Almost Naked Chocolate Strawberry Bites

Almost Naked Chocolate Strawberry Bites

I love combining chocolate with strawberries, and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner it’s all the excuse I need to have some serious fun in the kitchen. For these little gems, I blended cocoa and vanilla with dates and … Continue reading

Holiday Pilaf

Holiday Pilaf

This dish is deliciously festive, yet really easy to assemble. It was a hit this week in our holiday cooking class, and I’m serving it again when our out of town guests arrive. These harvest flavors marry together beautifully, and the … Continue reading

Toasted Bread Stuffing with Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, and Fresh Herbs

Toasted Bread Stuffing with Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, and Fresh Herbs

I’ve been working on this one for a long time, and now it’s ready to serve, just in time for Thanksgiving! Drum roll please for Toasted Bread Stuffing with Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, and Fresh Herbs! Without butter or eggs, it … Continue reading

Raspberry-Dusted Cocoa Caramel Truffles

Raspberry-Dusted Cocoa Caramel Truffles

Oh my. These are good. Amaaaazingly good. And decadently delicious, yet with no added sugar. How about that? World, please meet my Raspberry-Dusted Cocoa Caramel Truffles! And Happy Valentine’s Day! xo

Spicy Cauliflower Wings

Spicy Cauliflower Wings

I recently created this plant-based snack with big game days in mind, but it’s really a great appetizer for any occasion. These cauliflower bites get oven-crisped and are almost addictively flavorful, yet with no added oil or sugar, and they’re … Continue reading

Easy Seven-Layer Tex-Mex Dip

Easy Seven-Layer Tex-Mex Dip

This simple Seven Layer Dip and celebrations of all kinds are made for each other. My very favorite way to serve this is in pretty little glasses, but if short of time, just spread ingredients one layer at a time in … Continue reading

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