Happy Birthday to Me! German Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes with Raw Coconut Pecan Caramel Frosting

Happy Birthday! German Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes with Coconut Pecan Caramel Frosting

No need to wait for your birthday to enjoy one of these German Chocolate Cupcakes with Raw Coconut Pecan Caramel Frosting, especially since they're gluten-free, vegan, and just a wee bit healthier than the original version! Today is not my birthday. … [Read more...]

Savory Spiced Pumpkin Hummus + Pumpkin Hummus Veggie Wraps || Food as Medicine

Savory Spiced Pumpkin Hummus

This Savory Spiced Pumpkin Hummus with Smoke Paprika, Cumin, and Coriander is festive, delicious, and the ultimate "food as medicine"! There's a fun story behind this Savory Spiced Pumpkin Hummus, and my Chard Veggie Wraps with Spiced Pumpkin Hummus and Avocado that I made for this month's Recipe ReDux theme... Spooky Spices: You know they are lurking there: Way in the back of your spice drawer. There lie the herbs, spices, or rubs that are getting dusty because you’re afraid to use them… you simply don’t know what to do with them! Well, … [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...]

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...]

Mushroom and Sausage Polenta Bruschetta~ The Recipe ReDux

Mushroom Sausage Polenta Bruschetta

White button mushrooms, lightly spiced Italian sausage, crunchy pine nuts and fresh rosemary with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan make for an absolutely amazing flavor combination atop polenta bruschetta... By posting this recipe for Mushroom and Sausage Polenta Bruschetta, I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Mushroom Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. I don't think there was ever a time when I did not love mushrooms.  Even as a kid. … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux ~ Ginger Matcha Green Tea Infused Chia Pudding

Ginger Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding // EA Stewart

Ginger and matcha green tea infused chia pudding with coconut milk plus fresh mango or strawberries on top, is an absolute matcha match made in Heaven! Oh my goodness, I think you're going to love this one! I've got 3 jars of this Ginger Matcha Green Tea Infused Chia Pudding waiting for you in my fridge. First come, first serve... … [Read more...]

Roasted Carrot Salad with Pistachio Herbed Goat Cheese & Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Roasted Carrot Salad w/ Pistachio Herbed Goat Cheese & Blood Orange Vinaigrette

I received free samples of Breton Gluten-Free Original with Flax and Breton Gluten-Free Herb and Garlic Crackers from Dare Foods Incorporated mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe for Roasted Carrot Salad with Pistachio Herbed Goat Cheese and Blood Orange Vinaigrette, I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Dare Foods Incorporated and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. There's a lot going on in this title.  This, I know. … [Read more...]

Strawberry Chia Rhubarb Crisp + The Tale of the Green Mixing Bowl

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

You can thank my Grandma Edith, and her green mixing bowl for this delicious Strawberry Chia Rhubarb Crisp! Inspired by this month's Recipe ReDux theme, Treasured Cookware, I used my beloved green Bauer Pottery vintage mixing bowl that I inherited from my Grandma Edith to mix together two springtime treasures, strawberries and rhubarb, with pure maple syrup and chia seeds, then did a little more mixing to top the fruity mixture off with my favorite gluten-free crisp topping. … [Read more...]

Recipe Redux: Indian Spiced Turkey Patties w/ Cashew Coconut Mango Chutney

Indian Spiced Turkey Patties with Cashew Coconut Mango Chutney

Spice up your life with these Indian Spiced Turkey Burgers with Cashew Coconut Mango Chutney! I think I've come to the brilliant conclusion, that in this world there are  two types of cooks.  Those that are flippers, and those that are not. … [Read more...]

{Recipe Redux} Pistachio Pairing Party for One

Pistachio Party for 1: Tangerines, Melted Chocolate, Pistachio Nuts & Green Tea

"By posting this pistachio pairing with in-shell pistachio nuts, tangerines, melted chocolate, and green tea, I am entering a contest sponsored by the Pistachio Health Institute and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I received free pistachio samples from the Pistachio Health Institute. I was not compensated for my time." Today you are having a party. It is just for you.  No one else is invited. Shhh...Don't tell a soul. … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux: Farmers Market BLT & Avocado Chopped Salad Pizza

Farmers Market BLT & Avocado Pizza Salad

This Farmers Market BLT and Avocado Chopped Salad Pizza is a deliciously healthy way to throw a pizza party! What do you think when you hear the words, Pizza Party!!!? Do you think (A) high carb, cheesy, greasy, {delicious} feast? Or do you think (B), fun, healthy, veggie loaded, {delicious} feast? If you picked the first one...I hear ya'! And, I see no problem with indulging in an occasional slice of A, but, if your goal is to eat a little healthier this year, I think you will also be pleasantly surprised by choice B as well. … [Read more...]

Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae

Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae

Disclosure: By posting this Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time. Ever have a sundae for breakfast? Ever have a sundae for breakfast and feel super virtuous while eating it??? If you have {eaten one that is} that's A-ok. But you could probably eat this "Maine meets the Tropics" inspired Warm Tropical Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Sweetpotato Cookies {White Chocolate Chips Optional}

Peanut Butter Sweetpotato Teff Cookies // The Spicy RD

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...]

Grasshopper Pie Shots

Grasshopper Pie Shots // The Spicy RD

Grasshopper Pie Shots ~ 1st Runner-Up in the California Avocado Commission Recipe Contest! I received free samples of California Avocado mentioned in this post.  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Avocado Commission and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time. I think you're really going to like these grasshopper pie shots. And, just for the record, there are no grasshoppers in them. They are vegan and gluten-free, and loaded with heart … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux: Have Tropical Granola, Will Travel

Tropical Granola with Macadamia Nuts, Coconut, and Ginger // The Spicy RD

Imagine the scent of homemade granola laced with fragrant ginger, and studded with tropical macadamia nuts and coconut baking in your kitchen. Divine! Now imagine munching on that same delicious granola on your next plane trip while your fellow passengers munch on airplane food. Lucky you :-) Not so lucky them :-( Packing snacks for a trip, including granola, energy bars, trail mix, and other goodies, has been a way of life for me, ever since I started a gluten-free diet. When you're traveling, especially via airplane, healthy and … [Read more...]