Mini Sofritas Tostada Bowl with Fried Plantains | #glutenfree #vegan

Mini Sofritas Tostada Bowls with Fried Platains

Like tostadas at a taqueria? They’re very simple to make at home! All you need is some tortillas, oil, and your trusty muffin pan. Fill it up with spicy sofritas and vegetables, and you’ll have a wonderful, delicious vegan and gluten-free meal! My introduction to Mexican food: a ground mystery meat and cheese burrito wrapped… 

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Delicious, fluffy, vegan green tea pancakes that will brighten your morning!

Vegan Green Tea Pancakes

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, let’s make it easy by celebrating with green foods. Add a splash of color to your breakfast by whipping up a batch of these green tea pancakes. They’re fluffy, vegan, and gluten-free! As a kid, I don’t remember anyone teaching me the actual origins of St. Patrick’s Day. All I knew… 

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Rice Noodles with Shrimp & Snow Peas | #glutenfree @oxo

Rice Noodles with Shrimp & Snow Peas

Noodles are one of my go to dishes when I need a quick hot meal. Toss in some vegetables and a bit of shrimp, and you’ll have a mouth-watering meal in 30 minutes or less! Disclosure: I received an OXO Non-Stick Pro Saute Pan + Cover as part of the #OXOCookware campaign.  You know the term “cat… 

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Swiss Chard & Golden Beet Frittata | #glutenfree

Swiss Chard and Golden Beet Frittata

Ever tried golden beets in a frittata? It adds a pleasant sweetness that lightens up the entire dish. Ready in less than 40 minutes! I’m a big time multi-tasker. Not necessarily an effective one, but I wear that badge with pride. I brush my teeth while packing my gym bag, pin photos on Pinterest while browning my… 

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This peanut sesame ginger brittle is light, crunchy, and packs a little spicy kick - Peanut Sesame Ginger Brittle |

Five-Ingredient Fridays: Peanut Sesame Ginger Brittle

Chinese new year is here! What better way to celebrate than with sweets? This peanut sesame ginger brittle is light, crunchy, and packs a little ginger kick. We’re all a bit confused about whether this year should be called the year of the ram, sheep, or goat. I’ve taken the liberty to simplify things for all of us…. 

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Slow Cooker Curried Chicken Tacos with Avocado Crema | healthynibblesandbits #glutenfree

Slow Cooker Curried Chicken Tacos with Avocado Crema

Recipe testing can be tough work. Sometimes, you just snap your fingers and get it on the first try. That’s when you profess, “damn, I’m good.” Those occasions are few and far between for me. Other times, your recipes just fail, miserably. We’re talking “can’t feed it to another human being” kind of bad. On those… 

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Forbidden Rice Stir Fry & Teriyaki Tofu |

Forbidden Rice Stir Fry with Baked Teriyaki Tofu

Occasionally, I like to mull over deep questions. Last week: How did forbidden rice get its name? What made it “forbidden”? Was it because something evil gave the rice its Maleficent-esque black and purple hues and needed to be vanquished from the land? Or was it because only the imperial family in the Forbidden City was… 

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25 Healthy Valentines Day Recipes |

25 Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes

Come Saturday, I will be roaming the streets of Portland, desperately trying to find a place to eat. A place far away from the Valentine’s crowd. Any rabbit’s foot/horseshoe/red envelope luck you want to send my way would be much appreciated! I’m making it sound like I’m dreading this trip. Au contraire! You see, I… 

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Green Tea Cupcakes and Raspberry Frosting |

Green Tea Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting

Growing up, Valentine’s Day wasn’t about red roses, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and heart-shaped boxes. It was about exchanging Snoopy Valentine’s greetings about the size of business cards and colorful heart-shaped candy of all sorts. We even folded little red mailboxes for receiving Valentine’s cards and delivering special ones with extra hearts and kisses and to our secret admiree. I may have… 

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Coffee and Maple Roasted Carrots |

Five-Ingredient Fridays: Coffee and Maple Roasted Carrots

Surprise your tastebuds with these slow-roasted carrots with a coffee finish. Discover why coffee isn’t just for drinking! Maple roasted carrots. We’ve been there, done that. But have you ever tried adding coffee to the equation? It sounds like something that shouldn’t work. At least that’s what I thought when I first heard about it on The… 

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Smoked Salmon and Grilled Halloumi Avocado Toast |

Smoked Salmon and Grilled Halloumi Avocado Toast

The fanciest of the fancy toast: smoked salmon, grilled halloumi, and mashed avocado on top of sourdough. Make way for the next breakfast hit! Rituals. We all have them. Some of us wake up at the crack of dawn to meditate. Some of us won’t speak in the morning until we’ve had several sips of piping… 

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Kung Pao Chicken Nachos |

Kung Pao Chicken Nachos

Crisp, cheesy nachos loaded with the sweet and tangy flavors of kung pao chicken and peanuts. Nachos will never be the same for you again! The first time I ever had kung pao chicken was when I was studying in China six years ago. I know, how is it possible that it took me that long?… 

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Spicy Crispy Roasted Potatoes |

Five-Ingredient Fridays: Spicy Crispy Roasted Potatoes

These spicy potatoes are perfectly crisp on the outside and soft like clouds on the inside. You haven’t truly enjoyed roasted potatoes until you try these! Sometimes, things are just meant to be. Peanut butter and jelly are meant to be devoured together. I was meant to go see the Backstreet Boys concert last year… 

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Kale Peach Clementine Smoothie |

Kale, Peach and Clementine Smoothie

This kale, peach and clementine smoothie is packed with all the goodies you need to start your day off on the right foot. No sugar added! Let’s keep things simple today because the past week has been frantic. It all started when this blog was down for the umpteenth time in the last few months. Downtime is like… 

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Cheesy Broccoli Tots with Cheddar Onion Sauce |

Cheesy Broccoli Tots and Cheddar Onion Sauce

Filled with sweet cheddar cheese, almonds, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil, these healthy cheesy broccoli tots will be a favorite at your next party! Disclosure: I received free samples of Cabot Cheese mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe, I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes. I… 

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