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  • dinner / egg free / glutenfree / lowsugar / nutfree / salad / vegetarian

    Healthy and Hearty Greek Veggie Pasta Salad (gluten-free)

    Healthy and Hearty Greek Veggie Pasta Salad made with simple gluten-free ingredients for an easy homemade veggie pasta salad!

    Healthy and Hearty Greek Veggie Pasta Salad made with simple gluten-free ingredients for an easy homemade veggie pasta salad!

    Healthy and Hearty Greek Veggie Pasta Salad made with simple gluten-free ingredients for an easy homemade veggie pasta salad!

    You ask and you shall receive my friends!

    Your new go-to quick and easy pasta salad recipe is HERE! You guys have been asking for more lunch and dinner recipes with minimal prep work. And as a new mama with very limited time, I couldn’t agree with this request more.

    I have been making a variety of different pasta recipes over the past couple of months for fast and easy fuel. I love how they stay well in the fridge for a few days so I can easily heat them up or just eat them cold and at room temperature like I do for this Healthy and Hearty Greek Veggie Pasta Salad.

    Your new favorite healthy greek salad recipe with a pasta debut…

    Now greek salads are by far my favorite kind of salad ever. I used the traditional greek salad ingredients and adding in a few of my other go-to’s and tossed them in a super simple homemade dressing recipe. This whole thing took me 15 minutes to prep and make! You will need a leafy green of choice.

    I personally love using Organic Girl’s baby spinach or baby arugula in this recipe. It adds such a good crunch and helps me get some extra greens in. Something that I am not too good at. I find that if I leave a few kinds of Organic Girl greens in my fridge at all times, I am more likely to eat more greens since I don’t want them to ever go to waste. Crazy and weird idea? Yes, but it works! Continue Reading

  • dairyfree / dinner / egg free / glutenfree / grainfree / lowsugar / lunch / paleo / vegan / vegetarian / whole30

    The Easiest 15-minute Vegan Pad Thai Noodles (whole30)

    The Easiest 15-minute Vegan Pad Thai Noodles

    15-minute Vegan Pad Thai Noodles made with veggie noodles and a homemade creamy almond butter sauce for an easy Whole30 meal!

    The Easiest 15-minute Vegan Pad Thai Noodles made with veggie noodles and a homemade creamy almond butter sauce!

    There are probably million different healthy pad thai recipes on the internet right now.

    But I don’t see many that are both plant-based and Whole30, something many of you have been asking for over the past few months. I gotcha covered with these 15-minute Vegan Pad Thai Noodles today. One of the easiest lunch/dinner recipes I have ever made and they take 15 minutes to make – it doesn’t get any easier than that!

    Full disclosure, I do like to add some soba noodles or brown rice noodles to this recipe when I make it to bulk it up a bit but for anyone who wants a lighter meal and something that is Whole30-approved, the mix of veggie noodles are so delicious in this recipe! I use a mix of zucchini noodles and butternut squash noodles. You can really sub any veggie noodle you love. Sweet potato would also be perfect in this dish too. Sometimes I cheat and buy veggie noodles already spiralized and other times I take the time and actually spiralize them myself. But with the babe and life getting a bit crazier, spending the extra couple dollars on organic ready to cook veggie noodles is worth it to me.

    The best almond butter thai sauce to mix into the veggie noodles..

    This recipe is filled with flavor from the creamy almond butter sauce I mix in it. I combine almond butter, coconut aminos, sesame oil and some veggie broth and it makes the simplest and tastiest sauce. You can also use a cashew or peanut butter if that is what you have! Really anything will work. The more oily the better with the nut butter. It if it is too thick, it won’t be as easy to warm together. Continue Reading

  • dairyfree / dinner / egg free / entree / glutenfree / grainfree / lunch / vegan / vegetarian

    Crispy Cauliflower Gnocchi Mac and Cheese (vegan +nut-free)

    Crispy Cauliflower Gnocchi Mac and Cheese using Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi and a dreamy vegan cheese sauce!

    Crispy Cauliflower Gnocchi Mac and Cheese using Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi and a dreamy vegan nut-free cheese sauce!

    Crispy Cauliflower Gnocchi Mac and Cheese using Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi and a dreamy vegan cheese sauce!

    Why has it taken me this long to turn my cauliflower gnocchi obsession into a mac and cheese recipe?!

    I have shared oh so many mac and cheese recipes this year on the blog, but I am pretty sure the obsession just keeps on growing. Not sure if it is a pregnancy thing or what. But making a healthier version of a classic that actually tastes good, is one of my favorites.

    Especially after finally trying the Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi back in the fall and using that as a base for a lot of my pasta recipes…

    But how does one cook the cauliflower gnocchi? We all know and have heard not to cook it according to the package instructions. And there are about 100 different ways on Instagram people talk about daily.

    Personally, I don’t do anything too fancy as you’ll see and I’m also likely not the first person to make it this way. I love to just crispy the gnocchi in some avocado oil or grass-fed butter for a few minutes and let it get all crispy and cooked. I don’t microwave it or add water or anything fancy. Those methods probably taste great as well, but I have found this minimal way to work very well over here. Continue Reading

  • dairyfree / dinner / egg free / glutenfree / paleo / sidedish / vegan / vegetarian / whole30

    Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Basil Pesto (Whole30)

    Sharing these Whole30 Hasselback Potatoes with Garlicky Basil Pesto. Extra crispy potatoes paired with the dreamiest dairy-free pesto. A delicious vegan Whole30 recipe!

