Mains & Sides

Paleo Egg Muffins

by jenny sansouci August 15, 2013
Thumbnail image for Paleo Egg Muffins

There’s a cute little coffee shop called The Annex in my neighborhood (Fort Greene, Brooklyn) that has all the regular coffee shop fare – strong caffeinated beverages and an abundance of baked goods — but they also have something else, something that usually sells out quickly, something you have to get there early in order [...]

Read the full article →

Salads: Acts of Creative Inspiration

by jenny sansouci June 27, 2013
Thumbnail image for Salads: Acts of Creative Inspiration

The other day I posted a picture of this incredibly gorgeous salad on instagram. I instagram a lot of things I eat, especially when they are healthy and beautiful like this particular salad. As soon as I posted it, I got a few comments asking for the recipe. Ok, understandable. Peeps wanna know. The thing [...]

Read the full article →

My 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

by jenny sansouci November 19, 2012
Thumbnail image for My 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

It’s holiday time!! For most people, the time between Thanksgiving through the New Year usually means indulging in lots of sugar, flour, dairy, processed foods, sugary/boozy drinks, and all those usual suspects. Too much of that stuff can leave us feeling really depleted, moody, and practically begging for some quality nutrients. While I totally believe [...]

Read the full article →

Robyn’s Squash & Kale Curry

by jenny sansouci October 18, 2012
Thumbnail image for Robyn’s Squash & Kale Curry

Get excited – it’s time for another guest recipe from my friend Robyn Youkilis! I thought it was the perfect time to feature this, since her awesome Rock The Kitchen healthy cooking program starts soon!! Robyn has shared a delicious curry recipe with all of us. I haven’t had anything like this in awhile, and [...]

Read the full article →

Goddess Bowl with Tahini Sauce

by jenny sansouci October 10, 2012
Thumbnail image for Goddess Bowl with Tahini Sauce

There’s nothing better than when a friend knows you really well. Yesterday when my plane landed in NYC, my friend Samantha texted me saying she was going to the grocery store to get ingredients for us to make dinner. When I got to her apartment and she showed me what we were making, my heart [...]

Read the full article →

Amy’s Tri-Tomato Spaghetti Squash

by jenny sansouci October 9, 2012
Thumbnail image for Amy’s Tri-Tomato Spaghetti Squash

The other night in Denver, I was staying at a friend’s place and we decided to have a dinner party with 6 people, where everyone contributed a dish. I could hardly contain my excitement as we stopped at Whole Foods to pick up ingredients. I made this chopped salad with hummus dressing, and my friend [...]

Read the full article →

Gabby’s Famous Chopped Salad

by jenny sansouci August 30, 2012
Thumbnail image for Gabby’s Famous Chopped Salad

Recipe time! Finally, I know. I’ve been spending this week at the beach in the Hamptons with Gabby for my birthday. There are tons of super adorable farmer’s markets all around us, and she suggested we make her famous chopped salad. Of course I agreed, and decided to capitalize on this occasion by taking pics [...]

Read the full article →

Collard Green Wraps

by jenny sansouci July 5, 2012
Thumbnail image for Collard Green Wraps

Yesterday for the 4th of July, my friend Tricia made awesome black bean burgers (recipe from this cookbook) and left a plate of collard greens to wrap them up with. Tricia is always coming up with awesome ways to make health-supportive, nourishing food taste great. This was genius and seriously delicious – a total crowd [...]

Read the full article →

Make Your Own Popcorn (Microwave-Free)

by jenny sansouci April 11, 2012
Thumbnail image for Make Your Own Popcorn (Microwave-Free)

The other night, in preparation for some always thrilling SNL-watching, I decided to embark on the mission of making my own popcorn. I’d never done it before, so it was an exciting expedition. I was nervous, but I pulled through — and the result was so much better, healthier and 100x more fun than microwave [...]

