Healthy Honey Banana Bread

When I was a competitive swimmer in college, I use to bake (eat) a lot of banana bread. It all started with my lovely roommate, swim captain, queen bee, dietitian, baking machine and best friend who made banana bread nearly every Wednesday. To put it more simply, her nickname is “BA” (badass). Her banana bread […]

June 30, 2016|

Cacao & Date Truffles with Maldon Salt

It is a new year, often the hype around it is the first few days, maybe month, and then you begin to get use to typing and writing ‘2016’ and then, days just seem to go back to routine. Some days you will ask me what my goal is for this new year; and I […]

February 12, 2016|

Braised Leeks with Lentils, Sunflower seeds and Hazelnuts

Since I have been teaching less yoga, I actually have become more of a student again. When I taught yoga as one of my main sources of income, I felt like I had to teach so much in order to make a living. Then, you are teaching so much that I had times where the […]

December 14, 2015|

Cauliflower & Yukon Potato Mash with Mushroom Gravy

In just a few days it will be Thanksgiving believe it or not. With the hustling and bustling of the holidays approaching and the presser our email inbox is spamming us to consume and buy it is challenging to stay grateful for what you have and to truly believe it is enough. Graham is my […]

November 20, 2015|

Vegan Caesar Slaw with Hempseed “Parm” and Roasted Smoked Paprika Chickpeas

Not sure if this absence from blogging should be called a sabbatical… but for the purposes of keeping it sounding interesting, let’s call it sabbatical. Life has been incredibly busy, and as I write this I am drinking tea, nibbling on a salad on my brief lunch break in the middle of my new job’s […]

November 12, 2015|

Chickpea, Carrot, Sweet Potato + Kale Stew with Brown Rice

These last few weeks have been seriously overwhelming around here. We started our exterior construction project, Graham had reconstructive knee surgery and I started a new full-time job. In addition to it being the most anxious seasonal shift for Minnesotans… summer to autumn! I think things are finally starting to settle down around here though, […]

September 23, 2015|

Roasted Tomato + Collard Green Pasta

This is one of those recipes I have been making for a few years and just love. It is a go-to recipe we enjoy almost weekly. Graham likes to call these recipes, “Ella Classics” (HA). It is so fast to pull together and does not take much effort. You do need a few hours to […]

September 22, 2015|

Honey Toasted Seed Cereal

I have been making a lot of large batch recipes that are quick and easy lately. Graham and I have been very busy this summer and have loved having healthy large batch foods around the house. I created this recipe and have been playing with it all summer long, it is very easy to adapt […]

September 9, 2015|

Healthy Vegan Nutella

My favorite thing to eat growing up was nutella. I would put nutella on almost everything and I would even have some in my locker in high school. In college I could easily finish an entire jar with a spoon. When I studied abroad in London, I basically lived off of nutella, bananas and bread. […]

September 2, 2015|

Roasted Romanesco & French Lentil Bowl

I’m not a huge quote person. Every now and then I do see a quote, and it really sticks with me. I was anticipating something today, in the middle of the afternoon of course… I couldn’t focus, and I kept looking at the clock. Oh well, I can’t start this because I only have two […]

August 26, 2015|