Easy Fried Rice


Easy Fried Rice

Ingredient List:

1 tbsp butter divided

2 eggs

1 C frozen peas

2 carrots peeled and chopped

1/2 white onion chopped

1 C mushrooms chopped finely (I used rehydrated oyster mushrooms)

2 C cooked rice (I used Uncle Ben’s

Basmati microwave rice)

2 tbsp soy sauce

3 green onions chopped

1 tsp sesame oil


In a large skillet heat 1/3 tbsp butter over medium heat

Scramble both eggs

Remove from skillet and set aside

Add 1/3 tbsp butter to skillet

Add peas, carrots, onion and mushrooms

Cook for 3-4 minutes until softened

Add remaining butter and turn heat up to medium high

Add rice (you do not need to microwave first)

Cook over medium high stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes until cooked through

Add soy sauce, stir

Add sesame oil, stir

Add egg back to rice and green onion

Mix thoroughly and serve immediately


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Roasted Veggies


Roasted Veggies

Ingredient List:

3-4 C Mushrooms (I used Baby Bella) cleaned

1 C cherry tomatoes

1 head of cauliflower (I used green) cut into florets

1 red onion sliced into 1/4” rounds

6 gloves of garlic peeled

1 tbsp fresh oregano chopped

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp basil

1 tsp sea salt

2 tbsp olive oil (I used spicy olive oil from Rocky Mountain Olive Oil)


Heat oven to 400

Prepare a baking sheet

in a large bowl combine all veggies

Drizzle olive oil

Add all spices

Combine with your hands

Pour mixture onto baking sheet


Bake for 25 minutes



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Blue-Cheese, Buffalo + Quinoa Burgers

Quinoa Burger

Blue-Cheese, Buffalo + Quinoa Burger

Ingredient List:

2 C cooked quinoa

3/4 C panko or breadcrumbs

1 can white beans (I used Great Northern) drained, rinsed and smashed

1 egg

1/4 buffalo sauce (I use Frank’s)

1/2  C blue cheese crumbles

Sea salt

Black pepper

Olive oil


In a large mixing bowl combine first 5 ingredients until thoroughly combined

Stir in blue cheese

Add 1 tsp sea salt and pepper

Form into patties (6)

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium

Fry patties on each side until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side

I served mine on a brioche bun with fried leeks, onions, pickles + avocado


Summer Veggie Fry

Summer Veggie Fry

Summer Veggie Fry

I get so excited for summer.  There is nothing better than being able to stop by a fruit stand and buy local produce.  I get so excited being able to grow some of my own veggies too, I look forward to having a big garden next year! You can add any fresh veggies you want to this recipe, the tomato pesto goes well with almost anything.  If you want your pesto to have more of a kick replace the basil with arugula.

Ingredient List:

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2 large carrots chopped finely

1 C spinach

1 tbsp olive oil

2 large leeks chopped finely and washed (white and light green part only)

1 garlic clove minced

Sea salt

Black pepper

1 head broccoli cut into florets

1 bunch asparagus (tough part of stem removed)

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

1 8 oz container of sun dried tomatoes in oil

1/2 C parmesan cheese

1/4 C fresh basil

1/4 pine nuts (or any type of nut you have on hand)

Exta virgin olive oil (if needed)


Combine all ingredients for pesto in a food processor until smooth

Add olive oil 1 tsp at a time if too thick until you get a smooth texture

In a large skillet heat oil over medium

Add leeks and garlic and cook until leeks are translucent about 10 minutes

Season with sea salt and pepper

Add broccoli, and asparagus and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes until asparagus is tender

Serve the veggie mixture on top of raw carrots and spinach

Top with tomato pesto


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Buffalo Bites

2 C quinoa cooked (I use a vegetable medley)
1/2 C Frank’s hot sauce divided
1 can white beans rinsed, drained and mashed
1/2 C bread crumbs
1 egg beaten
1 Tsp sea salt
1 Tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil

In a large bowl combine cooked quinoa, 1/4 C hot sauce, beans, egg, salt and pepper

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium

Firm into balls with your hands, squeezing out any excess moisture

Place quinoa balls in the skillet and cook until browned on all sides about 10 minutes

When cooked remove from skillet and place on a paper towel to remove any excess oil

Place on a plate and drizzle remaining 1/4 C hot sauce over bites



Cauliflower-Veggie Bake


What you’ll need:

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 shallot sliced thinly

1 jalapeño de-veined and seeded chopped finely

1/2 head cauliflower chopped

4-5 red potatoes cleaned and chopped into small pieces (I leave the skins on)

1/4 C snap peas halved

1 C vegetable broth (I use better than bullion)

1/4 C cheddar cheese (optional)

Sea salt

Ground black pepper

Rosemary (dried or fresh)

6 ramekins

What you’ll do:

Preheat oven to 425

In a large pot of boiling water add potatoes and cook until soft

Add cauliflower to boiling water and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes

While that is cooking in a large skillet heat oil over medium and add shallots

Cook until shallots are browned and turn off heat

Strain cauliflower and potatoes

Add cauliflower, potatoes and peas to the skillet with the shallot

Season with salt and pepper

Spoon the veggie mixture evenly into 6 individual ramekins

Pour vegetable broth evenly between the ramekins over vegetable mixture

Sprinkle with rosemary

Top each ramekin with cheddar cheese and bake for 10 minutes until cheese is bubbling

Garnish with more rosemary if wanted


Lemon-Leek & Potato Croquettes


What you’ll need:

4-5 Yukon gold potatoes roughly chopped (skins left on)

2 leeks roughly chopped (stems only)

1 bunch of green onions roughly chopped (light green-white parts only)

1/2 lemon (juice & rind)

1 ear of fresh corn (you can use frozen)

1 Tbsp fresh thyme

3 Tbsp goat cheese

4 Tbsp Parmesan cheese (grated)

2 large eggs separated (egg whites in one dish, yolks in another)

1/2 C unbleached all purpose flour

1/2 bread crumbs

1 Tbsp water

2 Tbsp olive oil

Sea salt

Ground black pepper

What you’ll do:

In a large pot boil potatoes and corn until soft about 10 minutes

Drain, remove from heat and let cool

In a food processed add leeks, onions, thyme, lemon juice and rind

Blend until combined about 10 seconds

Place potatoes in a large bowl and mash

Cut kernels from corn

Add corn, leek mixture, 1/2 Parmesan cheese, goat cheese and egg yolks to mashed potatoes

Season with sea salt and pepper about 1 Tsp of each

Combine well with your hands

Prepare 3 bowls: flour in the first, egg whites and water in the 2nd, bread crumbs and remainder of Parmesan cheese in the third

Make 6 patties out of the mixture, cover in flour, dip on the egg mixture and then dredge in the bread crumb mixture

In a large skillet, cover the bottom with olive oil and place the patties in the skillet

Cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat on each side or until golden brown

I placed mine on a bed of arugula and yellow cherry tomatoes


Baked Curry Cauliflower

What you’ll need:
1 head of cauliflower

3 TBLS extra virgin olive oil

1 TBLS curry powder

1 TSP turmeric powder

1 TSP sea salt

1/2 lemon (juice)

What you do:
Pre heat oven to 450 degrees

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil

In a bowl mix together 2 TBLS olive oil, curry powder, turmeric powder, sea salt and lemon juice

Cut cauliflower into bite size pieces
Place cauliflower in curry mixture and lightly coat all pieces

Place cauliflower on cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until cauliflower is browning and crispy

Remove from oven and squeeze additional lemon juice and season with sea salt immediately

You can serve this dish alone as an appetizer or serve on top of my tempeh fried rice (see previous blog post) for dinner