Crunchy Munchy Chickpeas

Crunchy Munchy Chickpeas

If you’re looking for a healthy snack with lots of crunch and flavor, I’ve got you covered. These roasted chickpeas and so simple to make and so easy to love. Warning: they may be addictive. What I love about chickpeas are they’re inherently balanced like most legumes, with a protein portion, a carb portion, a… 

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The Mediterranean Diet + Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

  May marks the celebration of National Mediterranean Diet Month. Who likes foods and drinks from the Mediterranean? I certainly do. To celebrate, I paired up with Oldways to write a short article on the health benefits of a Mediterranean Diet and post a delicious Mediterranean-inspired recipe, Baba Ganoush. Oldways is a non-profit food and nutrition education organization, with… 

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Creamy Avocado Pesto

CREAMY AVOCADO PESTO PASTA

With basil and pine nuts, this creamy plant-based pesto lends itself to classic pesto flavors with a twist. Traditional pesto is made with basil, olive oil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese but we’ve created our own oil-free pesto! It is plant-loving and free of extracted oils, yet still rich and creamy. Not only does this… 

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza on Dr. Oz

My colleague pointed out this Cauliflower Crust Pizza recipe she found on pinterest and I knew right away it was going to be a winner. Cheesy, crispy cauliflower… warm tomato sauce… veggies. Yum! The recipe that caught our eye was posted here (where Beth took much better photos than I did… just look at that crust!) but the… 

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Red Lentils with Stewed Tomatoes

RED LENTILS WITH STEWED TOMATOES

Winter inspires me to cook warm, hearty dishes with a little heat thrown in – chili, spicy soups and legume dishes, especially lentils. I know plenty of people who are unmoved by lentils but I adore them. They easily soak up different flavors and can be paired with a variety of ingredients. They’re nourishing, relatively… 

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Parsnip & Sweet Potato Bisque

PARSNIP & SWEET POTATO BISQUE

I know what you’re thinking…parsnips, how exciting… But really, this soup is fabulous. We’ll get to that. First, a couple of things I wanted to mention. 1. All month long, I’ll be the featured nutrition expert on Sweat & the City. You’ll be able to find my recipes, tips, and articles during the month of… 

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Garlicky Curried Lentils

GARLICKY CURRIED LENTILS

When I started cooking more plant-based dishes I got really interested in Indian cooking. Indian cooking uses a lot of veggies and dresses them up nicely using fragrant spices, herbs and oils. Many dishes in Indian cuisine are naturally healthy, delicious and many of them are not that costly. My ultimate favorite spice is coriander…. 

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Herb Lentil Loaf

HERB LENTIL LOAF

Cooler weather always gets me in the mood for hearty casseroles and loaves. This is a wonderful hearty dish, although it doesn’t look too pretty in this photo It has a yummy earthy taste from the mushrooms, nuts and cheese. It’s packed with flavor thanks to the variety of herbs and garlic. I tell you… 

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