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…

Chocolate Chip Cookie S’More Sandwiches

Every “true” food blog needs a go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, does it not? For this I decided to take it a step further: a mashup of deliciously soft cookies and a classic campfire “s’more.” Have you ever seen a dessert more American? This dessert will certainly be enjoyed by voracious eaters of every nationality….

Zucchini Noodle Lasagna

Today’s recipe stays in the same vein of a classic comfort food redux, particularly for the summer months when I crave light and fresh- tasting meals. I’m also always looking for excuses to use my (impulse-purchased) ingredients from the farmer’s market. Zucchini noodle lasagna to the rescue! For a while I was intimidated to try a…

Tropical Coconut “Rice” Pudding (Paleo-friendly)

At this point of 2017, I’m sure most of us are familiar with the transformative powers of cauliflower. Perhaps you’ve tried out the ubiquitous “cauliflower crust pizza trend,” or dipped your toe in the waters of cauliflower mashed potatoes. If you have not, I encourage an open mind! I truly believe that cauliflower can in…

Peach Banana Bread

In the middle of July I find there are few reasons that justify turning on the oven. This is one of the few exceptions that does. As I’ve said before, during summer I find every excuse I can to use stone fruit. Banana bread is so versatile, I knew there must be a wonderful combination…

Israeli Style Hummus adapted from “Jerusalem: A Cookbook”

As I’ve mentioned before on this page, hummus and I were in a rather serious relationship during my trip to Tel Aviv. I ate it at least one a day during my entire visit and never tired (if you’re curious about the rest of my food adventures, click here ). Coming back to the States I knew…

Individual Peach Crisps with Crystallized Ginger

There are few things better than fresh farmer’s market peaches in the summer. That first bite of perfectly ripe, golden fruit is a moment cherished by many during sweltering summer months. For this reason, I try to incorporate as many peach recipes into my repertoire as possible when they are in season. Baking the peaches…

Quick Garlic Broccoli Pasta (My #1 Go-To Meal)

When I think back to the origins of my garlic obsession, I realize this dish played a foundational role. Every birthday I would request it for dinner, though as a family we ate garlic pasta multiple times a month. I never got tired of it! For a childhood “comfort food,” I realize it is actually…