• Healthy Main Courses,  Healthy Salads and Sides

    Easy Grain Bowl with Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

    I absolutely LOVE Grain Bowls – they are full of fresh ingredients, yet super satisfying and delicious. Better yet, they are GREAT for meal prepping – even assembling just a few different ingredients at the beginning of the week will provide a multitude of grain bowl combinations to be enjoyed throughout the week. There are a MILLION and one ways you can make a grain bowl – but, in my mind, there are four BASIC food categories that you must combine in order to make a GREAT grain bowl. Let’s begin! GRAINS Well it is called a grain bowl after all isn’t it? Personally, I LOVE farro – I know…

  • Healthy Salads and Sides

    Black Bean and Corn Salad

    CAN YOU BELIEVE IT IS AUGUST ALREADY? I cannot. Where has the time gone?? I don’t know about you all but I am not ready for summer to end. How best can we honor the warm weather and sunshine? Continue to eat our FAVE SUMMER FOODS! Duhhhhhh… This Black Bean and Corn Salad is one of my all-time favorites! I cannot technically take credit for the recipe, because it actually belongs to my mama! Who I believe originally got it from my Aunt – so thank you Aunt Jane!! And mom 🙂 – love you both! Easy, delicious, and FULL of flavor. Seriously, this salad is a home run. Jake…

  • This Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce might just be the most incredible thing you have ever tasted. Drizzle over fresh veggies, shrimp, tofu, cardboard... wait what? | NOMaste Kitchen
    Healthy Salads and Sides,  Healthy Snacks,  Sides,  Snacks

    Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

    Do you love peanut butter? Do you love Asian-inspired recipes? This Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce is for you. It literally tastes good on anything. Seriously. I haven’t tried eating it with cardboard yet, but I am sure it would be delicious. Just kidding – but for real, as good as cardboard could taste – you would experience it with this sauce. I try to eat vegetables as much as possible – but, I don’t always crave raw veggies. That was until I started making this Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce. Zucchini noodles, shredded carrots, red cabbage, broccoli, cucumbers, red peppers – you name it, this sauce makes it taste even more…

  • Summertime = Grilling season! There is nothing better! Being outside, enjoying the sunshine, and eating fresh food. Everything tastes better on the grill! Check out these 72 amazingly EASY Grilling Recipes this summer! | NOMaste Kitchen
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    72 EASY Grilling Recipes

    SUMMER IS A COMING! WAHOO! I am SO thrilled. Jake and I just got are backyard fully landscaped – how adult are we? And it looks awesome. I should have taken a before and after picture, but of course I did not. Oh well. Summer time means getting outside, enjoying the sunshine, and of course eating fresh food! This weekend we are turning on the grill for the first time this season and my brain is BUZZING with ideas. Chicken, veggies, burgers, pizza – there are so many amazing foods that can be made on the grill! I just can’t keep them all straight! Hence, the creation of this roundup:…

  • Healthy Salads and Sides,  Sides

    Roasted Cuban Zucchini

    I love me some fresh grilled veggies in the summer time! Especially veggies like zucchini, squash and eggplant. They become so tender and delicious, you almost forget that you are eating a vegetable! This recipe for Roasted Cuban Zucchini is PERFECT for summer – whether you love to grill or prefer the oven, you can make this incredibly flavorful dish in no time at all. Inspired by some traditional Cuban spices, this recipe is packed with flavor. Paprika, chili powder, and cumin are definitely the headlining stars – but don’t forget about Cotija cheese, cilantro or lime because they also play key roles! Confession: I didn’t realize how AMAZING Cotija…

  • Healthy Main Courses,  Healthy Salads and Sides

    Kale and Farro Salad (V)

    Salads CAN be boring. It’s true. Sometimes I see a salad and its just like bleh – no thank you. I’d much rather eat this cheeseburger. BUT, salads don’t HAVE to be boring! They can be exciting – full of texture and flavor! A salad – exciting? Yes! I promise – THIS Kale and Farro Salad will NOT disappoint! Kale, kale, kale – everyone loves kale. It is absolutely one of the hottest foods to be eating right now. Why? It’s a superfood – okay, but what the heck does that mean?? Kale is a superfood because it is RICH in nutrients – in fact, it packs more nutrition than…

  • Crisp, light and refreshing - this Cranberry, Apple, and Almond Broccoli Slaw is the perfect side for a BBQ, picnic, or weeknight meal. Fresh, juicy apples, sweet, bright cranberries, and crunchy almonds fill this salad with flavor and incredible texture. Tart red wine vinegar is balanced by a sweet touch of honey | NOMaste Kitchen
    Healthy Salads and Sides

    Cranberry, Apple, and Almond Broccoli Slaw (V)

    Trader Joe’s – what an incredible place. Here in Columbus, we don’t have a Trade Joe’s downtown so I always forget exactly how much I LOVE going there. This past weekend, I happened to be over at Easton Town Center (our local mall) where there IS a Trader Joe’s and of course I had to stop. That’s where I found the inspiration for this amazing Cranberry, Apple, and Almond Broccoli Slaw. Perusing through the produce section, I love finding fun pre-prepared veggies that are just READY to be eaten. Riced cauliflower, sweet potato ribbons, butternut squash zig zags – Trader Joe’s makes traditionally intimidating, healthy ingredients easy by pre-washing and…

  • Healthy Main Courses,  Healthy Salads and Sides

    Cauliflower Cream Sauce

    Guys – WOW. This may be one of my favorite recipes – EVER. I know, I am as shocked as you are. I have been avoiding this cauliflower fad for a long time – because really, how could cauliflower taste creamy? Or like pizza crust? I know my pizza crust… But really, truly – this Cauliflower Cream Sauce is DELIGHTFUL! Easy, creamy, healthy and so full of flavor, this Cauliflower Cream Sauce is the perfect substitute for that unhealthy alfredo you are craving… well, every night. No – I’m not going to lie to you friends, it does not taste exactly like alfredo cream sauce. I am not a magician.…

  • Healthy Salads and Sides,  Healthy Snacks

    Pan-Fried Crispy Kale Chips

    I have always wanted to try and make my own baked kale chips… So why haven’t I? Well for one – I have ZERO patience. Even when it comes to roasting vegetables! I put them in the oven, 5 minutes later… are they done yet? 10 minutes – what about now? 15 minutes – still no… I’ve tried a few different recipes that are similar to baked kale chips, such as baked apple chips, baked potato chips, baked sweet potato chips… but they always seem to end up just a little soft in the end! Perhaps this is, again, related to my lack of patience.. But come on – who wants to…

  • Healthy Breakfast Foods,  Healthy Salads and Sides

    Roasted Purple Potatoes

    Purple potatoes – have you ever had them? I’ll be honest, I had only ever had them at a restaurant! They are one of those foods that seem so special and unique, even though (realistically) they taste exactly the same as regular potatoes. Tri-colored carrots are the same! And striped ravioli! I guess it is really anything colored, huh? Foods that look different than usual are exciting! Which is why the other day when I saw purple potatoes at the grocery store I was totally pumped! Roasted Purple Potatoes – let’s go! Health Facts Sadly, potatoes have a bad reputation for being unhealthy. Yes it is true, usually (in the…