Easy and Delicious Kale Salad

Alright, I know many of you out there still think kale belongs as decoration on a salad bar…but I promise this recipe will change your mind. One bite is all it will take to transform all you kale-haters. It starts with an unbelievably simple rule. Marinate the kale! Kale, as you may have experienced, is … Continue reading

Spicy Kale and Quinoa Salad with Sweet Corn, Avocado, and Black Beans

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Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Need a way to fancy up a meal without much work? Make a sauce! Simply throw some ingredients in a food processor and blend away! So behold….my chimichurri sauce! It’s a fresh, healthy, quick, and easy recipe! Chimichurri sauce is a sauce that originates from South America that combines parsley, often cilantro, garlic, olive oil, … Continue reading

Healthy, Easy, Simple Asparagus Soup or PurĂ©e or Sauce Recipe…

Forgive me for the title of this recipe being weird… I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to use this asparagus concoction for until it was done and surprisingly it’s very versatile! Either I’m just that good (highly likely)…or I’m just that crazy (equally as likely), but I made this recipe work for me 3 … Continue reading

Quinoa and Whole Wheat Couscous Blend with Mushrooms and Truffle Oil

I hated mushrooms growing up. I thought they were all the same boring brown or white mushrooms with the same boring bland taste and texture. I had no idea there was a whole world of mushrooms out there with many varying flavors, shapes, and textures that you could cook with. If this sounds like you, … Continue reading

Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Muffin Cookies…

Have you every tried making cookies and substituting the eggs with bananas? I remember one of my brother’s friends tried it once and the cookies came out super moist and chewy–similar to the tops of muffins! Now, years later, I’ve decided to try this myself. I wanted to make a lower calorie & lower fat … Continue reading

Tasty Green Smoothie

This is not a rhetorical question…who doesn’t love a good smoothie? Honestly!? If you answered “me” then you need to stop reading and check your tastebuds…you may not have any. Seriously though, smoothies are a great way to add some extra nutrients to your diet while enjoying some great fruity flavors. You can add vitamins, … Continue reading

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

I just threw this smoothie together to help wake me up on this gorgeous and sunny Friday morning. The portions aren’t exact but it’s roughly what I used. The result is a deliciously creamy blueberry smoothie. The blue and purple in the blueberries definitely seem to overpower the green in the spinach because even with … Continue reading

Mushroom and Asparagus Quinoa with Teriyaki

So this might not look beautiful to your eyes, but I promise, your taste buds will disagree. I threw this meal together based on a couple ingredients I bought at the local farmers market over the weekend: some giant shiitake mushrooms and an asparagus bundle. I love shiitake mushrooms and they always go great with … Continue reading

Roasted Rainbow Carrots Recipe

I stumbled upon these awesome organic rainbow carrots in the local Santa Monica Co-Op market and thought I would try my hand at making something with them. I mean, how could I resist something so colorful!? If you know me, you know I love color. I’m always trying to add more natural color (keyword natural) to my … Continue reading