Grilled Tofu and Zucchini with Basil Pesto

Tofu has such an interesting texture… it’s like a quiche or cooked scrambled egg, but is actually bean curd from coagulated soybeans. Yes soybeans… and before you dismiss the recipe because you’ve read soy is terrible, hear me out. Soy is the perfect plant-based protein and contains all 9 essential amino acids. It is full … More Grilled Tofu and Zucchini with Basil Pesto

Herb-Crusted Chicken

  Like virtually all leafy green plants, herbs are power packed, nutrient dense foods. I love to sprinkle parsley & mint on my salads, cilantro on homemade salsa and all the above into green smoothies for breakfast (different post!). Today… we’re going to use fresh parsley, rosemary, thyme and sage in a mixture to top … More Herb-Crusted Chicken

Baked Falafel

I’m on a mission, these days, to find easy yet creative ways to introduce not just more vegetables, but vegetable based protein meals. In other words – I’m looking for vegan options that won’t have my meat loving family wincing as they approach the dinner table. Falafel, a traditional Middle Eastern food, is an interesting … More Baked Falafel

Fresh Avocado Salsa

I can remember the first time I saw an avocado. My 10-year-old self was repulsed by the creamy green visual. I scoffed and asked – “who would eat that, on purpose?” Uhhh… ME! (several years later) There are countless ways to eat an avocado – but this chunky avocado salsa has become my go to … More Fresh Avocado Salsa