Wild Rice and Lentil Bowl w/ Roasted Root Veggies, Curry Chickpeas and Lemon-Tahini Dressing [& how to make meal prep work for you]| gf + df + veg

Wild Rice and Lentil Bowl w/ Roasted Root Veggies, Curry Chickpeas and Lemon-Tahini Dressing [& how to make meal prep work for you]| gf + df + veg

In this week’s Monday meals, I’m talking more in-depth about a strategy that has helped me save time and money when it comes to eating healthy. It’s an old and tried technique–meal prepping. I’ve dabbled with meal prepping on and off throughout the years but 

Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate | gf +df

Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate | gf +df

A naturally warming latte full of superfood and anti-inflammatory ingredients that is a more nutritious and less sugary adaptation to your pre-packaged hot chocolate mixes. I created this a few weeks ago after wanting to have some hot chocolate and have made it again at 

Spicy Gochujang (고추장) Tofu Stir-fry | gf + df + veg

Spicy Gochujang (고추장) Tofu Stir-fry | gf + df + veg

I’ll be honest with you and say that a lot of my recipes revolve around what I already have in the fridge or pantry that week so that I don’t have to spend more money on groceries than I already do. To me, that’s what 

Loaded Bean Nachos w/ Homemade Jalapeño Salsa | gf + df + veg

Loaded Bean Nachos w/ Homemade Jalapeño Salsa | gf + df + veg

If I could choose two types of cuisine I would gladly eat for the rest of my life, it would be Asian and Mexican food. Maybe that’s technically cheating since Asian food encompasses A LOT of various flavors and genres, but you catch my drift. 

Avocado Greens Smoothie | veg + gf + df

Avocado Greens Smoothie | veg + gf + df

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable holiday season with friends and family. I spent the week visiting family in South Carolina and indulging in some of my favorite Korean foods as well as some delicious sushi. This morning I 

Holiday Peppermint + Chocolate Ganache Mini-Bundt Cakes

Holiday Peppermint + Chocolate Ganache Mini-Bundt Cakes

You guys, this dessert is the PERFECT holiday treat (or gift) with rich dark chocolate flavors and notes of peppermint from peppermint oil. I will say that these mini-cakes are neither gluten-free nor dairy free (although substituting vegan butter should be fine). It is indulgence 

Winter Citrus and Fennel Salad | gf +vegan

Winter Citrus and Fennel Salad | gf +vegan

Move over kale and spinach!–Citrus fruits are the star of this salad! This refreshing dish is an unusual take on the standard salad course that balances out the tartness of the citrus with the creaminess of sliced avocado and the slight herbaciousness and bitterness of 

One Pot Pumpkin Curry with Homemade Golden Naan | gf + vegan

One Pot Pumpkin Curry with Homemade Golden Naan | gf + vegan

Have you guys had enough of pumpkin yet? I obviously haven’t. A seasonal favorite, pumpkin is such a versatile ingredient. It can be baked, sautéed, roasted or pureed; it can be a savory meal or the star of a classic dessert. The mild flavors of 

Vegetable Fried Rice | gf

Vegetable Fried Rice | gf

Growing up in a Korean immigrant household, my daily meals often consisted of white rice, several side dishes or ban-chan such as Kimchi, and seasoned anchovies, and the occasional featured dish–a kimchi stew (or Ji-Gae) or spicy noodles with Asian pears and greens. Eating pancakes 

Maple Pumpkin Waffles | gf +df

Maple Pumpkin Waffles | gf +df

After an eventful Thanksgiving weekend, I was ready to spend the weekend relaxing. This meant catching up on sleep and starting my Sunday morning with breakfast in bed. I’ve been using pumpkin puree a lot in my cooking lately and most recipes often only use