Lunch

Roasted Vegetable and Chickpea Stew

1. Preheat oven to 425. Place diced veggies on a large sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast for 25 minutes, or until nicely caramelized.  2. Place the veggies in a Dutch oven or large saucepan and add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning (or fresh herbs), garlic […]

Chickpea Pasta Primavera

Even though the weather is still a little chilly out, I have already started to think about spring and all the delicious produce that comes with it. This pasta has a rainbow of veggies and just a touch of cream, lemon and cheese to create a yummy sauce. I used chickpea pasta for even more […]

Perfect Lemon Chicken

A few days ago, my friend gave me some Meyer lemons from California and that beautiful fresh citrus just brightened my day! Winter is rough, and I feel we need to remember some of the awesome things about winter – like seasonal citrus. While regular lemons are available year round, Meyer lemons are much more […]

Roasted Broccoli, Sundried Tomato and Romano Frittata

Frittatas are so versatile – if I have a bunch of eggs and veggies in the fridge it’s a no-brainer to whip one up for breakfast or lunch. I love roasted broccoli and had a block of romano cheese staring at me in the fridge so I figured I would pair the two with some […]

Roasted Root Veggie and Apple Soup with Chicken Sausage

Oh warmth, how I need you. Soups are just what the doctor ordered with all this snowy weather. This soup is so tasty and celebrates all kinds of fall flavors. The combination of sweet, caramelized roasted root veggies, pan-fried chicken sausage and apple cider broth is a perfect balance of sweet and salty. Serve this […]

Apple Walnut Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

Today I had the pleasure of visiting a local hydroponic greenhouse (Third Day Produce). The variety of lettuce and the different colors were so beautiful. My clients often ask for salads and it’s fun for me to come up with ways to make them exciting. Since it’s fall and apples are amazing right now, I […]

Butternut Squash Curry

I love curries – especially ones that are chock-full of veggies. This dish is perfect to make at the beginning of the week and enjoy for lunch because it will keep you full until dinner time. And it’s a great meal to make for any of your vegan friends or those with food allergies since […]

Smoky Beef and Bean Chili

These picture-perfect fall days are my favorite. The sun is shining, there’s a cool breeze and we can start to curl up on the couch with a bowl of warm soup or stew. Chili is one of the best make-ahead meals, because it’s great for lunch or dinner and it honestly tastes better the longer […]

Roasted Broccoli and Chickpea Tacos with Smashed Avocado and Chipotle Crema

Tacos are one of my favorite go-to dinners (I’m sure most of you would agree). But a meatless taco? That might sound strange, but just trust me with these. The roasted broccoli and chickpeas add great flavor and bulk to each taco, leaving you full and satisfied.These are great on their own, but to round […]

Italian Sausage, Kale and Tortellini Soup

Once I feel a chill in the air, I immediately crave soups. They are so comforting in the fall and winter months and I love that there are so many different kinds to enjoy. They are an easy way to get your veggies too! This soup in particular packs huge flavor from the sausage and […]