The Ultimate Winter Bliss Bowls

Bliss Bowls! ♡ What a trendy + delicious + healthy little bliss bowls situation we've got going on, and just in time for these icy-cold winter days where you need that plant power more than ever but all you want to eat ever is turkey with gravy and mashed ... Read More →

Simple 5 Ingredient Baked Falafel

Okay, guys. I'm so super excited even though the picture suggests that I have lost my food mind. Here I am, after being gone for a few days (why does it take me like five years to recover from the workshop?!) and THIS is what I hit you with. That's right - ... Read More →

Garlic Kale and Brown Rice Salad with Lemon Dressing

Today's post is sponsored by Kettle Brand! Their Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper chips are taking this holiday-friendly salad to the next level. Return of the salad! Except it's not really a salad. Which is a good thing in our house - like for the ... Read More →

Thanksgiving Salad with Wild Rice and Lemon Dressing

Arugula and red onions and cashews and dried cranberries and wild rice and lemon dressing, comin in hot. ♡ I mean, wow! Already? Tis the season! When it comes to Thanksgiving, there are two types: the type who makes a turkey, and the type who brings a ... Read More →

Breakfast Pizza with Kale Pesto and Sun Dried Tomatoes

This post is sponsored by DeLallo - we are using SEVERAL of their products here, but most importantly, the pizza crust!  Whoa-ho-hoooo. THIS. This what my best breakfast dreams are made of. Like, maybe I'm biased, but seriously - has kale pesto ... Read More →

5 Minute Kale Pesto

ooooh that kale pesto, I'm tellin ya. 💋 I know it sounds like the most crazy thing. First of all, KALE. Annnnd already we've lost about half. But I don't stop there. No, I go right on ahead and make this a VEGAN kale pesto, and I'm left with, like, three ... Read More →

Crispy Salted Tostones

Plantains, my sweet little loveys! ♡ Is this not the most perfect Friday food? These golden brown, crispy, salty tostones are my favorite of all the favorites. French fries - yes. Onion rings - okay, twist my arm. But tostones - GIMME NOW. There is never ... Read More →

5 Ingredient Cheesy Cauliflower Soup with Kale Pesto

I have two things to say today. Thing #1: WE GOT A STUDIO. We, Bjork and Lindsay and Sage, have officially put down a deposit on a beautiful, huge, 12-window, dog-friendly brick and timber studio in Minneapolis. It will be an office, it will be a meeting ... Read More →

Autumn Glow Salad with Lemon Dressing

Dear diary, I'm in love with a salad. A non-green salad. That's right - it has no greens and I'm finding that refreshing. But, like, the opposite of refreshing. Comforting? Like a big warm hug that radiates deliciously roasty glow-power straight into me. ... Read More →

Spicy Lentil Nachos with Three Cheese Sauce

Hello thare Monday! Today's nacho platter brought to you by homemade enchilada sauce simmered up with a lentil and grain mixture + easy, real food, homemade three cheese sauce that will give our long-standing frenemy Velveeta a run for its ... Read More →

Mushroom Gnocchi with Arugula and Walnut Pesto

This post is sponsored by DeLallo and we are using their (drumroll) luscious potato GNOCCHI in this recipe! Warning: it's extremely delicious. The mushrooms are baaa-aaack! With walnut pesto. If you haven't noticed 😁 I'm stuck in the most ... Read More →

Anything-You-Have Coconut Curry Soup

Well, well, well. Soak it all up, friends --> the glory that is this rainbow veg bowl which is turning my face into a permanent heart eyes emoji. 😍😍😍😍😍 Yesterday, when it was Sunday and I couldn't think more than Weekend Thoughts, I drafted this ... Read More →

Simple Mushroom Penne with Walnut Pesto

Today's post is sponsored by LAND O LAKES®! I'm super excited to be using their new European Style Super Premium Butter in this recipe because --> 👅👅👅. Some of you good people who are on this website right now are looking at this picture and just ... Read More →

Green Goddess Quinoa Summer Salad

It's Fresh Start Monday! At the risk of sounding annoyingly excited about a Monday morning, I have to say - I love a good fresh start. Especially after weekend eating that includes sushi takeout with an emphasis on the shrimp tempura rolls, BBQ eatings from ... Read More →

Five Minute Cashew Sauce

Oh glory be. 👼🏼 That right there is a big bowl of wonderful that is going to change your vegan life. Wait, not vegan? Me neither. CARRY ON EVERYONE. This is a luscious vegan cashew sauce that can sub for just about anything thick and creamy and ... Read More →

