Dairy-Free Arugula Pesto

When I first heard about making pesto with greens other than basil, I wanted absolutely nothing to do with it. Blasphemy, I thought. Give me basil or give me…no pesto at all. But since we had a huge container of arugula from Costco just waiting to be consumed, I decided to eliminate a couple of […]

Pesto Quinoa Bowl

This farmer’s market fresh meal is loaded with protein and iron for a real veggie-based power up! When I was in Toronto recently (I wrote about this on Instagram), I tried a really tasty bowl at Kupfert and Kim on Yonge Street. It was a pesto quinoa bowl, with a base of quinoa and a […]

Coconut Cream and Tomato Rosé Sauce

I’m a little obsessed with rich, creamy tomato sauces. That’s rather tricky when you’re trying to avoid cooking with butter, milk, or cream. What’s a pasta lover to do? I decided to take a stab at it when I was reminiscing about a recipe involving a baked risotto square sitting in a tomato rosé sauce […]

Zucchini Noodles and Red Lentil Bolognese

Last night I went out for dinner for my boyfriend’s birthday. He wanted spaghetti, so that’s what we got — huge, terrifying portions of spaghetti. I had a pasta primavera (thank god I don’t have a gallbladder anymore, since the sauce was oil-based) with lots of veggies, but I still ate an unwholesome amount of […]

Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with cream sauces. Yes, they were delicious when I was eating them. But also yes, I always felt super sick afterwards. Maybe its from all the rich ingredients, or maybe I have no self-control. Either way, Alfredo was always a bad risk-reward balance. I created this recipe in an […]