Quick Recipes

Quick recipes often become my favorites. They are the ones I revisit most often, the ones that have a tendency to become staples. I’m a believer that just because a recipe comes together quickly, doesn’t mean it's less special or delicious.

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A Week of Putting Things on Rice Cakes

A Week of Putting Things on Rice Cakes

Game-changer: I stumbled on new-to-me THIN rice cakes the other day, and have been using them as the perfect, crunchy snack vehicle in the days since. Pictured are a handful of topping ideas.

Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk

Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk

Creamy, fresh homemade strawberry almond milk. It really is as good as it sounds.

Melissa Clark's Black Bean Skillet Dinner

Melissa Clark's Black Bean Skillet Dinner

An on-point, one pan, black bean skillet dinner from Melissa Clark's new book, Dinner: Changing the Game. Topped with lime yogurt, avocado, and quick pickled red onions.

Crunchy Breakfast Magic - One Cereal & Five Ideas

Crunchy Breakfast Magic - One Cereal & Five Ideas

With crispy quinoa, puffed brown rice, chia, hemp, and flax seeds, this is a favorite nutritious homemade breakfast cereal blend. The recipe is written so you dump all the ingredients in a quart-sized jar, shake, and go.

Quinoa Hemp Snack Balls

Quinoa Hemp Snack Balls

You want these in your purse, your desk drawer, and your freezer. A quick way to get quinoa, hemp seeds, chia, and coconut into one naturally sweetened, no-bake snack.

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Coconut Baked Oatmeal

Coconut Baked Oatmeal

An extra special baked oatmeal - banana, coconut, vanilla, coconut milk, and some winter citrus, all baked into fragrant, golden-topped magic.

Healthful Double Chocolate Cookies

Healthful Double Chocolate Cookies

A nut-free (school-friendly), double chocolate version of one of the most popular cookies on my site. Made with a banana-batter, shredded coconut, dark chocolate chunks, and oats. Butter-less, flour-less, egg-less, and potentially sugar-less cookies make great after school, travel, or post-workout treats.

An Excellent, One-pan, Protein-packed Power Pasta

An Excellent, One-pan, Protein-packed Power Pasta

One-pot meals are the savior of weeknight cooking, and this pasta is a go-to. It's pasta and lentils simmered in crushed tomatoes, finished with lots of chopped kale, saffron, swirls of tahini and chopped almonds.

This is How You Step up Your Guacamole Game

This is How You Step up Your Guacamole Game

Imagine guacamole topped with fragrant, Indian-spiced onions and garlic, green chiles, and mustard seeds. It's great with chips, toasted naan, or toasted pita.

A Glow-promoting, Luminizing Breakfast Beauty Bowl

A Glow-promoting, Luminizing Breakfast Beauty Bowl

Highlighting a few skin-friendly superstars in this Luminizing Breakfast Beauty Bowl - a mixed berry and chia smoothie base topped with a rainbow of seasonal ingredients.

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