Quick Weeknight Meal: Spicy Chick’n, Green Bean & Potato Skillet

This Spicy Chick’n, Green Bean and Potato Skillet hits all the marks a weeknight meal should: painless, fast, and flavorful. Neither Ry or I have been feeling great for the past few days. It’s hard to say exactly what’s plaguing us, but we’re not ourselves. So even though we were both hungry the other night, I knew […]


Zesty Taco Cauliflower Chickpea Poppers

  I don’t have self-control when it comes to food. There’s no off button, and my stomach never seems considerate enough to tell my brain when it’s full. I stopped trying to worry as much about how much I eat, and instead focused on making sure what I eat is good. So I let myself […]


Sun-Dried Tomato, Eggplant, Asparagus, Chickpea & Feta Tart

Tarts sound so fancy. “I made a tart this weekend. It was divine.” See how sophisticated I sound? Just give me a floral apron and a glass of champagne and call me Martha Stewart. In all actuality, my Sun-Dried Tomato, Eggplant, Chickpea, Asparagus and Feta Tart is far from fancy. It may look and sound […]


Caramelized Sweet Potato & Chickpea Dip

It’s full-on fall recipe season now on Smart Cookie, and I couldn’t be more excited. Since I was feeling the fall spirit, I felt the need to grab a couple sweet potatoes on my last trip to the grocery store. They’re a miracle food, and I love them even more in the fall time for […]


Loaded Triple Bean Burrito

Ever since I tried the Black Bean Humus from my local grocery store, Hannaford, I’ve been convinced that it tastes like a taco. As an ex-taco-lover turned vegetarian, I very much appreciate meat-free foods that give me the same satisfaction as real tacos once did. This dip made me want to whip up some of […]


Double Decker Tater Tot Tacos with Queso Sauce

Little known fact: tacos were one of my favorite foods before I went vegetarian seven years ago. I never cared for meat too much, so it wasn’t a huge adjustment for me, but I did find myself craving tacos time and time again. That being said, it wasn’t hard to find a perfectly suitable replacement. […]


Lemon-Basil & Artichoke Bean Dip w/ Homemade Basil Pita Chips

I stepped out of my comfort zone with my Lemon-Basil & Artichoke Bean Dip. The truth is, I’m not crazy about lemon, especially in savory dishes. I can tolerate a lemon cake, but start putting lemon in my pasta, and I get angry. However, it is spring, and bright flavors like lemons are in high […]


Spring Quinoa, Bean, & Veggie Soup (with option to add meat!)

On Monday, I explained to you guys my nasty habit of eating enough for a family of 12 every time I travel. Things definitely got ugly during my trip to West Virginia this past week. I’m talking full-on, shameless face-stuffing. To at least be able to pretend that I compensated for all that, my family […]


Caramelized Onion & Feta Black Bean Dip

The only reason I am not face-first into this Caramelized Onion & Feta Black Bean Dip right now is because it is almost 1 a.m. and that is not socially acceptable. Of course, I’ve never been a big proponent of social conventions, so perhaps I should just give into this creamy, flavorful heaven that is […]


Readers’ Choice Wednesday: Sauteed Kale, Farro, & White Beans

It’s Readers’ Choice Wednesday! That means you guys tell me what you’re craving, and I make it for you. I got multiple requests for something healthy this week, and after that decadent mac and cheese yesterday, I was happy to oblige. That’s why I love you guys; you let me know when it’s time to […]