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“Cheesy” Vegan Mushroom Quinoa

I came up with a delicious new vegan creation over the weekend! I was craving my Comforting Pumpkin Quinoa and started to make that, but, as I began to cook, I decided I wanted something more like my “Cheesy” Coconut Sautéed Chickpeas and Kale (SO good). It worked out well since I’m generally incapable of following a recipe exactly, even if Continue Reading …

Easy Lentil Veggie Burgers (vegan)

This recipe got a photo makeover - check out the recipe and updated photos on the recipe page here! It’s official. I have a new favorite veggie burger recipe! I whipped these up a couple weeks ago on a whim for lunch and was so happy with how they turned out. Easy to make and packed with fiber and protein, too. I especially loved the Continue Reading …

Spiced Raisin and Pine Nut Barley Salad

Hello, hello! Time to get back to the grind now that the nice long weekend is over. I have a fun new recipe for you all today — introducing: Spiced Raisin and Pine Nut Barley Salad! As always with my recipes, this is super easy to make — make a big batch on Sunday and enjoy it for lunches or dinners throughout the week! I love the Continue Reading …

Al Fresco Lunching

Good afternoon! I’m back in Chapel Hill and working to get caught up on all the class-related stuff I missed this week while I was in DC with my family. Lots of recorded lectures to listen to and an assignment due tomorrow! After class this morning, I came home to make an early lunch. Earlier this week, I whipped up a Middle Eastern-inspired Continue Reading …

Mediterranean Pasta Salad Recipe

So guess what? I finally COOKED something on Saturday! Introducing: Mediterranean Pasta Salad. Simple and delicious. Between all the travel in August and the crazy heat during the rest of the summer, I either haven’t had the opportunity to cook or have just been feeling very unmotivated to turn on the stove for anything more than scrambled Continue Reading …

Packed Lunch Idea: Salad Burrito!

Yesterday marked the return of the five minute packed lunch! I know you’re pumped. Don’t lie. (pssst: Missed my previous 5 Minute Packed Lunch posts? You can find them on my recipe page!) I made one of my absolute favorites yesterday — what I call a “salad burrito.” Basically what they called a burrito bowl at Chipotle but more awesome ;) Continue Reading …

Healthy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Last night, I decided to get creative. Post-wisdom teeth Matt was in need of something soft and nutritious but tasty for dinner. Enter: Healthy Mashed Potatoes! These taste like normal mashed potatoes, but there are a few secret ingredients. :) Not only is the nutrition amped up with equal parts mashed cauliflower (you seriously don’t even taste Continue Reading …

3 Quick & Easy Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Good morning! Remember when I wrote awhile ago about being in a total breakfast rut? Well, since then I’ve been making an effort to mix things up. Here are a few of my favorite healthy breakfast recipes as of late! ---- Cottage Cheese, Fruit, & Cereal Bowl I’ve been on a big cottage cheese kick lately. Basically, just take your normal Continue Reading …