Crunchy Cilantro-Lime Hummus Tacos

My husband actually raved about these vegan tacos! He didn’t ask for a side of chicken sausage or even sprinkle on cheese. He just happily ate (devoured) them, as I did: slathered with taco sauce and filled with mixed greens. The recipe yields tacos that are...
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Tepary Bean Salad with Red Bell Pepper, Cumin & Lemon Vinaigrette

How to Cook Tepary Beans I recently discovered tepary beans – the only legume native to Arizona, from the Southern region – while attending the Arizona Farmer + Chef Connection. Tepary beans commonly come in brown and white varieties and one serving boasts 9 grams...
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Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes

Slow cookers offer so much more than hearty winter stews, and in the summer any way to escape the heat of the kitchen is welcome. How about a summertime sandwich of lentil sloppy joes? The inspiration for this recipe stems from a stovetop version by Heather McDougall,...
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Banana Coconut Cream Bars with Almond Crust

A couple of months ago, I was trying out a gluten-free diet, which I am no longer on. I was “jonesing” for something crusty, carby and sweet, and I couldn’t get banana cream pie off my mind, so I came up with this dessert....
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Spring Sugar Snap Pea Shooters

 Puree makes eating veggies a snap It can be so tempting to skip vegetables at lunch. Maybe you have healthy pasta dinner leftovers, but no vegetables to serve on the side. That batch of chicken breasts that you grilled to last all week is protein-packed,...
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Tomato & Avocado Quinoa Salad with Cumin & Cilantro

Gluten-free salad for spring and summer

You are going to thank me for this salad, since it’s the perfect all-in-one gluten-free dish for lunch, offering protein and fiber, whole grains, vegetables and fruits, and loads of flavor. I love that you can make it in advance and have meals ready...
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Quinoa and Black Bean Cakes with Cumin & Chile

 Quinoa, spices pat into a tasty vegetarian burger Breaking news: My husband agreed to eat one vegetarian meal per week. Upon hearing his statement, I had to act quickly. But why cook quinoa in plain water when you can cook it in delicious vegetable broth?...
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Roasted Cauliflower with Cashews & Curried Dip

Get excited…. today cauliflower gets made over with a flavor explosion! Cauliflower naturally gets sweeter as it roasts and its flavors concentrate. If you’re like me, you will find yourself spooning the crunchy cashew-panko topping right into your mouth. Then there’s the dip. Well,...
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Red Lentil Hummus with Cumin and Sriracha

I’m not over exaggerating when I say that my husband and I eat hummus every. Single. Day. Usually I purchase commercially made varieties, but it just dawned on me while writing this that if I make my own batch of hummus weekly, none will...
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Roasted Baby Broccoli with Toasted Almonds & Lemon

Simply delicious: baby broccoli is terrific roasted Though a quick steam in the microwave serves a purpose when it comes to my weeknight vegetable routine, sometimes I’m looking for a side dish with a bit more excitement. Vegetables take on unexpected flavors and textures when...
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