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...]

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...]

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...]

Cherry Pie for Breakfast! Coconut Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Nut Mini Pies

Who wants cherry pie for breakfast?? These raw, vegan, gluten-free Coconut Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Nut Mini Pies are healthy enough to eat for breakfast, yet decadent enough to eat for dessert! … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Ditch Store Bought Dressings + The Perfect Homemade Vinaigrette

Once you whisk up a batch of this zesty 4 ingredient "Perfect" Golden Balsamic Vinaigrette, you may decide to ditch the store bought dressings altogether!This month's Recipe ReDux theme is DIY Kitchen Essentials... What favorite kitchen staples do you now make from scratch – but in the past you purchased? Show us your best DIY recipe for keeping cupboards, fridge or freezer stocked with healthy basics. Think homemade frozen waffles, salad dressing, broth or other kitchen essentials. Growing up I don't recall my mom or dad making salad … [Read more...]

Happy Belly, Healthy Life | Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chia Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

These gluten-free, vegan Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chia Chocolate Chip Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and a healthy, belly friendly, low FODMAP breakfast treat! Last week Big Tex celebrated his 12th birthday. Big sigh...Only 1 more year until I have two teenagers at home. But I digress... Back to dessert for breakfast. … [Read more...]

Pepper Jack Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

I received free samples of Cabot Cheese mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe for Pepper Jack Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms, I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes. I was not additionally compensated for my time. Have you ever had a childhood song pop in to your head at the most unexpected time? That's what happened to me today after I polished off my first {of many} one of these amazing, melt-in-your-mouth Pepper Jack Stuffed Mushrooms. The song that came to mind? The Farmer in … [Read more...]

Healthy Cravings | Smokey Spiced Chili Lime Popcorn

Fair warning. You may become ever so slightly obsessed with this Smokey Spiced Chili Lime Popcorn. But that's ok, because as far as healthy snack cravings go, this one is 100% Spicy RD approved! The inspiration for this delightfully smokey, tangy, slightly sea salty popcorn with a kick, comes from this month's Recipe ReDux theme... Start Smoking in the New Year...The New Year is heating up with smoke and spiciness. From boldly flavored smoked salts to actual smoking techniques, subtly smoked food is on-trend. The same can be said for spice … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies w/ Sea Salt Caramel Rum Raisin Filling

  By posting this recipe for Gluten-free Gingerbread Cookies with Sea Salt Rum Raisin Caramel Filling, I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Raisin Marketing Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Today I bring you these Gluten-Free Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies filled with Rum Raisin and Sea Salt Caramel. Oh. My. Yum. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to Me! German Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes with Raw 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

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

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...]

Recipe ReDux || Cinnamon Orange Syrup + Oatmeal Pancakes

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

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 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...]