Homemade Spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts

Spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts~Perfect for baking and enjoying on a lazy fall weekend morning!

I can't think of any better way to spend a lazy fall, weekend morning, than baking up (and eating) a batch of Homemade Spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts (gluten-free and vegan). Can you? Hola! Olá! Hello! I'm fresh back from Spain and Portugal and can't wait to share all my photos and adventures with you, but bear with me a little while longer since I've got some major photo editing to do. In the mean time, I went through a little baked good withdrawl while I was traveling, not for lack of bakery windows filled with gorgeous Spanish pastries, … [Read more...]

Easy Weeknight Chili + 5 Reasons to Eat A Bowl Today

Easy Weeknight Chili

Healthy, hearty, and as easy as it gets, this homemade chili w/ pinto beans, black beans, and {optional} sweet Italian sausage, makes for a perfect weeknight meal. As much as I like chili for it's own sake, sometimes I think a big 'ol bowl of piping hot chili is just an excuse to pile on all the delicious toppings. Hello cheese! Hello onions! Hello avocado! {So sorry I forgot to add you to my last bowl above!} What else would you top yours off with??? … [Read more...]

Autumn Chopped Salad with Apples, Fennel, Cheddar Cheese, Macadamia Nuts, & Apple Maple Vinaigrette

Autumn Chopped Salad with Apples, Fennel, Macadamia Nuts and Maple Dressing

Inspired by my recent trip to Vermont to hang out and collaborate with an awesome community of healthy food bloggers at Blog Brulee {more on this in a post coming soon}, this Autumn Chopped Salad with Apples, Fennel, Cheddar Cheese, and Macadamia Nuts dressed with Apple Maple Vinaigrette is the perfect combination of tangy, sweet, crispy, crunchy, and creamy deliciousness. It's also just the ticket for those of you, like me, who are craving the comfy flavors of fall, but aren't quite ready to dig in to a big ol' bowl of soup. … [Read more...]

Silvana’s Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway + a Recipe for Sticky Sesame Salmon with Orange Sauce

Silvana's Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen

  I'm absolutely delighted to tell you about a new cookbook, Silvana's Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed, along with a giveaway opportunity to win your own copy of the book! Plus, as a delicious bonus I'm sharing Silvana's "go-to" recipe for Sticky Sesame Salmon with Orange Sauce that I'm pretty confident even non-fish eaters are going to love. Quoted by my son..."Mom, this sauce is delicious!" And, yes, he ate the salmon too :-) … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux Mediterranean Feta & Quinoa Egg Muffins

Mediterranean Feta & Quinoa Egg Muffins

The flavors of the Mediterranean pair together deliciously in these nutrient and protein packed Feta and Quinoa Egg Muffins. End-of-summer news flash!!! My {almost } 13 year old daughter, Miss SiSi, decided to become a {lacto ovo} vegetarian2 weeks ago. … [Read more...]

Skillet Buckwheat Banana Bread

Skillet Buckwheat Banana Bread

Hello! I hadn't planned on sharing this skillet buckwheat banana bread with you today, but it is just too delicious not to share! I won't babble on today, because this was a spur of the moment instameals recipe, inspired by the ingredients I had on hand, and THIS yummy recipe from Harris Whole Health that I have made and happily scarfed down before! Note: If you're on a gluten-free diet be sure and check out Cheryl's recipe blog as all her recipes are gluten-free, plus they are also all dairy-free and peanut-free, and most recipes are egg, … [Read more...]

You’re Invited to a Twitter Party with Udi’s & Glutino! #glutenfreeparty

Twitter Party with Udi's & Glutino #glutenfreeparty

Disclosure: I am being compensated to host the #glutenfreeparty that is being sponsored by Udi's and Glutino. I am not being compensated to write this post. #glutenfreeparty details... Join the gluten-free conversation on Tuesday August 19, to discover valuable resources and discuss counseling tips and trends for working with clients with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). The Twitter Party is open to everyone, but is especially geared towards registered dietitians and other health care providers who offer counseling … [Read more...]

