Summer Cucumber and Tomato Salad for Two

I love when tomatoes come in season, so sweet I can’t stop eating them! This refreshing salad is packed with flavor, simple ingredients, and minimal prep. Perfect for summer evenings to compliment any dish. Note: This salad is a great basic recipe, it’s also amazing with the addition of fresh herbs like mint, basil, or…

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary

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Carrot Slaw Salad with Apples, Cherries, and Cinnamon

This carrot slaw salad is wonderfully sweet with the cherries, apples, and a touch of cinnamon. I love to make this dish around the holidays. The textures play well with each other and the flavor combination is so delicious and fall inspired. *To save time you can buy pre-grated carrots, though its more budget friendly…

Cumin Spiced Guacamole with Radishes

I love avocados, and making this guacamole is so quick and easy. Just a few ingredients and you’re on your way for flavor town.  I love the crunch you get from the raw radishes, and the cumin is such a great flavor with the avocado. Yield: 6-8 servings Ingredients: 1 small bundle of radishes (about…

Vegan Baked Beans with Brown Sugar

Summertime is always filled with spending time outside. Picnics, barbecues, and gatherings with friends. This is a perfect dish everyone can enjoy; its vegetarian and vegan friendly. Navy beans, red beans, and sweet brown sugar make this a delightful treat. Yield: 12 servings Ingredients: 2 cans navy beans 1 can red beans or kidney beans…

Cucumber Salad with Moscato Wine 

This lovely cucumber salad is a great side dish for any barbecue, picnic, or any outdoor party with friends. It’s simple and so easy to make. Fresh vegetables paired with sweet wine makes it a great marinade. Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: 1 cup red cabbage 1 cucumber 3 celery stalks 2 carrots 1/4 tsp celery…

Summer Salad with Kiwi, Cherries, Romaine, and Red Cabbage

I love making simple salads I can make in minutes. This lovely salad has crispy romaine lettuce, shredded red cabbage, fresh kiwi, and sweet cherries. Its great on hot days, and for a quick and delicious meal at home. Yield: 1 small salad Ingredients: 1 cup romaine lettuce 1/3 cup shredded red cabbage 1 kiwi…

Sauteed Kale Salad with Shredded Coconut and Pecans

Kale is such a fantastic green loaded with healthy benefits. The shredded coconut gives this salad a light sweetness, and the pecans lend a nice texture and crunch. Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp. olive oil, sunflower, or coconut oil 1 bunch kale ( curly, lacinato, tuscan, any kind you like) 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened…

Chickpea Salad with Cashews, Snow Peas, and Sweet Chili Sauce

There are so many wonderful flavors and textures in this salad. Chickpeas, snap peas, red pepper, coconut flakes, and cashews tossed in a sweet chili sauce  compliments all the ingredients so well. I love making this for summer parties and gatherings with friends. Note: You can find sweet chili sauce in the international food isles…

Pasta Salad with Radishes, Peas, and Pesto

I love making this in the Summertime. Its fresh full of healthy ingredients, and so easy it’s ready in just a few minutes! I love to take this to friend’s barbecues, and lunches at work. I also love to toss in a can of tuna with this salad for a simple and satisfying meal. Vegan…

Sauteed Green Cabbage with Celery Seeds

I love cabbage for it’s healthy benefits, and it goes well in all types of cuisine. I love to make this and eat all week. I mix it with different grains, scrambled eggs, salads, roasted vegetables, tuna, and my favorite tacos! This is quick and easy, and ready in ten minutes! Yield: 2 servings Ingredients:…

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Candied Walnuts

I love Brussels sprouts! This dish is paired with sweet candied walnuts is quick, easy, and ready in minutes. Perfect for parties, gatherings, or a nice dinner at home; this one is sure to please. Vegan note: Dairy-free products are available at most supermarkets and health food shops Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 2 cups brussels sprouts 3…

Vegan Collard Greens

Collard greens are great around the holidays, paired with slow cooked meats, and is a great side dish for barbecues and gatherings with friends. I love this recipe, and its quick, easy, and delicious! Vegan Note: use vegetable stock for this recipe. Ingredients: 1 quart stock, chicken or vegetable 1 bunch collard greens, or any kind…

Roasted Kale Chips 

Kale is one of my favorite ingredients, and roasting them in the oven makes them light and crispy. These kale chips are a healthy snack ready in 30 minutes! You can also use this method for any greens. Ingredients: 2 cups of kale 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. nutritional yeast 1 tsp. sea salt…

Kale Salad with Broccoli and Creamy Avocado

This lovely salad, is a light healthy option. Full of creamy avocado, broccoli, and fresh kale. I love to make this salad after a long day at work, its ready in minutes, and full of healthy fats like avocado and olive oil. Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 1 bunch kale leaves 1/2 cup broccoli, diced 2…

Navy Bean Dip with Olives

This is a great snack that’s perfect on sandwiches and wraps. I love the blend of three kinds of olives together in this recipe! You can also serve this with pita chips, and fresh-cut vegetables also tastes wonderful. Ingredients: 1 cannelloni/ navy/ white beans, drained and rinsed 2 tbsp. olive oil, plus more 1/4 cup warm water…

Creamy Polenta

Polenta is a wonderfully easy recipe that is done in no time at all, and it makes a great side dish. You can also make it the main course. Use it as a base and add roasted vegetables and some fresh herbs and you have a hearty meal in no time at all.  Vegan Note:…