Creamy Avocado and Lemon Pasta

If you love creamy, lemon pasta, but don’t want to consume all of the unhealthy cream, this avocado cream pasta dish is for you! Make it vegan by leaving out the yogurt. This is probably too strong for those who don’t like lemon, but I was in heaven with a large amount of black pepper on top. […]

You Can Do WHAT with Cauliflower?!

When friends of mine approach me to say, “Oh my god, I just did ___ with cauliflower and it tasted amazing!” I reply, “Welcome to the wonderful world of cauliflower.” By the way, if you hate cauliflower, stop reading here. This is for those of you who either love or like the taste of cauliflower […]

Brussel Sprouts, Potato, and Squash Puree

Here is a fun, adventurous recipe for your baby that you can introduce around the 8-9 month mark. I know a lot of babies love potato. It’s so easy to fix and, as adults, you can’t say it’s hard to enjoy a baked potato. Ever since moving back to Texas, I can’t help ordering chopped brisket in my […]

Making Your Own Coconut Yogurt

While I tend to drink all kinds of milk, I have a natural tendency to find an alternative to cow’s milk when I can. I don’t have any aversion to cow’s milk, I just began to question why we drink so much of it and why pediatricians push it unto parents and children so much […]

Kale, Wild Rice and Shiitake Casserole

Looks may be deceiving when it comes to this flavor-packed vegetable casserole. Come on, you know that casseroles are notoriously ugly, but they’re surprisingly delicious! This dish was a test run for our family’s ever growing vegetarian repertoire, and it came originally from our local farm produce co-op. Mushroom lovers, try adding more than the recipe suggests; since this casserole […]

Asian Baked Tofu and Eggplant

Ahh, a healthy, simple and filling protein-packed recipe for baked tofu that the whole family can enjoy. Is it too good to be true? This recipe says no! In fact, even my toddler ate this one up. This recipe comes from PBS Food; I made some minimal adjustments, doubling the sauce recipe, substituting half of […]

Delicious, Vegetarian Gravy for Thanksgiving

Now that my kids have outgrown the baby food phase, it never ceases to amaze me how many ways I continue to use the Baby Bullet for various recipes. One of my favorite things to make in the Bullet is salad dressing. If you have ever made a salad dressing in your Baby Bullet, you […]

Making Your Own Tomato Sauce

This is the time of year when gardeners can happily find themselves up to their ears in tomatoes. As an Italian, I don’t ever have a problem making those bad boys disappear. However, sometimes we find ourselves needing a change from fresh caprese and bruschetta or desiring to save some of our tomatoes to enjoy […]

Moroccan Vegetable Stew

This is one my favorite vegetarian recipes yet. It’s incredibly filling and flavorful and actually gets better every day. It’s a combination of 2 recipes from Good Housekeeping’s Family Vegetarian Cookbook, but over time has become my go-to stew for putting together any vegetables I have lying around. Sometimes, dicing and peeling a squash can be […]

Kale Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

Kale has been all the rage for quite a while now, but I’ve never had a salad as good as this one! It’s even better the next day – something you usually never say about salads. The story behind this recipe: A friend brought this delicious-ness to our sons’ birthday potluck and it was one of […]