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Zucchini Patties




Makes  about 15 patties

3 medium zucchini
3 eggs
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup feta cheese
2 scallions, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 cup chopped leafy herbs (e.g. parsley, dill, cilantro, basil, thyme, oregano)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp baking powder
salt and pepper to taste

Simple Steps: 

Shred the zucchini. Using a fine colander, press the shredded zucchini repeatedly to strain. Let sit for 10 minutes and press again.

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine all ingredients.

Make palm-size patties and place on the baking sheet.

Bake until golden brown, about 20-30 minutes

Serving suggestion – serve over rice, red lentils, or a bed of greens. Top with tzatziki sauce (that’s right, more dill, more garlic!)

Or try it with:

Lentil Salad with Fresh Herbs Roasted Spaghetti Squash Beer Braised Greens


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Lentil Salad with Fresh Herbs

This simple and healthy salad is loaded with fresh flavors. It can be made ahead, saved for days, and added to your meal prep schedule.

Fresh herbs can dress up so many dishes. Parsley in particular is just packed with vitamins like A and K, and antioxidants as well. I’m not a doctor, but… why wouldn’t you want more parsley in your life?


Lentil Salad with Fresh Herbs

parsley, garlic chive, mint


– 3 cups green / brown lentils, cooked
– 1/2 cup chopped parsley
– 1/2 cup chopped hearty greens (kale, collards, etc)
– 1/4 cup chopped mint
– 2tbsp chopped garlic chives
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– Juice of 1 lemon
– 1 tsp cumin
– a dash of allspice
– salt and pepper to taste


Try it with:

Cool Bean Salad Cowboy Quinoa  Seared Shishitos with Lemon


Lentil salad with fresh herbs

Simple Steps:

1. Combine all the ingredients. Toss and serve warm or chilled.


Great for meal prep, dish to pass, leftovers, side dish
Vegan, gluten free



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Costa Rican Salad

This  light and zesty salad brings the perfect balance to a meal of hefty enchiladas!


Yes, you can sub in other hearty and crunchy greens like collards or swiss chard for example. But steer clear of lettuce for this recipe. This makes a great summertime option when lettuce may be in short supply due to extreme heat.


– 2 hearty handfuls chopped kale
– 2 hearty handfuls chopped red cabbage
– 1 cup chopped vegetables: tomato, sweet pepper, carrot, celery, etc.
– 1 16oz can of hearts of palm, drained and diced to 1/2″ chunks
– 1/4 cup chopped parsley
– 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
– The juice of 1 lime, plus 2 tsp lemon juice
– extra virgin olive oil, to taste
– salt, to taste

Try it with:

Cool Bean Salad Cowboy Quinoa  Seared Shishitos with Lemon


Simple steps:

1. Combine all ingredients, toss to coat!


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Asian-Inspired Slaw

A sweet and tangy dressing with toasted notes coat every crunchy bite!

Best to prep at least 3 hours ahead to allow the flavors to marinade.



For the slaw:

– about 6 cups of chopped/shredded veggies:

  • Red cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Sweet pepper
  • Broccoli, kohlrabi, radish, celery, etc.

– 3 scallions, chopped
– 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


For the dressing:

– 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (or sub apple cider vinegar)
– 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
– 2-3 tbsp honey
– 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil (this is a very strong flavor, highly recommend NOT subbing anything else!)
– 2 tbsp Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce)
– 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
– 1 large garlic clove, minced

Simple Steps:

  1. Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Combine slaw ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the dressing over the slaw veggies and gently toss to coat.
  4. (Recommended) Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving.


Try it with:

Cool Bean Salad tahini sauceTahini Dip Seared Shishitos with Lemon

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Top Five Recipes to Ring in the New Year

Big plans for NYE?

Just kidding. Staying home may be calmer and quieter than years past, but it definitely does NOT have to be bland. Why not hit the kitchen and whip up some delicious snacks to nibble on till midnight and beyond? Get ready for Fireworks of Flavor!  Too ridiculous?  Let’s move on.

Here are my hand-picked recipes to ring in the new year with flavor. Count it down to midnight with me…

Top Five Recipes to Ring in the New Year

5. Baked Tofu Nuggets

They’re kinda sorta healthy-ish. Whatever, the New Years Resolutions start tomorrow.

Sweet and salty Ritz cracker crumbles coat these bites and dipping is highly recommended.


4. Veggie Fry Cakes

What’s in your crisper? Probably something you can shred up and add to a veggie fry cake.

Broccoli Fry Cake



3. Tahini Dip

Whatchu got to dip in it? Chips work, but fresh veggies are highly recommended here. Broccoli, carrots, peas. If you can dip it, dip it.

tahini sauce
Tahini Dip

2. Delicata Squash

I might include this one on every top five list, but so what? Delicata’s just that good.

half-moons on the pan


1. Cowboy Quinoa

It makes a great  warm dip for those slightly salty tortilla chips.