Butternut Squash +
Sweet Potato Gratin

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My husband’s grandmother makes a mean potato gratin. It’s a dish that is synonymous with Thanksgiving in his mind. So this year, as we were booking tickets to visit my family in Tucson for the holiday, it was one of the first things he asked about … [Read more...]

Healthy Halloween Snacks

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Halloween, and other food-centric holidays, can be stressful for some people. Those who are trying to manage their weight or are working to establish healthy eating patterns for their children, may find it difficult to make positive dietary … [Read more...]

Sautéed Kale Salad
with Apples + Walnuts

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This hearty sautéed kale salad is overflowing with nutrient-dense ingredients like kale, walnuts and olive oil, and delicately sweetened with caramelized apples. As the seasons change, so do the temperature of salads. While wilted iceberg is not … [Read more...]

Basic Homemade Acai Bowls

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An easy tutorial for homemade acai bowls — made with healthy fat, fiber and plant-based protein, and no added sugar! My husband has developed quite the taste for acai bowls lately. He, who a mere four months ago wouldn’t consider anything … [Read more...]

Allergy-Free Vegan Waffles

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Light, crispy, and delicious vegan Belgian waffles. These allergy-free waffles are perfect for anyone suffering from any of the most common food allergies or intolerances – no wheat, no eggs, no nuts, no dairy! Whether food allergies and … [Read more...]

Easy Mango Gazpacho

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A hint of mango adds a surprising subtle sweetness to this classic summer soup. This mango gazpacho goes great with warm, crusty bread or accompanying grilled shrimp skewers. I know what you're thinking — didn't I just declare it sweet potato … [Read more...]

Spiced Sweet Potatoes with
Coconut Cashew Sauce

Coconut Cashew Cream Sauce

How early is too early to start bombarding you guys with sweet potato recipes? If it were up to me, this blog would be a year-round carousel of bright orange awesomeness. I know that sweet potatoes aren't for everyone though, so I do my best to … [Read more...]

Sweet Corn Pasta Salad

Healthy Summer Corn Pasta Salad

There's just something about corn in the summertime. Corn on the cob always makes me think of barbecuing, basking in the sun, and carefree summer vibes. Even though I'm not a big fan of traditional BBQ food, I love the concept of BBQs … [Read more...]

Nice Cream Blueberry Crunch Bars

Nice Cream Sandwich

These simple, delicious dessert bars are made with banana nice cream and homemade granola. The perfect healthy treat for a hot summer day! Growing up, I spent my summers hanging out poolside in the hot Arizona sun. My sister and I were on a … [Read more...]

Green Apple Green Lentil
Quinoa Salad

Vegan Green Lentil Quinoa Salad

This protein-packed, gluten-free, vegan lentil and quinoa salad is full of flavor thanks to tart green apples and tangy white wine vinegar. Try it out for your next summer BBQ or potluck! I've been attempting to work more plant-based meals … [Read more...]