Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Hi Friends -- it’s been a while! I was blessed to welcome my daughter to the world in June and have enjoyed spending time with her over the past few months. She’s outstanding and there are lots of photos of her on my Instagram account if you want to check her out. She’s a cutie! Now that she’s a bit more independent, I am getting back in the … [Read more...]

Veggie Lover’s Pizza

Veggie Lover's Pizza

Healthy pizzas are one of my favorite go-to meals.  They get a bad reputation for being filled with cheese and unhealthy ingredients, but in fact they can be an excellent vegetable delivery vehicle (particularly good for picky eaters!).  This pizza is overflowing with veggies, built on a whole wheat crust, and uses very little, if any, cheese. … [Read more...]

Coconut Bliss Balls

Coconut Bliss Balls

Friends, I have another recipe up on Mind Body Green! This time, it's an absolutely delicious and guilt-free dessert. These coconut bliss balls are made with 100% pure whole foods ingredients and are dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free. But instead of focusing on what they don’t have, let’s talk about what they do — lots of flavor, … [Read more...]

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

Sometimes Mexican-inspired food gets a bad rap for being filled with meat, cheese, and loads of calories. In fact, it is one of my favorite cuisines to cook at home, because it is so simple to combine healthy ingredients with delicious Mexican flavors. Skip the fast-food junk and make your own Mexican – you’ll be so glad you did! One of my … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins

Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins

There is nothing more comforting than a cup of hot tea and a muffin straight from the oven.  These never-ending winter days have me craving lots of warm foods, and these muffins fit the bill! There is a terrific bakery in Boston called Flour.  Basically everything they make is delicious and their banana bread is no exception.  I got their … [Read more...]

Almond & Oat Protein Balls

Almond and Oat Protein Balls

Finding healthy snacks always seems to be challenging.  I'm one of those people who needs to eat frequently.  If I go too long between meals I enter the land of hangry (hungry + angry) and it isn't pretty for anyone involved.  I try to keep lots of nuts, veggie snack bags, and fresh fruit on hand, but in my opinion you can never have too many … [Read more...]

Simple Smoothie Recipes

Simple Smoothies

It is smoothie season!  That may seem counterintuitive given the freezing temps, but New Year's resolutions about eating more veggies, losing weight, and pumping up nutrients have lots of people reaching for their blenders.  I was recently invited by fellow-blogger, Vyana, to contribute smoothie recipes to her New Year's Seven Day Chakra Cleanse … [Read more...]

Maple Glazed Delicata Squash

Maple Glazed Delicata Squash

If I was forced to pick one recipe that truly symbolizes fall for me, this would be it.  I'm a devoted fan of the delicata squash and this simple recipe brings out the best of its flavors.  It is sweet, earthy, and totally addicting! We grew lots of delicata on our farm when I was growing up.  A wooden crate filled with winter squash ended up … [Read more...]

Quinoa Pasta with Butternut Squash and Mountain Sage

Quinoa Pasta with Butternut Squash and Mountain Sage

It all started on a hike through Montenegro with loads of mountain sage growing along the trail. At first I just picked a few leaves to sniff and play with while hiking, but soon my gathering instinct got the better of me and I had a huge bouquet by the time we reached the summit. I love the smell and taste of sage and have become even … [Read more...]

Santorini Fava Bean Hummus

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August and September in the Southern Mediterranean has been hot and dry.  It has been perfect for hanging at the beach and exploring small towns, but eye-opening to see the strains of this climate on growing conditions. Of course everyone knows that plants don't grow well without enough water, but I've never actually spent time investigating local … [Read more...]