Thai Vegetable Coconut Rice

Looking for a delicious Meatless-Monday meal?  I’ve found it! One of my closest friends (and if I’m being honest, more like my therapist), Maggie sent this, Host the Toast recipe to me a year ago and we’ve been making it ever since. My whole family LOVES this recipe and it is a great way to sneak in some extra vegetables, especially if you’re trying to cut back on meat.  The recipe below has been modified from the Host the Tost original recipe to keep it lower in glutamate. I subbed lime juice for the vinegar, used [...]

Thai Vegetable Coconut Rice2019-11-08T14:22:30-05:00

Creamy Tomato Spaghetti Squash with Italian Sausage

In need of a simple weeknight meal that puts a spin on your traditional spaghetti?  While it may sound odd, adding a few cashews to this tomato sauce gives it a creamy and bold flavor that balances out the squash well.  While I understand many avoid using pork, other ground meat may be used instead. The recipe can also very easily be adjusted to be vegan. […]

Creamy Tomato Spaghetti Squash with Italian Sausage2019-10-07T13:00:47-04:00

Zucchini Cannelloni

We are always looking for vegan options for easy weeknight meals as a way to lower our meat consumption. This simple and healthy dish can easily be tossed together within minutes. Did I mention you can freeze the cashew cheese to make this dish even quicker? Yields 3-4 servings Ingredients 2 cup cashews soaked for 4-6 hrs 6 tbsp olive oil 8 tbsp filtered water 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp garlic granules Hefty dash of pepper 2 lemons (juice from) 2 medium zucchini squash 2 c. of homemade tomato sauce or clean store bought tomato [...]

Zucchini Cannelloni2019-09-24T17:03:07-04:00

Peruvian Inspired Chicken Soup

One of our favorite Peruvian restaurants in Charlotte makes this amazing chicken and rice soup. Unfortunately, pretty sure it’s loaded with MSG bc I get a massive headache after eating it.  This was our spin on a healthier version that I often make with leftovers.  It makes for a quick and easy meal on busy school nights.. Serves 4 Nut-free, Casein-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Egg-free, Soy-free Ingredients 6 c. Homemade chicken broth (cooked under 3 hrs and no vinegar) 2 c. Shredded chicken (used WF naked organic rotisserie chicken) 2 c. White or Brown Rice (cooked) (optional) [...]

Peruvian Inspired Chicken Soup2019-12-04T11:07:41-05:00

Fall Roasted Veggie Salad

This beautiful salad is a great way to sneak in some extra vegetables and nutrients!  Our son is more inclined to eat it because of the little sweetness provided by the sweet potato and fruit. While we prefer to eat it as the main dish, it can also be served as a side. Simply dress with olive oil, salt and pepper! Ingredients 1 small-medium sweet potato (chopped) 1/2 small red onion (cut into chunks) 1 large carrot (peeled and chopped) 1/2 Bartlett pear 1/2 c. sugar snap peas (chopped) 1/4 c. raw walnuts (pecans would work [...]

Fall Roasted Veggie Salad2019-09-24T16:51:12-04:00

Egg Salad

We’ve often struggled with lunchbox options, and were thrilled to introduce this clean option into our rotation. This delicious and easy to make recipe is more like one big deviled egg, compared to the typical egg salad. We try to serve this over a bead of mixed greens, wrapped in a lettuce wrap or served with raw vegetables for some fiber and avoid the possibly of protein fermentation in the gut. Unfortunately, egg sensitivities and egg allergies are becoming more and more common. If you fall into this category, you will absolutely want to avoid this [...]

Egg Salad2019-09-24T16:48:36-04:00