Happy Crab Dip

If you’ve had hearts of palm, you maybe thought “this tastes exactly like crab!” Hearts of palm are the edible buds of palm trees and you can find them packed in water. I made this recipe remembering my childhood trips to my Grandparent’s home in Maryland. We’d eat fresh crab at the shore, and though…

Chickpea Buddha Bowl with Smoky Garlic Dressing

This bowl of plant powered fuel is super easy to whip up! I doubled the recipe for an easy meal to grab from the fridge throughout the week. Chickpeas are a powerhouse food. Aka garbanzo beans, one cup gives ya 15 grams of protein. They’re high in fiber and folate (great for pregnant mamas!) Chickpeas improve blood…

Creamy Artichoke Cauliflower Bake

A rich, cheesy, satisfying meal that leaves you feeling light and healthier for it. It tastes bright, warming, and mouth-watering. It’s surprisingly healthy, which I think is the Holy Grail for all dishes – it tastes super decadent, but is very low-fat, gluten-free, and oil-free. Cauliflower is a descendant of wild cabbage, believed to have…

Baked Falafel Patties

Falafel is a beloved dish originally from the Middle East, made with spiced mashed chickpeas formed into balls or fritters and often deep-fried. This baked falafel recipe is a favorite I developed as an alternative to the greasy, dry falafels you find from street vendors. Falafel should be healthy, flavorful, moist and crispy. So I came…

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Spaghetti Squash is nature’s pasta. Once it’s cooked, the inside flesh pulls out in long spaghetti-like strands. It’s low-cal, low-carb, and zero-fat. Spaghetti Squash is also high in fiber and vitamins A and vitamin C, which can help prevent free radical damage to cells. Also rich in the B vitamins riboflavin, niacin, and thiamin, which promote optimal cellular function….

Twice-Baked Cheesy Potatoes

Potatoes are your best friend! If you’re afraid of potatoes because of any residual carb-aphobia caused by the Atkins hoopla a decade ago, please read on… Potatoes have been *the* staple food in the Andes for a millennia. The British colonists brought them back to Ireland in the 1700s. One of the world’s superfoods, potatoes are…

Alfredo Marinara Pasta

This really hit the spot! Marinara AND Alfredo sauces?! Heavenly! The tempeh “meatballs,” are marinated overnight for the best flavor and tender texture. Lots of garlic and basil later… voilá! An impressive, gourmet pasta dish! This alfredo sauce adds a cheesy richness, but is made with cauliflower instead! Reap the many brassica benefits instead of suffering the gut-wrenching cheese…