Roasted Tomatoes with Goat Cheese Polenta

This this this this this! 👆 Do you even need me to say anything else? Can I be excused? I have a ton of things to do today, like mostly make more goat cheese polenta. Also high on the list today - get back to my real life! which includes writing this ... Read More →

Creamy Cauliflower Sauce: Video

It's a video day! 👆🏽👇🏽 Is it even a secret that this old recipe for Creamy Cauliflower Sauce is one of my favorite recipes of all blogging time? And I think it's safe to say it's a reader favorite as well. Right now that little old post has something ... Read More →

Arugula Salad with Grapes and Black Pepper Vinaigrette

This post is sponsored by juicy, crisp, beautiful California Grapes! Is that not the most fun thing ever?!  Look look look look look. 👆🏽 I'm gonna just tell you: That Tastes Really Good. It's extra exciting to be sharing today's arugula salad with ... Read More →

Creamy Spinach Sweet Potato Noodles with Cashew Sauce

Stop right there. Ummm what is this? Sweet potato noodles? CASHEW SAUCE? 😳 First of all, y-u-m. Secondly, it's true. I'm going fake-vegan-rogue on you today. In terms of actual real life serious commitments, I'm not a vegan or a vegetarian. But I ... Read More →

Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls

This this this this thisssss. 😍😍😍 I am eating this Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl for L & D every day right now and I guess you could say it's going alright. Alright as in --> creamy coconut curry sauce clinging to brown rice noodles (these are ... Read More →

Spicy Southwestern Salad with Avocado Dressing

Avvvvvocado! Calling all the avocado lovers. *whole world raises hand* Today's southwestern salad is so super simple and classic - just spicy golden roasted sweet potatoes tossed with sweet corn, black beans, chopped romaine lettuce, and a cool n' creamy ... Read More →

Spicy Brazilian Burrito Bowls

💯💯💯💯💯 The end. And thanks for coming mmkkay baiyyyy! Kidding. I should - WILL - stop obsessively eating this beautiful bowl of fried plantains, black beans, seasoned rice, and garlic cilantro lime slaw for at least two seconds so I can share the spicy, ... Read More →

Rainbow Vegetarian Pad Thai with Peanuts and Basil

Once again, NOODLES. Here we are again, just me and my big bowl-o-noodles... and a few veggies, and a lot of sauce, and a handful of fresh basil and cilantro....  a fork, a hungry mouth, a heart-eyes emoji... ugh. This reunion with me and cooking could not ... Read More →

10 Minute White Bean Artichoke Basil Toasts

So I'm kind of having a moment with artichokes. Just even writing that out makes me almost be able to taste their tangy-deliciousness in my mouth, even though I just ate a nice big breakfast of peanut butter pancakes and coffee and somehow it seems like a ... Read More →

Creamy Garlic Herb Mushroom Spaghetti

Okay, this is capital L-O-V-E on so many levels. I know - technically, this probably would have been a better fit for Meatless Monday. It's a nice way to change up spaghetti and make it something a little more veg-friendly and, um, what's the word? ... Read More →

Easy Thai Yellow Curry Paste

And all the curry lovers, please stand up! Truth: I just shoved a jar of yellow curry paste in your face on a Wednesday morning and you didn't even close the browser window on me. YOU ROCK. Today's recipe (**dat yellow curry paste!**) is a lot of ... Read More →

Queso Stuffed Poblanos

Okay, so I have some major things to tell you. First of all, these Queso Stuffed Poblanos are everything. HONESTLY. Those mild, delicious green poblanos are cut in half and filled with a fluffy white rice mixture that has been simmered in a quick ... Read More →

Thai Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce

It's SUMMMAHHHH. No, it's not really. I lie. It's actually the 2nd day of May. And even May isn't safe - sometimes you still get the Sn word in May when you live in the Northland. But just look at that picture and try to not feel all like SUMMMAHHHHH. ... Read More →

Healthy Sweet Potato Skins

These sweet potato skins! They're baaaaack! These little guys were my first "viral" recipe originally published in October of 2011 - and today, April 25th, 2015, I'm bringing them back to life and dying with food happiness all over again. It's the circle of ... Read More →

Quick and Easy Lentil Quesadillas

It's time for another round of MEATLESS MONDAY! I actually sort of get annoyed by the fact that Meatless Monday is a thing, but hooray! We're there. We're doing this. This round of meatlessness features the most beautiful, yummy, vegetarian comfort food ... Read More →

