black bean salsa
recipes, salads

A Salad That’s Also a Dip: Black Bean Salsa Salad

I've said it before and I'll say it again - you know you've got something special when a salad can also be a dip. This black bean salsa salad is EVERYTHING. I threw this mess of deliciousness together before heading to dinner at a friend's house recently and it was such a hit that I… Continue reading A Salad That’s Also a Dip: Black Bean Salsa Salad

detox broccoli soup
recipes

The Benefits of Souping + Detox Broccoli Soup

Writing up this detox broccoli soup recipe got me thinking... Have y'all heard of "souping"? It's the same idea as juicing but instead of replacing meals with juice you swap in soup. It's gained quite a bit of popularity over the last few years as a detoxifying alternative to juicing that is a bit more… Continue reading The Benefits of Souping + Detox Broccoli Soup

balanced beef and veggie chili
recipes

A Veggie-Loaded Chili That’s the Super Bowl of Chilis

Only because it's the Super Bowl... I'm going against my better judgement and sharing my secret recipe for the perfectly balanced beef and veggie-loaded chili. But, I swear, if anyone tries to go up against me in a chili cook-off with this one....we are not friends anymore... I usually make my veggie-loaded chili with grass-fed… Continue reading A Veggie-Loaded Chili That’s the Super Bowl of Chilis

homemade vegetable broth
recipes, soups

Homemade Vegetable Broth + How to Cook Like a Professional Chef

I want to let you in on a secret that will majorly up your kitchen (and health) game... it's simple, humble, but oh so powerful...it's homemade vegetable broth. I say powerful for a few reasons. It's loaded with seriously good for you stuff - vegetables and herbs like onion, garlic, sage and thyme that protect… Continue reading Homemade Vegetable Broth + How to Cook Like a Professional Chef

kabocha winter squash
recipes, sides

What to do with a Winter Squash in the Summer

You don't see kabocha winter squash very often. You may have never seen or noticed it. Or maybe you have but you had no idea what it was. Kabocha squash isn't as well known as it's more popular relatives butternut and acorn, but I think it's the tastiest. That's why I jumped and bought three when… Continue reading What to do with a Winter Squash in the Summer

cauliflower dip
recipes

Creamy Cauliflower Dip

One of the biggest lessons I've learned from changing my diet is when you close a door on one food, there's a window that opens. And it's a chance to experiment, be creative and discover something new. Four years ago I started on this journey of healing my body naturally and along the way have had to give up… Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower Dip

pumpkin almond butter dip
recipes

Pumpkin Almond Butter Dip and Pumpkin Week on Facebook

Calling all pumpkin lovers.... drop that pumpkin spice latte (for real, do you know what's in that cup?!) and listen up. Do you want a real pumpkin fix? You see, there's a big difference between "pumpkin-flavored" and the real deal. So this week I'm sharing my all time favorite pumpkin recipes and treats made with real… Continue reading Pumpkin Almond Butter Dip and Pumpkin Week on Facebook

spiralized zucchini
recipes

Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Pesto + The Veggie Spiralizer

It's the first week of fall and while everyone else is blogging about pumpkin flavored soup, smoothies, muffins, cookies.... I'm stuck in summer mode. As excited as I am to move on to fall, I'm still savoring the last few tastes of summer, like the basil, zucchini and tomato in this dish. The light, refreshing flavors feel and… Continue reading Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Pesto + The Veggie Spiralizer

coconut berry parfait
recipes

4th of July Berry & Coconut Yogurt Parfait

I couldn’t let one of my favorite holidays go by without making something festive to contribute to the red, white and blue section of the blogosphere. This little treat is almost too simple to warrant a recipe or a post but really isn’t simple just what you need on a holiday that’s all about being outside… Continue reading 4th of July Berry & Coconut Yogurt Parfait

recipes

Seeduction Muffins

I used to be obsessed (I mean, obsessed) with this bread at Whole Foods called Seeduction bread. It’s the heartiest, nuttiest (or seediest) bread I think I’ve ever had and it’s so so tasty. If you’re not avoiding gluten or grains, I highly recommend it on pure taste alone. You know those breads that are… Continue reading Seeduction Muffins