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Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts. Easy and spicy side to liven up your veggies.

Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts

Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts! Easy and spicy side to liven up your veggies. Adjust spice to your tastes and/or serve with skinny bang bang sauce. Gluten-free, vegan. I eat Brussels sprouts ALL. THE. TIME. But yet somehow this is the first time they’ve made it to the blog. (I burned them to a crisp once …

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Morning Turmeric Detox Drink with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and a pinch of cayenne. Lots of health benefits in this elixir to kickstart your day!

Morning Turmeric Detox Drink

Morning Turmeric Detox Drink with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and a pinch of cayenne. Lots of health benefits in this elixir to kickstart your day! Related: If you don’t like the taste of drinking apple cider vinegar straight, try these delicious (vegan) apple cider vinegar gummies! I’ve long heard about the benefits of apple …

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Homemade Enchilada Sauce. A 10 minute, easy recipe that you can customize with spices and tastes much better than store-bought cans.

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Enchilada Sauce. A 15 minute, easy recipe that you can customize with spices. Tastes much better than store-bought cans. Naturally vegan and can be made gluten-free. Remember when I mentioned the first time I used avocado oil? Well, this is why. Generally for something I haven’t made before that has a specific desired outcome (like …

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Spicy Baba Ganoush (Eggplant Dip) - with red pepper and sriracha, this appetizer is for you spicy food lovers!

Spicy Baba Ganoush Eggplant Dip

Spicy Baba Ganoush (Eggplant Dip) – with red pepper and sriracha, this appetizer is for you spicy food lovers! Can someone please tell me, is it “baba ganoush,” “baba ghanoush,” “baba ghanouj” or a spelling I’m not even aware of?! The ever-reliable wikipedia tells me the primary spelling is “ghanoush” with the “GH” at the …

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Skinny Jalapeno Pimento Cheese - a spicier, healthier take on the southern favorite. No mayonnaise!

Skinny Jalapeno Pimento Cheese

Skinny Jalapeno Pimento Cheese – a spicy, healthier take on the southern favorite. 6 ingredients, no mayonnaise! Even though I grew up mostly in the south, I didn’t grow up with a lot of foods or traditions that are typically considered “southern.” For example, I never had Bojangles until I was in college. I also …

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Spicy and sweet and weirdly addicting - I call them apple matchsticks!

Apple matchsticks

Spicy and sweet and weirdly addicting – I call them apple matchsticks! Welcome to the second installment for my week of simple apple recipes! I call these apple matchsticks. These sort of happened by accident. Originally these were going to be matchstick fries. So even though these aren’t matchstick fries, I feel like matchsticks is still an …

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Curry sunflower hummus. Change out your normal chickpea hummus and make it out of sunflower seeds instead! Curry + cayenne spices give it an extra kick of flavor. | @trialandeater

Curry sunflower hummus

Curry sunflower hummus – Change out your normal chickpea hummus and make it out of sunflower seeds instead! Curry and cayenne spices give it an extra kick of flavor. I stopped by a vegan restaurant earlier this summer and had a meal that included a curry sunflower hummus. Up until that moment, I didn’t even realize people …

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Crockpot red lentils

Crockpot red lentils

Crockpot Red Lentils meal that is vegan, gluten-free and tasty. Serve over basmati rice and/or with naan bread for a delicious dinner. I love the idea of a crockpot, but I hardly ever use it. Because, let’s be real – anything that requires extra effort in the morning is not likely to happen for me. …

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