Grape, Garlic & Greens Warm Winter Salad

A warm winter salad consisting of brussel sprout leaves, tatsoi, kale, garlic, red grapes, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, goat cheese and raw honey. Warm salads have always been a slightly strange concept to me. The first time I had one was in a restaurant a number of years back and I was pleasantly surprised by how…

Stovetop Pumpkin & Green Vegetable Pasta

A festive and filling fall feast consisting of your favorite pasta, pumpkin, cheese, brussel sprouts, tat soi, broccoli, honey, and walnuts. Happy Halloween, Family, Friends and Followers!!! 🙂 I hope you all have a terrific day filled with some tricks but mostly TREATS! To celebrate, I am posting my recipe for this seasonal Stovetop Pumpkin and…

Sweet Corn, Tomato, Goat Brie and Pepper Salad

Fresh and Easy Salad of Plum and Heirloom Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Banana Pepper, Goat Brie, Fresh Basil and Balsamic Reduction Hip Hip Hooray! It is FINALLY Friday and Labor Day Weekend is upon us! Whether you have a busy weekend ahead or a more laid back one, it’s nice to have some fresh and easy…

My Version of the “Science Salad”: Apple Slices, Baby Spinach, Walnuts, Capers, Fresh Basil, Longhorn Cheese Crumbles, and Bleu Cheese & Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings, Sprinkled with Black Pepper

Spicing up one of my all-time favorite salads ~ The “Science Salad”! Granted, you probably don’t know of this salad unless you ordered it at The Periodic Table (Ele’s Café) while studying at Susquehanna University. The original salad is pretty simple – mixed greens, red onion, walnuts, bleu cheese crumbles, apple hunks and a creamy balsamic dressing with…

Quick and Simple Baked Brown Rice, Quinoa and Panko Balls, Stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese and Dipped in Spicy Harissa, Garnished with Cilantro and Black Pepper

My inspiration for this recipe came from my *hope* of “spicing up” the typical rice meal! It also reminded me of a healthier, makeshift and faster version of  Arancini balls (deep-fried risotto balls stuffed with cheese, sometimes meat and other things) served in restaurants. This version is actually relatively healthy for you, especially since the balls are baked and…

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Crunchwrap Supreme: Large Tortilla Shell, Stuffed with a Refried Bean and Barley ~ Lentil Mixture, Topped with Cheddar Cheese, a Tostada, Mixed Greens, Tomato and Plain Greek Yogurt

This recipe is throwing it back to college and my love of Crunchwrap Supremes from Taco Bell! I had never had a Crunchwrap Supreme before college until a friend introduced me and I loved it. That being said, I haven’t eaten at Taco Bell in a SUPER long time. I do eat a lot differently than I used to…

Healthy Open-Faced Spicy Chickpea Salad Sandwich: Toasted Seed Bread, Topped with Mixed Greens and Chickpeas Tossed in a Spicy Vegan Mayo, Garnished with Red Beet Horseradish, Microgreens, Chili Flakes, Capers and Black Pepper

Stuck on what to make for lunch tomorrow? Want to “spice things up a bit”?! Then you may want to try my new sandwich creation – an open-faced spicy chickpea salad sandwich! It’s super simple, quick to make, and also very filling! I’ve always been a huge fan of chickpeas – there’s so many things you…

Colorful Raw Veggie “Tacos”: Lettuce “Taco Shells”, Topped with Hummus, Broccoli and Carrot Slaw, Cucumbers, Sweet Peppers, and Rainbow Carrots, Drizzled with a Spicy Chipotle Sauce

My boyfriend’s exact words after giving him one of these was “Why are you trying to disguise the fact this is actually just a salad?”, followed by: “These are actually pretty good!” Hahaha! That definitely made me laugh. I like to get a bit creative with my food options, especially when it comes to incorporating…

Healthy Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal: A Blend of Steel-Cut Oats, Whole Milk, Shredded Carrots, Raisins, Walnuts, Honey, Coconut Sugar and Vanilla Extract, Topped with a Sweet Cream Cheese Glaze

  Easter…bunnies…carrot cake? It kind of all goes together! This healthy baked carrot cake oatmeal will definitely hit the spot any time of the year – especially if you are a carrot cake lover like me. Although I would LOVE to have cake for breakfast every day, this is a pretty terrific alternative! I researched some…