This time of year, it is awesome to make salads with the fresh produce the season has to offer. This broccoli salad is so good in the summer, and features fresh tomatoes and basil, and if you can get local broccoli even better! It also has crunchy pumpkin seeds, and savory green onion, and a sweet and tangy balsamic lemon vinaigrette! This is easy to make and so good!
Spring is here! And it is the perfect time to use seasonal produce in recipes! This Spring Pea and Asparagus Salad is easy to make, delicious and healthy! It has a creamy almond butter dressing with maple and a touch of lemon and it makes a great side dish to any Spring meal!
We all might have indulged a bit too much during the holidays, so sometimes it is nice to enjoy something that is completely refreshing and healthy like this Mango Berry Ginger Smoothie! It is packed with antioxidants, easy to make and so tasty!
Butternut squash is a delicious addition to any meal, and these squash fries are a great fall side dish! They are a great swap for the usual french fries, and they are baked not fried so they are better for you. They are colorful, packed with nutrients, and really delicious!
We are getting back into coleslaw season, so I thought I would share my twist on the classic, a coleslaw with kale! I like to try to get a variety of greens into my meals and this is the perfect way to do so! It is perfect to make a day ahead for a BBQ or picnic, or even to make as something to bring in your lunches for the week. This has a creamy dressing made from cashew butter so there is no dairy or eggs in it. It is completely plant based and tastes just llike classic coleslaw!
The spring is the perfect time to enjoy asparagus! My favorite way to enjoy it is roasted with a little olive oil and sea salt. Here, I combine it with green beans and drizzle a tangy lemon tahini sauce for a delicious combination! This would be perfect for an Easter side dish!
Just because it is winter, does not mean you can’t enjoy veggie packed salads! We could all use a bit more vitamins from our food this time of the year, which is why I like to make things like this Chopped Kale Salad! It is easy to make, but packed with nutrients, and so delicious! I like to make a batch, then eat it in my lunches I take to work for the week with some edamame or tofu served on top for more protein!
Blueberries and sweet corn scream summer! I love them together in something like a blueberry cornmeal cake or corn cakes, but I like them together in a salad as well, like this simple easy to make salad! It is only 5 ingredients, comes together in a few minutes and it is so refreshing and delicious! It is even good made ahead of time to bring to a picnic or gathering the next day.
In the summer, I love a good fruit salsa! Although mangoes and pineapple are used often, I like to switch it up a bit and use things like stone fruits sometimes. Peaches, nectarines, apricots and pluots go into this delicious salsa! It has a bit of a kick to it, and it goes perfect with corn chips, spooned over salads, or over things like grilled tofu or tempeh!
Summer is nearly here, and so is ice cream season! It is fun and easy to make your own at home, and it can be a bit healthier too, depending on what ingredients you use. This one happens to be vegan, gluten free, and nut free but it is so rich and delicious tasting you would never guess by tasting it. If you don’t have an ice cream maker don’t worry, I have included instructions to make it without one.