Hearty Dairy Free Leek & Potato Soup

This healthy & hearty take on leek & potato soup skips the dairy & lets the flavors of the lightly roasted vegetables shine. Bonus: use up your holiday ham!

My mother cooked like she loved; not at all, or just for show. My father, however, brought a sense of irreverent frivolity to almost everything, which was true most of all in the kitchen. I wonder now if he ever really loved to cook, or if the few moments of actual joy sprinkled throughout the […]

Strawberry Sunflower Seed Cycling Smoothie

The easiest way to get your luteal seeds in! Just a handful of ingredients whip up into a delicious strawberry seed cycling smoothie that's dairy & nut free.

Hands up if the whole concept of seed cycling for hormone health sounded great until you realized that… you never eat seeds?! I liked the idea of such a simple addition to my day for a nutritional boost, but seeds aren’t really something I’ve ever included in my diet as much more than a garnish. […]

Cuban Pork Bowls with Mojo & Yellow Cauliflower Rice

These Cuban pork bowls have tender pork piled on herbed cauli rice, drizzled with citrusy mojo sauce, finished with creamy avocado & crispy plantain chips.

Earlier this week I shared a delicious way to make luscious, juicy pork shoulder in the Instant Pot, inspired by the citrusy-garlicky-cumin-y heaven that is Cuban mojo. That’s a recipe I usually make over the weekend so that I have plenty of ready to go protein for the week ahead. Now I’m gonna show you […]

Irish Shepherd’s Pie with Colcannon

Up your comfort food game with this Irish Shepherd's pie, a fun twist with extra hidden veggies in the mash up top & a rich, meaty filling underneath.

Some things are just not about looks. And Shepherd’s Pie is one of those things. When this Irish Shepherd’s Pie came out of the oven, those bubbly edges and almost-charred snaggles on top, along with the smatter of spatters along the edges almost made me want to skip photographing it altogether. Which got me thinking: […]

Parsnip Colcannon with Cabbage & Leeks

This fluffy parsnip Colcannon from https://meatified.com is a fun, nightshade free take on the classic recipe. Here, it's lighter, brighter & more spring-y, with leeks & green onions!

The most famous versions of this dish are made with good old-fashioned spuds, sometimes with other root vegetables thrown into the mix, but always with a potato-y backbone. However, my Parsnip Colcannon messes with that traditional tater taste by swapping in some other vegetables for my nightshade free friends who, somewhat tragically, can’t tolerate the […]