Read the full article →

Green Guacamole

by jenny sansouci April 4, 2012
Thumbnail image for Green Guacamole

I love guacamole. In fact, I consider it to be one of the earth’s greatest gifts to humans. It’s delicious, full of healthy delights, great for parties…what more could you ask for? The one thing that gets me though…is when guacamole has too many huge chunks of tomato. I mean, I’ll still eat it, but [...]

Read the full article →

Citrus Hemp Dressing

by jenny sansouci March 27, 2012
Thumbnail image for Citrus Hemp Dressing

At the risk of sounding dramatic, I just have to say….this may be the best salad dressing I’ve ever tasted. I’m so glad it came into my life and I know you’ll feel the same. The other night I was out to dinner at Caravan of Dreams in Manhattan’s East Village. I got what I [...]

Read the full article →

Circus Salad

by jenny sansouci March 20, 2012
Thumbnail image for Circus Salad

I love when a great salad comes together unexpectedly. My mom and I came up with this recipe last night based on some ingredients she had around the house. The reason I decided to call it “Circus Salad” is because it has a bunch of random (but awesome) ingredients, kind of like a circus. Also, [...]

Read the full article →

Maple Miso Glazed Brussels Sprouts

by jenny sansouci March 16, 2012
Thumbnail image for Maple Miso Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Last week, I was in sunny Los Angeles, and I had the extremely exciting opportunity to eat at Cafe Gratitude (multiple times). I had been dreaming of going there, and my dream came true. My favorite dish, by far, was the “I Am Ecstatic” maple-miso glazed brussels sprouts. I seriously was ecstatic while eating them, [...]

Read the full article →

A Favorite Simple Salad

by jenny sansouci February 23, 2012
Thumbnail image for A Favorite Simple Salad

I spend so much time trying to come up with new, jazzy recipes that sometimes I neglect posting about my old favorites. The ones that I barely think about before making because they’re just so simple. This salad is one of those cozy favorites. When I was working at an office job, there was this [...]

Read the full article →

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

by jenny sansouci February 16, 2012
Thumbnail image for Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Last week, I held a NibMor healthy hot chocolate giveaway. To enter, you had to submit your favorite healthier version of comfort food. I picked the one that made my mouth water the most! The winner was Lea, and her recipe was for cauliflower alfredo sauce made with almond milk and white beans. She sent [...]

Read the full article →

Spicy Miso Tahini Sauce

by jenny sansouci February 8, 2012
Thumbnail image for Spicy Miso Tahini Sauce

I’m a sauce person. Always have been. In my opinion, a great sauce can totally bring a meal to life. When I come across a great sauce at a restaurant, I always try to re-create it. (One of my all-time favorites? This cilantro garlic sauce). Last night, I was having dinner at Souen last night [...]

Read the full article →

Grapefruit Kale Salad

by jenny sansouci January 30, 2012
Thumbnail image for Grapefruit Kale Salad

I had honestly never thought about putting grapefruit into a salad (WHY NOT!? I don’t know) until I watched Healthy Cooking Camp last week. As soon as I saw the recipe I felt like a light bulb went off in my brain. YES. Grapefruit. Avocado. In a salad. DING DING DING! I know, I’m way [...]

Read the full article →

Kabocha Squash Soup – Roasted Garlic and Sage

by jenny sansouci January 20, 2012
Thumbnail image for Kabocha Squash Soup – Roasted Garlic and Sage

Kabocha squash soup is my favorite winter meal. When the cold weather starts rolling in, it’s like the flavors of squash and sage together start taking over my thoughts. There are lots of fun ways you can make a squash soup, but this is my latest discovery. The creamy, sweet squash with the addition of [...]

Read the full article →

How To Roast Garlic

by jenny sansouci January 20, 2012
Thumbnail image for How To Roast Garlic

Roasted garlic is one of the most delicious things on the planet (and beyond, I’m willing to bet). If you’ve ever been to an Italian restaurant where they give you roasted garlic cloves and olive oil to spread on your bread….you know what I’m talking about. It’s the most exciting thing ever when that happens. [...]

