Recipes for Two

Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Cheesy Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats

These Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a delicious, healthy fall dish you can make at home for date night.  These boats are light yet packed with bold fall flavors thanks to the curry, zucchini, and apples.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

This Fried Green Tomato recipe is a remake of an oldie but goodie recipe. You remember the 1991 film, Fried Green Tomatoes, with Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates? I loved that movie. Ever since then, I’ve been intrigued by fried green tomatoes. In the spirit of celebrating tomatoes, I am squeezing in one more late…

Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

These quinoa stuffed pepper beauties are light yet spicy and packed with bold flavor. The overall Southwestern theme make a fabulous date night {in}. This recipe is more than enough for two people. Unless you’re both crazy hungry, plan on having a little bit leftover. If you’d like to add meat to this dish, substitute about…

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

If you’re like me and love the flavor of taco seasoning but you’re not that crazy about some of the questionable ingredients in some of the seasonings, why not make your own? This Homemade Taco Seasoning is an excellent spice blend to add to your spice cabinet. I made this blend with the Southwestern Quinoa…

BBQ Roasted Chickpeas Hawaiian Style

BBQ Roasted Chickpeas Hawaiian Style

BBQ roasted chickpeas are definitely becoming one of my go-to snack foods. If you’re looking for a healthy afternoon snack and you like chickpeas, this recipe is definitely for you. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you probably know I was in Kauai for my birthday last month and I’m still not quite over Kauai. Even…

Fennel & Pear Smoothie Bowl

Fennel & Pear Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are great because they allow me to blend as I normally do with smoothies, but then I’m able to top the smoothie with fixings like organic coconut shreds, chopped up fresh fruit, and chia or flax seeds. This recipe was inspired by Green Foods for Men by Michael De Medeiros and Jenny Westerkamp…

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Kicking off avocado season with a deliciously sweet yet healthy recipe! If you haven’t tried chocolate avocado mousse, you must! It’s an easy no-bake dessert and so yummy. Plus, it’s chock full of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Just 1 ounce of an avocado contains nearly 20 vitamins and minerals!

Chewy Carrot Cake Granola Bars

Chewy Carrot Cake Granola Bars

In grammar school, my mom would pack me a granola bar that was so dry I’d nearly break my teeth. Perhaps I made the Chewy Carrot Cake Granola Bars extra chewy with those jaw-breakers in mind. If you don’t want them as chewy, you can add a little less maple syrup and coconut and bake…

Dark Chocolate Clusters

Dark Chocolate Clusters {No-Bake}

Dark chocolate clusters are what I make when I’m looking for a sweet treat but something that’s not too naughty. They are delicious and so easy to make using simple ingredients. With these little clusters of bliss, you really only need two ingredients – nuts and chocolate. Whatever nuts you have on hand will do fine,…

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin pie smoothie is my favorite smoothie to make during fall. And pumpkin has been on my mind lately. A  l o t. I love this smoothie so much that I always make it a point to stock up on cans of unsweetened pumpkin during the fall season so I can enjoy pumpkin pie smoothies…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are delicious and addicting. Beware! Who doesn’t love raw cookie dough? Something about the chewy, moist texture and pronounced flavors that make the dough too tempting … mmm. I’m bringing the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites to an upcoming Holiday Cookie Exchange and I couldn’t be more excited. But…

Fiesta Roll Up Tacos

Fiesta Black Bean Quinoa Roll-Up Tacos

Fiesta Black Bean Quinoa Roll-Up Tacos make a simple weeknight meal for the whole family. I tried this dish out for one of my cooking classes and it was a hit. I needed something healthy, plant-based, and popular with the kids. This yummy dish is simple and naturally delicious. I cut down on the fat…

Romesco Sauce

Romesco Sauce {Spicy Almond Sauce}

Romesco sauce is a popular sauce originally from Spain made from red peppers. Have you ever tried it? If not, you must. I had not tried romesco until I tasted it at a cafe I frequent. It was to die for. I must have sampled it three or four times before I finally gave in…

Creamy Avocado Pesto

Creamy Avocado Pesto

Avocado pesto is definitely a treat. With basil and pine nuts, the avocado pesto lends itself to classic pesto flavors with a twist. The first part of the twist is it’s packed with fiber-boosting broccoli that you can’t even taste. Secondly, it’s oil free yet still rich and creamy thanks to the avocado, which brings…

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I adore pizza. As a born and bred Jersey girl, I’m used to a thin crust. But it’s actually pretty hard to find good thin crust pizza, even here in foodie-friendly San Francisco.  Although this recipe is not a traditional thin crust pizza, it is a thin, cheesy cauliflower crust pizza. And it’s delicious.