Animal Style Patty Melt

I grew up eating at a lot of diners, and one of my favorite things to order was a patty melt.  It's like a burger and a grilled cheese sandwich all in one... like how much better could you make it?  I wanted to make a vegan recipe for a patty melt but wanted to [...]

Winter Harvest Pasta

So a few weeks ago, I went to the farmers market in hopes of getting some produce to make dinner... but didn't have any kind of game plan in mind.  I just knew I wanted to get whatever looked good at the moment and make something with that.  When I got there, they had the [...]

Breakfast Sandwich with Sriracha Maple Syrup

Who doesn't love a good breakfast sandwich?  They're one of my favorite foods, and are so versatile.  You can make it on toast, a bagel, or English muffin, with whatever fillings you'd like... really giving you the power to fully customize it to your liking.  I always like a classic "sausage, egg, & cheese on [...]

Garbage Plate

Right out of high school, I lived in Rochester, New York for about 2 years.  If any of you are from Upstate New York, you've probably heard of the infamous Garbage Plate.  The perfect late night drunk / early morning hungover meal consisting of macaroni salad, home fries, chili meat sauce, either 2 cheeseburger patties, [...]

Sweet Potato Turmeric Soup with Zhoug & Crispy Green Garbanzos

It has been really cold in Los Angeles lately (I know, you're thinking it can't be that cold.. but for being used to the 80 degree weather here, 50s are pretty cold haha), and all I've wanted to eat are hearty, creamy, warming soups.  This one sure does deliver, trust me!  Creamy Sweet Potato Turmeric [...]

Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Sandwich

A lot of you have requested to see some healthy recipes that are good to take to school or work, & boy do I have some delicious ones headed your way!  This Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Sandwich packs some bold flavors, is incredibly healthy & delicious, and transports well so you can enjoy this during your [...]

Crispy Tofu Tacos with Cilantro Avocado Pesto & Chipotle Mango Salsa

Now that it's the new year, I know a bunch of you are looking for super healthy recipes that pack a big punch of flavor.  Tacos are a go to for me, because you can make them healthy very easily, and you can put just about anything you have lying around in them.  I wanted [...]

French Onion Burger

Have you ever had a craving for French onion soup & a burger at the same time?  I have, and well, that's how this recipe came about.  I've always loved French onion soup, I mean, who doesn't, but I never have found it to be filling enough for a whole meal.  Combining these flavors into [...]

Honey Mustard Pretzel Turkey Burger

Growing up, one of my favorite snack combinations was pretzel sticks dipped in honey mustard.  They just make the most perfect pairing, and I could literally eat them all day.  I already created a recipe using The Abbot's Butcher's Turkey Burgers on here, and I wanted to create another one to show how versatile they [...]

Chorizo Mac & Cheese

Queso with Chorizo has always been one of my favorite Mexican appetizers at any restaurant.  I remember going to a local place growing up and getting so excited to order a big crock full of queso blanco with spicy chorizo to dip crispy homemade chips in.  I have wanted to make a recipe for that [...]