Lunch Recipes

Spicy Raw Vegan Chili

July 25, 2013
raw veggie walnut chili

This spicy raw vegan chili has been on my mind for weeks! Ryan and I made it a few times for our Detox Kitchen clients, and I’ve been dying to make it for myself. The cold veggies perfectly complement the spicy kick of the chili pepper sauce – which I love!  The walnut provides a meaty […]

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{recipe redux} Roasted Butternut Squash with Lentils and Walnuts

October 21, 2012
squash and lentil salad

Orange foods is the recipe redux topic this month and I could not love it more.  This is my favorite time of year! Love the beautiful leaves on the trees, the perfect weather, and the amazing fall produce.  I’ve been waiting to make a butternut squash salad, so here you have it. I’m a pretty […]

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{recipe redux} Easy Raw Zucchini Pasta

July 21, 2012

For July’s Recipe Redux cooking challenge, I am creating a no-cook, beat-the-heat recipe to celebrate the dog days of summer. It’s been so hot in the DC area I have hardly felt like eating, much less cooking!  This recipe is the perfect quick and easy meal. And by quick I mean it took me less than 10 […]

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{recipe redux} Asian Seaweed Salad

May 21, 2012

This month’s recipe redux is all about the sea!  Seaweed and little sea fishies.  Since I’m not into sardines and anchovies (sorry, Mom) – I opted for the seaweed side of this challenge.  And it was quite interesting. I decided to go with what I love most and made a seaweed salad. In case you’re […]

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Collard Wraps and Homemade Hummus

May 15, 2012

I make collard wraps quite a bit these days.  I love the simplicity of just piling on some hummus, a few sliced veggies, some avocado and there’s lunch.  I decided this weekend to make my own hummus using my Vitamix.   I like my hummus simple…not a lot of bells and whistles.  This recipe was […]

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Super Easy Carrot Soup

January 4, 2012

I’ve been eating this carrot soup for the last week for lunch.  It’s so cold here in DC, I have been craving hot food! Carrot soup is fun because it feels kinda creamy and decadent, but it’s totally healthy and super easy.  It’s also warm and cozy.  What more can you ask for? The ironic […]

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{recipe} Lentil, Couscous & Cauliflower Salad with Feta

July 3, 2011

Lentils. Couscous. Roasted cauliflower. All gloriously combined with a lemon dressing and fresh cilantro.  And did I mention the Feta cheese?  I tested this recipe yesterday at my neighbor’s barbecue and it is a keeper.  My husband even ate the leftovers for breakfast this morning. I found this gem on Food 52 and I adapted […]

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{potluck} Food52: DC Style

May 24, 2011

I recently got together with a few local Food 52 friends for another fabulous DC potluck (I still remember the cookie swap – yum!).  It was a perfect day to enjoy delicious home-cooked delights inspired by the food community at Food52.  The only rules of our potluck are to bring a dish inspired from the […]

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