Pumpkin Candied Gingerbread

*Disclaimer: This post is best enjoyed while listening to “The Nutcracker” soundtrack.* Happy Holidays, everyone! I say this every year, but it’s hard to believe ’tis the season once again. I’ve already bookmarked multiple cookie recipes to share with my loved ones. Today’s recipe is not of the dessert variety, and frankly could be enjoyed…

Apple Crumble Donuts

Quick question: do you prefer “donuts” or “doughnuts”? The other day it occurred to me that I had no idea which variation was correct. What Google revealed proved extraordinary. How did people live prior to the age of Internet search engines? Apparently, both spellings are acceptable. In this country, “donut” holds preference. Perhaps because Americans…

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?…

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 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…

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…

Quick Watermelon “Pizza”

I hesitate to even call this a “recipe” because it’s very open to individual interpretation. However, I wanted to share another quick yet impressive-looking BBQ season dish that does not involve turning on an oven! Watermelon is undoubtedly one of the best parts of summer. This watermelon “pizza” can be customized in a multitude of…

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…

Israeli Style Hummus adapted from “Jerusalem: A Cookbook”

As I’ve mentioned before on this page, hummus and I were in a rather serious relationship during my trip to Tel Aviv. I ate it at least one a day during my entire visit and never tired (if you’re curious about the rest of my food adventures, click here ). Coming back to the States I knew…

Ginger Green Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are impossible to escape these days. If you have yet to drink the metaphorical Kool Aid, consider this an introduction. Trust me, the sweet flavors of fruit mask the kale quite well! I always prefer smoothies over plain fruit juices because (while they are high in naturally occurring sugars), the fiber will keep…

Mixed Berry Rhubarb Crisp Bars

When it rains all Memorial Day weekend, the natural reaction (for me at least) is to stay inside and bake summer-reminiscent goods. The beauty of these bars is that they perform well as a breakfast (with yogurt), as an afternoon snack, and as a sweet treat after dinner (with ice cream). These only take 30…