Crunchy Lentil Tacos w/ Avocado Feta Guacamole | Meatless Monday

I promise you won't miss the meat with these AMAZING Crunchy Lentil Tacos with Avocado Feta Guacamole. Serve them Taco Bar Style w/ all the fixins' for a Meatless Monday meal EVERYONE will devour! I was SO hoping for leftovers of these Crunchy Lentil Tacos. But my family disappointed me, and gobbled them all up. Not one. little. speck. of lentil taco "meat" or feta guacamole left. … [Read more...]

52+ Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for Meatless Monday

Dinner just got a whole lot easier with this collection of 52+ Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for Meatless Monday-one for every week of the year, plus more! No matter whether you're already following a vegan, or vegetarian diet, or you're a flexitarian, or omnivore looking to add more plant based recipes to your diet, whatever healthy vegetarian recipes you choose to make, not only should they nourish your body, but they should also taste delicious too! … [Read more...]

Orange Cardamom Pistachio Ice Cream Sundaes

These delicately spiced Orange Cardamom Pistachio Ice Cream Sundaes are a delicious holiday dessert, yet meant to be enjoyed all year long. As a bonus, they are made with lactose free ice cream, and are even a wee bit on the healthier side! As I write this post, in the comfort of my cozy flannel PJs, I see my orange tree, from my office window, whipping in the wind, wet ground below, and the promise of more first day of winter (Happy Winter Solstice!) rain to fall.Have I gone mad churning up these creamy, dreamy Orange Cardamom Pistachio Ice … [Read more...]

Sprouted Red Jasmine Rice Salad with Pomegranate, Feta, Pine Nuts, and Fresh Herbs

Fresh, fast, and delicious, this Red Jasmine Sprouted Rice Salad with Pomegranate, Feta, Pine Nuts, and Fresh Herbs, is a healthy side or main dish to enjoy over the holidays, and all year long! I stumbled quite serendipitously over this Red Jasmine Sprouted Rice Salad, when I was scrounging for leftovers for lunch in my fridge. And, my freezer. Do you do this too?? … [Read more...]

Natural Pregnancy Tips + A Healthy & Delicious Pumpkin Custard Recipe

What do natural pregnancy tips + this healthy and delicious pumpkin custard recipe have to do with each other? They're both featured in Dr. Sonali Ruder's fabulous new book ~ Natural Pregnancy Cookbook: Over 125 Nutritious Recipes for a Healthy Pregnancy.If you haven't met, I'm delighted to introduce you to Dr. Sonali Ruder, aka The Foodie Physician. … [Read more...]

Low Carb No-Bake Nutty Caramel Energy Bites

Utterly decadent, with a healthy twist, you'll fall head over heels in love with these easy, low carb No-Bake Nutty Caramel Energy Bites! I made you a present! Today's SUPER EASY recipe ~ Low Carb No-Bake Nutty Caramel Energy Bites ~ is brought to you courtesy of The Recipe ReDux and #NationalNutDay... We had to take advantage of the fact that National Nut Day (October 22nd) falls on one of our ReDux monthly theme post days – so we can all go nuts! Share a healthy nut-filled recipe: Think whole nuts, chopped nuts, ground nuts, nut … [Read more...]

Smoky & Sweet Turkey Chili + A Maple Cookbook Giveaway

Easy to make, this maple-spiked Smoky and Sweet Turkey Chili from Maple, by Katie Webster, is a healthy and delicious addition to your chili recipe collection! You're going to think I've gone mad, when I tell you that I devoured this sweet and savory Smokey & Sweet Turkey Chili for breakfast this morning. I mean, really, who eats chili for breakfast? Cookies for breakfast? Yes. Cake for breakfast? Yes. Pudding for breakfast? Yes. Pie for breakfast? Yes. But chili for breakfast?? Yes!!! … [Read more...]

Cake for Breakfast! Chai Spiced Gluten-Free Apple Pie Mug Cake

Oh, yes, you CAN eat cake for breakfast, especially when it's this healthy, Chai Spiced Gluten-Free Apple Pie Mug Cake! Last week I baked you muffins. Chai Spiced Gluten-Free Apple Pie Muffins to be exact. But they didn't turn out that great. Not that they were horrible or anything. They were just kind of...well... Blah. And when you're eating chai spiced apple pie ANYTHING, healthy or not, it should be absolutely, positively, 100 % delicious. Don't you think?! … [Read more...]

BLT & Avocado Quinoa Salad with Maple Vinaigrette + 5 Quick & Easy Family Dinner Favorites

Are you ready to simplify your family dinner routine? This yummy BLT and Avocado Quinoa Salad with Maple Vinaigrette + 5 more QUICK & EASY family dinner favorites, may be just what you're looking for! After a summer of sleeping in, hanging out with friends and neighbors and playing in the streets until dark, followed by relaxed, late night suppers, your family, like mine, is probably ready to get back to a dinner routine. And, with research continuing to support the importance of regular family dinners {healthier foods eaten, less … [Read more...]

Greek Salad Bowl with Avocado Tzatziki + California Avocados 101

Can you think of anything better than taking a trip to a California avocado farm, spending a weekend learning all about California avocados, stuffing yourself to the brim with their creamy, dreamy, luscious green fruit, then coming home to eat more avocados {that you picked yourself!} in a scrumptious Greek Salad Bowl with Avocado Tzatziki? I think not! … [Read more...]

Easy Weeknight Chili + 5 Reasons to Eat A Bowl Today

Healthy and hearty, this homemade, easy weeknight chili w/ pinto beans, black beans, and {optional} sweet Italian sausage, makes for a perfect family meal! Try it out along with 19 more healthy chili recipes for everyone to enjoy! {vegan, vegetarian, & paleo options} 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 … [Read more...]

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

  Update: The giveaway to win a copy of Silvana's Gluten-Free And Dairy-Free Kitchen is over, but be sure and try the recipe for Sticky Sesame Salmon and Orange Sauce. It is super easy to make, absolutely delicious, and family friendly too! 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 … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux Mediterranean Feta & Quinoa Egg Muffins

These Mediterranean Feta and Quinoa Egg Muffins are packed with protein and other nutrients, and are absolutely delicious! Easy to make ahead and enjoy for breakfast, a healthy snack, or for any meal of the day. Perfect for Meatless Monday too! End-of-summer news flash!!! My {almost } 13 year old daughter, Miss SiSi, decided to become a {lacto ovo} vegetarian2 weeks ago. … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Sweetpotato Cookies {White Chocolate Chips Optional}

Let me say, just for the record, that after much recipe testing and cookie tasting, I don't want to see, eat, or smell another one of these Peanut Butter Sweetpotato Teff Cookies with White Chocolate Chips {gluten-free, vegan without white chocolate chips, and FODMAP friendly}... At least until tomorrow! Fortunately, I am pretty spot on when it comes to my recipe experiments. and get them right the first time around. But not this time. As good so-so as the first batch was, I wanted perfection. Perfection, along with some white … [Read more...]

Smart Snacking Part 1: 20 After School Snacks Your Kids Will Love!

PBJ Smoothie plus 19 more super smart after school snacks your kids will love... If you're a parent, you probably all too familiar with your normally angelic sweet usually nice kid coming home from a long day at school, and doing one of the following... Stare at you blankly, with a deer in the headlights look, when you ask them what they did at school, then mumble something to the effect of "I dunno..." Burst out in to tears when you ask them how their day went, then proceed to tell you how "today was my worst day ever." Pass out … [Read more...]