Mediterranean Couscous Salad

With late summer quickly fading, I found myself craving eggplant before the seasons changed. I love when a meal inspiration comes naturally and incorporates lots of what I already have, just a couple special extras. The meal really came together well with a tasty new pinot, fitting for the chilly nights. We had leftovers that…

Mexi-Cali Breakfast Bowl

This hearty, healthy bowl starts my day feeling fresh and full. It’s adjustable to use up any odds and ends left in the fridge with endless options for variety. It comes together quickly, it’s a great post workout/pre-work meal. I love how colorful this bowl comes together, especially if theres some purple cabbage hiding the…

Açai Smoothie Bowl

I found some hidden treasure. In the freezer. It had been over a year since it’d been cleaned out, and after multiple housemates had come and gone, multiple day power shut offs that left juicy frozen puddles that attracted ants to come to die, it was time. We uncovered lots of half used and unwanted…

Sunday Chilaquiles

An unplanned Sunday is a gift: an opportunity for new brunch creations! Sometimes veggie scrambles can get tired and uninspired, I’m always looking for new ideas to try. I’d been wanting to try a take on Chilaquiles (not to spicy!), and when I found my self with a bag of half eaten, salty tortilla chips,…

Spring Market Inspired Quinoa Salad

After a Saturday evening downtown flash back to the 90s (I wore a full denim get up…), Sunday morning started off a wee groggy and uncertain. Before letting the comfort of bed and anxiety of a day off transform my morning into one spent hiding from the world, I let the sunniness pull me up…

Flowers, Herbs and a Sunny Sauce

On the spring equinox, it started to rain. I’d felt an energetic shift with day light savings time change and the sunny warm weather, the ratio of cloudy mind days slowing shifting towards brightness. But it’s not summer yet. The gloomy weather paired with a little time on my hands made for days battling the…

Meyer Lemon Yogurt with Blueberries

It was a rough morning that started off with the ruckus sounds of construction outside the window I’d left open to enjoy the warming almost-Spring air. After tossing and turning till my alarm sounded, I felt a funny tickle in my nose only to realize that tickle was blood. A mercifully mellow nosebleed, it still…

Moroccan Lentil Chickpea Salad

It was Sunday afternoon and I sat down to do my taxes as the light dimmed outside my window. I had gotten all of 10 minutes in when my room went dark and the H&R Block Website froze on an introductory page; our power was out. At first I was discouraged that my over-eager plan to…

Hearty or Light Sweet Oatmeal Bowl

Still have more pre-cooked oatmeal in your fridge? Here’s another of my go-to oatmeal bowls. I love this bowl because it can be a filling yet light breakfast or it can easily be made as a more robust meal to fuel your body for hours. Lighten it up by reducing your oatmeal serving size, omitting the flax…

Sunny Day Yogurt Bowl

This bowl makes me feel sunny even when sky is grey and the rain is falling. Kiwi’s have such a vibrant bright flavor and just a little crunch that adds texture to the creamy yogurt. Unless mushy sweet, kiwis have a tart flavor that’s almost shocking. Drizzling your bowl with sweet honey provides a nice…

Savory Breakfast Oatmeal Bowl

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but so often in the rush of morning, the meal gets overlooked or downplayed to a quick, easy and often less healthful option. A great option to have breakfasts that are both quick and easy AND so good for; make ahead oatmeal!…