I’m passionate about making easy and delicious recipes for the everyday cook with a flair for healthy living. My recipes usually have at least one (if not more than one) component of simplicity: a short ingredient list, few steps, ready quickly, or just plain easy to make. I love eating seasonally and using local ingredients. I’m big on avoiding processed foods, trying to stay as close to whole foods, as possible. I also try to use ingredients that are easy to find, though I will utilize some of the more exotic ones when I’m feeling extra playful. I hope you enjoy checking out some of my recipes. Click one of the links below and look throughout that post for links to more great recipes!

Below is a collection of original and adapted recipes I’ve featured on The Chic Life blog. I hope you find some you enjoy and if you try one, leave me a comment or send me a message using my Contact form (click) to let me know what you think. Enjoy! :)

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Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Crisp, Multigrain Pancakes, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Oats, Cookies n Cream Green Monster, Individual Egg Bake

Granola Bar Recipes

Egg Recipes

Breakfast Cup Recipes (Individual Breakfast Casseroles)

Smoothie Recipes

Grains/Pseudo-Grain Recipes

Oatmeal/Cereal/Granola Recipes

Other Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Sauces/Toppings/Etc.

Bread/Muffin Recipes

Appetizer Recipes

Salad Recipes

Salad Dressing Recipes

Entrée Recipes (Lunch and Dinner)

Chicken Noodle Soup, Kale Lentil Soup, Chana Masala, BBQ Tempeh, Tangy Tempeh Noodles

Chicken Recipes

Beef Recipes

Turkey Recipes

Other Meat Recipes

Shrimp Recipes

Fish Recipes

Vegetarian (Non-Tofu) Entrée Recipes

Tofu/Tempeh Recipes

Pasta Recipes

Grains/Pseudo-grain Recipes

Soup Recipes

Other Sauces/Rubs/Condiments

Side Dish Recipes

Grains/Pseudo-Grain Recipes

Vegetable Recipes

Root Vegetable Recipes

Legume Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Cookie Dough Balls, Strawberry Shortcakes, Carrot Cake Minis, Coconut Macaroons, Fourth of July Cupcakes

Cakes/Cupcake Recipes

Cookie Dough Ball Recipes

What are dough balls? Click here to learn more about the inspiration behind these recipes.

Cookie Recipes

Brownies/Blondie Recipes

Tarts, Pie Recipes

Candy Recipes

Other Dessert Recipes

Snack Recipes

Chic Energy Bite Recipes

Other Snack Recipes

Drink Recipes

Fruity Cocktails and Mocktails

Hot Beverages

Refreshing Drinks

Guest Post Recipes

Meatless 4 Lent Series

Recipe Recaps


  • GF = gluten-free
  • Non-Recipe = easy recipe with guidelines instead of specific directions – very customizable
  • Veg = vegetarian
  • Vegan = vegan (or recipe includes vegan substitutions)

NOTE: sub-bullets indicate the recipe is made using leftovers of the previous bullet’s dish.

Have an idea for a recipe you’d like me to make? Let me know by submitting your idea on my Contact form (click) or email me at thechiclife at gmail dot com.

Recipe Feedback

Did you check out any of my recipes? One of my absolute favorite things about blogging is hearing about your experience with my recipes. I welcome constructive criticism, but I especially love hearing your success stories. I’ve heard from moms who finally (finally!) were able to convince their children to eat vegetables using one of my muffin recipes or their significant other to eat cauliflower using a sneaky recipe I made awhile back. I’ve heard from readers who had never tried ingredients, like quinoa, before reading about it on my blog. Or others who said the simplicity of some of my recipes encouraged them to try something new, like making homemade granola. These stories are the reason I keep blogging and making new recipes to share with you. I want you to know that healthy eating is easy, fun, and enjoyable. I’m not a professional chef. I just like eating well, even with a busy schedule. If I can do it, you can too!

If you like a recipe, please consider leaving a comment or sharing it on social media. This helps me know which recipes you guys like most so I can keep making more of those. As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Hope to see you here on The Chic Life again soon!