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Olive & Artichoke Tart with Buckwheat Crust (V,GF)

By | 2017-07-01T17:43:02+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Main|

When I came across this fabulous olive and artichoke tart by Green Evi on Pinterest I knew I had to make it ASAP! The combination of salty kalamata olives, buttery artichoke hearts, sweet green peas, and a creamy white bean cashew base sounded too delicious to pass up! The original recipe calls for puff pastry and I [...]

Broccoli Fried Rice

By | 2017-04-18T11:41:03+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Main|Tags: , , , |

I am so excited to bring you this broccoli fried rice recipe today for so many reasons! First, I have to admit that I'm not a big fan of broccoli. I can't stand how it tastes when raw, especially when added to salads (mom, for the 100th time, please don't add broccoli to my salad!) :D So the fact that [...]

Mushroom Quinoa “Risotto” with Pumpkin Cream (V,GF)

By | 2017-03-31T13:32:39+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Main|

If you love quinoa and mushrooms, then this recipe is for you! It's such a lovely--and of course healthy--twist on the traditional risotto by substituting arborio rice with quinoa. Quinoa is one of the most nutrient-rich foods out there. While it can be eaten in the same way as grains, it serves as a complete protein source and has [...]

Persian Herb Frittata (Kookoo Sabzi)

By | 2017-03-23T16:45:55+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: Breakfast, Brunch, Main, Snacks|

Monday, March 20th, marked the first day of spring and Persian new year! In Persian culture, we have beautiful meaningful traditions to celebrate new year and the arrival of spring, a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. We prepare a cute spread called "Haft-Seen", meaning seven-'S', that consists of seven items starting with the letter 'S' in Farsi. [...]

My Epic 1-Day Cleanse That Yields Awesome Results

By | 2017-03-28T10:40:04+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Categories: Breakfast, Drinks/Smoothies, Main, Salads, Snacks, Soups|

If you’ve been feeling bloated, then you know more than anyone that you need to cleanse the junk from your body. It’s not always easy picking which path to take to get the results you want. But, I’ve made it super easy for you with my Epic 1-Day Cleanse. I don’t believe in deprivation, so [...]

Creamy Butternut Squash Sage Mac & “Cheese” w/ Edamame (V,GF)

By | 2017-02-24T11:22:59+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Main|

One of the best ways to include more veggies into meals, besides green smoothies, is sneaking them into pasta sauces! There are many different vegetables that work well in pasta sauces like cauliflower, parsnip, and broccoli; but my favorite has to be butternut squash! I love the hint of sweetness it adds to the dish [...]

Black Bean Romanesco Pesto AKA Christmas Tree Spaghetti

By | 2017-01-08T13:10:49+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Main|

Looking for a healthy delicious meal to enjoy during the holiday season that is full of flavor, yet light and nourishing? Well, look no further! This gluten-free plant-based spaghetti made with basil walnut pesto, romanesco broccoli, green chickpeas, and black bean noodles is packed with nutrients and flavor, but it's also really easy and takes less [...]

Caraway Buckwheat Bread (V/GF)

By | 2017-01-08T12:50:09+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Breakfast, Brunch, Main, Snacks|

I love buckwheat bread thanks to its deep nutty flavor. Unfortunately though, I haven't been able to find a good brand that has a clean list of ingredients without ten lines of additives, preservatives, and different names for sugar! So when I came across this simple recipe by the Healthy Chef, I knew I had to make [...]

Top 10 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes (V/GF)

By | 2017-01-10T12:55:11+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Desserts, Main, Snacks|

With Amercian Thanksgiving a few days away, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of some of my favorite healthy and delicious recipes that you and your guests would love. These recipes are perfect for people with dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten-free, Paleo) or those who just want to include more [...]

Veggie Pasta with Vegan Cheesy Tomato Sauce

By | 2017-01-10T13:12:48+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Main|

Since I've gone mostly gluten-free, we don't eat pasta that much anymore. We usually have spaghetti squash or veggie noodles like zoodles, coodles and spoodles. LOL I'm talking about zucchini, carrot, and sweet potato noodles. You've probably heard of zoodles before and maybe coodles, but I don't think spoodle is a word yet ;) Well, if you haven't [...]