Dairy Free Creamy Tomato Soup

This Dairy Free Creamy Tomato Soup is like a hug in a bowl. And when you dunk your sandwich in it, you’ll be in comfort food heaven. This one’s for the whole family.

When I first started my blog many, many years ago, I did it so that I could easily share my recipes with family and friends. And this Dairy Free Creamy Tomato Soup recipes was one of the catalysts for this whole blogging life of mine. This soup was and still is my family’s favorite soup.

Usually I serve this soup with dairy free grilled cheese sammies or quesadillas, but this time I just made a whole big bunch of sourdough croutons and loaded up the top. OMG this is like having a dunked sammie right in the bowl.

I remember when I first came up with this recipe. When my kids were younger I used to sometimes …

Easy Black Bean Soup

This Easy Black Bean Soup is going to become your new go-to when you want something warm and comforting.

Black bean soup is one of the first things I learned to make well. It’s one of the first things that people starting asking me for the recipe for, and I loved it — the soup and the compliments!  Hmmm… maybe this humble soup is one of the reasons I realized I was meant to be a cook…

Recently, a friend of mine pulled out my old black bean soup recipe that I had given her many, many years ago. I was shocked that she still had it and that she still makes it. I remember loving this recipe too. But when I looked at it, I was reminded that this particular black bean soup recipe contains rice. The rice helped thicken the soup and made the texture pretty darn awesome.…

Dairy-Free Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken

This Dairy-Free Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken dish is the stuff dreams are made of. It is so delicious, so healthy, and will make everyone happy.

My kids used to love spinach artichoke dip when they were little. Every time we would go to a restaurant that had it on the menu, we had to order it. I couldn’t argue too much, because, well, it really is one of the most delicious inventions ever.

Fast forward to our lives today… in my house we eat almost entirely dairy-free. And my kids are still happy to come over for dinner because meals like this are still served here. Meals that are so creamy that nobody would believe there is no cream or cheese in them. This Dairy-Free Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken is a winner every time.

I’ve used this basic recipe for chicken, but as I sit here, I’m already imagining how …

Vegan Creamy Zoodles

The sauce on these Vegan Creamy Zoodles is so creamy and so delicious that you won’t even realize you are fueling your body with an amazingly healthy dish.

I’m a big fan of vegetable noodles… BUT not as a replacement for pasta. I mean, nothing can replace the greatest food on the planet… So, as long as these zoodles or noodles are not trying too hard to mimic my beloved pasta dishes, I’m happy.

So, why then do I say I love veggie noodles? Oh… let me count the ways:  I love serving all types of these amazingly colorful veggie spaghettis and noodles and rices as a side dish for just about everything. They can be served hot as a healthy side to chicken or eggplant Parmesan. When served chilled, they pair perfectly with whatever protein you are serving — BBQ anything, roasted fish, a veggie burger. Really, there are …

Vegan Burrito Bowls

These Vegan Burrito Bowls are healthy and delicious. The taste is incredible — sort of a Mexican-Asian party for your mouth. Oh, and did I mention how easy they are to make…?

Everything tastes better in a bowl. Everything is easier to make in a bowl. Everything is easier to eat in a bowl. Yes… I love my bowls…

My obsession with food bowls began many years ago, and now it seems it’s an actual real trend. Everywhere you go now, there are various bowls on menus — poke bowls, burrito bowls, Asian bowls, grain bowls, etc.

Have you jumped on the bowl bandwagon at home yet?

If not, this Vegan Burrito Bowl is the perfect starting point.

I’m someone who meal-preps… not for specific meals, but for everyday life. What I mean by this is that when I go to the market with my list (that I invariably don’t …

Radicchio Endive Salad

This Radicchio Endive Salad is perfect. It is easy, delicious, healthy, and so pretty to look at!

I am always in search of the perfect salad. But my idea of this perfect salad changes based on who I ‘m feeding, what I’m feeling, and what ingredients are fresh at the time. I guess that’s why I’m always chasing this perfection…

A few things remain constant in my salad game. I need to have several different textures in my salad. I need crunch and I need creamy and I need things with bite and I need things that are soft. Yes, I can be a ball-buster when it comes to my salads…

I also need several different types of flavors. I need something slightly bitter. And something sweet. Well… you get the picture. I need a variety of tastes and textures (I guess I could have just said that up front…).…

Flourless Chickpea Blondies

As soon as you taste these amazing Flourless Chickpea Blondies, you’ll wonder where they’ve been all your life.

One of the first recipes I ever posted when I first started my blog, was a recipe for Flourless Chickpea Blondies. A friend of mine, who was 16 years old at the time, gave me her recipe to try and I was hooked. (Thank you Jamie!) This was 8 years ago and I’ve been baking them ever since. Last week I decided to play around with the recipe to make it even more healing, and OMG they are sooooo good!

These blondies taste like the real thing. When you have people try them, don’t tell them what they are made of and they will never know that they are made out of chickpeas.

Trust me on this. In my house, when I just put a plate out on the counter, whatever it …

Salted Caramel Smoothie Bowl

This Salted Caramel Smoothie Bowl will keep you happy and healthy… it is so good!

I go through phases. For awhile I had to have a smoothie every single morning. Then I decided I wanted something hot for breakfast so I changed up my smoothies, made them a little lighter and fruitier, and had them as mid afternoon snacks. Then I stopped them completely. Then… this next phase happened: Smoothie Bowls any time I had the urge. This phase is my favorite phase. I love coming home for lunch and making one of these. I also love making one for a snack. And breakfast… well that goes without saying. I love this unstructured smoothie bowl phase.

I’ve decided that I like my smoothies even more when they are thick enough to eat with a spoon. When I can top them with glorious fresh fruit, crunchy toppings, and superfoods. This phase …

Immune Boosting Onion Chicken Soup

This Immune Boosting Onion Chicken Soup will heal what ails you. It will warm you deliciously from the inside out.

So, what the heck is Immune Boosting Onion Chicken Soup? In this case, it’s a French onion soup type broth filled with all of the traditional chicken soup ingredients. It’s filled with garlic, and onions, and other foods that will help keep you healthy. It’s the most delicious germ killer you’ll ever have.

We are in the throws of Covid19 now and that means social distancing, quarantine… whatever you want to call it. To me, what that really means is that we need to be boosting our immune systems every way and every time we possible can. I really believe that every time you put something into your mouth it’s another chance to fuel your body and give it what it needs.

So, to this end, I created this Immune …

Immune Boosting Pina Colada Smoothies

These immune boosting pina colada smoothies will take your mind off your worries and send you straight to your memories of the perfect tropical vacation.

I am writing this as I sit here in my apartment practicing social distancing. This is week 2. Or is it week 3? Do you remember the movie Groundhog Day…?

Anyway, one of good things to come out of this forced time at home for me has been that I am really getting into recipe creation — even more than usual. Sometimes I feel like I’m on the show Chopped. What’s in my pantry? What’s in my fridge and freezer? What can I make? It’s actually kind of fun…

Immune boosting recipes have become my regular fix. I’m now seriously addicted to everything immune-boosting. And this is a good thing.

For lots of great information on how to boost your immune system with foods, …