Baked White Truffle Japanese Sweet Potato Fries

The perfect healthy snack for when you’re craving a big plate of French fries ~ crispy, slightly sweet and savory! This is a dish I could eat EVERY SINGLE DAY and not tire of! I have always been a lover of fries and I especially love baked versions. Japanese sweet potatoes are one of my…

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…

Fun and Flavorful Vegetarian Banh Mi Sandwich: Crispy on the Outside & Soft on the Inside Roll, Topped with Chipotle Mayo, Quick Pickled Veggies, and Pan Fried Soy Ginger Tofu, Sprinkled with Parsley, Drizzled with Sriracha and Seasoned with Black Pepper Flakes

Do you ever just keep seeing something over and over and over again to a point where you’re like: “Ok, I need to actually try that.” That is my relationship with the Banh Mi sandwich (a popular Vietnamese sandwich) – I have seen it on SO many restaurant and food truck menus over the past few…

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…

Delicate and Sweet Strawberry Vanilla Bundtlettes: Mini Vanilla Bundt Cakes Stuffed with Fresh Strawberries and Topped with a Vanilla Bean Glaze, Powdered Sugar and Strawberry Pieces

I’m having a lot of fun creating mini cakes lately! They’re ideal for individual serving sizes for parties and special events. So for Easter this past weekend, I decided I should bake a new recipe creation and bring it along. I really wanted something fresh and spring feeling, so when I saw strawberries were on sale I…

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…