Baked Granola Pears (six ingredients!)

Looking for an elegant dish that literally involves five minutes of prep time? These walnut pear boats are the ideal solution! To be honest, pears have always been one of my least favorite fruits. I can’t put my finger on why, but I just don’t normally find them that exciting. Perhaps it’s a texture issue?…

Apple Rose Tarts

Hi friends! Happy fall! It’s officially getting cooler here and I am not mad about it. Bring on the squash, potatoes,  soup, and of course 🍎🍏🍎🍏! Lately I have been really into the single-serving dessert format. Perhaps this is because these recipes are much easier to share? I love pies + cakes as much as the…

Carrot Ginger Quinoa Pepper “Jacks”

As kitschy as some find it, I absolutely love holiday “themed” foods. Here in America, Halloween is about two weeks away and I’ve already seen a decent showing online of different party foods. When I was growing up, a big trend in our family were witch finger cookies. Some people may find it cheesy, but I…

Chai Latte Baked Donuts

Yes, another “latte-inspired” recipe. Am I a true millennial? So be it! This post will be a break from you regularly scheduled pumpkin programming. Still full of cozy fall goodness. If you really do want pumpkin (I can’t blame you, honestly), I do have a version here! These donuts are lighter than the typical fried version…

Almond and Berry Stuffed French Toast

Can we all agree that the first meal of the day is the most fun? At least, I think it should be. I think I would like to host a brunch wedding just so my guests can indulge in waffles, scones, muffins, or whatever other carb-y delights their hearts desire. Mimosa bar, anyone? Let’s not…

Quinoa Taco “Meat”

This recipe was inspired by a recent trip to Chaia, a restaurant with the best tacos I’ve ever eaten. If you’re even in D.C., it’s an essential stop. They rotate filling variations seasonally and you can observe the making of fresh corn tortillas while you wait in line! When visiting the restaurant last weekend with my…

Banana Dessert “Sushi”

*Note* This post purely draws inspiration from sushi. I recognize that because sushi is often considered an ancient art form originating in Southeast Asia, some may take offense to this interpretation. Please know that is not my intent! Sometimes, dessert NEEDS to be ready in five minutes flat. Ending the day with something sweet should not be complicated….

Pumpkin Spice Latte Breakfast Cookies

With the first official day of fall later this week, it has truly gotten impossible to escape what’s been dubbed “PSL Season.” Pumpkin spice is seemingly EVERYWHERE , with the famed Starbucks latte in the forefront. I recently learned that, on average, Americans purchased only one PSL per season. Have I tried a PSL? Of course. I…

Pumpkin Apple Donuts with Sea Salt Caramel Glaze

When do you consider the “official” start of fall? The beginning of school, those first leaves that turn orange, the first morning you need a sweater to go outside…these are all common markers of the conclusion of summer. For me, the true start of autumn begins when I first open a can of pumpkin! For…

General Tso’s – Inspired Sticky Sesame Cauliflower

I would like to clarify something right off the bat– this cauliflower is in no way intended to be a substitute for chicken! I thought it would be fun to take a dish that is traditionally very unhealthy and transform it with plant-based ingredients. I personally have never been a huge fan of “American-ized” Chinese…

Sweet Potato Soft Serve

We’re officially entering the “dog days of summer.” I knew I needed to write a post with some ice cream. Preparing homemade frozen treats normally involves a long waiting period and, inconveniently, an ice cream maker. This soft serve necessitates neither! Ever tried purple sweet potatoes? They have a similar nutritional profile to the orange…

Fluffy Berry Hotcakes with Caramelized Peaches

Crepes. Blini. Tiganites. Nalesniki. There are many variations of thin pancakes around the globe. All delicious in their own right. But when it comes to making pancakes at my house, those babies need to be THICK. I am only satisfied by the most fluffy, pillowy stack imaginable. Could I potentially use this pancake to sleep…