Apple + Beet Noodle Salad with Candied Quinoa

Apple + Beet Noodle Salad with Candied Pecans and Quinoa - a simple, healthy and flavorful salad that's perfect for fall

My first beet of the season! Beet has always been one of my favorite root vegetables, but truth be told, I don't bother to cook it much. For one, it basically takes FOR-ever to cook. Second, it a pain in the butt to peel. And third, it stains the heck out of your counters, plates, cutting boards, and hands. (<-- no one likes walking around with pink hands) So I either buy the pre-cooked … [Read more...]

Roasted Potato + Red Quinoa Salad

Roasted Potato + Red Quinoa Salad tossed in a shallot, caper + lemon dressing!

  I've really been pushing myself outside of my comfort zones these past few weeks. I had a huge recipe testing day and whipped up some things that I almost never make. Like fennel. And beet noodles. And caramel made from honey. And now it's potatoes. Potatoes you might be thinking? Who doesn't make potatoes? Well, me. I don't. It's not that I have anything bad to say about potatoes, … [Read more...]

Curry Cauliflower Rice and Quinoa

Easy Cauliflower Rice made with quinoa, curry powder and other Indian spices | recipe on

As usual, I feel like I'm a million years behind. Cauliflower rice. It's been plastered on blogs, Pinterest and cookbooks for ages, but here I am just now jumping on the band wagon. I honestly, don't know what took me so long. It's kind of a genius health food hack. Almost like a spiralizing a zucchini is to pasta, making rice out of cauliflower gives you that same familiar sensation of … [Read more...]

5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters

5-ingredient Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters - pan seared with healthy coconut oil | recipe on

I've had an unusual obsession with sweet potato lately. And by unusual I mean it's not that weird, but weird enough that Matt has had to ask me about it. You guys, I'm literally adding sweet potato to everything. He thinks I'm crazy. It's on top of  my salads, in wedge (or fry) form, mashed, blended in soups, even into my morning smoothie. If it's a sweet potato, I'm finding a way to … [Read more...]

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats

These Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a SIMPLE and delicious weeknight meal | recipe on

Well friends, my obsession with zucchini continues. But since summer is almost over, this obsession will be short lived. Pretty soon (as in probably next week), pumpkin will becoming back into style. So, I thought I'd squeeze in one more zucchini recipe before we move into September. And I couldn't be happier with this one. These quinoa stuffed zucchini boats are a super simple, super … [Read more...]

Lemon Herb Quinoa with Toasted Hazelnuts

Lemon Herb Quinoa with Toasted Hazelnuts and a peppery vinaigrette | recipe on

It’s all about the herbs in this flavorful quinoa salad. With a blend of five different fresh herbs, it’s packed full of natural flavors, and each bite tastes just slightly different than the first. And with the peppery lemon dressing and rustic toasted hazelnuts, this salad is simple, comforting and delicious. I seem to be gravitating towards fresh herbs these days. I’m not sure if it’s … [Read more...]

5-ingredient Mexican Quinoa

Easy Mexican Quinoa using only 5-ingredients! A quick and healthy dinner everyone will love | recipe on

Okay, hi. I just have to dive right in today and talk about this Mexican quinoa. 5 ingredients + 15 minutes = best dinner ever. This dish reminds me of the Mexican-style rice you can find at some restaurants. You know the type, it’s flavorful, with a reddish hue, a little crunchy and full of flavor? That’s the one. This quinoa is similar, but way better. Now granted, I’m probably a bit … [Read more...]

Curried Cauliflower Quinoa Salad

Curry Cauliflower Quinoa Salad with a creamy tahini dressing, almonds + scallions | gluten-free + vegan | recipe on

A few weeks ago, I went out to dinner with Matt and a few friends to this cute taco place in the West Village called Empellon. If you’ve been to New York and eaten in the West Village before, then I’m sure you can imagine what this restaurant is like - small and quaint, filled with people, fun decor, low lighting and gorgeous food. I was a little worried about the menu before we went because … [Read more...]

Grilled Corn Quinoa Salad

The PERFECT summer salad: Grilled Corn and Quinoa with an agave-lime dressing |

Summer corn. Is there anything sweeter? For the past few days I’ve been visiting my parents in Vermont, and if you’ve been reading for a while now then you know how I feel about Vermont. Obsessed. Like my favorite place on earth. Especially in the summer. Apart from the weather and lush greenery, one of my favorite aspects of visiting here is the local produce. Not only do we have a … [Read more...]

Cucumber Avocado Quinoa Salad

Cucumber Avocado Quinoa Salad with a creamy herb dressing | | gluten-free + vegan

I hope you like green food, because this salad is GREEN. First though… avocados. It’s been too long since I shared a recipe using avocados (over a month, what the whaaat!?) and since they’re my favorite thing on earth, we’re going a little avo-crazy today. They’re the base of this lovely cucumber avocado quinoa salad which is made up of all sorts of wonderful green goodness. With big chunks … [Read more...]