Category Archives: lunch

Creamy Orange Herb Cashew Dressing

Creamy Orange Herb Cashew Dressing

Now that the weather is finally warming up, salads have started to take center stage on my table. But I will be the first to admit: I’m not a huge fan of them! I find salad to be kind of boring, tedious, and more of a chore than anything else. Until I created this creamy […]

Edamame Sweet Pea Pesto Hummus

Healthier Super Bowl Snacks

My love affair with homemade hummus started nearly a decade ago. And since then, I have experimented hundreds of times, and each batch gets just a little bit better. Today’s recipe for this edamame sweet pea pesto hummus is my favorite creation to date; it is so smooth and creamy, and you can’t beat the […]

Baked White Bean “Meatballs”

Baked White Bean “Meatballs”

It’s mid-January, and if you’re like me, you’ve likely been on the meal-prep train for the past few weeks. I whipped up these baked white bean “meatballs”—I wish there was a better word, but there isn’t, hence the quotes—and woah, SO GOOD. So easy, so much flavor, and an all-around crowd pleaser.

Sweet and Spicy BBQ Beans (Instant Pot Friendly)

Sweet and Spicy BBQ Beans

For years I’ve heard about Britain’s obsession with beans on toast, beans on baked potatoes, beans on everything! I’ve never really understood it, American baked beans are sooo sweet, I can barely eat a couple spoonfuls. But then I thought, what if they weren’t so sweet? What if they were tomato-y, and only slightly sweet, […]

Quick Lemon Parsley Pasta

Quick Lemon Parsley Pasta

When I say this quick lemon parsley pasta comes together fast, I mean FAST. While waiting for the pasta water to boil, I prepped all the ingredients, then did some laundry, checked my email, and washed some dishes. And since I used chickpea linguine from Banza, this meal had enough protein for me to feel […]

Sweet Potato Nacho Pie

Healthier Super Bowl Snacks

We’ve made it to Super Bowl Sunday, one of the best holidays for SNACKS. Earlier this week I whipped up this sweet potato nacho pie for lunch and it was unanimously voted onto Sunday’s menu. It’s a fork and plate situation, and I’m 100% ok with it. Imagine veggie fajitas, that are baked, with melted […]

20 Minute Green Goddess Pasta

20 Minute Green Goddess Pasta

When it rains it pours, as the saying goes. Yesterday I had a quiet day of baking, making soup, and learning lines for an audition. Today I have three back to back auditions and 12 pages to memorize in a couple hours. So, I’m taking deep breaths and making this 20 minute green goddess pasta […]

Deconstructed Veggie Sushi Bowl

Deconstructed Veggie Sushi Bowl

One of the coolest things I learned how to do in 2020 was make homemade sushi rolls. Creating those colorful little gems satisfied my inner artist, as well as my foodie heart. The downside? They take a long time to make. The rice itself takes around 2 hours to cook and cool. So what do […]

Roasted Veggie Sheet Pan Salad

Roasted Veggie Sheet Pan Salad

Let me tell you about this roasted veggie sheet pan salad, and why you’ll want to be making it at least once a week. First of all, it’s very hands off, but still has tons of flavor, texture, and nutrients, which on busy nights is always a win. As advertised, most of the ingredients are […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Today finally feels like fall in Los Angeles, it’s 70 degrees, cloudy, and the perfect day for this roasted butternut squash soup. (You may think I’m being facetious, but my family knows I’m dead serious, and don’t question that I’m wearing three layers and fuzzy socks around the house. Temperature is relative, ok?)