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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My Spinach Shakshuka is the tangy cousin of my Easy Shakshuka.  It is just as easy, but possibly even more delicious! The Spinach Shakshuka uses tomatillos instead of tomatoes and cilantro instead of basil. Shakshuka is a traditional Middle-Eastern dish that now has a Mexican flair with a few ingredients swaps! I love making this […]

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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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I love cheese! My cheese crisps are one ingredient only – parmesan cheese – with the option of your favorite herbs and spices. They are great in a salad or a sandwich for an extra crunch, or by themselves for a high protein, salty snack. I think you will find yourself making these often! Seriously, […]

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If you live in the Northeast like me, we are in the middle of winter. Although we haven’t had a polar vortex yet (and fingers crossed we don’t!), these bitter cold days make me want nothing more than to cozy up with a warm, delicious and comforting meal. My go-to for this weather is pasta […]

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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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