Entree

Chicken Vegetable Soup

If you are feeling overloaded from holiday food and looking for something light to get your digestion back on track, or if you have been battling with a low immune system all season, then this is just the soup for you. What better for digestion and immunity than homemade chicken soup, made with a whole chicken, […]

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Chicken Pho with Spaghetti Squash Noodles

I am a total soup fiend, I love it in all its forms and all year long. Blended veggie soups are my go to, I love congee and other porridges, tom ka gai and tortilla soup are obsessions of mine, but pho ranks up there as one of my favorites. Pho has so many complex flavors, […]

Paleo Chicken Pho

How to Cook a Basic Roasted Chicken

I make roasted chicken all the time, usually once a week. It is one of the simplest and most economical way of cooking chicken since it makes enough for dinner plus leftovers, and I can use the bones to make a batch of broth.  I get locally pasture-raised poultry from La Bahn Ranch at the […]

Basic Roasted Chicken, paleo, fresh, homemade, pasture-raised, organic

Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I find that holiday foods are often overly indulgent and rich, and with good reason, we’re celebrating!  But it’s nice to get a break when holidays feature traditional foods that don’t necessarily have to be unhealthy. My maternal grandmother was Irish so my mom used to make corned beef and […]

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Roasted Chicken Coconut Curry

This recipe is so good that once I made it the first time, I made it again only 5 days later.  The first time was for a few friends who came over for a Sunday night dinner and we all knew right away that this was a winner. I probably took the most complicated route […]

Grassfed Meatloaf with Summer Squash, Eggs, Flax & Chia Seeds

Now that Halloween is over but Thanksgiving is not quite here, this is the perfect time to roll out one of my weeknight favorites.  This is a recipe that I make so often I don’t usually think much about it, but I have been tinkering with it for years now so I’m really happy to […]

Spring Veggie Frittata

I used to make a lot of quiches because they are really easy to make ahead of time for lunch leftovers and are a perfect catch-all for any veggies I have in your fridge.  But I realized that a frittata is basically a quiche without the crust – even lighter and easier to whip up! I made this one […]

Fresh Coconut Curry – and how to make Homemade Coconut Milk

I have been working at juice bars for over 2 years now where we make fresh coconut milk daily.  It’s a tasty treat that isn’t too hard to whip up, just takes the confidence to swing around knives large enough to crack open the young Thai coconut’s shell.  At one place I worked they required us […]

veggie pot pie

i used to be obsessed with chicken pot pies when i was younger, the small microwavable kind.  now that i’m all grown up and can make them for myself, i prefer to enjoy a slice of a full-sized pie, piled high with tasty veggies in a savory gravy sauce, surrounded by a crispy homemade crust […]

Vegan White Pizza with Roasted Garlic Coconut Cream and Sun Dried Tomatoes

I love pizza in all its forms.  Sure it’s traditionally topped with red sauce and gooey strands of cheezy goodness, but it may get layered with pesto instead, or no sauce at all.  With this recipe I had the idea that rather than worrying about not only making a sauce but also a figuring out a cheese […]

Eggplant Carnitas Tacos

This has quickly become one of my new favorite dishes, so quick and easy to simply grate up an eggplant, add some taco seasonings, and fry it up for a few minutes.  Unlike store bought meat substitutes that may contain soy, wheat, or high amounts of fat, this recipe is all natural vegetables and only […]

Super Simple Okra and Miso Marinara over Soba Noodles

Last week at the farmers’ market a customer came up to my stand and told the woman I work for that her recipe for okra was amazing.  I love when I can get a recipe straight from the farmer’s mouth, so I had to get it for myself. The recipe as she told it was quite simply, […]

Zucchini Pizza with Homemade Lemon Herb Tofu “Cheese” and GF Crust

This recipe was inspired a few weeks ago by a post over at Smitten Kitchen.  I am constantly in awe of her creative recipes and stunning, crisp, clean presentation, but like to think of my own way to make the same dish. Based loosely on a creamy pasta sauce with tofu I once made, I created my own […]

spaghetti squash with broccoli and leek

sometimes you want a nice pasta dish without having that heavy, starchy fullness it can leave you with.  that’s where spaghetti squash comes in.  it takes a little longer to cook than regular pasta, but it tastes and feels a lot lighter, can be prepared any way pasta is, and is a gluten-free, low-carb, low-calorie […]

Vegan Baked Spinach and Pasta with a Creamy Roasted Garlic Sauce

I started playing around the silken tofu a while ago.  It works well as an egg replacement in baked goods or egg dishes.  But it also makes a thick, creamy sauce when blended, like in my recipe for vegan sour cream. Recently, I’ve been brainstorming ways to turn tofu into a creamy pasta sauce and the result […]