Category Archives: gluten free

Tara's crispy and delicious vegetable pakoras // thefirstmess.com

Tara’s crispy vegetable pakoras w/ fresh green chutney

I enjoy living with wellness in mind and trying to make-virtuous some of the more indulgent foods from time to time.View full post »

Sara's amazing tahini dressing + a healthy bowl recipe

Sara’s amazing tahini dressing + a healthy bowl

We sit down to bowls of food most often in our house. On the porch with beers, in front of the TV in sweats, at theView full post »

Sarah B's raw + vegan chunky monkey ice cream // via @thefirstmess

Sarah B’s raw + vegan chunky monkey ice cream

I love the plant-based and whole food lifestyle for a few reasons (like, all of the reasons). But really? I’mView full post »

curry garlic sweet potato fries with miso gravy // via @thefirstmess

curry garlic sweet potato fries w/ miso gravy

I’ve been kind of re-interested in making/having fun with healthy food again. Oh wait, does that sound weirdView full post »

#vegan bbq lentils with millet

vegan BBQ lentils with millet polenta

Growing into a lifetime partnership is everything at once. Illuminating, life-giving, maddening, a developed +View full post »

roasted garlic + cauliflower pasta with walnuts (vegan + gluten-free)

roasted garlic + cauliflower pasta with walnuts

We eat a lot more pasta at this house than you might guess from just looking at this blog. Like at least once a week.View full post »

ingredients for superfood lattes // via @thefirstmess

cozy + healthy: superfood lattes

I usually walk into my local health food store for a crusty loaf of multi-seed sourdough and maybe a re-up of brownView full post »

hearty apple-spice buckwheat bake // via @thefirstmess

hearty apple-spice baked buckwheat

Well lookie here! I had been saying for over a year now that I really needed to change the site around a bit, get aView full post »

cozy vegan enchiladas w/ lime cream // via @thefirstmess

everyday eats: cozy vegan enchiladas w/ lime cream

I used to be one of those naive people that couldn’t wrap their head around stress-eating. What could possessView full post »

raw banana bread shake // @thefirstmess

raw banana bread shakes

How’s everyone’s new year’s resolutions so far? Mine are totally going because they were neverView full post »

kale + brussels sprout caesar slaw w/ pine nut

kale + brussels sprout caesar slaw w/ pine nut “parm”

I tend to not enjoy leafy/water-heavy salads so much this time of year. I might be acutely sensitive or just imaginingView full post »

dreamy winter vegetable chowder w/ mustard, lemon + crispy cabbage // via @thefirstmess

dreamy winter vegetable chowder w/ mustard, lemon + crispy cabbage

Happy new year to you! Hugs and positive thoughts going out as we all get another beautiful chance to start again. IView full post »

roasted carrot, chickpea + harissa dip // via @thefirstmess

roasted carrot, chickpea + harissa dip

Oh hey there. I posted this on Instagram last year around this time and you know? I’m not as much of anView full post »

ginger sweet potato dal // via @thefirstmess

ginger sweet potato dal with coconut leeks

I’ve been making this recipe forever. Sometimes I change it up with other spices or different types ofView full post »

garlic pepper tofu w/ chili-roasted tofu // @thefirstmess

garlic pepper soba with chili-roasted tofu + my vegetable stock method

If you can believe it, this bowl was inspired by a packet of instant ramen we picked up at Whole Foods a couple weeksView full post »