfast in the morning, I dedicate this dessert-like, overnight oats recipe to YOU. It takes just minutes to prepare and provides you with a super-filling jar of delicious nutrients to enjoy in the morning. Maqui berry is loaded with antioxidants and also contains nutrients…

Vegan Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

One of my favorite comfort foods growing up was scalloped potatoes. It was a rich, creamy, filling and comforting dish that my dad would whip up like a pro. With help from my Plant-based Cheese Sauce recipe, I was able to transform sweet potatoes into a vegan, slightly-adultified version of this childhood favorite. Crispy, garlicky,…

Apple-Quinoa “Tuna” Salad with Toasted Macadamia Nuts & Lime-Avocado Dressing

I am beyond thrilled with the amount of plant-based meat alternatives available in the market today. Recently, two of my favorite vegan food chefs, Chad and Derek Sarno (co-founding brothers of Wicked Healthy), launched the sustainable, plant-based seafood company Good Catch Foods. While many people believe consuming seafood is part of a healthy lifestyle, fish…

Lemon-Cardamom Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are one of the most versatile foods I have ever come across. Not only are they a great topping for smoothie bowls, an awesome replacement for eggs and an enjoyable alternative to poppy seeds (and how can we forget the beloved chia pet), they can also transform into nutrient-packed, delicious and super-filling pudding!…

Parsley-Cilantro Pesto

I am a HUGE pesto fan – really just a huge fan of anything I can load with garlic. Pesto enhances pretty much every food, from pastas, soups, curries and grain dishes to raw and cooked veggies (and even some fruits!). I LOVE fresh basil. It’s one herb that really has the ability to transports…

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

This is one of my absolute favorite dishes to make and eat. It fully satisfies all of the flavor receptors and will definitely have you going back for seconds (or thirds). The best part is, it’s mostly squash, so you’re packing in the nutrients with every bite. Should I rename this the Not-Guilty Pleasure noodle?