Vegetable Lasagna

One of the foods that I really missed after becoming a vegetarian was lasagna. For the longest time I just couldn’t fathom a meatless substitute. However, I have recently been experimenting with creating just such a concoction, and after combining several of my favorite recipes with my own additions, I have created the ultimate vegetable…

Warm Apple and Almond Salad

I used to view salad as a sad, pointless dish that could never be a meal on its own. That’s probably because¬†my schema for salad consisted of wilted iceberg lettuce coated in olive oil. Fortunately, I’ve learned that the secret to a good salad is adding enough interesting stuff to the lettuce that it doesn’t…

Mini Lemon Custard Cakes

Based on the title, this recipe probably doesn’t seem to fit in with my current healthy series, but what’s life without a little dessert? If I ate nothing but vegetables and quinoa all the time I would go crazy, so I don’t try to avoid dessert. Sometimes fruit just doesn’t cut the sugar cravings, so…

Marinara Poached Eggs

You only have to scroll through my previous posts for about 2 seconds to know that I loooove eggs (and dessert, but today we’re going to focus on the former). Being a vegetarian, they’re a staple source of protein and vitamins for me, and they’re one of the most versatile foods there is. Breakfast? Scrambles…

Honey Mustard Asparagus

The idea of eating vegetables can be a bit daunting for some. If you’re anything like me, it may bring to mind images of dreary steamed broccoli that smells like a boys locker room. Well, I’m here to tell you that vegetables aren’t as scary or terrible as they seem! Today, I’m going to share…

Rustic Ratatouille

Happy 2018, friends! Sorry I’ve been absent for a while – I caught a nasty bug that just wouldn’t go away. Today (as promised) I’m starting my series of healthy recipes for the new year. Getting healthy can be a great resolution, but it can be difficult to stay on track when healthy cooking is…

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Happy New Year everyone! I know that many people start off the New Year on a health kick, so I figured I would post one last treat recipe before we all have to silently sob into our kale salads on the 1st. I am going to be starting a series of healthy recipes after this…

Croissant Bread Pudding

Anyone who has ever met my dad for longer than five minutes (that’s about how long it takes for this to come up) knows that he absolutely loves bread pudding. There are few dishes that get him as excited as this strange concoction of custard-soaked bread, but honestly, I have never been a big fan….

Pumpkin Nut Bread

Ah, what a time to be alive. We have officially entered what I like to call the holiday slide; the beautiful phase that begins with Thanksgiving and ends right around December 31st where calories don’t matter. The promise of starting fresh in the New Year makes the allure of the sweet treats popping up everywhere…

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

There are some duos that were just meant to be; Bonnie and Clyde, Tom and Jerry…and of course, lemon and blueberry. Blueberries were one of my favorite foods growing up – I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I used to eat them by the pint. However, it wasn’t until I started pairing them with lemon…

Curried Lentil Stew

It’s that time of year again, folks. The days are getting shorter, leaves are changing color, and (the most prominent¬†indication that the seasons are changing) I have started wearing tights underneath my dresses to make summer clothes feel fall appropriate. Fall is probably my favorite season for food because with the cooler temperatures come homemade…

Egg White Frittata

A few weeks ago, I posted a recipe for an amazing tomato quiche, and while I still adore that recipe, I figured I would lighten it up a bit today with my take on its crustless cousin: the frittata. A frittata (or if you’re feeling more Minnesotan, an egg bake) is an easier, healthier alternative…