The human body is complex, but the way we nourish it does not have to be. These recipes will help you treat your body with the respect it deserves. I love baking breads and desserts, but I believe in the "everything in moderation" policy of life. I only ever have a little taste. These recipes are a full-on insight of what I feed my body and how I have learned to truly listen to my body's needs. I want to share the traditional Italian-inspired dishes that I grew up with, created by my large family of intuitive chefs, while maintaining nutritional integrity.
Pistachio Agave Roasted Carrots
Roasted carrots are delightful as a an addition to any meal, and are so easy to make!
Light & Simple Beet Salad
The title speaks for itself! I eat some form of a beet salad at least once a week, but this is one of my favorites.
I love these on salad or just as a little snack.
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
You all know how much I LOOOOOVEEEEE making fresh pasta, but I'm always looking for ways to get my pasta fix without all of the carbs (for the record I also love carbs).
I love a good burrito, but my body loves carbs like peanut butter loves jelly. So I have devised a way to satisfy my burrito needs without feeling like I need a run and a nap. These collard wraps are jam-packed with nutrients and will help keep your body happy and healthy.
Roasted Butternut Squash
Reasons I love fall: BUTTERNUT SQUASH.
Raw Fennel Salad
This incredibly light, refreshing salad is the perfect compliment to a long day. It's extremely easy to make, and packed with unique flavors. Fennel is certainly an acquired taste for most, but your body will love it.
Every time my mom makes forbidden rice I'm tempted to lick the bowl. I make a pretty killer risotto so I reimagined it with forbidden rice for the incredible health benefits forbidden rice has to offer. This rice was said to once be exclusively eaten by Chinese emperors. So let's dine like royalty!
(zucchana = zucchini + melanzana ... coining this here & now)
You love lasagna, but don't want to feel bad about eating the entire pan. I get it. This recipe is inspired by my mama's zucchini parmigiano. I substituted the bread crumbs for fresh lentils to given our gluten free friends some love.
Broccolini has become one of my favorite veggies! This Japanese vegetable has taken Italian-American families by storm for generations. This recipe is a version of what I remember my family making growing up.
Brown Rice Spring Rolls
These will change the way you see clean eating. Not only are they extremely easy to make, but they are both filling and nutritious.
Once you make these, don't go dipping them in some ranch. The purpose of clean eating is to maintain a lifestyle change to aid your body's well-being. 5-10 of these are perfect for a light meal. I love them prepared them with my favorite nutrient-packed veggies, and some vegan spicy mayo.
Stuffed Sweet Potato
This plate has acquired a more necessary title of, "Veggie Heaven". Not only is it extremely simple, but this recipe will have even your carnivorous friends craving more. Like most recipes, this one started out as a, "what do I have left in my fridge" kind of moment, and evolved into something so mind-bogglingly delicious.
Baked Black Bean Burger
This dish is incredible filling, both in heart and in stomach. The soft bed of swiss chard is perfect for the ultimate veggie enthusiast, and topping it with a baked black bean burger makes this dish absolute perfection. (yields 4 patties)
Rosemary Mushroom Lentil Soup
Keep your belly full and your body happy!