Dress Up Your Dishes with Edible Flowers

Flowers are blooming again and it’s time incorporate these brightly colored and tasty petals into dishes. Flowers can add flavor and texture to any dish. Check out three petals you can use when you cook. 1. Lavender is one of the more popular flowers to use because of its’ color and distinct flavor. Using too much can ruin a dish and leave a perfume-like aftertaste. Try grinding the lavender into a powder … Continue reading Dress Up Your Dishes with Edible Flowers

Dairy-Free Banana Bread

More often than not, I find myself with browning bananas on my counter because I never get around to eating them all. Traditional banana bread can be unhealthy but small changes like substituting canola oil with coconut oil and using honey instead of sugar can make a difference. This recipe is easy to double, dairy-free and tastes delicious. Find out how to make it below … Continue reading Dairy-Free Banana Bread

Spinach Basil Pesto

If I could eat pesto every day, I would. I started incorporating spinach into it and the recipe is too good not to share. Try making it yourself and let me know what you think in the comments section below! Ingredients: 1 cup spinach leaves 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup pine nuts 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 … Continue reading Spinach Basil Pesto

Eggplant Balls

As a pescetarian, I don’t eat meat, only fish on occasion. After heavily relying on processed fake meat for years, I’m refocusing on simplicity in cooking (i.e. more fruits and veggies). These eggplant balls are the perfect substitute for meatballs and go well with spaghetti squash or pasta. Check out the recipe below! Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant, diced 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1/2 onion, minced 1/8 teaspoon salt … Continue reading Eggplant Balls

Teriyaki Pineapple Bowls

Summer is right around the corner meaning fresh fruit and vegetables for months. Pineapple is one of my favorites and this recipe is perfect for date night. Try making it and let me know what you think in the comments section. Ingredients: 1 whole pineapple 1 package of Gardein Teriyaki Chick’n Strips or teriyaki chicken 1 cup cauliflower rice Directions: 1. Cut the pineapple in half, lengthwise. … Continue reading Teriyaki Pineapple Bowls

Cauliflower Rice

Meet your new favorite carb substitute. Cauliflower rice looks like the real thing but tastes even better. It’s a healthy replacement in stir fry, burritos and more. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. Canola oil 1 head cauliflower Directions: 1. Cut the cauliflower into large pieces then break it into large florets. 2. Add the cauliflower to the food processor. Using the chop or pulse function, process the cauliflower until … Continue reading Cauliflower Rice