Quinoa Taco “Meat”

This recipe was inspired by a recent trip to Chaia, a restaurant with the best tacos I’ve ever eaten. If you’re even in D.C., it’s an essential stop. They rotate filling variations seasonally and you can observe the making of fresh corn tortillas while you wait in line! When visiting the restaurant last weekend with my…

Banana Dessert “Sushi”

*Note* This post purely draws inspiration from sushi. I recognize that because sushi is often considered an ancient art form originating in Southeast Asia, some may take offense to this interpretation. Please know that is not my intent! Sometimes, dessert NEEDS to be ready in five minutes flat. Ending the day with something sweet should not be complicated….

Pumpkin Spice Latte Breakfast Cookies

With the first official day of fall later this week, it has truly gotten impossible to escape what’s been dubbed “PSL Season.” Pumpkin spice is seemingly EVERYWHERE , with the famed Starbucks latte in the forefront. I recently learned that, on average, Americans purchased only one PSL per season. Have I tried a PSL? Of course. I…

Pumpkin Apple Donuts with Sea Salt Caramel Glaze

When do you consider the “official” start of fall? The beginning of school, those first leaves that turn orange, the first morning you need a sweater to go outside…these are all common markers of the conclusion of summer. For me, the true start of autumn begins when I first open a can of pumpkin! For…

General Tso’s – Inspired Sticky Sesame Cauliflower

I would like to clarify something right off the bat– this cauliflower is in no way intended to be a substitute for chicken! I thought it would be fun to take a dish that is traditionally very unhealthy and transform it with plant-based ingredients. I personally have never been a huge fan of “American-ized” Chinese…

Sweet Potato Soft Serve

We’re officially entering the “dog days of summer.” I knew I needed to write a post with some ice cream. Preparing homemade frozen treats normally involves a long waiting period and, inconveniently, an ice cream maker. This soft serve necessitates neither! Ever tried purple sweet potatoes? They have a similar nutritional profile to the orange…

Fluffy Berry Hotcakes with Caramelized Peaches

Crepes. Blini. Tiganites. Nalesniki. There are many variations of thin pancakes around the globe. All delicious in their own right. But when it comes to making pancakes at my house, those babies need to be THICK. I am only satisfied by the most fluffy, pillowy stack imaginable. Could I potentially use this pancake to sleep…

Five Minute Fig Toasts

Have you ever wondered who invented “#toastTuesday” on Instagram? I’ll consider this post my formal petition for “#toastThursday”… Let’s face it–I could eat toast every day! The key to making this a “meal” rather than a “snack” is to ensure a complementary balance of complex carbs, protein, and fat. I typically stay in the nut…

Roasted Tomato Herb Quiche

For the longest time I was very hesitant to try a plant-based version of an “eggy” dish. Even when I didn’t follow a mostly vegan diet, eggs never sat well with me. The sulfuric smell of them scrambled in a frying pan would nearly elicit a gag reflex (yes, I was a dramatic child). Nevertheless,…

Marbled Orange Mixed Berry Muffins

This recipe arose out of necessity. Well, not really. It arose out of a lack of almond milk. Same thing, right? I was craving a subtly sweet, carb-y snack to nosh on post-workout. Fruity breads normally do the trick ( see here and here ), but I did not feel like waiting the necessary hour for it to bake…

Exciting News: Garlic Head is partnering with Hungry Harvest!

I am thrilled to announce I am officially an ambassador with the fantastic company Hungry Harvest! Are you familiar? (Side note: if you don’t feel like reading this entire post, just watch this video for a great overview) Hungry Harvest believes that no food should go to waste. Here is the mission statement from their website: “We…

Quick Watermelon “Pizza”

I hesitate to even call this a “recipe” because it’s very open to individual interpretation. However, I wanted to share another quick yet impressive-looking BBQ season dish that does not involve turning on an oven! Watermelon is undoubtedly one of the best parts of summer. This watermelon “pizza” can be customized in a multitude of…