The Ultimate Black Bean Burger Recipe (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

The Ultimate Black Bean Burger Recipe (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

I adore a good veggie burger. The problem is – so many don’t taste all that great and I’m a HUGE burger of any kind fan. So, while my hubby was back in the US visiting his parents, I started creating and testing black bean 

Balsamic Roasted Strawberries with Pink Peppercorns

Balsamic Roasted Strawberries with Pink Peppercorns

Strawberries are in peak season here in Portugal. So, I couldn’t resist popping some in the oven to make Balsamic Roasted Strawberries with Pink Peppercorns. I served it over a no-bake lemon cheesecake for dessert over the Easter holidays. This recipe is so freaking easy. 

Pepper, Fennel Seed and Thyme Olive Oil Cracker with Sea Salt (Gluten-Free Option)

Pepper, Fennel Seed and Thyme Olive Oil Cracker with Sea Salt (Gluten-Free Option)

Have you ever made your own crackers? I hadn’t until recently. It’s always been one of those things on my list to do but I couldn’t be bothered because you can always buy such wonderful flavors in the store with no effort. BUT making homemade 

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Garlic with Herbs de Provence (Vegan)

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Garlic with Herbs de Provence (Vegan)

My lovely friend Jacky got me HOOKED on Roasted Cherry Tomatoes. After eating these SWEET babies at her place a few times, I HAD to start making them at home. And share them with you because you don’t need to miss a treat like this. 

Kale Salad with Apple and Persimmon and a Zesty Lemon Dressing

Kale Salad with Apple and Persimmon and a Zesty Lemon Dressing

Okay, I’m just going to say it! Massaging kale to make it tender for kale salad is 100% silly. Instead, save the massage for yourself and make my Kale Salad with Apple and Persimmon tossed with a Lemon Dressing. I created this salad for a 

Patatas Bravas – Classic Spanish Tapas (Vegan Option)

Patatas Bravas – Classic Spanish Tapas (Vegan Option)

It’s almost impossible to find a restaurant in Spain that doesn’t serve some version of Patatas Bravas. Not that I blame them. Easy to make, packing a punch of flavor, these classic Spanish tapas are freaking delicious. And I’ve made them healthier and easier to 

French meets Italian in Tian with an Italian Twist (Vegan Option)

French meets Italian in Tian with an Italian Twist (Vegan Option)

It’s mid-summer, which means eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes are pouring out of the garden. And I can’t think of a better dish to highlight all those wonderful veggies than ratatouille. The only thing better is my recipe for Tian with an Italian Twist. Of course, 

Cilantro Lime Rice with Black Beans (Vegan)

Cilantro Lime Rice with Black Beans (Vegan)

Rice! I’m gonna be totally honest with you guys. I don’t share a lot of rice dishes because I don’t eat a lot of rice dishes. Although that is changing. Today, I’m sharing my Cilantro Lime Rice with Black Beans recipe which I learned to 

Grilled Pepper and Tomato Salad with Fresh Basil (Vegan)

Grilled Pepper and Tomato Salad with Fresh Basil (Vegan)

Grilled Pepper and Tomato Salad with Fresh Basil has become one of my absolute FAVORITES since moving to Portugal. It feels like you’re eating summer in every bite. Don’t forget to pair it with a nice crusty bread to soak up all the delicious juices. 

Spinach and Chickpea Curry with Coconut Milk (Vegan)

Spinach and Chickpea Curry with Coconut Milk (Vegan)

One thing I LOVE – besides the yumminess – of Spinach and Chickpea Curry with Coconut Milk is how quick and easy it is to make. Making it perfect for days when you want a meal with loads of flavor but also don’t have time