Tasty Vegetarian Eats

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Raw Cacao Espresso Smoothie

Raw Cacao Espresso Smoothie

We’ve just come back from a trek across the world from California to Hawaii to Bali and back. With so much tropical weather, it’s been strange to come back to California’s cold weather. It still felt like summer when we left, and now it’s all […]

Spiced Lemon Almonds

Spiced Lemon Almonds

Healthy, warming fall snacks? You mean besides pumpkin tortilla chips and hummus? In walks Spiced Lemon Almonds. A flavorful blend for taking your handful of almonds to the next level. Also, a great addition to tapas night. We love to do a snack nights at home. […]

Vegan Chipotle Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Vegan Chipotle Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Chipotle Burrito Bowls. Plus quinoa. Plus avocado. The start to a vegan-girl (or boy!) quinoa fantasy. Quinoa is literally my favorite go-to grain. I often make a quinoa bowl for lunch with cherry tomatoes and pesto (future blog recipe idea?) that is so satisfying, fills […]

Wiccan Brew Smoothie

Wiccan Brew Smoothie

Wiccan Brew Smoothie. Name and inspiration from our local, health food store here in town. Although, I wish I could take credit for the name, because I like how powerful it makes this simple 6 ingredient smoothie: blueberry, spirulina, almond milk, banana, coconut water, and […]

Ultra-Moist, Gluten-Free Banana Muffins

Ultra-Moist, Gluten-Free Banana Muffins

Over the years, I’ve tried to make my Nana’s Banana Bread healthier, but still super moist. Don’t get me wrong; her version is so good, but it also includes a cup of butter. Not to mention four full eggs, traditional white flour, and a staggering […]

BBQ Halloumi Skewers with Herbed Mash

BBQ Halloumi Skewers with Herbed Mash

I first was introduced to halloumi cheese in Scotland, which is a far cry from its country of origin, Cyprus. A cheese with a high melting point that can be fried or grilled. In Edinburgh, I had it pan fried over amazing salads at Mimis […]

Essential Heirloom Cranberry Beans

Essential Heirloom Cranberry Beans

Cranberry beans are the star of this recipe with their rich, velvety (almost meaty) texture. When cooked, they plump up to around pinto bean size, but with much more flavor. Rancho Gordo is my go-to brand for cranberry beans — an heirloom bean company working […]

Simple Green Smoothie

Simple Green Smoothie

I wondered if this combo was even enough of a “recipe” to put out there in the universe. However, my goal of this blog is to have an honest reflection of me — what I like to eat, and my vegetarian, (mostly!) healthy point of […]

Olive Oil & Sea Salt Soft Serve

Olive Oil & Sea Salt Soft Serve

A few Christmas’ ago I got a commercial ice cream maker from my stepdad. Growing up, he and I were kitchen buddies. I would play the integral part as sous-chef, especially for big parties, which happens a lot with a big family. So now, we have […]

Turkish Iced Coffee

Turkish Iced Coffee

As the weather starts to warm, nostalgic thoughts of iced coffees in the afternoon bubble up for me. One of the best iced coffees I’ve ever had was in San Diego at a little cart. I had watched an episode of one of those food […]