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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Triple Berry Refrigerator Jam

This post is sponsored by our friends at Bai5! We absolutely love their naturally sweetened, antioxidant-infused, yummy, fun drinks. Carry on and drink Bai! Voila! And just like that, there is homemade jam in my refrigerator. Happy times, happy ... Read More →

Easy Mexican Chicken Quinoa Casserole

Hi there Wednesday! Can I interest you in a mid-week pick me up of Mexican Chicken Quinoa Casserole involving a pan piled high with blistered peppers, salsa-ified quinoa, black beans, spicy chicken, and Pepperjack cheese? Suhhhweeeeet, that's what I ... 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 →

Frosted Blueberry Lemonade

Today's vibrant smoothie recipe post is sponsored by our good friends at Bai5! Bring on the healthy smoooooothies. So maybe I went ahead and jumped the gun on summer a little bit. April? I could have sworn it was, like, July or something. After a ... 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 →

Simple Coconut Green Smoothie

Today's healthy glowing coconut green smoothie post is sponsored by my new friends at Bai5! You guys, I am on a green smoothie KICK. And when I say kick, I mean I'm in this phase where I'm doing a green smoothie every Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday ... 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 →

Chopped Thai Shrimp Salad with Garlic Lime Dressing

It's time for another version of Chopped Salad Deliciousness. And I am not mad that this version includes spicy jalapeño garlic shrimp, chopped carrots and edamame, roasted cashews, baby spinach, and the lightest, crispiest, most addicting little golden ... Read More →

Inner Goddess Raspberry Breakfast Bowls

Poof! Just like that, the inner goddess is back. Last time she brought desserts, and this time she's taken the form of vibrant mango raspberry breakfast bowls loaded with glow-worthy nutritious ingredients and topped with everything beautiful and nice, ... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs with Pesto Veggies

This post is about eggs and kale too, but really, it's about the goat cheese. The creamy, tangy, soft and crumbly goat cheese. Do you guys love goat cheese so much? and you can't stop putting it on every single food you eat in order to continue sneaking ... Read More →

Asiago White Beans with Farro, Kale, and Tomatoes

Good news: ONE POT and FIVE INGREDIENTS to yummmmmmy. This recipe -- side note: can we still call it a recipe if it's 5x easier than mac and cheese from a box? doing it -- is for hungry hungry hippos like yours truly who want 1) HEALTHY and 2) EASY food ... Read More →

Jalapeño Quinoa Corn Dip

Everything jalapeño ALL ZE TIME. Let's just state the obvious right now: I'm cooking from the basement. It's weird. Last night I made pasta in a rice cooker that tasted like medium-icky mush with jarred pesto (hoorah!) and cherry tomatoes on top. And there ... Read More →

Rainbow Veggie Bowls with Jalapeño Ranch

Prepare to have your mouth hugged by this creamy, tangy, spicy jalapeño ranch. In addition to guiding the wonder that is homemade jalapeño ranch straight into your arms today, I am also telling you how much you will enjoy pouring jalapeño ranch (❤) over a ... Read More →

Simple Hoisin Glazed Salmon

But you guys. When I say simple, I really mean SIMPLE. This salty sweet glazed salmon is making me look all fancy and it can do the same for you, and then you're all like I'mmm so fan-saay, and I'm all like you already know. We jive. In addition to being ... Read More →

Sausage and Sweet Potato Zucchini Lasagna

So that settles it. This vegetable-loaded, sweet, creamy, spicy Sausage Zucchini Sweet Potato Lasagna is the only dinner I'm making for the rest of 2014. It's simple, seriously yummy (who knew sweet potato sauce could make a certain food blogger lick the ... Read More →

Simple Poached Egg and Avocado Toast

Good morning, egg lovers! Guess what though. I'm not actually an egg lover! HA-HA. Joke's on me. And that's why I love this creamy anytime egg and avocado toast combo instead. Let me just explain. Lately I've been trying to eat less refined sugar, and my ... Read More →

Healthy Grilled Sweet Potato Nachos

So much I love about this right now. So, so much. Starting first and foremost on the list of loves is the lightened up cheese sauce that has just a tiny touch of garlic butter yumminess and any cheese you want in the whole wide world. And now you can add ... Read More →

Herbed Quinoa Garden Veggie Salad

Happy Fourth of July Week! Because I'm a big believer in making holidays last all week whenever possible. PS. Hot, steamy, summery wonderful July coming at us in T-1 day. How. This morning I'm writing on-location in a little porch with arched doors and ... Read More →

Healthy Baked Pesto Rigatoni

I have this thing called green foodsession and it's not going away. Last month when Bjork was putting together the income report, I accused him of choosing all green photos for the cover image. People don't want to see all that green on there, babe. This is ... Read More →

Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing

This salad. I could just cry. Today is The Day of New Things for me, and an overwhelmingly yummy Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing is only appropriate to match the occasion. Remember when we talked about how I was going to leave my teaching job ... Read More →

Honey Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry

Just ate this. Five minutes ago. Can't stop. So good. It's Monday and it's back to blog go-time! Today I'm being a vegetarian with this Honey Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry and HELLO WORLD it tastes really superyummy. All last week I was vacationing on the ... Read More →

The 4 Ingredient Green Smoothie

This is the story of how I started loving dates. Not go-out-for-sushi-and-come-home-and-watch-reruns-of-the-Office-dates. <--- love those too, though, and are we the only people that watch series of TV shows that we like all over again? It's just so hard ... Read More →

Creamy Potato Kale Soup

This soup be like yummaayyyy. You can expect to see many-a-more bowl o' Creamy Potato Kale Soup around our house in the next 10 or so years. Bjork (moderate liker of vegetables) and I (major liker of vegetables) both declared this a new favorite. For him, ... Read More →

Spring Quinoa Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Freshy fresh in my mouth! Sometimes salads can be so so good. This week it was my birthday! Wait, did I already say that? I think I might have also already mentioned that special love that I have for pressies and gifts and pretty things with bows on them. I ... Read More →

Spicy Peanut Chicken Soba Noodle Salad

Remember when I used to have a dishwasher? I don't. Five months of washing dishes by hand means I've completely forgotten what life was like back when I had a appliance friend to help me out with my least favorite domestic chore of all the chores, ever. ... Read More →

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Sausage Bake with White Cheese Sauce

I look at this picture and my mind goes yumyumyumyumyumyum. I'm frozen. Stuck. Can't stop the yum track in my head. IT'S SO LOUD. And my eyes are starting to glaze over. It's like what the blue screen of death does to computers but it's just, like, in my ... Read More →

20-Minute Lemon Pesto Penne

Sometimes my favorite blog recipes are the ones that I don't make for the blog. This is one of those times. The tang of the tomatoes, the chewy whole wheat pasta, the tender-crisp baby broccoli, the creamy melted feta + the firm crumbly feta, plus the ... Read More →

Green Goddess Detox Salad + Vacation Pictures

You know those times when you come back from a vacation? *droopy sad face* I think I might have mentioned it a bajillion times already but we just got back from a very warm, very sunny, very extra relaxing vacation to Arizona. I'm still grieving the loss of ... Read More →

Skinny Spinach Lasagna

This just in: we got a Costco membership. More accurately, we got a Costco membership so we could get a TV. HOLD THE PHONE I know I know I know. If you've been a reader, a) you just got 100 sweet friend points, and b) you already know our TV dilemma. The ... Read More →

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad

Favorite salad. I say that all the time, and in theory it's a total oxymoron, but lately salads are my favorite way to get all the food I want to eat (flavor, texture, color, nutrition, give me everything) all on one plate. I know, I'm a food hog, and salads ... Read More →