smashed chickpea salad

Hearty, tangy and packed with lots of plant protein and fiber, this smashed chickpea salad has been my go-to for easy weekday lunches lately. I’ve never been a huge fan of egg salads or tuna salads, but this chickpea and white bean version checks all of the boxes for me; the celery adds a really […]

roasted carrot & brown rice salad with arugula

Hey there, hi there, ho there! Long time, no updates or recipes, I know. Life has been busy, but I’ve missed my little slice of the internet and the opportunity to share what I love most – good food! So we’re back in action and no better way to make a comeback than to jump […]

berry baked oatmeal

Switching things up a little bit today on TKC with a breakfast recipe! This berry baked oatmeal has become my go-to to bring for brunch because you can easily prep it the night before and bake it off in the morning. You can absolutely prep and bake it the same day, but I’ve found that […]

green goddess kale salad

My mom isn’t the biggest fan of kale, but she really likes this salad and requested that I bring it for Easter dinner last Sunday and I happily obliged. She loves the chopped celery and the dressing, and I’ll take any excuse to make a super green kale salad to share! I happened to have […]

mexican double bean & quinoa salad with arugula

Vacations are the best, but readjusting after a long vacation can be a little bit of a struggle. Zack and I took our delayed honeymoon last week and had the most amazing time checking out the West Coast but I knew I wanted to keep everything as simple as possible this week, including meals. Enter […]

mediterranean quinoa & avocado salad

I first had this salad when our friends Natalya and Patrick hosted a friends brunch a few months ago. After polishing off a few bowls of this myself at brunch, Natalya kindly shared the recipe and I had been meaning to make it for dinner since. I am a big fan of most quinoa based […]

vegan brussels sprouts caesar salad

Growing up, caesar salad was one of my favorite side salad options at restaurants… until I realized that traditional caesar dressing was made with raw eggs and anchovies. That realization quickly changed my mind about this beloved salad, until a few years ago when I saw a vegan caesar dressing online. I was instantly intrigued, […]

kale salad with zesty cumin dressing & sunflower seed clusters

This salad was inspired by a salad I had in Grand Rapids almost two years ago while I was in town for a wedding. The restaurant, Terra GR, has an amazing menu full of nourishing, seasonal eats and I only wish that I lived closer (or that Terra would move to Florida…) so I could […]

lemony quinoa, pea & white bean salad

This grain salad has quickly become one of our favorites. Its quick to throw together with pantry and freezer ingredients, and it makes a wonderful side dish but the three different types of plant protein make it hearty enough for a vegetarian main dish as well. My favorite way to serve it is over a […]

warm butternut squash & white bean salad

I stumbled onto this salad earlier this fall when Zack was working out of town a lot, and I was looking for a substantial salad that I could make at the beginning of the week and eat a few times so I wasn’t trying to cook for one every night. Since I first tried it, […]