• Simple Pesto Gemelli

    Simple Pesto Gemelli

    Some days, all I need is a simple pasta dish for lunch. Gemelli is one of my favorite types of pasta, and find it goes great with pesto sauce. I love how the sauce gets stuck inside the little twists! It is delicious tossed together with a fresh, homemade pesto sauce (although you can use store-bought to make things easier), and cherry tomatoes and quartered artichoke hearts. Artichokes are known for two health benefits: antioxidants and fiber. The heart is the most flavorful part! Artichoke hearts go well with pastas and on top of pizza. What is your favorite way to eat them? The pesto can be made in a…

  • Vegan Chickpea Sweet Potato Butter Chicken

    Vegan Sweet Potato Chickpea “Butter Chicken”

    I am so excited to share this vegan butter chicken recipe with you today. The name is a little misleading, because there is actually no chicken in this recipe – it is a vegan version of Indian butter chicken. I just couldn’t find a better way to describe it, because it isn’t really a curry, but more like a butter chicken sauce. Butter chicken is made with a delicious spiced tomato sauce. Instead of meat, the main ingredients are sweet potatoes and chickpeas, which make this dish very filling. Chickpeas are a good source of plant-based protein, and both chickpeas and fiber contain a lot of fiber. Hang in there,…

  • Dukkah Avocado Toast
    Main,  Snacks

    Dukkah Avocado Toast

    Some days you just need something easy for lunch. The other week I shared my homemade dukkah recipe, and it tastes great on top of avocado toast! Another reason I love always having some on hand in my spice rack. I like to make these dukkah-topped avocado breads to go with a quick soup or salad for lunch, and I like the extra protein and flavors the nuts from the dukkah provide. You can purchase dukkah at some grocery stores, but it is very easy to make at home (see my recipe above). Avocados are a superfood I always have laying around the kitchen – they are packed with vitamins,…