Caramelized Shallot & Grape Chutney

Today's post is sponsored by Grapes from California. Okay, imagine this for a second. Yourself sitting around with friends, significant other, or let's be honest - happily by yourself - with a plate of crispy crackers topped with a jammy savory-sweet ... Read More →

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 →

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

Life, why are you so ____? (insert any adjective ever) And carrot cake smoothie bowl, why are you so yummy? 👅 I mean, seriously, why? and how? This is nothing more than a few carrots, some pineapple, a dusting of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla, and a ... 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 →

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 Minute Blender Enchilada Sauce

Quick and easy sauce, quick and easy post. I use this sauce or similar variations of it in so many recipes - it's definitely time for this little life hack to get its own space as a real recipe on this here blog. I better start with the disclaimer that ... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

5 Minute Homemade Peanut Butter

You guys. I DID THIS. I made it. On my own, with, like, real peanuts. In five minutes and NOT EVEN JOKING. This is The Peanut Butter of peanut butters. It's peanut butter like you've never seen before. Or have you? If you've made your own peanut ... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Holiday Detox Green Apple Smoothie

You won't even believe this right now: IT'S SNOWING. I'm sitting on the couch and looking out at the world of white as the sun starts to come up in our little Yum Sweet Home neighborhood, watching the cutest kiddos run out to their bus stops with ridiculous ... Read More →

Black Pepper Stir Fried Noodles

I mean, why not greet you with a big plate of this right in your face? WHY. NOT. You guys, I know I say this a lot, but I really love this one. Noodles just speak to me. Something about all the twirling of the forks and the soakage of the sauces... it's ... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Red Thai Curry Sauce

Alternate titles for this post: I Am Dying of Happiness. The Sauce To End All Sauces. Just Try To Control Yourself. Curry In A Hurry. How To Crave Vegetables 24/7. Deliciously Spicy Stuff. But Not Spicy-spicy. But Spicy. Flavor ... Read More →

Stir Fried Singapore Noodles with Garlic Ginger Sauce

True confession: I think I've been living the life of 13-year-old for the last, um, 17 days. If I had to guess the average time that I've been waking up over this beautiful time called winter break, I'd say 10am. Which pushes back my average lunchtime to 3pm ... Read More →

Garlic Tostones: Puerto Rican Fried Plantains with Rice and Beans

Today I'm answering your Top Five Burning Questions about Garlic Tostones aka Puerto Rican Fried Plantains. Cause you wake up wondering about things like fried plantains, right? Yeah, that's why we go together. 1. What are they? And why are you making Puerto ... Read More →

Moroccan Salad with Cilantro Orange Dressing

For the last hour I've been listening to One Direction. Excuse me, JAMMING to One Direction. Why am I susceptible to the music of tween girls? EEEEE. I have a crush on all pop music ever. Cause it would be totally normal that my adult ears would ... Read More →

Pomegranate, Kale, and Wild Rice Salad with Walnuts and Feta

Oh my good gravy. I mean, no gravy. Just pretty Thanksgiving salad. I mean, salad that tastes like gravy. I mean, no, wait, ummm... Can't. Think. ... Read More →

Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus

Today I'm talking about a deliciously crayzie hummus combo that I made over the weekend. Let's get real here. When I first made this Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus like a ridiculous food blogger would, um, Bjork and I just about died from the ... Read More →

Crockpot Sweet Potato Lentils

How about I throw some things in the crockpot and make a recipe with it? Sounds about right these days. By the way, what is this recipe? I know. It's a little obscure. It's soup meets stew meets dhal meets can't spend more than 5 minutes making dinner. But ... Read More →

Peach Green Smoothie

Hey yo. Big question today: Do you guys like drinking green things? Much like the chicken skin, green smoothies are a love-hate kinda food for me where mostly I love it and I only really hate it because of the name. I mean, who really craves something ... Read More →