Tagliatelle with Creamy Goat Cheese Sauce and Asparagus

Creamy Tagliatelle with Goat Cheese Sauce and Asparagus

Last week, I stumbled upon a pasta recipe that used goat cheese in the sauce. What a great idea, I thought. But the recipe also used several additional rich and fattening ingredients. I wanted to create a slightly less indulgent—but hopefully still delicious—goat cheese sauce. So last Monday, I scribbled down some ideas and began the countdown to 6 o'clock when I could go home and get to creating. It was one of those days where everything irritates you—the endless meetings, the interruptions, … [Continue reading...]

Warm Chickpea Salad with Creamy Avocado Tahini Dressing

Gluten-free Vegetarian Warm Chickpea Salad

Happy New Year readers! (Sorry, I'm a little behind here.) It's officially that time of year again where we all start making promises to ourselves that we quickly break. This year, to combat the disappointment of my failures, I just decided not to make any such promises. My officemate made a New Year's resolution to eat a giant cookie every day. I must have subconsciously joined in on her goal, as I haven't been able to stop eating buckets of sugar every day since Christmas. In an effort to … [Continue reading...]

Gluten-free Oreo Truffles

Gluten-free Oreo Truffles

Merry Christmas readers! (If you celebrate of course.) In my family, nothing says the holidays like Christmas cookies. In fact, last night, one of my cousins proclaimed that she wasn’t going to eat much dinner because she was saving all her room for cookies. “I look forward to them all year!” I, too, once had […]

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Cauliflower Tots

Gluten-free Vegetarian Cauliflower Tots

I have been really enjoying keeping a food blog (despite my unfortunate lack of updates). But the problem is, it has created a real serious problem for me: I think about food more than ever! How is that even possible? Sometimes (read: daily), I find myself at work scouring food blogs and drooling over recipes, […]

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Zucchini Noodles with Spinach Pesto

Gluten-free Vegetarian Zucchini Noodle Pasta with Spinach Pesto

I first discovered the pasta-emulating power of zucchini when I attempted to go on the Zone diet in college. You know, the one made famous in the late 90s by Jennifer Anniston that requires you keep a strict carbohydrate/protein/fat ratio? If you think reading ingredient labels while on the lookout for gluten is tough, try […]

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Baked Marinara Quinoa Casserole

Gluten-free Marinara Quinoa casserole

Quinoa. Another one of those foods that became “trendy” in the last 5 or so years and that I didn’t know existed until then. I don’t cook with it too often, though I hope to start using it more (especially since going gluten-free). One of my favorite ways to enjoy it is in salads, or […]

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Gluten-free Stuffing with Vegetarian Sausage

Vegetarian sausage, pear, pecan, cranberry gluten-free stuffing

Happy Belated Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I, for one, had been looking forward to it for weeks, and I’m pleased to say that the day, along with all the consumed dishes, lived up to my mouth-watering expectations. It’s odd, but I never really cared much for Thanksgiving growing up. Sure, I […]

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Pumpkin, Ricotta, & Gruyére Pasta Bake

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Ricotta Gruyere Pasta Bake

Several years ago, someone once asked me if I had to pick, which would I rather give up—tomatoes or cheese. I think most non-vegans would answer tomatoes, hands down, without even blinking. But I sat puzzled for a moment. “Wow, you must really love tomatoes,” interrupted the culinary inquisitor. Indeed, I do. I regularly buy […]

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Garlic & Leafy Green Stuffed Acorn Squash

Garlic and Swiss Chard Gruyere stuffed acorn squash

Since moving to New York City in 2006, I have discovered so many foods that are now such a staple to my vegetarian diet, it’s hard to imagine I lived so long without them. Quinoa, kale, falafel, chickpeas in general, all Indian food, sweet potatoes (that was one that grew on me in adulthood), brussels […]

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