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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Greek Feta Sweet Potato Fries, Gluten Sensitivity & “That” Study

Greek Feta Sweet Potato Fries

I hadn't planned on sharing another Instameals post this week, but after I made these super easy and "begging for seconds" Greek Feta Sweet Potato Fries the other night, I knew I couldn't hold out on you any longer... … [Read more...]

Avocado Chicken Salad with Asian Citrus Dressing

Avocado and Chicken Salad with Asian Citrus Dressing

Anytime I can get my kids to eat salad, like this Avocado Chicken Salad with Asian Citrus Dressing, I must be on to something good!Hi! How was everyone's weekend??? Highlights of mine included finishing Sharp Objects {very dark, but loved it, and all the other books by Gillian Flynn}, going for a run on a gorgeous day, hanging out with friends,and, maybe the best part, jumping on a trampoline w/ 4 other moms from Big Tex's baseball team and doing flips! … [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...]