Lemon and Pea Pasta with Leeks

What You'll Need:

12 ounces brown rice pasta (or whatever kind of noodle your heart desires)

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic

2 medium leeks

juice and zest of 1 lemon

1 c frozen peas

1/2 c fresh parsley 

1/2 c Parmesan, or other hard cheese, shredded from the block

salt and pepper 

Bring a pot of water to a boil for the pasta; cook according to package.**

Meanwhile, saute garlic in large saucepan until aromatic.  Add leeks, and cook for an additional 2 minutes or so.

Add lemon zest, juice, peas and parsley.

**Before draining pasta, reserve 1 c water.  Add to the saute pan, and simmer for 2-3 minutes.  

Add drained pasta to pan of goodness.  Toss with salt, pepper and cheese. 

Serves 6.  Inspired by the original recipe in an old edition of Woman's Day Magazine.

Rice & Beans

There is a reason that much of the world sustains life off of this dish--it is easy, it is inexpensive, and it is so.damn.good.  Perfect to beef up as a meal, or on the side.

¾ c uncooked rice* 

2 c veggie broth or water

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed  

½ tsp olive oil

½  tsp chili powder

½  tsp cumin

½ tsp coriander

½ tsp Himalayan salt

Fixins (think fresh cilantro, salsa, fresh veggies, plain Greek yogurt, avocado…)


*As a general rule, when it comes to grains, always add double and a half (ish) the liquid to the grain.  


Mix all ingredients in rice cooker, or in a saucepan, covered, over medium heat.  Serve topped with fresh cilantro, salsa, fresh veggies, plain Greek yogurt, avocado, or whatever your heart desires.  


Serves 2 as a main, 4 as a side.

Inspired by the Ultimate Reset Nutrition Guide




Corn & Edamame Succotash

Trader Joes makes a frozen variety--this is way better.  

What you’ll need:

1.5 c organic shelled edamame

2 c corn, cut from the cob

½ shallot, minced

1 sweet bell pepper, chopped

Juice of 1 lime

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

Himalayan salt, to taste

Steam edamame and corn for 3-4 minutes, or until tender-crisp.  Toss with remaining ingredients.


Modified from the Ultimate Reset Nutrition Guide

Serves 2 as a main; 4 as a side