About the recipes

Easy and healthy recipes.

 

I haven't always enjoyed being in the kitchen. In fact, there was a pretty embarrassing time period shortly after college where I lived off cereal and frozen M&Ms (true story!). Cooking a real meal intimidated me, and I couldn't find the time nor the desire to approach the kitchen for anything more than scrambled eggs. But then I met my husband and he was following a strict healthy diet. Being around him helped me to develop a healthier lifestyle in terms of food. Once I realized cooking was just a bunch of trial and error, I began to enjoy experimenting in the kitchen.

Everyone has their own definition of healthy - vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, paleo, etc. I'm not a nutritionist or dietician but in my opinion, there's no right or wrong diet. Even the Dalai Lama isn't a vegetarian! Different people need different things, and the most important thing is to figure out what foods work best for you, and go with how you feel. My diet changes all the time because I'm still trying to figure out what works for me. Therefore, some of these recipes are vegan, some aren't. Some contain meat, and some don't. I do use organic ingredients whenever possible, and never use refined sugar.

I believe that a recipe is just a suggestion, and when cooking, things should be as easy as possible. Therefore, I invite you to customize these recipes to fit your needs and preferences by substituting ingredients you have on hand or prefer to use. I hope you enjoy! 

Healthy breakfast recipes

Healthy breakfast recipes

Ah, the most important meal of the day! Here you'll find something for everyone with recipes like overnight steel cut oats and paleo pumpkin pancakes.

Healthy lunch and dinner recipes

Healthy lunch and dinner recipes

There is a huge variety of healthy lunch and dinner recipes for you to choose from. Gluten-free people will love the cauliflower pizza crust pizza, while others will love the pineapple ginger tempeh bowl.

Healthy soup recipes

Healthy soup recipes

Is there anything better than a hot soup on a cold day? I didn't think so. Here you'll find my favorites, which include a detox broccoli and arugula soup, and a cauliflower sweet potato soup

Healthy juice and smoothie recipes

Healthy juice and smoothie recipes

I know we shouldn't be attached to material things but I am seriously attached to both my juicer and vitamix. These babies can whip up the best green smoothie and a juice for better skin with one click of a button. 

Healthy dessert recipes

Healthy dessert recipes

Mmmm dessert. Best part of a meal, no? Vegans will love the homemade mint ice cream, and kids will love the beet brownies (just don't tell them about the beets).

Recipes for healthy sides and spreads

Recipes for healthy sides and spreads

For when it's not quite meal time, but you're hungry for a little something. Try the spinach avocado dip, or the cauliflower fritters