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?…

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…

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…

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…

Five Minute Fig Toasts

Have you ever wondered who invented “#toastTuesday” on Instagram? I’ll consider this post my formal petition for “#toastThursday”… Let’s face it–I could eat toast every day! The key to making this a “meal” rather than a “snack” is to ensure a complementary balance of complex carbs, protein, and fat. I typically stay in the nut…

Roasted Tomato Herb Quiche

For the longest time I was very hesitant to try a plant-based version of an “eggy” dish. Even when I didn’t follow a mostly vegan diet, eggs never sat well with me. The sulfuric smell of them scrambled in a frying pan would nearly elicit a gag reflex (yes, I was a dramatic child). Nevertheless,…

Marbled Orange Mixed Berry Muffins

This recipe arose out of necessity. Well, not really. It arose out of a lack of almond milk. Same thing, right? I was craving a subtly sweet, carb-y snack to nosh on post-workout. Fruity breads normally do the trick ( see here and here ), but I did not feel like waiting the necessary hour for it to bake…

Tropical Coconut “Rice” Pudding (Paleo-friendly)

At this point of 2017, I’m sure most of us are familiar with the transformative powers of cauliflower. Perhaps you’ve tried out the ubiquitous “cauliflower crust pizza trend,” or dipped your toe in the waters of cauliflower mashed potatoes. If you have not, I encourage an open mind! I truly believe that cauliflower can in…

Peach Banana Bread

In the middle of July I find there are few reasons that justify turning on the oven. This is one of the few exceptions that does. As I’ve said before, during summer I find every excuse I can to use stone fruit. Banana bread is so versatile, I knew there must be a wonderful combination…

Individual Peach Crisps with Crystallized Ginger

There are few things better than fresh farmer’s market peaches in the summer. That first bite of perfectly ripe, golden fruit is a moment cherished by many during sweltering summer months. For this reason, I try to incorporate as many peach recipes into my repertoire as possible when they are in season. Baking the peaches…

Fluffy Savory Protein Pancakes with Avocado Sauce

To precede a forthcoming food review of a recent trip to Israel, I thought I’d post a fun spin on a meal I noticed at my favorite breakfast spot in Tel Aviv, Cafe Xoho. For me, sweet is always > savory when it comes to breakfast foods, but in my mind there is no reason…