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The Silkiest Blender Hummus Dip (Gluten Free, Vegan)

The Silkiest Blender Hummus Dip (Gluten Free, Vegan)

You probably know this already, but not all hummus is created equal. I find most store bought hummus to be a bit gritty, and have a harsh taste.  There are exceptions, of course, but hummus is so easy to make at home there is no…

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Cookies (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free)

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Cookies (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free)

I didn’t mean to start a breakfast cookie website but… here we are. These Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Cookies are sort of a cross between banana bread and cookies, hence the name.  They are soft on the inside with lots of texture from coconut, banana…

One-Pan Skillet Spaghetti (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

One-Pan Skillet Spaghetti (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

The internet has been going a little crazy for one-pan pastas lately. You may have heard of the Baked Feta Pasta trend, which I’ll admit, is actually worth the hype.  I’ve adapted a few recipes based on that method and will be sharing one very…

Lemon Yogurt Cake (Gluten free, Oil Free + Butter Free Option)

Lemon Yogurt Cake (Gluten free, Oil Free + Butter Free Option)

I am very fond of simple, seasonal cakes. They are what I most enjoy baking and what I most enjoy eating. Last week’s Carrot Spice Snacking Cake and this Berry Zucchini Cake are examples of that, and very yummy ones I might add. My husband…

Shaved Spring Salad with Creamy Tarragon Vinaigrette (Vegetarian, Gluten Free + Vegan Friendly)

Shaved Spring Salad with Creamy Tarragon Vinaigrette (Vegetarian, Gluten Free + Vegan Friendly)

Happy Spring, my friends!  It’s been a long time coming, I know.   Let’s kick it off with one of my favorite salads, Shaved Spring Salad with Creamy Tarragon Vinaigrette, perfect for Easter or any spring lunch.   When the weather temps start to rise, I lean…

Carrot Spice Snacking Cake (Gluten free, Oil/Butter Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Carrot Spice Snacking Cake (Gluten free, Oil/Butter Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Carrot cake is one of my all time favorite cakes.  Chrissy Teigen agrees.  When made properly, it’s both tender and dense at the same time with just the right amount of spice and texture.  The sweet, tangy, luscious cream cheese frosting doesn’t hurt either.  So…

30 Minute Coq au Vin (Chicken + Mushrooms Braised in Red Wine)

30 Minute Coq au Vin (Chicken + Mushrooms Braised in Red Wine)

This is a perfect, cozy dish for March when the winter temperatures are still lingering and spring hasn’t made its arrival yet.  Every year I remember that March is still quite cold, and warming dinners like this 30 minute Coq au Vin are very much…

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Breakfast cookies, they are a beautiful thing. While the idea of eating a cookie for breakfast may seem odd to some, it’s not an off the wall concept.  After all, granola is really just a deconstructed oatmeal cookie isn’t it?  The problem is that usually…

Hasselback Potato Skillet with Mustard Garlic Butter + Chives

Hasselback Potato Skillet with Mustard Garlic Butter + Chives

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, how could I not provide you with a potato recipe?   I know that mashed potatoes are classic in my household, but sometimes I like to switch it up, and this is an easy, impressive way to do just…

Baked Oats – Cinnamon Roll + Birthday Cake Variations (Gluten-free, Dairy free, Refined Sugar Free)

Baked Oats – Cinnamon Roll + Birthday Cake Variations (Gluten-free, Dairy free, Refined Sugar Free)

You likely know by now how I love my oats. I love them in breads. I love them in crisps and cobblers. I love them in cakes. I especially love them blended with fun flavors and baked until puffed and golden for breakfast.  This brings…

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (Paleo)

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (Paleo)

I have been on a huge tahini kick lately. Hummus. Salad Dressing. Grain Bowls. Cookies & Bars. Tahini is a sesame seed paste that is most notably in hummus, but is delicious in so many things from savory foods to sweet ones. I thought to…

Avocado Caesar Salad Dressing (Dairy Free + Egg Free)

Avocado Caesar Salad Dressing (Dairy Free + Egg Free)

Love caesar salad dressing but not always crazy about eating raw egg? I feel you. I love a classic caesar, but for everyday, I actually prefer this avocado based dressing.  It’s bright, creamy, tart, and delicious.  Best of all it comes together in minutes and…

Valentine’s Day Dessert Board

Valentine’s Day Dessert Board

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’m sharing a festive take on a dessert board concept that we love at my house.   I got everything you see here from my local Trader Joe’s, and any market will have plenty of options to create this spread. …

Spicy Fusilli Pasta with Tomato + Cream (Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Dairy Free friendly)

Spicy Fusilli Pasta with Tomato + Cream (Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Dairy Free friendly)

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so I’m bringing you the first of two dinner ideas that are sure to impress even the pickiest eaters. This Spicy Fusilli Pasta with Tomato + Cream is luxurious and hearty, tasting like it took hours to make, but coming together…

Game Day Turkey Chili

Game Day Turkey Chili

Just when you thought you didn’t need another chili recipe… Here we go!   This chili recipe has been my go-to for years, and it never disappoints.  It’s incredibly flavorful, thanks to both tomato paste and cocoa powder which add a complex depth of flavor.  It’s…

Healthier Homemade Nutella (Gluten Free)

Healthier Homemade Nutella (Gluten Free)

This is a nutella appreciation post.  If you like the jarred stuff, homemade will knock your socks off. Nutella is great on everything from toast, fresh fruit, and yogurt to pancakes and waffles.  Truth be told, however, I prefer it right off the spoon.  There’s…

The Sunday Scoop 1.24.21 –    Your Weekly Roundup

The Sunday Scoop 1.24.21 – Your Weekly Roundup

make diy mask spray:   I posted this easy, three ingredient mask spray on Instagram and Tik Tok, and found it to be useful for so many people I knew I had to share it here too. Just a few sprays on your mask before wearing…

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup (Gluten Free, Whole 30, Dairy Free)

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup (Gluten Free, Whole 30, Dairy Free)

This week we’ve got another comforting, healthy dinner coming your way.  It’s safe to say that will be a theme this winter, as it’s very much how we eat at home on a regular basis.  I’ve heard from many of you that’s how you like…


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Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Persimmon & Rosemary

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Persimmon & Rosemary

Now that the holidays are behind us, I can get back to regularly scheduled programming:  easy, healthy dishes with familiar ingredients made in a new way.  Truth be told, it’s my favorite way to cook, and my favorite type of recipe to share because it’s…


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