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Easy & Healthy Two Ingredient Lentil Soup

Yes, you read that right. Quick, easy, and healthy two ingredient lentil soup. This recipe will change your life for the better. What? You don’t eat soup out of martini glasses, too? ;) Lentils are a wonderful alternative to meat because they have lots of fiber, protein, iron, and vitamins and minerals. Plus — they are cheap! Perfect for Continue Reading …

Quinoa Salad 5 Minute Packable Lunch

Another day, another 5 minute packable lunch! Because as we discovered the other day, the best way to stay healthy while busy is to stay prepared. :) For my main course, I had some leftover Zesty Kumquat Quinoa Salad with some cannellini beans mixed in. I love revamping leftovers, and the cannellini beans were a perfect addition to this Continue Reading …

Zesty Kumquat Quinoa Salad & Kumquat Nutritional Benefits!

Last week, I received a call from Dole. As you know, I’m creating the recipes for their monthly newsletter (have you signed up yet?), and on the call, they told me the featured food for the February newsletter would be kumquats. “Sure, no problem. I’ll get started on the recipe right away,” I said, hanging up the phone. And then: What the Continue Reading …

My Favorite Quick, Easy & Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Need some recipe ideas for the upcoming Thanksgiving feast? Here are my favorite quick, easy, and healthy Thanksgiving appetizer, side dish, and dessert recipes. Enjoy! ~  ~  ~ Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes ~  ~  ~ Lemon Garlic String Beans ~  ~  ~ Maple Cinnamon Roasted Veggies ~  ~  ~ Sweet Continue Reading …

Eggplant Domination

Today, I did something that scares me. I cooked eggplant. I know. I have no idea why eggplant scares me. I can roast veggies like a champ, sauté string beans with the best of them, and turn plain ole sweet potatoes into epic fries or delicious mashed treats, but for some reason I’ve been avoiding eggplant. Until now. (Maybe because Continue Reading …

No. More. Dairy!!

Before I get to my Food Science Lab recap… I just have to share my salad from lunch yesterday. So tasty (and pretty, too)! Since I have some leftover canned sweet potato from making my epic Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Bread Pudding, I decided to whip up a variation of my Black Bean & Pumpkin Veggie Burgers, but using sweet potato, Continue Reading …

Green Smoothie Success & Another Veggie Dinner

Continuing my attempts to get back on track after a few weeks of travel and eating out, I made another super simple and healthy vegetarian dinner last night for myself and Matt. Yum! Easiest thing ever, and so tasty! Easily customizable, too. I just sautéed together some asparagus (you could use any veggies — zucchini, squash, string beans, Continue Reading …