Recipes

Morning Oatmeal with Coconut Milk

Sometimes I love a cold smoothie in the morning, but there’s something so grounding and comforting about warm oatmeal. In this version, I finish cooking my oats with coconut milk to add creaminess. It also makes the oatmeal a bit heartier and more satiating thanks to the fat in the […]

 

Mind-blowing Meatballs

Spaghetti with meat sauce has been a regular favorite at our house, but I’ve grown tired of it. It doesn’t feel special enough, and for some reason, I don’t love it for leftovers. I’ve been all about the “cook once, eat 2-3 times” strategy, because lately it feels like I’m… […]

 

Lasagna Bolognese (gluten free, dairy free)

This lasagna recipe doesn’t fit in with my typical “30 minutes or less” mantra, but if you have two hours on a weekend, this is the recipe that keeps on giving all week. Most American lasagnas tend to be very cheesy (ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella, etc). While that’s insanely good, the […]

 

Classic Lentil Soup

It’s been breezy and brisk in NorCal lately. This lentil soup has been on repeat for the last few months, varying a little each time. It’s so easy to prepare. Just chop a few veggies, saute, and add lentils and spices. After 20 minutes, it’s perfectly soft and ready to […]

 

Creamy Clam Chowder (Non-Dairy, Paleo)

I’m pretty confident that this clam chowder rivals the best creamy version you’ve ever tasted. Served with a refreshing light salad, it would make a great Sunday night dinner and definitely has the wow factor to serve at a dinner party. Don’t be intimidated by the cashew cream step. This […]

 

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

I’ve made this recipe twice now, once with whole milk and once with unsweetened almond milk. Both are amazing! You can also swap out the butter for coconut oil if you’re making a vegan version. All in, it probably takes 15 minutes to prep. Let me know what you think! […]

 

Simple Salads

Salads are my favorite weekday lunch. They’re an easy way to eat more fiber and color, and you get to take advantage of leftovers! But chopping a bunch of raw vegetables sounds daunting and doesn’t scream “delicious.” Follow this strategy to prepare a satisfying salad (that you actually want to […]

 

Energy Bites

This is a fun recipe to try with your kids. We make them every weekend, because they serve as a great snack or even a quick breakfast (we usually eat 3 at a time). Plus, if you make them with sunflower seed butter, they’re school-friendly as they contain no nuts. […]

 

Roasted Kabocha Squash

Most of us (myself included) need constant reminders and incentives for avoiding the familiar refined carbohydrate foods like bread and pasta, and replacing them with higher nutrient alternatives that don’t come with all the downsides of gluten. (Trust me, I still enjoy, really enjoy, a slice of pizza from time to […]

 

Creamy Paleo Vegan Mushroom Leek Soup

This soup is SO comforting and delicious, you would never guess it’s dairy free. It’s also vegan, paleo, and anti-inflammatory, in case you’re looking to check those boxes too. I don’t share recipes that often, because I make sure they taste amazing, serve some greater function nutritionally (beyond taste), and […]