Main Course Soups Vegetarian

Roasted Cauliflower + Spinach Soup with Homemade Croutons

roasted cauliflower and spinach soup with homemade croutons lilas kitchen

Looking for something on the lighter side in between Friendsgiving and all of the delectable holiday meals? Try this Roasted Cauliflower + Spinach Soup with Homemade Croutons. It’s simply veggies with no thickening ingredients such as heavy cream or added potatoes. It definitely does the tummy well while not cutting corners on flavor. I have discovered over the years that store-bought soups or pre-made soups even if they are labeled as healthy or all natural, include a few unnecessary ingredients that add-on not so nutritious calories. Ingredients such as potatoes, heavy cream added sodium or sugars.

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Bites Dessert

Greek Yogurt Bites with Crushed Hazelnuts, Wild Blueberries + Kiwi

greek yogurt bites with hazelnuts and wild blueberries lilas kitchen

Oh hello…meet my new obsession, Greek Yogurt Bites with Crushed Hazelnuts, Wild Blueberries + Kiwi 🙂 This mouth-watering organic and all natural snack or even dessert can be put together in under 10 minutes. You can honestly use any of your favorite dried or fresh fruits and nuts. The particular combo I chose for this recipe happens to be one of my absolute favorites. I just really love incorporating blueberries and hazelnuts, especially during this time of year. The base of the snack is greek yogurt with a touch of honey, simply an amazing duo. It contains only natural, organic ingredients and it’s low in natural sugars.

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Main Course Vegetarian

Red Lentil Risotto with Roasted Broccolini

red lentil risotto with roasted broccolini lilas kitchen

Is it raining where you are? Well by a miracle, it finally rained in the Bay Area! Yes, we get excited about the rain because we really don’t get enough of it here. Since these types of days are so few far and between, I thought I would make a warm and comforting meal this week. I decided to cook up a large batch of my Red Lentil Risotto with Roasted Broccolini. I am thrilled to share the recipe with you because it has that lovely risotto flavor but with a healthy twist. This meal sways towards the “lighter” side of comfort food, instead of making a rice based risotto I use red lentils. Don’t get me wrong, I am a sucker for bit of white rice every once in a while although swapping out white rice for lentils makes this dish much more nutrient dense.

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Main Course

Seared Ahi + Soba Noodles

seared ahi tuna and soba noodles lilas kitchen

Are you trying to follow healthy eating habits? I find that half the battle in eating healthy is having a good idea of what to cook. Eating healthy can be challenging especially when you need more of a variety when it comes to flavors. I’m not sure about you but I get bored very easily 🙂 Therefore, I continuously find myself switching it up and testing out new flavors. Sometimes they work and sometimes they’re a flop! It’s a fun game to play and thankfully I get to share the good ones with you. Seared Ahi + Soba Noodles is a dish that I love making, because it holds fresh and satisfying flavors. It switches things up with a very different flavor combo from the protein and seasonings used.

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CoCo Almond Milk Pudding

CoCo Almond Milk Pudding with Toasted Walnuts

Happy first week of November! With this brisk weather and the holiday of eating (aka Thanksgiving) so near I am delighted to share this easy recipe with you. It’s a wonderfully crunchy, creamy and sweet dessert option if you’re looking for something on the lighter side. My CoCo Almond Milk Pudding is dairy-free and low in natural sugars. It definitely satisfies that sweet tooth craving while not being packed with preservatives, a ton of sugar and unknown additives.

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Main Course Vegetarian

Balsamic Portobello + Quinoa Medley


This Balsamic Portobello + Quinoa Medley is such a fantastic vegetarian option and super manageable to put together quickly. It also just rings Fall to me with the beautiful orange and yellow tones of the fresh tomatoes and squash. With just a few ingredients your set to have a tasty dinner. It’s truly surprising how savory and rich the portobellos become when cooked down in this balsamic vinegar sauce. This is a substantial meal worth trying, not only because it’s easy to make it also holds incredible nutritional value. Portobellos have multiple pluses when it comes to nutrition, as they have a seriously good balance of healthy protein, carbs and are low in fat.

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