Glowing Green Hummus with Artichoke and Spinach

Things are about to get real. Real green, that is. I thought it might be fun to feature some of my greenest creations over the next week, in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  Starting with this gorgeous, bright-hued hummus. There's just something about this dip that makes me feel like spring.  It doesn't hurt that it's … Continue reading Glowing Green Hummus with Artichoke and Spinach

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Want to Squeeze More Plant-Based Iron into your Diet? Give this Orange-Gingersnap Smoothie a Whirl!

  Although I'm being playful with today's title, (and yes, if I would've found a way to cram one more corny double entendre in there, I would have!) the topic is an important one.  Iron is kind of a big deal.  It's the central part of hemoglobin, the molecule in red blood cells that ushers oxygen through the … Continue reading Want to Squeeze More Plant-Based Iron into your Diet? Give this Orange-Gingersnap Smoothie a Whirl!

Four Ingredient Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies (date sweetened, flourless, vegan)

I can't begin to tell you how difficult it was for me to take these pictures.  Not only because I'm a photography novice and I'm all thumbs when it comes to using my husband's fancy Olympus camera and I'm awkward when it comes to food styling, but because I could not control myself around these … Continue reading Four Ingredient Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies (date sweetened, flourless, vegan)

Hi-ya Sweetie! Meet Your New Favorite Natural Sweetener, Homemade Date Paste!

Today's post is a prequel, of sorts, to my next recipe.  I can't tell you what that will be, but it will involve today's all-natural DIY sweetener (hint: it has something to do with... COOKIES COOKIES COOKIES!).  All right, there you have it, I guess I'm too excited to keep it a secret!  Date paste … Continue reading Hi-ya Sweetie! Meet Your New Favorite Natural Sweetener, Homemade Date Paste!

Dairy-Free Spiced Gingerbread Steamed Milk

Oh my word, I'm just realizing there are less than 10 days until Christmas.  WHAAAT?!  I think I've been living in some sort of denial the last few weeks.  December Denial?  Anyway, I'm stepping out of the fog and darting straight into the kitchen, because I have ideas, ideas, ideas galore for the holiday season.  So … Continue reading Dairy-Free Spiced Gingerbread Steamed Milk

Warm Smoky-Maple Kale Salad with Sweet Potato and Apple

Dark orange pie pumpkins, bright yellow and deep-golden acorn squash, juicy red and green apples, garnet yams... My  kitchen is beginning to look like a fall cornucopia!  I've always loved this time of year, and writing this blog and sharing my recipes has made me appreciate the harvest season's produce even more.  Everywhere I go, … Continue reading Warm Smoky-Maple Kale Salad with Sweet Potato and Apple