Fava Bean and Pesto Toast

Spring is here, which means fava beans are too! I am obsessed with fava beans – I’m not sure whether it’s their almost buttery texture, their abnormally large size, their shocking green color or a little bit of everything that draws me to them, but when I see fava beans at the farmers market, I…

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,…

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…

Grainless Minestrone Soup with Pesto

If you haven’t tried putting pesto in soup, prepare to have your mind blown. When serving this dish to family and friends, I’ve seen it be eaten two ways: some people mix the dollop of pesto completely into the rest of the soup, and some people leave the pesto dollop whole and take a small…

Homemade Vegan Farfalle Pasta with Pesto

Pre-pasta pondering: I’ve been thinking a lot about the sense of fulfillment. I think that happiness and the sense of fulfillment run parallel to each other, but they are not one in the same. I can be happy but still feel the need to do something more – to be in touch with something bigger…

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?

Stuffed Sweet Potato

When I first started the Paleo diet, I was really stoked on sweet potatoes. So stoked that I ate them way too much and got burnt out.  I decided to try them again today, and am really glad I did. This was so yummy.  Oh, and I have never been able to figure out the…

Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Pepper-Sweet Potato Sauce

Yes I am posting this on a Saturday night, and yes I have turned into a grandma. Haha. So I was watching Diners Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network and there was a restaurant that had a spaghetti squash shell stuffed with squash, an awesome  sauce and a ton of cheese (which sadly, I…