Blueberry Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

Recently we watched the Netflix series Cooked. This four-part series, based on Michael Pollan’s book Cooked, explores how we use fire, water, air, and earth to transform raw ingredients into cooked food. The series is a fascinating history of how humans learned to cook. It seeks to reconnect us with real food and simplistic cooking techniques, and it reminds us that food has an amazing ability to bring people together. I highly recommend.. Read More

Make-Ahead Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

At the beginning of this year I talked about the “case for eating more plants“, and one of my suggestions was to incorporate more plant-based foods into your lunches. Well, today I have three veggie-packed lunch ideas for you. And what’s great about these lunch ideas is that you can prepare them at the beginning of the week, so during the week all you have to do is throw a.. Read More

Indonesian Tofu Noodle Bowl

Tofu is a great vegetarian protein alternative. If you have never tried tofu before and think it is weird, bland mush, I get it (I use to think that too). But if cooked properly, tofu can be quite delicious. Tofu itself essentially has no flavor, but it will take on whatever flavors and spices you add to it (similar to chicken) – this makes it incredibly versatile. We have found.. Read More

Roasted Winter Squash & Black Bean Mole Enchiladas

  For Valentine’s Day, my husband and I stayed in and he made me these delicious vegetarian mole enchiladas. It was the perfect meal. They were warming and comforting, and quite fittingly contained chocolate (every woman’s favorite food).     For the mole sauce my husband used a variety of roasted peppers, onion, garlic, diced tomatoes, high-quality dark chocolate (Green and Black’s Organic Dark 85% Cacao), a touch of honey, and.. Read More

Snack on Protein: Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Today I have the perfect healthy, yet satisfying snack food for you – Dry roasted chickpeas! My husband is the one who came up with this snack idea. He was looking for a mid-afternoon snack that wasn’t wasted calories (i.e. potato chips) and that would actually fill him up and give him an energy boost (which we could all use during these cold winter days!). These chickpeas turned out to.. Read More