Bacon-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Tahini Orange Dressing

It’s December 1 which officially kicks off my holiday season. If I start Christmas music before this day, it feels wildly inappropriate. I hold absolutely zero judgement if you’re one of those people who starts in November, or post-Thanksgiving. For me, it’s a personal impossibility to get into the Christmas spirit prior to December. I’ve…

Orange Beet Hummus

It’s funny how I have to schedule my blender or food processor usage around the wake and sleep cycle of my baby. If he’s awake, I can blend – sleeping, not so much. If he’s awake and fussy then I’m pretty much banned anything. Any previous dreams of blender creations (or food in general) are…

Greek Quinoa Salad with Red Pepper Sauce

A colorful quinoa recipe for my plant-based friends! I generally don’t eat quinoa, but I do have some vegan/vegetarian skills up my sleeve. I also occasionally receive requests from clients to prepare quinoa or rice dishes. I felt inspired to share a vegan-friendly dish in light of this week’s book release from Rich Roll and Julie Piatt, The Plant Power…

Sesame Honey Dip

Happy Spring! Here’s a delicious no-bake recipe for a fresh raw veggie dip or sauce. This was an “on-the-fly” creation. I needed a tasty sauce for some coconut shrimp and the inspiration just hit me! Lucky for me, I had all the necessary ingredients right in my fridge. This is super easy to make and…

What’s in my Grocery Basket?

The first installment of “What’s in my Grocery Basket?” was a great success, so here we are again! Another week, another grocery trip. This week I will share my one day purchases from 3 different stores (yes THREE… I wasn’t lying last post…) I revisiting my new discovery, Wholesome Choice and my regulars Whole Foods…

Tahini Lamb Burgers

I love Burgers. Of all kinds. I’ve even had an alligator burger before. This is not that exotic, but it’s out of most people’s beef/turkey burger comfort zone. If you’ve never had lamb before, a burger is good way to experiment with this yummy meat option. Ground lamb is relatively easy to find, inexpensive (compared…

Tahini Raisin Bars

During a rainy day last week… A Rainy, Rainy Day… … I was in the mood to bake! There was just one problem. I have no oven. So I made some tasty raw bars that have an “oatmeal raisin” kind of flavor. These definitely have that “comfort food” feel to them. Pair with a cup…

Tahini Truffles

Apparently I’m on a truffle kick. I tried out these lil’ guys this morning because they were fast and I had all the ingredients on hand. They are yet another spin on a Practical Paleo recipe. Diane’s book had made some great recipes really easy and accessible. I am genuinely grateful for this book. Tahini…

Paleo Hummus

Did anyone even know what hummus was 10 years ago? I feel like hummus was a food trend that never went away. People LOOOOVE hummus. Just go to any Trader Joe’s and you will see about 45 different varieties of hummus. And everyone has their favorite. Roasted red pepper hummus, mediterranean hummus, sundried tomato hummus, spicy hummus, original…

Cake in a Ramekin

A lot of people have heard of “Cake in a Mug”. Oh, you haven’t? Well, here’s the premise: You put a bunch of (edible) stuff in a mug, mix it up with a fork, and then microwave it for 5 mins and VOILA! you have cake. in a mug. I do not own a microwave…