Read the full article →

Cream Puff Brussels Sprouts

by jenny sansouci January 12, 2012
Thumbnail image for Cream Puff Brussels Sprouts

No, no – I’m not making Brussels sprouts into a dessert….don’t freak out. I call these Cream Puff Brussels Sprouts because that’s exactly what I said when I first bit into one. “These are like CREAM PUFFS!” And they are. Except healthier. (As you can see, I’m back on food). On New Year’s Eve, my [...]

Read the full article →

Healthy Crush: Best of 2011

by jenny sansouci December 28, 2011
Thumbnail image for Healthy Crush: Best of 2011

2011 has been a great year full of healthy delights. I’ve had a lot of fun in the kitchen creating recipes with natural ingredients, as well as sharing some of the healthy lifestyle info I’ve learned along the way. As 2011 winds down to a close, I decided to gather up a list of the [...]

Read the full article →

Quinoa Egg Bowl

by jenny sansouci December 5, 2011
Thumbnail image for Quinoa Egg Bowl

Lately I’ve been super into posting pics with Instagram on my iPhone. The photo above is an Instagram photo. Awesome, right? Well, one of the people I follow there – Connie from A Life of Perfect Days – has been posting delicious, mouth-watering pics of quinoa + egg bowls lately. Every time I see one, [...]

Read the full article →

Sprouted Grain Stuffing

by jenny sansouci November 21, 2011
Thumbnail image for Sprouted Grain Stuffing

This stuffing is OUT OF THIS WORLD! I was actually very skeptical of myself when I came up with the idea to make stuffing with Ezekiel Bread, but it came out better than I could have ever imagined. You can substitute any kind of bread you want — gluten-free bread, cornbread, another kind of whole [...]

Read the full article →

Mashed Fingerling Potatoes + Kale

by jenny sansouci November 21, 2011
Thumbnail image for Mashed Fingerling Potatoes + Kale

Everyone loves mashed potatoes. Right? Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food, and certainly a necessity at Thanksgiving. Well, how about taking the health factor up a notch and adding KALE? The inspiration came from Heidi at 101 Cookbooks, and I tweaked the recipe to make it my own. The tiny green flecks of kale [...]

Read the full article →

Apple Cranberry Sauce

by jenny sansouci November 21, 2011
Thumbnail image for Apple Cranberry Sauce

This is a twist on the traditional cranberry sauce. I decided to add apples to give it a milder flavor and some more texture. It ended up being the perfect, refreshing compliment to a savory holiday meal! Plus, there’s no cooking involved, so it’s extremely easy to make. Ingredients: 2 cups fresh cranberries 2 red [...]

Read the full article →

Green Beans + Toasted Almonds

by jenny sansouci November 21, 2011
Thumbnail image for Green Beans + Toasted Almonds

For many years, the only green beans I ate on Thanksgiving were in a green bean casserole — complete with creamy soup, fried onions, and lots of cheese. These days, I make a more simple green bean dish — one that actually highlights the green beans instead of hiding them. The toasted almonds give this [...]

Read the full article →

Harvest Basil Beans

by jenny sansouci November 21, 2011
Thumbnail image for Harvest Basil Beans

In an effort to create a meatless holiday option that still packs a protein punch, I threw together this 2 bean dish with plenty of autumn flavor. To make it even easier, I used almost the same recipe from this acorn squash stuffing. This a great vegetarian alternative that has TONS of bursting flavor! Oh, [...]

Read the full article →

Gluten-Free Mushroom Gravy

by jenny sansouci November 18, 2011
Thumbnail image for Gluten-Free Mushroom Gravy

This is literally the best gravy I’ve ever tasted. No joke! It’s thick, creamy, savory, and everything you could ever want in a gravy. And the best part? It’s gluten-free AND vegan. I honestly freaked out when I tried it. I want to jar it up and give some to everyone I know! I’ve never [...]

Read the full article →