pumpkin pie bars
desserts, recipes

Pumpkin Pie Bars

I'm keeping this short and sweet today (just like these pumpkin pie bars) because these guys speak for themselves. I mean, just look at them... OK, I know, not the most photogenic. What these pumpkin pie bars lack in photo-worthiness they make up for in taste. Did I mention they have chocolate chips in them,… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Bars

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recipes, sides

The Easiest Roasted Vegetables

My first thought, always, when someone says they don't like vegetables is, "but have you had roasted vegetables?" Because there's a difference. And if you've had them or made them, you know. This is not the same. Steamed Brussels sprouts and the crispy, caramelized sprouts that come out of the oven might as well be… Continue reading The Easiest Roasted Vegetables

mashed cauliflower with parsnips
recipes, sides

Dairy-Free Mashed Cauliflower + Parsnips

I never in a million years would have thought mashed cauliflower and parsnips tasted so good. I mean, yeah, I'm a huge veggie lover (obviously), but I gotta admit "mashed cauliflower" isn't exactly tempting... Of all the things you can do with cauliflower - roast it, rice it, pizza-crust it... mashing it has gotta be… Continue reading Dairy-Free Mashed Cauliflower + Parsnips

roasted chickpeas
recipes

Crunchy Spiced Roasted Chickpeas + The Trick to Making Beans Easier to Digest

Now imagine half the pan gone... cause that's what this scene looked like after 15 minutes out of the oven. I'm telling you these roasted chickpeas are addictive. That should really be my "is the 'healthy' version actually good test"... how much survives the cooling process. In this case, the roasted chickpeas scored high marks.… Continue reading Crunchy Spiced Roasted Chickpeas + The Trick to Making Beans Easier to Digest

black bean salsa
recipes, salads

A Salad That’s Also a Dip: Black Bean Salsa Salad

I've said it before and I'll say it again - you know you've got something special when a salad can also be a dip. This black bean salsa salad is EVERYTHING. I threw this mess of deliciousness together before heading to dinner at a friend's house recently and it was such a hit that I… Continue reading A Salad That’s Also a Dip: Black Bean Salsa Salad

detox broccoli soup
recipes

The Benefits of Souping + Detox Broccoli Soup

Writing up this detox broccoli soup recipe got me thinking... Have y'all heard of "souping"? It's the same idea as juicing but instead of replacing meals with juice you swap in soup. It's gained quite a bit of popularity over the last few years as a detoxifying alternative to juicing that is a bit more… Continue reading The Benefits of Souping + Detox Broccoli Soup

balanced beef and veggie chili
recipes

A Veggie-Loaded Healthy Chili

Only because it's the Super Bowl... I'm going against my better judgement and sharing my secret recipe for the perfectly balanced beef and veggie-loaded healthy chili. But, I swear, if anyone tries to go up against me in a chili cook-off with this one....we are not friends anymore... I usually make my veggie-loaded chili with… Continue reading A Veggie-Loaded Healthy Chili

homemade vegetable broth
recipes, soups

Homemade Vegetable Broth + How to Cook Like a Professional Chef

I want to let you in on a secret that will majorly up your kitchen (and health) game... it's simple, humble, but oh so powerful...it's homemade vegetable broth. I say powerful for a few reasons. It's loaded with seriously good for you stuff - vegetables and herbs like onion, garlic, sage and thyme that protect… Continue reading Homemade Vegetable Broth + How to Cook Like a Professional Chef

kabocha winter squash
recipes, sides

What to do with a Winter Squash in the Summer

You don't see kabocha winter squash very often. You may have never seen or noticed it. Or maybe you have but you had no idea what it was. Kabocha squash isn't as well known as it's more popular relatives butternut and acorn, but I think it's the tastiest. That's why I jumped and bought three when… Continue reading What to do with a Winter Squash in the Summer

cauliflower dip
recipes

Creamy Cauliflower Dip

One of the biggest lessons I've learned from changing my diet is when you close a door on one food, there's a window that opens. And it's a chance to experiment, be creative and discover something new. Four years ago I started on this journey of healing my body naturally and along the way have had to give up… Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower Dip