BRK Bowl_

This bowl? This bowl I lovingly refer to as my BRK bowl? I am in love with it. It is my go to healthy meal for my family, especially on the evenings that follow a very long day. A day where I just want to heat up a frozen pizza (a high quality organic one, […]


Vegan Potato Leek Soup

by angelika on November 10, 2013

Potato Leek Soup-4

The weather has turned which means it’s soup season. I love fall, it’s my favorite season of the year. Pumpkin patches, and Halloween, fall cooking and Thanksgiving, boots and sweaters. Right? My kids love soup, so once the weather turns I try to cook at least two a week. Q is a picky eater, but […]


Salad in a Glass

by angelika on October 28, 2013

Salad in a Glass

I really do mean to eat a diet full of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. I absolutely know how important it is. How many cancer fighting micronutrients are in cruciferous vegetables, how many powerful antioxidants are in berries. Fabulous vitamin A  for your skin, hair, and eyes in carrots and kale. Vitamin C […]


~Fast and Fabulous~Lemon Coconut Greens

by angelika on November 20, 2012

Here is a quick, delicious, and healthy dinner that you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less. It combines two of my favorite flavors. Lemon and coconut. Basmati rice cooked in coconut milk gives the aromatic treat a wonderful depth, lemon zest and the remaining coconut milk braise greens to delicious perfection. […]


Maple Roasted Pumpkin with Brussels Sprouts

by angelika on October 15, 2012

Fall is in the air, it’s turned cold here and as if to mark the occasion the first Brussels sprouts appeared at the market sitting beautifully right next to the pumpkin display.  I am embarrassed to admit, that my kids didn’t think you could eat pumpkin. At least that is what they told me. I was wondering where […]

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Celery Root and Baby Broccoli Soup

by angelika on October 12, 2012

Celery soup- I know, it sounds weird. When I told Stephen what was for dinner he might have cocked his head askew. You see, he does not like celery. Me? I love celery. I really do. That said, this soup is made primarily from celery root, which has a very mild flavor. I am a HUGE fan […]

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Tamale Pie

by angelika on July 3, 2012

Tamale pie is my ultimate pantry meal. I’ve been making this for as long as I can remember. We have our share of taco nights, which are just as easy to put together, but not always as healthy and hearty. Tamale pie on the other hand, can be loaded with veggies in a way taco’s don’t aways withstand. It’s […]


Avocado, Fava Bean and Quinoa Salad

by angelika on June 4, 2012

Grain salads offer a nice change to the every day green salad; I actually prefer quinoa cold or room temperature. I just adore how this grain soaks up flavors while still holding its texture. Since quinoa packs such a substantial protein punch, it makes an ideal lunch or light supper.  Combine the quinoa with fava […]


Cauliflower Leek Soup

by angelika on April 13, 2012

It’s been cold and rainy here for several weeks, and cold and rainy goes hand in hand with soup in my book. When I was waiting at a doctor’s office I was paging through a book that was (and I can’t remember the name of the book) about how to eat your way to a […]

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Black Beans and Quinoa

by angelika on March 29, 2012

I love bean and grain dinners. They are so hearty and filling, and the perfect backdrop for all kinds of yummy vegetables. You can really turn them into anything, just by altering the flavor of the sauce or dressing. We eat a lot of lentils and quinoa, but black beans add a nice southwestern flair. In this medley, […]


Autumn Rolls

by angelika on November 2, 2011

The weather turned, but not much in these parts. We have colored leaves and chilly nights, but some warmer daytime weather. I had a bit of a split personality moment. On the one hand, I yearned for the warm and creamy flavors of roasted squash, on the other hand I wanted a light grab and […]


Cauliflower, Capers and Kalamata Olives

by angelika on September 30, 2011

One of my favorite flavor combinations is cauliflower and kalamata olives. It’s definitely not intuitive, but when the two come together it really is quite extraordinary. Now, truth be told, I am an olive junkie. I love the briny taste, the texture and the oily mouth feel. I also love cauliflower. Growing up it was my favorite vegetable. In this […]

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Pineapple Quinoa Stir Fry

by angelika on September 4, 2011

I am always on the look out for dishes that make a good lunch for me to take to work. I especially love anything that tastes as good cold as it does warm. My day job is as a vitamin company sales rep, so I drive around all day and make lots of stops, but […]

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Vegan Waldorf Salad

by angelika on July 29, 2011

My husband works late a night or two a week, and while I miss him and our family dinners, it is also really nice to have an evening to myself. With no Daddy home kids and I eat early and then bath and bed by 7. This leaves me a few solid glorious hours to […]

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Socca- Chickpea Crepes

by angelika on April 10, 2011

I was looking through David Lebovitz Sweet Life in Paris again and I came across this recipe for Socca, which is a delicious street food from Nice. It is made from chickpea flour, which is super high in protein, (24 grams per cup), and gluten free to boot. These make the perfect afternoon snack, and […]