It’s well-documented on this blog that I love to try new recipes. When I saw a recipe from a blog I enjoy, Love & Lemons, which replaces traditional couscous with cauliflower, I knew I had to try it.
In my household, Sunday evening’s are made for cooking. I – almost obsessively – read food blogs and curate my personal e-mail inbox around recipes. This includes recipes I plan to try and recipes that I’ve tried and vetted. Naturally, categories are involved by recipe type. It’s a bit OCD….and I love it.
One of my recent finds comes from a Vegan blog that I enjoy – Kathy’s Healthy Happy Life. While I’m not a vegan, I believe in the health benefits in balancing my meals with vegetables. Sometimes, I also go for a completely vegetarian or vegan option – like these Sweet Potato and White Bean Veggie Burgers.
When a very busy week is looming, I often make healthy grab-and-go breakfast muffins. Simply pop a week’s worth in the refrigerator and the rest in the freezer (or share with friends, colleagues!) and workweek meal-planning just got easier.
And arguably more delicious – especially when Pumpkin Chai Spice Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins are involved. I kid you not. When this recipe popped into my inbox from Kathy’s Healthy Happy Life I swooned. So many ingredients I love all in one muffin. Must…bake….now!
This week, I went “rogue” and decided to invent my own quinoa recipe. Packed full of some of my favorites – black beans, mango, green beans, bbq, feta and quinoa – this recipe is great when cooking for a group, or portioning into individual tupperware containers for workweek lunches.
I know what you’re thinking – BBQ sauce and feta? Sounds weird, but trust me…it works.
When I was a child, my mother could not get me to eat anything besides hot dogs and mac ‘n’ cheese. As an adult, my culinary preferences could not be more opposite. I crave healthier, whole foods and love tucking into a massive, satisfying salad. Inspired by the left overs in my fridge, here is a quick and easy salad that I whipped up recently over the weekend featuring kale, sweet potato, avocado and grilled chicken.