Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Vegetable Medley

Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Vegetable Medley

Simple is good. SO good! But that’s only part of the reason I’m loving quinoa for easy weeknight meals these days. Quinoa has great texture and a wonderful nutty flavor. It’s loaded with protein, and a nice source of minerals like iron and … Continue reading

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Muffin Cups

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Muffin Cups

I’ve been making these Mixed Berry Oatmeal Muffin Cups just about every single week for the few months, and always try to sneak a few in the freezer, too. Made with whole rolled oats and loads of fruit, they make an easy breakfast … Continue reading

Creamy Vegetable Soup with Collards and Chickpeas

Creamy Vegetable Soup with Collards and Chickpeas

Oh my goodness, this Creamy Vegetable Soup is just about the best thing in the world, especially on a snowy winter’s night. It’s my spin on a 10-Spice Vegetable Soup with Cashew Cream created by Angela Liddon (from ohsheglows.com). I was inspired by … Continue reading

Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies with Banana-Date Frosting

Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies with Banana-Date Frosting

Holidays and special occasions seem to conjure up thoughts of guilt-inducing, artery-damaging foods, but isn’t a celebration more reason than ever to create and share wonderful recipes that may actually promote vibrant good health? With the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day around the corner, we can challenge ourselves … Continue reading

Spicy Black Beans and Greens over Rice

Spicy Black Beans and Greens over Rice

Here we are, well into January, the month that promises a fresh start after holiday indulging. Yet, many of us truly struggle to get on track (or stay on track), and if this sounds painfully familiar, you have lots of company. … Continue reading

Overnight Oats with Apples, Apricots, and Almonds

Overnight Oats with Apples, Apricots, and Almonds

Happy New Year, lovely readers around the globe! Do you have a resolution this year? Have you decided to begin each morning with breakfast? (I hope so!) Make it easier than ever by tossing a few favorite ingredients into a little jar before bedtime. … Continue reading

Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Cupcakes

Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Cupcakes

These scrumptious bites will tempt vegans and non-vegans of all ages. They’re individual meatless meatloaf cupcakes, frosted with creamy mashed potatoes – and festive for parties, fun for kids, and adorable as appetizers. MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATO CUPCAKES Inspired by … Continue reading

Creamy Tomato and Fresh Basil Pasta Sauce

Creamy Tomato and Fresh Basil Pasta Sauce

We think this pasta sauce is pretty outstanding, and each time I serve this to guests, I’m asked for the recipe. Our dinner party last weekend was no exception. It’s very simple really, and perfect for the holidays. The creamy element comes from … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Holiday Bark

Dark Chocolate Holiday Bark

This holiday bark is really easy to make, and just as good as it looks. Serve after a special dinner – or wrap as holiday gifts, tied together with a pretty ribbon to send home with your guests. DARK CHOCOLATE HOLIDAY BARK 5 ounces … Continue reading

Fresh Raw Cranberry Sauce

Fresh Raw Cranberry Sauce

This is THE best cranberry sauce I have ever had. It’s not the traditional type, because it isn’t cooked. So it’s a little crisp, a little sweet, a little tart, and oh-so-good. It’s the absolute easiest too, and even the … Continue reading

Baked Pumpkin Pudding Pie

Baked Pumpkin Pudding Pie

My mom used to make THE most amazing Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, the finest in all the land… She used to tell us that it was the same pumpkin pie that Mamie Eisenhower served in the White House. (Does anyone else … Continue reading

Creamy Double Potato Bake with Jalapeños, Bell Peppers, and Corn

Creamy Double Potato Bake with Jalapeños, Bell Peppers, and Corn

This colorful potato dish is amazingly flavorful, thanks to a zippy jalapeño and cashew cream sauce. It’s also divinely creamy, and I could probably eat the whole thing by myself if only I had the room. The truth is that this potato … Continue reading