Romanesco, roasted whole with olive oil, lemon, and thyme - a lovely veggie side dish that's gluten-free and vegan l

Lemon and Thyme Roasted Romanesco

It's easy to get too comfortable in the kitchen, working with the same ingredients or techniques because it's what we know and what we're good at - especially when we're busy and short on time. For me, that comfort is sautéing fresh vegetables in my Scanpan. Any vegetable, diced or sliced or spiralized, thrown together and tossed with a different sauce. If I'm not eating the vegetable medley solo, I'll pair it with either quinoa or roll up in a corn tortilla taco-style. The best way to … [More...]

Rainbow Veggie Quinoa Bowl with Green Goddess Dressing l Gluten-Free and Vegan l

Rainbow Veggie Quinoa Bowl with Vegan Green Goddess Dressing

My favorite day of the week is Food Prep Day - typically a Sunday, after CJ and I stock up on fresh produce at the grocery store or local farmer's market. I listen to a podcast (Undisclosed, Stuff You Missed in History Class, or Chopped) and sip on a glass of wine as I cook quinoa, blend fresh dressings, prepare chia pudding, and spiralize/dice/roast our latest stock of fruits and vegetables to make weekday lunches and dinners fast and easy. Food prep time is my Zen Zone, how I relax and … [More...]

Easy Cheesy Vegan Popcorn, an addicting and healthy gluten-free snack l

Easy Cheesy Vegan Popcorn

My husband, CJ, eats more popcorn than anyone else I know. That is, until he started adding nutritional yeast to his nightly bowl of hot, freshly popped popcorn. Now I think that person is me. Microwave popcorn has been CJ's nightly snacking routine since we first met five years ago. The brand varies, but 90 something percent fat free is the norm. While on our recent 40 Day Vegan Adventure, he bought simple, non-butter, unsalted popcorn. Healthy for sure, but flat in flavor. In a stroke of … [More...]