Comforting Quinoa Bowl with Basil Tomato Sauce {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan}

There’s nothing like a big bowl of comfort when the weather starts to get a little chilly. I don’t know about you but when it comes to making dinner for myself, my body craves warmth and comfort but not the oooeeyyy gooeeeyyy sugar-laden fried comfort foods. It’s more of the fresh, wholesome, nourishing foods. I … Continued

Perfectly Roasted Cauliflower with ‘Creamy’ Tomato Tahini Sauce {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan}

This article was sponsored by R.W. Knudsen. All opinions and cauliflower and tomato tahini sauce are my own. You know that feeling right before the cool weather starts settling in…when the summer comes to an end and you have no idea what to eat? The idea of watermelon and cucumbers and berries doesn’t really do … Continued

How to Make The Best Tomato Sauce {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo}

Growing up, tomato sauce (aka gravy, which my Italian father and Pop-Pop call it) was a staple in our home every Sunday. I can recall waking up on Sunday mornings when every other family smelled maple syrup and pancakes in the kitchen- but O’ no, not our family. I could smell the fresh basil and … Continued

Brown Rice with Sun-Dried Tomato ‘Pizza’ Sauce {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan}

Yes, I know it’s May and the last thing you want to think about is how to cook brown rice but trust me on this one. It’s a goodie. This ‘creamy’ homemade pizza sauce recipe is made from raw cashews, sweet red bell peppers and tomatoes. It reminds me of the pizza sauce I ate … Continued

Superbowl Casserole

Ready for the big game on Sunday? Here’s a quick and easy recipe that will have your Superbowl fans begging for more. Ingredients 1 cup gluten-free vegetable broth 1 Roma tomato, sliced 1 cup organic tomato sauce 1 large sweet onion, finely diced 2 scallions, finely chopped 1/4 cup sliced black olives 1 tsp. chili … Continued

Cauliflower Cakes

Well, let’s just say I’m on another kick…and this time it’s with cauliflower.  Yes, I had a fabulous date last night with a head of cauliflower…are you jealous?  Yummy; this sweet, milky, almost nutty cruciferous vegetable is at its prime right now (from December thru March) when its in season and most plentiful at local … Continued

Homeade n' Hearty Gluten-Free Pizza

Last night I created a homemade gluten-free, dairy-free veggie pizza that had my taste buds dancin’ for more…it was fabulous (to say the least).  Here are the easy and delicious recipes for my pizza crust, sauce and topping. Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Ingredients 1/4 cup rice milk 2 large eggs or egg substitute 1/3 cup cornstarch … Continued

John Boos, O How I Love Thee…

Honestly, I’ve fallen in love with a cutting board… The John Boos Cutting Board, that is…and O, how fine it is! Now, this isn’t just any ol’ cutting board, aside from the fact that it’s incredibly well crafted and aesthetically pleasing to the eye, this John Boos cutting board can handle anything you desire.  The … Continued

Harvest Pumpkin Tofu Frittata

I was bit by the frittata bug last week and made this for a quick and easy breakfast dish, which then turned into a few meals throughout the week.  Aside from this tasty breakfast, I created an afternoon frittata lunch over arugula, pistacios and fresh figs and  a hearty supper earlier this week atop  al … Continued

Sunflower Seed Oat Balls

Plant some new seeds into your diet and reap the health benefits.  If you are looking for an alternative to your ordinary bean and nut balls or perhaps looking for a way to get more nutrients in your diet, take a glance down the ‘seed’ aisle of your local market.  Unlike nuts, seeds are not … Continued