Black Bean Brownies + A Plant Powered For Life Giveaway

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Update: The giveaway is now over, but I'd love for you to check out the Black Bean Brownie Recipe and read my review of Plant Powered for Life by Sharon Palmer. I think you'll love them both!These Black Bean Brownies with Walnuts from Plant-Powered for Life by Sharon Palmer are the most delicious "healthy" brownies you will ever taste! Heck, they might even be some of the most delicious brownies period. … [Read more...]

Eat these detox friendly foods to keep your skin glowing all year long!

Delicious Detox Friendly Foods to Feed Your Skin and Keep it Glowing All Year Long

I'm delighted to welcome Tiffany to The Spicy RD Blog today to share her favorite delicious detox friendly foods to keep your skin glowing this summer, and all year long! Summer is here and making a hot statement almost everyday, which means it is essential to care for our  skin beyond admiration of the amazing bronze or pretty pink we tend to sport after a Saturday on the sand, by eating these delicious, detox friendly foods not only in the summer, but all year long! Before I tell you about the protective powers of colorful foods, we … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux || Cinnamon Orange Syrup + Oatmeal Pancakes

Oatmeal Pancakes with Cinnamon Orange Syrup

One spoonful of this Goldschlagger spiked Cinnamon Orange Syrup alone or on top of my new favorite Oatmeal Pancakes {vegan and gluten-free}, and you will think you have died and gone to Heaven! Yes. It's that good. … [Read more...]

Let’s Celebrate! Double Berry Lemon Bundt Cake

Double Berry Lemon Bundt Cake

Make this super moist Double Berry Lemon Bundt Cake with raspberries, blueberries , and fresh lemon glaze, and and I promise it will be your new favorite cake. Now let's celebrate! That's a bold statement, I know. But seriously, how can you go wrong with summer sweet berries, zesty lemon juice from lemons plucked fresh from the tree, a hint of coconut flour, and, of course, a little healthy boost from good-for-you kefirr? You can't. Oh, and we're having a party too. … [Read more...]

Raw Zucchini Noodles with Lemony Avocado Pesto

Raw Zucchini Noodles with Lemony Avocado Pesto

Fresh and creamy, with a zingy zip, you won't be missing the pasta after your first bite of these raw zucchini noodles with lemony avocado pesto. {Raw, vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, delicious!}So this is the first dish I created with my new Paderno Veggie Spiralizer. Oh, my, yum. As pretty as these noodles are though, I'm glad you didn't see my very first veggies noodle attempt with a carrot. … [Read more...]

Life Hacks, Duct Tape + How to Make a Frozen Spinach Smoothie

Frozen Spinach Smoothie {Two Ways} Grecian Green Goddess and Ginger Blueberry Bomb

I've got two super nutritious and delicious frozen spinach smoothie recipes to share with you today, plus my top life hacks using duct tape and frozen spinach...[Not together, mind you!} If you think I've gone completely mad pairing duct tape and frozen spinach smoothies in the same post, I absolutely wouldn't blame you! But, bear with me here. They both have one thing in common... … [Read more...]

How to Make the Tastiest Homemade Gazpacho in 5 Minutes or Less

Fresh Homemade Gazpacho in 5 Minutes or Less

This super quick and easy, no-cook recipe for fresh homemade gazpacho tastes like summer sunshine in a bowl! Huge thanks to Danielle Omar and her delicious looking Watermelon Gazpacho recipe that I pinned the other day for the inspiration for this latest Instameals recipe... I was all set to make her homemade gazpacho when I realized my basil and cilantro were sadly shriveled and the shallots I thought I had were nowhere to be found. … [Read more...]

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie

Divinely indulgent, packed with protein and other super duper nutrients, my "secret ingredient" Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie is a delicious way to start the day! Disclosure: By posting this Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie recipe, I am eligible to win a prize in the "Pure Encapsulations PureLean Blogger Smoothie Contest". Pure Encapsulations provided me with a free sample of PureLean Protein powder to create my smoothie recipe.  As always, my opinions of this product, and all products mentioned on The Spicy RD, are … [Read more...]