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  • Simple Baked Kale Chips

    My goals are strong this new year but I know the munchies are going to pester me for a few more days. I just want to snack on something crunchy and salty that is not processed. These ever so simple, crisped up greens fit the bill. I started by roughly chopping two decent size bunches [...]

  • Stove Top or Slow Cooker: Tuscan White Bean & Swiss Chard Soup Two Ways

    I hope everyone is having a good holiday season enjoying good food, family, and friends! Pictured above is our Christmas Day dinner: Tuscan White Bean & Swiss Chard soup, decadent truffle macaroni and cheese, maple pecan Brussels sprouts, and a kale pomegranate garden salad. Over the last month, I have been trying really hard to focus on [...]

  • Season’s Eatings: Layered Ginger Mint Joy Bars

    Happy holidays everyone! Let's talk cookie bars. These sweet squares have all of my favorites wrapped into a decadence that you don't have to feel too guilty about. Chocolate, pecans, coconut, marshmallows...yum. They can be made gluten free, dairy free, and can adapt to any number or types of toppings. Totally a special winter break breakfast, snack, [...]

  • Orange Berry Vanilla Green Smoothie

    Here's a super duper quick post. Whenever I make a smoothie that turns out exceptionally yummy, I have to share it with you. Normally I just toss this and that in trying to incorporate greens, 1-2 fruits, protein, and fiber. The below combination turned out perfect for a morning smoothie with its bright citrus influence. [...]

  • Time Saving Restorative Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

    We had a gorgeous 75 degrees sunny, Carolina blue sky day in Charlotte today. That alone begged me to get outside rather than spending time in my favorite place, the kitchen, But the reality is that it is December and a time of year during which more people than ever are sick, overwhelmingly busy, and [...]

  • Healthy Holiday {Cranberry Nut} Zucchini Bread

    I whipped up 2 loaves of this easy sweet bread today: One is for a gift and the other for my humble abode. Using whole wheat pastry flour, less oil, coconut sugar, apple sauce, banana, and zucchini, this dairy free bread is healthier without compromising taste and texture. It's comparable to a light cake.   I [...]

  • Festive Savory Holiday Tart Featured on FOX & You Have To Laugh At Yourself

    This has been a fun and fulfilling food week! Yesterday, I had to plan, shop for, and make a holiday themed dish for Fox's Good Day Charlotte show as well the event I mention towards the end of this post. They have a segment called "What's Your Dish?" and it requires bringing in all of [...]

  • Thanksgiving Edition: Cranberry Pecan Maple Scalloped Sweet Potatoes & Parsnips

    All of the traditional Thanksgiving colors are reflected in this unique twist on sweet potato casserole. I know some families are also pretty split on a sweet versus savory version. The creamy scalloped version, smoky paprika, and salt please the latter and the maple syrup and cranberries provide just enough sweetness for the former. The [...]

  • Holiday Edition: Broccoli Leek Pie (Gluten & Dairy Free!)

    Give me any vegetable baked into a pie and I'm there!  With the few ingredients most pie crusts call for, I know that they are pretty simple when it comes down to it but this one is even easier. No rolling on the counter while meticulously making sure that your butter stays cold and and your [...]

  • Thanksgiving Edition: Chimichurri Drizzled Sizzled Acorn Squash

    Thanksgiving is only about 10 days away! I plan on giving you ideas for healthy, tasty, plant based options to keep your tastebuds happy, keep the infammation down, your waistline slimmer, energy level more stable, and satisfy both vegetarian non-veg guests alike. Whether you call these fries or wedges or use them in as your next taco [...]

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