Double Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins: dairy-free & delish

It's time to give in, folks:  to the craving of all things pumpkin! And not just pumpkin "flavored" things like the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte that doesn't contain any actual pumpkin, but the real deal, 100% pumpkin puree. This time of year I put it in everything: pancakes, muffins, chili, cranberry relish, and yes of course... pie. I decided this year I needed to up the pumpkin ante ... Read more » about Double Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins: dairy-free & delish

Embracing Fall + {Autumn Harvest Chili}

What's not to love about fall (or autumn, as I prefer to call it)? From pumpkin lattes and every pumpkin baked good imaginable, to the start of football season, cozy sweaters and designer boots, caramel apples, hot cider, the beautiful colored foliage, hayrides and the crisp cooler weather, autumn is all about comfort and warmth! It's time to pull out that fleece jacket from the closet, bring that quilted blanket to the football game, and eat a big bowl of chili. ... Read more » about Embracing Fall + {Autumn Harvest Chili}

Summer's End + {Strawberry Margarita Chicken Tacos}

Even though I talked about going back-to-school in last week's post, I am still 100% in denial that summer is over. I still want there to be light well into the evening, to sip on strawberry watermelon sparkling sangria, and to eat everything topped in berries --- like this chopped salad, this cobbler, this other sangria, these muffins, these popsicles, and today's tacos.  I know everyone else is already posting pumpkin recipes ... Read more » about Summer's End + {Strawberry Margarita Chicken Tacos}

Back-to-School Menu + {Almond Joy Green Smoothies}

I'm not sure who is more excited for school to start again: me or Babycakes. She's asked me every day for the past few weeks if today is a school day. And every day I say "not quite yet." She even asked me if her teachers could go back early and start working because she loves it so much! ... Read more » about Back-to-School Menu + {Almond Joy Green Smoothies}

Save Time in the Kitchen + {Green Smoothie Pancakes}

Time is definitely a precious commodity these days!!! None of us ever have enough of it. So I've come up with a list of time-saving tips for the kitchen that will make nourishing your family throughout the week just a little bit easier. Starting with...Cook up a batch of quinoa on Sunday nights so that you have fully cooked quinoa available throughout the week to add into stir-frys, brownies, and salads. ... Read more » about Save Time in the Kitchen + {Green Smoothie Pancakes}

{Roasted Pear and Fennel Salad w/Sesame Vinaigrette}

I am one week into Sherrie's Lean/Green 21 day program (I've done it once before and you can read all the fabulous details here)... she is lovely, vibrant, and such an awesome health coach! I highly recommend her program.  I'm learning new things this time around too, and today specifically, I feel the best I have in literally months!! And I have her to thank for it. Anyways, part of the first few days is setting goals for yourself and this time I wanted to think outside the box. ... Read more » about {Roasted Pear and Fennel Salad w/Sesame Vinaigrette}

Top 5 Quinoa Recipes, an Interview, and a Giveaway!

If couldn't already tell, I love quinoa! It's super versatile, a great plant-based source of protein, and so good for you... which is why it's one of the 10 superfoods in my upcoming cookbook! I love using it in desserts, main dishes, salads, everything!! So when Ancient Harvest asked me to do an interview with them and give away some of their fabulous quinoa to my readers, I didn't hesitate. I talk about ... Read more » about Top 5 Quinoa Recipes, an Interview, and a Giveaway!

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