Rainbow Power Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

Color! Texture! Beautiful food in a bowl! There's so much good going on here, guys. The carrots and zucchini get all ribboned up into shreds, and the chickpeas get roasted with a little spice, and just like that, the 5 minute Magic Green Sauce finds ... Read More →

5 Minute Magic Green Sauce

I've been just WAITING for the right time to share this sauce, and by waiting I do definitely mean hoarding. Friends, readers, good sauce loving people of the world: let me introduce you to 5 Minute Magic Green Sauce. Loaded with avocados, garlic, ... Read More →

Quinoa Black Bean Crockpot Stuffed Peppers

It's the best Monday in all the Mondays! Er, what? Monday and best in the same sentence? I know, but I have my reasons. Let's just pause for a second and add these crockpot stuffed peppers into the picture of your day. These Quinoa Black Bean Crockpot ... Read More →

30-Minute Sesame Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Do you love sweet potatoes? Meee tooooo. And as of recently, I love roasted sweet potatoes with sesame oil, cilantro, tahini, and sesame seeds drizzled all over the place. Hello awesomest, randomest, most fancy-feeling-easy-snack-turned-dinner. Sesame ... Read More →

One-Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils

Oh, for the love of that humble little lentil. They're cheap, they're adaptable to any recipe, they're easy to make and store, and they are considered a power food that is somehow the nutritional fountain of youth. Not complaining, yo. To reiterate the ... Read More →

Roasted Veggie Pitas with Avocado Dip

Top o' the Roasted Veggie Pita with Avocado Dip Monday to ya! Bleh. Do you just want to kick me sometimes? There is only one reason that it is a Top O' The Monday kind of morning, and it is not the fact that I'm battling a throat-attacking cold, or the ... Read More →

Toasted Bread and Parmesan Kale Salad

I might have just crossed the line: Bread, Parmesan, and Salad all typed together in the same recipe title. So, uhmmm, yes - this IS the best day of 2015 so far, thanks for asking. It's almost hard for me to describe how much I love this salad AND I KNOW ... Read More →

Date Night Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese

LOVE is for the way I look at mushrooms, goat cheese, spinach, and light creamy-sauce-coated pasta with a generous crackle of pepper over the top. And luhhhhve is for the way I eat it all. ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ <-- just to make sure you're getting where I'm going ... Read More →

One-Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes

Can you even believe this? That I'm making a spicy ancho chili homemade tomato simmer sauce (whatever you do, don't look back at the last month of recipes to check if this is my new obsession, but for real please don't) to cover a crowd of spicy, salty, ... Read More →

Mushroom Poblano Posole Verde

First of all, my mouth is in love. With rich sauteed mushrooms and poblano peppers cooked with tomatillo salsa, broth, soft white hominy, a handful of nutty, chewy bulgur for extra texture and depth, and cilantro and lime to finisheroff. It's got a zing of ... Read More →

Lentil Curry Bowls with Cilantro Cashew Sauce

And now, I will present to you THIS. THIS being one of my most obnoxiously crazy, out of control, too many things all in one bowl but SO GOOD food creations of 2014. It should probably be called, in it's truest deepest most honest self --> Rice and ... Read More →

Winter Rainbow Quinoa Salad

I'm so thrilled that today's post is post is sponsored by my favorite fruit of all time -- those golden, juicy, and delicious Opal apples. Major virtual high five to Opal apples for being amazing to eat and extra-amazing to eat in salads like this one. You ... Read More →

Spicy Sofritas Veggie Bowls

THIS, my friends. This is tofu. This is delicious, sofritas tofu. Think chipotle peppers, think roasted poblanos, think garlic and salsa and fresh cilantro pureed into a sucker punch sauce and poured all over your tofu, gently simmering it into flavorful ... Read More →

The Best Garlic Herb Cheesy Potatoes

This post is sponsored by Kettle Brand, who I love for making classic, delicious kettle chips with nice, normal ingredients - and for helping me create the best cheesy potatoes that have ever ever EVER touched my lips. B-E-S-T. You guys I haaaaave toooo. ... Read More →

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Candied Walnuts

Who-ho-ho-hoa. What a weekend! Real live kitchen appliances, more sparkly snowflakes, an annual friend group viewing of Christmas with the Kranks, roasted sweet potato salads with candied walnuts and creamy almond butter dressing, and everything else good ... Read More →