Arugula Pesto

Arugula Pesto

Who knew that you could create pesto with the main ingredient being something other than basil? Out of boredom and A LOT of arugula I decided to experiment in my kitchen. I am used to making a standard pesto with basil and avocado but I decided to switch it up a little bit.  For starters, this recipe is completely nut free. Since I am allergic to all nuts, all of my recipes happen to be nut free! I just decided to skip adding a replacement all together and wanted this to be super basic.  To make this pesto oil free,… View Post

Sweet & Sour Eggplant

Sweet & Sour Eggplant

I love how versatile eggplant is. Italian dishes, Asian dishes…It’s such a great veggie to incorporate! It has such great flavor and is fun to play around with. I wanted to develop an Asian inspired dish that didn’t incorporate tofu because I know some people are not a huge fan. I like to make meals that everyone can enjoy and I know you guys will love this one!  This recipe is addicting. After I took my photos I sat on the floor by my marble slab and ate this bowl pictured. It is just so good. Don’t get me wrong… View Post

A Happy Mistake: Lentil Stew

A Happy Mistake: Lentil Stew

Sometimes recipe testing can go horribly wrong. For example, you will have an idea in mind for how you want something to come out but there are cases where it will come out the exact opposite. That is how this recipe was born. The North East was hit with some pretty frigid temperatures and snow this past weekend.  All I wanted was some comforting meals that were still healthy. Since I don’t have many soup recipes on my blog, I decided it would be smart to make a soup using lentils and potatoes. Both are hearty and healthy and items… View Post

Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant Rollatini

Who doesn’t love comforting meals without all the heavily fried aspects? Those meals that fill you up so perfectly without leaving you with that groggy and “food coma” feeling. Sure, a food coma means a successful meal but it also can leave you feeling incredibly sick and unable to do anything for the remainder of the day/night.  Before going Vegan, I used to love fried eggplant. Whether it was eggplant parm, heroes or even fried eggplant rollatini…I was down. I still am down, however only if it’s Vegan. Eggplant is quite a delicious vegetable and it tastes just as good… View Post

Quick & Easy Chickpea Chili Stew

Quick & Easy Chickpea Chili Stew

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have been eating this like crazy a few times a week. I created this recipe one day when I was bored and wanted something new to eat. Though this recipe has no resemblance to Chana Masala, I believe on this day I was craving it and combined a bunch of items from my pantry into a pan and ended up making it into a chili inspired dish. I know Chana Masala to suddenly creating a chili is insanely different, but sometimes you have to work with what you have.    When… View Post