A lot of people are intimidated by polenta because they think it takes so long, but the truth is, it only takes about 15 minutes!  That’s right.  It’s as easy as quinoa just takes a little extra stirring.

My favorite things about polenta are that it can be easily be made into an elegant entré and it’s so easy to infuse different flavor profiles into the mix.  Make it a Mexican meal, an Italian feast or simply celebrate a seasonal vegetable, like I do in this Creamy Carrot Polenta recipe. (more…) read more →

It’s fruity, exotic and doesn’t even taste healthy but surprise!  It totally is.  My grasshopper green smoothie is what I like to call a “starter smoothie”.  It’s for those people who aren’t necessary beating down strangers for a handful of kale (something I would most certainly do if kale-less for over 48 hours).

The coconut water is incredibly hydrating and creates a yummy base for the smoothie.  That’s just the start, here’s what’s up with the rest of the ingredients:

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If you are a red blooded human you probably love spinach artichoke dip.  However, if you are even a little bit health conscious you know that spinach artichoke dip will leave you feeling like complete crap after you inevitably nose dive into it.

This Warm Spinach and White Bean Dip is the perfect antidote to your aforementioned food craving.

As someone who is always looking for ways to sneak more greens into my diet I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner!  But better late than never because this Warm Spinach and White Bean dip has been a total snacking revelation. (more…) read more →

This is better than your average risotto because you don’t have to stand over your pot for a solid 20 minutes stirring non-stop.

It’s a perfect cheat with a delicious pay off.  Simply make your quinoa as usual and saute up some veggies with extra liquid (who am I kidding, WINE!) to make a deliciously rich and creamy (yet creamless) mushroom quinoa risotto.

This is the perfect dish if you’re trying to impress someone, or if you just want a big batch of something wonderful to get you through the week.  Serve it with a giant green salad, sip on that extra vino and you will be in food paradise. (more…) read more →

I recently attended an amazing 3-course farm to table feast in Brooklyn where the entree was a lentil curry filled with seasonal veggies.  It was so delicious and so perfectly autumnal that I felt inspired to recreate something similar at home.

When the days turn short and chilly I crave warm, flavorful comfort food, but don’t always want to schlep out to get groceries. (more…) read more →