Category Archives: sugar free

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

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 »

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 »

caraway + horseradish broccoli quinoa salad // via @thefirstmess

healthy holidays: caraway + horseradish broccoli quinoa salad

I am dead-set on a holiday decor extravaganza at my house this year. I’ve got some sweet garlands, birch trunks,View full post »

salty maple squash w/ ginger scallion rice + turmeric brussels slaw // @thefirstmess

salty maple squash w/ ginger scallion rice + turmeric brussels slaw

I know the season’s only just started, but man. I think it’s already got me trapped in its neon,View full post »

garden keeper's pie w/ beets, lentils + creamy celery root mash // @thefirstmess

garden keeper’s pie w/ beets, lentils + creamy celery root mash

I will be a wholehearted gardener for the rest of my life. I used to say I was more of a casual type with this hobby,View full post »

kabocha + roasted chestnut soup w/ kale sesame

Amy’s kabocha squash + chestnut soup with kale sesame “leaves”

Perhaps you have an inclination already, but I have a lot of cookbooks. There’s a built-in bookcase wall in ourView full post »

fall veg + lentil bowl with goji ginger tahini cream // @thefirstmess

fall veg + lentil bowl w/ goji ginger tahini cream

I love sauce (not to be confused with a love for hitting the sauce). I love the taste-as-you-go nature of making one,View full post »

crispy eggplant polenta bites w/ honey + lime from “Green Kitchen Travels”

I have a big moleskine notebook where I messily jot down things I want to create in the kitchen: ideas I have forView full post »