    Sharing these Whole30 Hasselback Potatoes with Garlicky Basil Pesto. One of my favorite vegan and Whole30-approved recipes to make!

     Sharing these Whole30 Hasselback Potatoes with Garlicky Basil Pesto. Extra crispy potatoes paired with the dreamiest dairy-free pesto. A delicious vegan Whole30 recipe!

    I am pretty sure this is one of my favorite savory recipes to date on the blog.

    These mini Hasselback Potatoes are not only so tasty and flavorful, they also are just gorgeous. Call me crazy for thinking food is gorgeous but when I first made these, I couldn’t get over how they looked coming out of the oven!

    Perfectly buttery (yet I didn’t use butter) and flavorful and paired with a garlic basil pesto, they are too die for.

    As someone who used to hate potatoes, I’m certainly making up for lost time over here. Between Sweet Potato Falafels, Crispy Sweet Potato Fries, Thick-cut Baked Fries and more. We have been making a ton of potato recipes in the kitchen. And by we, I mean myself and the little bub in my belly!

    This recipe for Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Pesto is the most dreamy side for the winter. And for any of my friends doing a Whole30 or just wanting to add a bit more veggies into their life.

    Potatoes dipped in pesto is the most underrated combo.

    The pesto is also vegan, so no cheese is involved. I use pine nuts, basil, garlic, avocado oil and Organic Girl Baby Spinach to whip this up. It takes all of 5 minutes to make the pesto and I made it extra thin so it can easily be drizzled on top of the potatoes.

    Also do not be intimidated to make these Hasselback beauties. They are easiest to cut with a “saw” type knife. Clearly have no idea the right term there but with my limited knife skills, if I can do it I promise you can too! Continue Reading

  • breakfast / dairyfree / entree / glutenfree / grainfree / lowsugar / nutfree / paleo / vegetarian / whole30

    5-minute Savory Breakfast Plate (gluten-free + paleo)

    5-minute Savory Breakfast Plate filled with healthy fats, protein and extra greens for a quick and easy meal for anytime of the day!

    5-minute Savory Breakfast Plate filled with healthy fats, protein and extra greens for a quick and easy meal for anytime of the day!5-minute Savory Breakfast Plate filled with healthy fats, protein and extra greens for a quick and easy meal for anytime of the day!

    Allow me to interrupt your holiday baking sessions to give a little something simple and savory and not cookie related.

    My go-to 5-minute Savory Breakfast Plate is here. You guys have been requesting a quick and easy savory breakfast plate for months now and today, it is finally happening!

    I’m the type of eater who will gladly feast on breakfast food anytime of the day. Breakfast, lunch or dinner – eggs sound good to me. Especially for dinner these days when I am waddling around not wanting really to make a whole production in the kitchen. This plate takes me a few minutes to prepare and it is always just the right amount of food to satisfy me until dessert.

    What I love about this breakfast plate is how versatile it is. I love switching up the veggies I make with it by using what I have on hand (usually it’s a potato of sorts because – potatoes, duh). There are always pasture-raised eggs involved in some way whether they’re scrambled, made into an omelette or fried (but extra well done for preggo reasons) like today. Then I always toss in some organic leafy greens. Something we always have enough of in the fridge because Organic Girl makes every type of organic green that is triple washed and ready-to-eat (my kind of greens). Usually I am craving some baby arugula and spinach of sorts or a mixture of a few different greens. Anything you are craving works perfectly. Continue Reading

  • dairyfree / dinner / egg free / entree / glutenfree / lowsugar / lunch / nutfree / pumpkin / sidedish / vegan / vegetarian

    Healthy Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese (gluten-free + nut-free)

    Healthy Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese made with all gluten-free, nut-free and plant-based ingredients for a healthier macaroni recipe!

    Healthy Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese made with all gluten-free, nut-free and plant-based ingredients for a healthier macaroni recipe!Healthy Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese made with all gluten-free, nut-free and plant-based ingredients for a healthier macaroni recipe!

    Find me a recipe more comforting and cozy than a homemade macaroni and cheese.

    It is always a go-to over here and a crowd pleaser. Who says no to mac ‘n cheese?! Especially when it is lightened a bit (okay a whole lot) and made healthy ingredients like this one.

    Most vegan mac and cheeses I have come across use cream cheese, nuts or tofu to make that cheesy sauce. I even have a creamy pasta recipe with cashews here on the blog but I know many of you have a nut allergy, so we are making an epic Healthy Baked Mac & Cheese that is nut-free, vegan and gluten-free. And YES – I promise it still tastes as dreamy as you want it to be.

    I love that this pasta turns out super creamy and the topping is a bit crispy from baking and broiling it in the oven. I also sneak in some extra veggies from Organic Girl and use their baby arugula and spinach mix. Baby arugula and spinach are always my favorite type of greens to combine together and keep on hand. They get a little wilted on top and softened in the pasta when it bakes. You can also easily blend the greens in the sauce if you’d like as well but I prefer to keep the color as “classic” as possible. Continue Reading