A Peek Inside My Winter Hungry Harvest

Do you ever get a text message that just makes your heart skip a beat? That’s how I feel when I get my Hungry Harvest delivery notification every Saturday morning! In all seriousness, this box is really wonderful. But first things first: what is Hungry Harvest? You may have seen one of my previous posts about HH…

Green Machine Smoothie

  If there is one food group I’d like to incorporate more into my diet, it’s the humble smoothie. It is unfortunate how many products in our grocery stores are sold under the guise of a “health halo.” Clever ad campaigns and marketing techniques can paint a misleading picture. Buzzwords include: “boosted,” “naked”, “fresh,” “balanced,”…

Easiest Foolproof Tofu

Even in 2018, tofu is still a maligned ingredient outside of the plant-based world. I have had my fair share of mushy, raw dishes to understand this unfortunate reputation. Tofu is a very inexpensive form of protein for all diets and it wonderfully adaptable. It will take on whatever flavor you wish; what’s key to…

Queso with Hint of Lime Chips

I’m always a fan of finding new ways to hide vegetables in traditionally “unhealthy” dishes. Not that I am deliberately trying to be sneaky but… 😆 It’s a true fact that many of us could use more veggies in our diets. If there is a way to add them in without adversely altering the taste…

Vanilla Crème Brûlée Donuts

It is the new year, but that doesn’t mean we should cut out dessert entirely. The sad truth is that many people (in January especially) feel that the best strategy to achieve their weight loss goals is a complete elimination of sweet treats. While this may work for a very select few, most of us…

Coconut Ginger Golden Lentil Bowl

To be honest, sometimes in the winter it’s hard for me to crave any food other than soup. Anyone else stuck in this boat? When it’s in the single digits outside, my body just craves warming meals! I wanted to find a recipe that still fulfilled this hygge wish while somehow mixing it up. I wanted…

Sweet Potato Toast (five ways!)

I. Love. Bread. Let’s get that confession out of the way. Since I’ve been home this holiday, every morning I’ve wolfed down a couple delicious slices of my mother’s seedy buckwheat rye loaf. It’s so hearty and full of nutrients. I tend to steer clear of store bought bread because (sadly) it’s often loaded with…

Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Crispy Chickpeas

As we look to the New Year, it’s very easy to get caught up in resolutions to “get fit” or “lose x pounds.” While I am sure these are made with the best of intentions, it’s sad to see how many people fall off the proverbial wagon come February and March. Eating healthy does not…

Veggie Pot Pie

I am spending this week between Christmas and New Year’s at my parent’s home in Erie, Pennsylvania. If you haven’t heard, we’ve been hit with almost FIVE FEET of snow. I love it! The bitterly cold temperatures mean that I am really not in the mood to step outside much. With this weather it is…

Pumpkin Pecan Scones

I’m writing this post from the Washington-Reagan National Airport, getting ready to fly home for the holidays.  Thankfully, my flight is a quick one. While waiting in the terminal, it’s easy to feel rather at the mercy of airline officials. The healthy food options are scarce and there is rarely an explanation as to why…

Health Nut Brittle

Most people I know can agree that, overall, we spend WAY too much money during the holiday season. Yes, gifts help to show the appreciation and love we have for one another, but often times it’s easy to get lost in the materialistic shuffle of it all. This is why I love the idea of…

Chocolate Peppermint Donuts

Few treats evoke the spirit of Christmas quite like a candy cane. I really wanted to incorporate this festive treat into an exchange-ready dessert. I know at this time of year, cookies are the go-to recipes to share with friends. Why not mix things up with a  donut?   If you’ve made any of my…