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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…

Cheesy Eggplant and Lentil Bake (Vegetarian + Gluten Free)

Cheesy Eggplant and Lentil Bake (Vegetarian + Gluten Free)

This Cheesy Eggplant and Len til Bake has been one of the most requested recipes I’ve created… not just one of the most requested vegetarian dinner recipes but most requested recipes period.   I hinted at it on my Instagram stories about a month ago, and…

The Sunday Scoop 1.10.21

The Sunday Scoop 1.10.21

LISTEN Talks: Scott Galloway “Don’t Follow Your Passion” – This short snippet from Tech Leader and NYU Stern Marketing Professor Scott Galloway has really stuck with me.  I’ve started to listen to his Podcasts and am always left with so much food for thought and…

January Smoothie School:      7 Days of Smoothies

January Smoothie School: 7 Days of Smoothies

Do you love smoothies?  Welcome! Do you dislike smoothies?  Welcome! I am both of you.   It’s hard to believe that I didn’t care for smoothies for most of my life, actually up until about a year ago.  There were two main reasons for this:…

The Sunday Scoop 1.03.21

The Sunday Scoop 1.03.21

LISTEN Podcasts: Making Sense with Sam Harris:  The Price of Distraction – Like many of us, I’m going into 2021 thinking of what changes I want to make to be a more joyful, present woman.  Part of this lies with my phone and technology usage…

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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