Spring Festive Salad

Spring Festive Salad

Just in time for Easter dinner this afternoon, I pulled together this salad to bring to my in-law's. Quick and easy, with  only a few fresh ingredients you can do this too. Colorful and festive, this is the perfect side salad to accompany any meal this season.  Spring Festive Salad {Yield: 6} 1 bag of [...]

DEFINE foods: Farro Salad w Roasted Grapes & Pomegranate

DEFINE foods: Farro Salad w Roasted Grapes & Pomegranate

Just in time for the Holidays! This is a wonderful side dish for your festive table.  Farro is an ancient strain of hard wheat, but a plant and grain all its own. A grain of farro looks and tastes somewhat like a lighter brown rice and is often confused with spelt. It has a complex, nutty [...]

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

The perfect Fall feel-good soup. Simple enough for a weeknight and elegant enough for your Thanksgiving table. The earthy sage adds a perfectly grounding flavor to the sweet apple and  smooth butternut squash. With a subtle kick from jalapeno, you will feel like kicking up your feet next to a warm fire on a cold night.  [...]

DEFINE foods: Miso-Maple Brussels Sprouts & Tofu

DEFINE foods: Miso-Maple Brussels Sprouts & Tofu

A flavorful way to bring Brussels sprouts to your holiday table. There is no better combination than miso and maple at this time of year, especially when browning up brussels! Slicing them thin lends a quicker cook time and a crisper bite. If you’re not a big tofu-lover, feel free to omit. This dish is also [...]

How Sweet It Is… Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

How Sweet It Is… Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Just in time for Valentine's Day! Here is my recipe for chocolate-covered strawberries made with vegan chocolate, fresh organic strawberries and flecked with sea salt.  The perfect dessert that's festive enough for any occasion and simple enough for everyday indulgence.  Vegan Chocolate-Covered Strawberries 8 ounces good-quality vegan semi-sweet or dark chocolate, broken into pieces (I [...]

Olive Oil Cake with Sauternes Roasted Pears + Homemade Whip

Olive Oil Cake with Sauternes Roasted Pears + Homemade Whip

After a week of Holiday indulging I had a hard time deciding what to make for my dessert party on New Year's Eve. The first thing that came to mind was, keep it simple. I did not want another decadent chocolate cake, or  sugary icing, or anything 'candy cane'. I was done with Christmas and [...]

Double Chocolate Crumble Cake

Double Chocolate Crumble Cake

I created this cake recently for a dinner party and I am definitely making it again for Christmas dinner tomorrow night! It's the perfect bite, chocolatey with a crunch and ooey-gooey ganache. Served with fresh figs (or other fruit of the season), it's light + vegan and won't weigh you down. It's a crowd pleaser- [...]