I Totally Winged It Amazing Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli

Since opening the second studio- time has become even more precious and my commitment to eating beautiful foods has become even more a priority (NO MORE PALM OIL). I had a craving for Mac & Cheese and none of the ingredients that I had used to make the last recipe- I had no beans that […]

Roasted Kobocha Squash Soup

Any squash can be used for this delicious creamy, and simple soup. Kobocha squash has got such a lovely, sweet but not too sweet taste that pairs perfectly with ginger. I picked a beauty up at the local farmer’s market this past weekend and roasted it and have been putting it in to many meals […]

Ellen’s No Bake Energy Balls

My sister Jill sent me an energy bar recipe and my other sister Karen was like- “Ellen, it’s OK for you to just follow a recipe, you don’t have to make it your own“…Ya…no, I really do. I made these with and without the protein powder- both delicious. You could make them with more raw, […]

Gingered(end of)Summer Squash Soup

So tasty!!!….I am still fighting this crud! I needed something warm and soothing for my throat, spicy enough to kill whatever’s left, and delicious enough to keep me happy. Sick all week meant there was only what was left after 10 days in the fridge and that was one lonely little Summer Squash and some cherry […]

Simple Turmeric Broth

Simple Turmeric Broth for Vegetable Noodle Soup 2016 6c water ½ onion, coarsely chopped 2” fresh ginger, grated 1t turmeric 1t sesame oil 1t pink salt Put everything in a pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Strain the broth through a fine mesh sieve into a large heatproof pitcher (I […]

Vegetable Noodle Soup

So ya I got.. SICK!…. like….NAILED! After 26 hours of Yoga Teacher Training that for me was a HUGE milestone ( my first TT ever)…I am now resting and eating simple foods. I have made this soup for the past two days and I am convinced that practice is mastery- the more you do, the […]

Chipotle Baked Tofu

Not feeling well and going through my fridge, I wanted something quick and delicious that I didn’t have to fuss over. This was so good I made it again today.In 35-40 minutes you have perfect yumminess that really does taste a lot like chicken. This is great to have on hand- in the fridge as […]

Basil Jalapeño Cheese Dip

2c cashews, soaked for an hour (this step can be skipped) 1T mellow white miso 2 capsules vegan probiotics (empty powder and dispose of the capsule) 1/2c filtered water -up to 3/4 if needed 1 clove garlic — 1c fresh basil, minced 1/2t pink salt 3T coconut oil Pinch chipotle powder- more if desired ½ red jalapeno […]

Ellen’s Italian Chickpea Spread

I ate this on crusty bread with fresh tomato. I am super into fermented breads lately and into topping them with simple delicious spreads and salads. I sat at the counter and ate so much of this, it is SO delicious and has a taste that is so comforting and round. It’s a good simple […]

Simple Broccoli with Lemon

This is one of those dishes that I forget how easily simple fresh ingredients can be elevated to extraordinary with almost no work. Did you know broccoli is filled with protein, 11 grams for every 100 calories? This was my Nana’s recipe, who cooked her broccoli way too long (but was still delicious), then my […]