Category: Dairy-free

Sausage, Chard & Chickpea Soup

Sausage, Chard & Chickpea Soup

Soup doesn’t have to be made in giant batches and simmered in a crock pot for hours in order to be good. Sometimes you get home and just want to make some soup to eat that same night, maybe with a little bit leftover for lunch the next day. During the winter, I do this all the time. As I work on surviving my first ever East Coast winter this […]

Chicken Salad with Almonds & Dried Cranberries

Chicken Salad with Almonds & Dried Cranberries

Everyone deserves a lunch they look forward to all morning. For me, it’s this chicken salad. What makes it so crave-worthy is that it’s a little sweet, savory, crunchy, spicy and salty all at the same time. Every bite has a little something for everyone. It’s so flavorful that you can eat it on its own, which can’t always be said for chicken salad – […]

Middle Eastern-Inspired Pasta Salad with Tahini Dressing (Vegan)

Middle Eastern-Inspired Pasta Salad with Tahini Dressing (Vegan)

Next to pasta, Middle Eastern food is my absolute favorite food on this planet. It’s the perfect balance of carbs, protein, veggies and spices that tastes comforting yet light. I also like that a lot of it happens to be vegetarian/vegan, since I’m not much of a meat eater. I eat it so much that I often wonder if I lived in the Middle East […]

Vegan Black Bean Tostadas

Vegan Black Bean Tostadas

I’m not a vegan, but sometimes I create recipes that are “accidentally” vegan. I don’t intend for them to be vegan, and then at some point I realize, hey, this is vegan! It’s always a pleasant surprise, since a vegan meal here or there is something we could all use – especially if it also tastes delicious. These black bean tostadas are one example, and […]

How to Make a “Baked” Apple in the Microwave

How to Make a “Baked” Apple in the Microwave

Baked apples are a Fall staple. Their smell alone is enough to give you that “It’s definitely Fall” feeling. It’s one of those things we crave but never get around to making, because it’s assumed to be something you make for a crowd on a special occasion. Thanks to the almighty microwave, that doesn’t have to be the case. I actually came up with this […]