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Roasted Sweet Potato Soup with Quinoa

www.theroastedroot.net” width=”600″ height=”900″> Heading down sooooouth to the land of the piiiiiines, I’m thumbing my waaaay into North Caroliiiiine. . . . Seriously…I’m en route North Carolina! My friend, Sandi is getting tied to the hitching post…saying some vows, doing the nuptials, getting maaaaaarriiiiiieed! Sandi and I lived together for three years in California and …

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Strawberry Banana Kale Stem Smoothie

If you were wondering what your least favorite vegetable is, I can answer that question for you. It’s the kale stem. Pack it up, let’s go home. Yeah, yeah, the stem alone doesn’t make a whole vegetable, but the point is, the majority (or all) of the time, we discard kale stems because…yeah…they’re a stem …

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Heirloom Tomato & Avocado Farro Salad with Mint-Lime Dressing

It pains me to say the summer is coming to an end. During these last days of sunshine (who’m I kidding, it’s always sunny in California…and Philadelphia), hot days and meals from the grill, I’m wringing out cool, crisp, refreshing salads before trading them in for comforting crock pot stews and roasts. Farro, among many …

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Vegan Sourdough Banana Bread

Vegan Sourdough Banana Bread made with gluten-free all-purpose flour. While this recipe isn’t completely gluten-free, it is very low in gluten. It can also be made with regular all-purpose flour for those who aren’t sensitive to gluten. Remember when I told you all about my dear friend Stephie from Stephie Cooks?  I gabbed about her …

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Shaved brussels sprouts salad with avocado, blueberries, apples, walnuts, and citrus dressing – a healthful and vibrant salad for any time of year! Today at 11:23 AM pacific time, I turn twenty-seven years old! I’m over the meadow and through the woods, that’s for sure. Sign me up for water aerobics, I’ve got joints to …

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Southwest Kale Salad with Cumin Ginger Sage Dressing

The man cake and I do this thing. It’s a waiting game and it involves avoidance behavior with a hint of laziness and a competitive edge. This is how it works: we each procrastinate completing tasks that need to be done to see if we can hold out just long enough so that the other …

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