• Healthy Salads and Sides,  Sides

    Sweet Hot Honey Carrots

    For a long time, I legitimately hated cooked carrots. They were just never very good! I always thought they came out way too mushy, or awkwardly mushy on the outside but hard on the inside… bleh. It wasn’t until I was served cooked carrots at a restaurant (one of our favorites here in Columbus) that I realized how delicious cooked carrots could really be. These Sweet Hot Honey Carrots prove that cooked carrots can and are delicious (when cooked correctly) – not to mention they look great on your plate! What is hot honey? Hot honey is chili-pepper infused honey. I first had hot honey at one of our favorite…

  • Healthy Main Courses,  Main Courses

    Chicken Tortilla Gumbo

    This Chicken Tortilla Gumbo was a completely delicious surprise! When I first made it, I never thought it would be something that I would post here – but we loved it so much, I just had to share! The birth of this recipe is a funny story actually… A few weeks back Jake and I went to the grocery store together. Now you might not think this is a big deal, but Jake NEVER comes to the grocery store with me! So I was excited. It was a cold wintery Sunday and he had suggested that I make Chicken Tortilla Soup for dinner – great! Problem was, we got to…

  • Healthy Main Courses,  Main Courses

    BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza

    Who doesn’t love a good pizza? I know that I do. Pretty much any kind of pizza in fact. White pizza, pesto pizza, meat pizza – any type really. Thin crust, thick crust, deep dish – there are just so many possible combinations of pizza, and they are ALL GOOD! I feel like I could eat pizza for days, and not get sick of it. There are just so many different combinations and variations. Of course, pizza is usually not dietetic – so eating it everyday probably would not be the best choice. This pizza however, this pizza is easy AND relatively healthy (in terms of pizza…). I started with…

  • Fiber-full bran muffins, loaded with banana, cinnamon and nutmeg. Healthy yet flavorful, these Healthy Banana Bran Muffins are sure to please the crowds, and your tummy! | NOMaste Kitchen
    Healthy Breakfast Foods

    Healthy Banana Bran Muffins

    Is it weird that I love bran cereal? I always have. Sure – some people think it tastes like cardboard. But I LOVE it! With a little almond milk – yum! So what about Bran muffins? Also delish. BUT not all bran muffins are created equal. Some are packed with sugar but disguised as a healthy option. Others are low fat and low sugar, but taste like… cardboard. Finding a balance between the healthy and unhealthy, full flavor and no flavor – that is the key! When I was a kid (yes I was the weirdo who loved bran muffins as a kid), I used to always make the recipe…

  • Healthy Main Courses,  Healthy Salads and Sides

    Roasted Carrot Soup

    Cold winter weather calls for comforting, hearty soups. This Roasted Carrot Soup is sure to warm you up. Not to mention, its packed with healthy veggies (a.k.a. carrots), so you can get your daily source of veggies in without even realizing it! I absolutely love any soup – but I’ve realized, I much prefer a blended soup to a broth based soup (unless its ramen… because I LOVE ramen noodle soup). Otherwise, in terms of popular soups – sure chicken noodle is great, or a nice minestrone, but to me there is something so comforting about a blended soup – like potato leek, butternut squash, or even pea soup. This…

  • Healthy Main Courses

    Loaded Veggie Pesto Pasta (V)

    This vegan Red Pepper, Mushroom and Asparagus Pesto Pasta is easy, fresh, and super flavorful. Delicious with any type of pasta – white, whole grain, rice, chickpea, cauliflower – you name it! All you need is a handful of fresh ingredients. I chose to use red peppers, mushrooms and asparagus – because these are what I had in my fridge! Don’t have or don’t like red peppers, mushrooms or asparagus? Sub out these veggies for another of your choice! Enjoy your pesto pasta as an easy weeknight meal with pre-made pesto, or wow your family with a homemade batch! Looking for some additional protein? This pesto pasta tastes great with…

  • Healthy Salads and Sides

    Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

    Think healthy has to mean boring? Absolutely not! This Roasted Parmesan Garlic Asparagus is quick, easy and delicious. A perfect side dish for one or more! What are your favorite vegetables for roasting? I personally love brussel sprouts, eggplant, and perhaps most of all, asparagus. Asparagus goes well with everything, pasta, rice, any protein, its all good. The great thing about roasting vegetables is that its easy, and requires few ingredients. With just a little olive oil, salt and pepper, you can roast any vegetable and most likely the result will be delicious.┬áThe bad thing about roasting vegetables is that its easy to fall in the habit of roasting the…

  • Healthy Main Courses,  Main Courses

    Easy Seared Scallops

    Do you all like scallops? I LOVE scallops! Whenever we are out to a nice dinner, I am always drawn to anything scallops on the menu. Pasta with scallops, risotto with scallops, rice and veggies with scallops, scallops with more scallops. They are just so delicious. The only problem with scallops – the price. They are SO expensive. Even when you buy them at the grocery store, they can still be expensive. The cheapest that I have ever seen them being sold for is $13.99 per lb – and that was back home in North Shore, MA. Here in Columbus they are more often $17.99 or $19.99 per lb –…

  • The cold winter weather can make it hard to get up and out in the morning! Here are 32 Healthy Breakfast Recipes to Warm You Up this Winter! | NOMaste Kitchen
    Healthy Breakfast Foods

    Healthy Breakfast Recipes To Warm You Up this Winter

    It is getting OH SO COLD outside! Winter has arrived! I don’t know about you all, but the hardest part about winter for me is sometimes just getting up in the morning. Getting out from under your warm covers, walking on the cold bathroom tile floor, looking outside only to see cold, dreary, overcast weather – bleh. So how can you entice yourself to get up, get moving, and start your day right? Here is a list of 32 Healthy Breakfast Recipes to Warm You Up this Winter! Oh So Sweet Pumpkin Pecan Baked Oatmeal by NOMaste Kitchen Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal by NOMaste Kitchen Quick and Easy Banana Porridge with Warm Berries by…

  • Recipes,  Recipes

    42 Christmas Recipes That Will Make You Drool

    What a WONDERFUL time of year! The holiday season is full of fun – family, friends – and of course, good food! Every family has their traditions, whether its appetizers for dinner on Christmas eve, warm cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, or a glorious spiraled ham on Christmas day, there is always room for fun new additions to amp up your holiday this season! For some fresh new ideas, check out this brand new list of 42 Christmas Recipes that will make you drool. Brunch Everyone loves brunch – but prepping a large breakfast feast while opening presents and corralling kids can be nearly impossible! Make ahead dishes are a…