Pumpkin Pie Bites

Pumpkin Pie Bites

Here’s a SUPER simple, completely guilt-free, and utterly delicious holiday dessert. You’ll see the short list of healthy, whole ingredients below. What you WON’T see is dairy or eggs, and you won’t see processed sugar, processed flour, or added oils. The perfect sweet ending … Continue reading

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Arugula Pesto Pasta

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Arugula Pesto Pasta

Flavor-packed and dramatic, this is a jazzy dish that’s perfect for guests, yet easy enough for a great family dinner. An easy arugula pesto is tossed with cooked pasta and loads of oven-roasted shallots, zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes. The flavorful … Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash and Onions

Roasted Butternut Squash and Onions

January signals a new beginning, when we’re ready to hit the reset button for a fresh start. While many of us have a New Year’s resolution or two to get to busy with, some of us would rather hibernate for … Continue reading

Spicy Black-Eyed Peas and Baby Kale (Winter Beans and Greens)

Spicy Black-Eyed Peas and Baby Kale (Winter Beans and Greens)

Happy New Year! January means fresh opportunities to take care of our health inside and out, and beans and greens might be one of the best ways to make impressive strides toward these goals. Here’s my truly delicious Winter Beans … Continue reading

Baked Red Flannel Hash

Baked Red Flannel Hash

This lovely oven-baked hash is full-on comfort food. It’s made with loads of diced Yukon gold potatoes, plus sweet potatoes, onions, and beets, and almost glows with exquisite color and rich satisfying flavor. In fact, it’s such a dazzler that it … Continue reading

Holiday Lentil Bolognese

Holiday Lentil Bolognese

This Lentil Bolognese is my newest go-to pasta sauce, with chunks of sautéed vegetables, hearty lentils, and a jalapeño kick that together elevate plain tomato sauce into a rich, company-worthy meal. Serve this over whole grain pasta for a delicious dining … Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Muffin Cups

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Muffin Cups

If you have extra canned pumpkin on hand after Thanksgiving, you’re going to thank me. Here’s another healthy and delicious way to create a lovely breakfast or snack with pumpkin and whole rolled oats. Amazingly, these are sweetened only with fruit, … Continue reading

Perfect Plant-Based Thanksgiving Menu

Perfect Plant-Based Thanksgiving Menu

Surrounded by family and a kitchen filled with delicious flavors, Thanksgiving has long been at the top of my favorite holidays list. But it’s not without challenges. If you host guests who aren’t vegan, like we do, you know that pleasing … Continue reading

Cinnamon Applesauce Donuts

Cinnamon Applesauce Donuts

I made these three times this week. Yep, three times. They’re soft and chewy and scrumptious and easy, and pretty much perfect. We (my husband, our 2 kids, and I) can’t get over them. I’d have to add these to … Continue reading

Cremini Mushroom Sauce with Shallots and Madeira Wine

Cremini Mushroom Sauce with Shallots and Madeira Wine

One of my clients asked if I might create a cremini mushroom sauce for her to use over baked potatoes and pasta. Well. Full disclosure. I’m not a huge mushroom fan. Quite the contrary. So this one is for you, Laura. ; … 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

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