Healthy Cravings | Smokey Spiced Chili Lime Popcorn

This Smokey Spiced Chili Lime Popcorn will satisfy all your healthy snack cravings!

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...]

Rustic Bruschetta Baked Eggs for One

Easy, nourishing, & delicious breakfast idea! Bruschetta Baked Eggs for One | The Spicy RD

Comforting and nourishing, this quick and easy Rustic Bruschetta Baked Eggs for One is a delicious way to start the day. P.S. It's gluten-free, vegetarian, low FODMAP, low carb, and baked in the microwave, so you have no excuse not to eat a proper breakfast :-)  If you have to pick one favorite SUPER nutritious {and delicious} pantry staple what would it be? Olives would be on my list for sure. Quinoa. Nuts and nut butters. Oats {certified gluten-free for me}. Extra virgin olive oil. Yep. Sardines {Sometimes}. Dark chocolate … [Read more...]

Happy Things, Healthy Living~Sunset Hikes, Hemp Smoothies, & More!

A great way to end the day in San Diego...Hike the beach trail at Torrey Pines Reserve, and watch the sunset on Torrey Pines Beach.

Happy Things, Healthy Living is where I share my favorite things and healthy living inspiration. Take a peek, join the conversation and share your favorites as well so we can all inspire each other to live a happy, healthy, joyous life! Here's what's inspiring me lately... This Sunset at Torrey Pines Beach is also linked up to Sweet Shot Tuesday, Week 2,  by Kent Weakley. This New Year's Day Sunset Hike at Torrey Pines... A hike at Torrey Pines State Reserve in San Diego always makes me happy. Even better? A New Year's Day hike with good … [Read more...]

Moonshine Spiked Apple Pie Berry Shrub + 4 Things I’ve Learned in my 40’s

Apple Pie Berry Shrub-Mocktail or Cocktail spiked with Apple Pie Moonshine

This Moonshine Spiked Apple Pie and Berry Shrub is a birthday present for one of my favorite fellow RD foodies, the FABULOUS Regan Jones, who just so happens to be turning the big 4-0 today. Happy Birthday Reagan!!! I wish I could say you beat me to the punch Regan, but, as I am now officially 2 years away from the big 5-0, I have a few words of wisdom to share before I toast you w/ a big ol' glass of Apple Pie Berry Shrub. Here you go... … [Read more...]

14 Favorite Healthy, Gluten-Free & Delicious Recipes in 2014-Yours and Mine!

Top 14 Healthy, Gluten-Free, and Delicious Recipes of 2014 || The Spicy RD

Thank YOU so much for making 2014 another delicious year. I am SO appreciative of all your comments, sharing of posts, and simply taking time out of your busy lives to read my posts here at The Spicy RD! Like last year, I thought it would be fun to share some favorite posts from 2014-both your and mine, so without further adieu, here they are... … [Read more...]

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

Moist, chewy, and delicately spiced, these naturally sweetened Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies are taken to a whole other level with Sea Salt Caramel Rum Raisin Caramel Filling. P.S. They're vegan too!

  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...]

Kale & Basmati Soup w/ Pumpkin Seed Pesto + the 21-Day Tummy Cookbook Giveaway

Kale and Basmati Soup with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Warm up, and chill out, with a big bowl of this nourishing Kale and Basmati Soup with Pumpkin Seed Pesto {Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Option, Low FODMAP}, and enter my giveaway to win a copy of the 21-Day Tummy Cookbook written by Liz Vaccariello, along with Kate Scarlata, RD! Big Tex asked me a question the other day... "Mom. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?" … [Read more...]

Cherry Tomato & Forbidden Rice Salad + Balanced Box Giveaway

Forbidden Rice Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Bell Peppers

Feel fabulous this holiday season, and all year long with this fresh and easy Cherry Tomato and Forbidden Rice Salad, then enter my giveaway for a chance to win a Balanced Box for a Digestive Peace of Mind.Update 12/15/14: The giveaway has ended-thanks to all who participated! The holiday season is just starting to get in to full swing, and if you're anything like me, this is the time of year you might, ahem, indulge (a little) more than usual, yet still want to keep your waistline from expanding, AND feel great at the same time-->i.e. full … [Read more...]

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...]

Macadamia Nut & Tart Cherry Stuffing + 4 Perfect Days in Maui

Macadamia Nut and Tart Cherry Stuffing

Inspired by my recent trip to Maui, this Macadamia Nut and Tart Cherry Stuffing with Sweet Maui Onions is the deliciousness holiday memories are made of! Today's post is a little bit of a mishmash... Part Thanksgiving/Holiday deliciousness --> Macadamia Nut and Cherry Stuffing {gluten-free, vegan, & free of all major food allergens except for the nuts which can be omitted or substituted with extra cherries or pumpkin/other seeds} And part travel adventures and fun-->5 perfect days in Maui, Hawaii! OK-I lied. … [Read more...]

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast in 5 Easy Steps + 10 Delicious Leftover Turkey Recipes

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast w/ Fresh Rosemary and Thyme in 5 Easy Steps // EA Stewart-The Spicy RD

This delicious herb roasted turkey breast with fresh rosemary and thyme, is about as easy as it gets. Even better yet, you can enjoy it for dinner the first night, then feast on leftovers {soup, salad, sandwiches, and more} the next day and beyond! Let's take a vote! A. Are you one of those types who pretty much only eat homemade roast turkey on Thanksgiving or other holidays? B. Or, are you a year-round turkey lover like me??? … [Read more...]

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...]