• Creamy, cheesy, and so full of flavor, Spinach Artichoke Dip is appetizer you have been missing! | NOMaste Kitchen

    Spinach Artichoke Dip

    Spinach Artichoke Dip has always been one of those dips that I LOVE to enjoy at restaurants or at parties… basically anytime anyone else is willing to make it! Why is that? Honestly, no idea! I think always thought making Spinach Artichoke Dip would be hard. But, surprise! It really isn’t! Creamy, cheesy, and so full of flavor, Spinach Artichoke Dip is the appetizer you have been missing! And despite what I originally thought, and what you may think, Spinach Artichoke Dip is actually SUPER easy to make! I used frozen chopped spinach, canned artichoke hearts, cream cheese, sour cream, onions, garlic, parmesan, mozzarella, salt and pepper! That’s it! PRO…

  • This Copycat Northstar Cafe Chopped Village Salad is perfect! Roasted chicken, dates, avocado, legumes, onions, goat cheese, & almonds with champagne vinaigrette... | NOMaste Kitchen
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    Copycat Northstar Cafe Village Salad

    Prepare yourself – this Copycat Northstar Cafe Village Salad is about to blow your socks off! What is the Northstar Cafe? Northstar Cafe is a local Columbus restaurant chain (5 locations) that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner – Northstar puts an emphasis on locally grown, organic, and artisan produced foods as well as sustainability. Why should you care? Because the food they make is incredibly fresh, creative, and delicious. And more importantly, their Village Salad is UNREAL! But WHY is the Northstar Cafe Village Salad so special? The Northstar Cafe Village Salad is LOADED with delicious toppings that, quite honestly, I NEVER would have thought to put together! Roasted chicken,…

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    Deconstructed Lasagna

    Have you ever heard of Deconstructed Lasagna? Or Free Form Lasagna? Its okay if you haven’t! Neither had I! I first discovered deconstructed lasagna at one of our favorite local restaurants here in Columbus – The Market. Full of fresh foods and flavors, The Market offers delicious fresh foods with seasonal menu offerings and GREAT wine. The deconstructed lasagna on their menu, or “Free Form Lasagna” as they call it, changes seasonally. Whether its loaded with meat or completely vegetarian, it is always amazingly yummy. It wasn’t until the seventeenth time that I ordered it that I thought, why haven’t I tried making this? This Deconstructed Lasagna recipe is based…

  • Refreshing and full of flavor, this Mint, Feta & Veggie Noodle Salad is sure to impress your taste buds and your friends.| NOMaste Kitchen
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    Mint, Feta, and Veggie Noodle Salad

    Summer is all about fresh food and fun flavors! Lately, I have been challenging myself to use more fresh herbs like mint, cilantro, parsley, oregano, and basil. Every time that I do, I am so please by how delicious and refreshing the final resulting product is! This recipe for Mint, Feta, and Veggie Noodle Salad is the PERFECT example of just that – refreshing, delicious and fun! This recipe was inspired by a salad that one of my dearest friends made and shared with me – the salad was made with zucchini noodles, arugula, and mint – and it was ABSOLUTELY amazing. I originally planned to make this adapted recipe…

  • Vegan Summer Corn Chowder - the perfect addition to your Summer menu! Creamy yet light, you'd never know it was dairy free! Enjoy as a starter or main dish! | NOMaste Kitchen
    Healthy Main Courses,  Healthy Salads and Sides,  Healthy Snacks,  Main Courses

    Vegan Summer Corn Chowder

    Raise your hand if you love soup!! (Emphatically raises both hands in the air)… I LOVE SOUP! I have posted quite a few soup recipes on the blog –  One Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup, Easy French Onion Soup, Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup (VG) – the list goes on. But what do all these soups have in common? They scream WINTER! Soup doesn’t just have to be for winter! No, my friends, soup can be great in the summer as well! Enter this incredible Vegan Summer Corn Chowder! Creamy and rich yet light and flavorful. You would never know this Summer Corn Chowder is dairy free / vegan. It is a great easy appetizer for…

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    Spinach Salad with Blackberries and Almonds

    THIS SPINACH SALAD! I have been loving fresh fruit on all my salads lately – it honestly makes SUCH a huge difference. Strawberries, blackberries, apples, orange, grapefruit – all of it! I find that the juice and natural sugar from fruit provides so much flavor to your salad! I almost always put dressing on my salad… at least a little oil and vinegar! Because… duh, I am human. BUT with a whole bunch of juicy fruit? You honestly don’t have to! I feel like strawberries and apples are pretty mainstream in the salad world – lets be real. But blackberries, I haven’t had them in nearly as many salads! Trust…

  • Healthy Main Courses,  Main Courses

    Blackened Chicken Seasoning

    Forgive me, these photos are NOT my best – but this recipe IS! This Blackened Chicken Seasoning is my new FAVORITE! Jake and I have a favorite Blackened Chicken Sandwich that we get at the Athletic Club of Columbus where we belong. IT IS AMAZING! For the longest time I was planning to try and make my own blackened chicken seasoning… but then I got lazy. So I went to the store and bought some.   The seasoning was actually delightful – BUT it was like $6 for a single bottle… and I used it up in about 3 weeks. Whoops. So I decided it was time to do some…

  • Healthy Salads and Sides,  Main Courses,  Sides

    Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Salad

    I have fallen in LOVE with this salad! Fresh spinach, juicy strawberries, creamy goats’ cheese, and crunchy almonds – a classic combination. But what makes this Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese Salad unique? THE DRESSING! This Strawberry Almond Goat Cheese recipe uses an incredibly delicious sesame seed dressing that I was introduced to by my dearest sister-in-law Jess! I love salad dressing as much as the next person – duh. But often its not worth the calorie count for me. So many delicious dressings are extremely heavy and full of saturated fats. Sure, your salad may start out healthy – but once you glob on 300 calories  of creamy caesar, you…

  • Healthy Breakfast Foods,  Healthy Snacks

    Honey Peanut Oat Bars

    These Honey Peanut Oat Bars are the easiest yet most delicious little protein-packed bars you have ever tasted! They are SO easy to make, perfect for taking on the go, and of course (the best part) delicious! Do you have any non-breakfast eaters in your house?? Jake does not eat breakfast most of the time and I simply don’t understand. Meals are my favorite part of the day. I wake up, YAY  BREAKFAST! It’s 12PM, YAY LUNCH! It’s 5PM – TG IT’S DINNER! I have found the easiest way to force breakfast onto a non-breakfast person is by providing an easy, tasty go option. The problem with easy, tasty options…

  • Breakfast Food,  Healthy Breakfast Foods

    Healthy Homemade Vanilla Almond Granola

    I have always wanted to make homemade granola – and I honestly have no idea why I never actually tried previously. Maybe because granola recipes often have a TON of butter in them. Or a TON of sugar. Or because I never thought I would actually eat as much granola as I would be making in a whole batch… or I was worried that I WOULD eat the entire batch. Regardless, moral of the story is that I am a granola nube. But through a little recipe testing, I have come to realize that homemade granola is not something to be afraid of! This Healthy Homemade Vanilla Almond Granola proves…