Tomato & Broccolini Whole Grain Spaghetti

Tomato & Broccolini Whole Grain Spaghetti

Farm fresh and quick to pull together, this meal is perfect for a weeknight. Local tomatoes are so bright and flavorful right now, the simplest preparation is all you need. I prefer whole grain brown rice pasta over the norm because it's easier to digest, as it's free of wheat, dairy, and gluten. I recommend [...]

Black Beans & Brown Rice

Black Beans & Brown Rice

An updated version of black beans and rice...my fresh, feel-good and grounding take is perfect for your weeknight dinner. My secret ingredient is the cinnamon stick, as it brings out a wonderful flavor in the beans! Serve this satisfying dish as a main with a salad, or as a side like my husband loves it, with [...]

Eggplant Rice Bowl

Eggplant Rice Bowl

This was my I.O.W. (ingredient of the week) at the farmer's market this past weekend. I always get the usual: lettuces, mircogreens, sprouts, a good loaf of bread, other local pickings, and of course Nisha's Indian Veggie Samosas and chutney. You know, just a few items to get me through the week. Then I always scan for [...]

(Clean out the fridge) Stir-Fry.

(Clean out the fridge) Stir-Fry.

It's a Sunday night and after staying in (with a cold) and cooking for the past few nights, our fridge was full of all sorts of veggies....half of a green pepper, a few stalks of green onion, bunch of broccolini, a handful of sugar snap peas, leftover brown rice... One simple dinner solution came to [...]

Spring Fling: Feel Good Soup

Spring Fling: Feel Good Soup

My husband and I both woke up (sick) on the wrong side of the bed yesterday. There was something in the air and it was only making my throat itch. We sadly canceled fun dinner plans with friends for a movie-night in on the couch. To make some sort of fun out of being sick, [...]

Super Bowl Sundayyyyy

Super Bowl Sundayyyyy

This year I wanted to tackle (no pun intended) Super Bowl by keeping it simple, hearty and wake up with no regrets. We had a few friends over. I put on a pot veggie chili and I asked that everyone bring something to nibble on. Hummus and crudites, chips and salsa, wings and wine. It [...]

Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice

Looking through my previous posts, I realize that I have never written about one of my all-time weeknight staples. After a long day and not looking forward to ordering in, black beans and rice is a dish that I go to quite often. I keep the ingredients in my pantry at all times. It's a [...]