Chickpea Burrito

  Chickpeas are often overlooked as a salad topping or smaller component of a larger dish… but they’re so much more versatile than that! This recipe combines a can of chickpeas with household spices to blend up a hearty vegetarian-friendly burrito that you’ll find yourself making over and over again. Chickpea Burrito Recipe Ingredients 1 can of chickpeas, not drained 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. red pepper flakes 1 tbsp. lime juice Small […]

Black Bean Cakes

These black bean cakes are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. The secret is Panko bread crumbs, which are used both inside and outside. The batter is made of finely chopped onions, garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper and black beans blended in a Magic Bullet blender, which is then dipped in flour, egg and Panko bread crumbs and fried until golden and crispy on the outside. These black bean cakes go great with avocado, sour cream and cilantro […]

Avocado Chickpea Sandwich

This is one of my favorite lunch time sandwiches, especially because it’s a nice switch up from the regular turkey and cheese. It also comes together almost as quickly too! You could easily switch up the flavors and seasonings to adjust to your liking, play around and have fun with it! Avocado Chickpea Sandwich Recipe Ingredients ½ can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed ½ avocado 1 tb. hummus 1 tsp. mustard Juice of ½ lemon ¼ tsp. garlic powder, paprika, […]

Honey Balsamic Almond Dressing

  Sometimes the simplest salad dressings are the best. This recipe blends balsamic, olive oil, honey and a handful of almonds into a light and delicious dressing you’ll be pouring over every salad. It’ll become your reason to have salad! Honey Balsamic Almond Dressing Recipe Ingredients 4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. honey 12 almonds Instructions Combine all ingredients in Magic Bullet and blend thoroughly. Add some chicken, quinoa or tofu and dig in!  

Pimenton Grain Salad with Fish, Farro and Roasted Broccoli

  Recapping 2016, I wonder, is farro going to be the IT grain of 2016?! Farro seems to be getting a lot of buzz! Its star is rising! Farro appreciates all the attention, but has it lost touch with its roots? Only time will tell…. Anyway, here I combine farrow with another once-trendy ingredient, pimenton, aka smoked Spanish paprika, for a delicious grain “salad” with fish and roasted broccoli. The pimenton makes an appearance in the dressing as well as […]

Creamy Corn Chowder

Crumbled bacon and this hearty corn chowder is a match made in heaven. Sweet corn is blended together with potatoes and heavy cream to create a creamy chowder. Blend the entire batch of soup if you like it extra creamy, or leave some unblended if you want a little more texture to your chowder. Either way, you will love how creamy and filling this soup is and how easy it is to make. Serve this corn chowder as a side […]

Preserved Lemon, Asparagus, and Ricotta Pasta

Hey, here’s an easy, delicious, and healthy weeknight dinner that uses some sneaky, flavor-packed ingredients to amp up the taste with very little work. And it all gets made in one pot. I guess that’s not very much for a recipe… OK, that’s pretty awesome for a recipe if you want to know the truth. If you don’t know preserved lemons, it’s time to work them into your repertoire. Tangy, funky, tart… they’re like the miso of citrus. Maybe not, […]

Scrambled Egg Salad (Insalata Pontormo)

Scrambled. Egg. Salad. I know it’s weird. But, hey, 2016 has been a weird year, so just roll with it.   I’ve been on a quest lately for new ways to make salad a satisfying dinner. And while farro salad is my great love, you can’t actually eat farro every night. Trust me. I’ve tried. Plus, sometimes the Whole Foods bulk bin section is out of farro, and then, seriously, you need another plan.   That’s what led me to […]

Mashed Potato Pancakes

Whenever I make mashed potatoes for my family, I always make an extra serving because I know I can stretch another dinner out of it! Mashed potato pancakes are so easy and versatile, you will be adding them to your dinner menu every week. Mashed Potato Pancake Recipe Ingredients 2 c. mashed potatoes 1/3 c. flour 1 egg Salt and pepper to taste 2 tsps. Dried Italian herbs (Optional toppings: sour cream, chives, green onions, etc.)   Instructions Add all […]

Avocado Pasta Sauce

Pasta dishes are one of the quickest and easiest ways to get dinner on the table, especially when you have 3 hungry kids running around! I am always looking for new ways to make pasta, since it’s one of the only foods that every member of my family enjoys eating. I also love making new ways for dinner to be healthy and filling, which is why this recipe makes me so happy! Avocado pasta, for starters, is SUPER easy to […]