Grandma’s Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish

It’s the night before Thanksgiving already!  If you’re like me, you’re probably making your last minute lists and sending family out on their second (or third) shopping trip to get one more thing.  I bet you have the table set and your menu mapped out or maybe you’re only be responsible for one thing besides…

Sparkling Sorbet Spritzer

  I’m soaking up summer as much as I possibly can and all I want to do is sit in the shade on my patio with something cold to sip on.  I hope I’m not the only one!  For those of you that need to cool down too, I am happy to share a fun…

Vegan Basil Pesto Pasta – Two Ways

If I had to choose one sauce to make and cook with for the rest of my days, it would be this beautiful basil pesto.  This blend of fresh basil, toasted nuts, lemon juice and ever-so-spicy olive oil is the perfect pairing for your favorite noodle or “zoodle” (zucchini noodle.)  Bright, verdant and full of…

Summer Strawberry Crisp

My favorite part of the summertime season is when the farmers market finally opens in our neighborhood.  With beautiful flowers, massive pallets of vegetables and fresh fruit galore, it’s my favorite place to spend a Saturday morning.  Even though it’s always crowded, it’s worth a visit every week to walk through the rows in search…

Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

Smoothies are one of the best ways to beat the heat and treat yourself to something sweet, healthy and tasty!  After a very rainy spring, I am willing summer to come with this smoothie recipe. It will satisfy your sweet tooth and fill you up with superfoods, you are going to love it!  Summer to…

Damn Good Banana Bread

There’s a certain sense of comfort and nostalgia that I associate with baking and spending time in the kitchen.  Like warm coffee in the morning and soft pajamas at the end of the day (or at noon) I crave it almost every day.  This banana bread satisfies my cravings for working with my hands to…

Naturally Sweetened Almond Butter Cups

If you’re new to the blog, welcome, and if you’ve been here before, welcome back! I’m thrilled that you’re here and hope you find my recipes and tips to be both delicious and inspiring. I love to create recipes for my friends and family with special dietary needs and preferences, so when my friend Alex…

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

What’s your favorite kind of cookie? Do you prefer them fresh out of the oven or do you like to hide them in the freezer and sneak one or two when no one is looking? (Oh, me!) Are you into crispy edges and soft centers or chewy almost cake-like cookies? I have a secret to…

Whole Grain Oatmeal Pancakes

Do you know what today is? Of course you do, it’s Sunday! Also known as the best day of the week for a lazy breakfast, it is truly my favorite day. Growing up, my sister and I would make pancakes with our Dad every Sunday morning. As the one day of the week that we…