Tired of the usual eggs, yogurt or cold cereal for breakfast? Wondering about the benefits of eating more plant foods? I want to share some of my favorite plant based breakfast ideas to help you out with these questions. Keep reading for health benefits, recipes and more! Understanding What “Plant Based” Means Plant based eating […]

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Do you ever go through your pantry not knowing what to do with some of those bulk nuts and seeds? Well this pumpkin seed pesto is a great way to use up those extra pumpkin seeds (you can also use pistachios or other nuts and seeds too, see my pistachio pesto)! This pumpkin seed pesto […]

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I don’t know many people who can make it from meal to meal without some kind of snack. I know I can’t make it more than 3 or 4 hours without one! If you’re like me, try giving these plant based snacks a go so you can feel more energized between meals. What makes up […]

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Coming at you hot with my Instant Pot Bean Soup! This meal is delicious, nutritious and will take you a third of the time it would if using the stove top.  This soup is good on its own or you can add extra vegetables, meat, or serve with a cooked grain like rice and fresh […]

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Do you ever get bored of the same old grilled meat or roasted fish? I love to upgrade this simple preparation of protein with different sauces and condiments, especially with my arugula chimichurri. It is herby, garlicky, and creamy with a little kick. Using arugula adds a peppery bite, which differs from the traditional cilantro […]

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Move over buffalo wings. Introducing my healthier alternative, buffalo cauliflower bites! Get the same great taste as traditional wings, but more vitamins and nutrients. The best part? They’re baked, not fried. They are the perfect appetizer for game day or girls night! Make sure you make extra, because these will be gone in a flash. […]

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Super Bowl Sunday is just a few weeks away and I have the perfect recipe for your Super Bowl party: my easy baked beans. Gone are the days of those canned beans full of modified corn starch and other preservatives. My easy baked beans are fresh, packed with flavor and nutrition, and can be ready […]

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This blueberry chia jam is one of my favorite recipes. I love the simplicity and versatility of it. And the best part – it’s made from 5-simple ingredients that you may already have at home! You can use it on anything from ricotta pancakes to oats to muffins. You can even change up the berries […]

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Poaching pears often seems like an overwhelming task, but I am here to tell you it’s not! I have created this step-by-step tutorial on how to poach pears, with this recipe including pomegranate juice! Poached pears are one of my favorite desserts. The spices used fill the kitchen with an aroma that brings me right […]

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When it comes to the colder months I always crave warm, comforting foods and this Roasted Acorn Squash hits the spot. From its crispy and caramelized exterior to its tender and sweet interior, it is sure to please your palate. Plus the addition of the fragrant rosemary, slight onion flavor from the shallot, and tang […]

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