Maple Cinnamon Granola

Maple Cinnamon Granola

Homemade granola is always on hand in my kitchen.  I usually have a few jars in the cabinet and a bag or two in the freezer.  I eat it almost daily. Granola is one of those confusing health foods, because it can be either wildly healthy or pretty terrible for you depending on the ingredients.  I just finished leading a sugar cleanse at one of my … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Sometimes you just want a sweet treat.  Part of eating a healthy, balanced diet is finding space for high-quality treats so you don't feel deprived and end up binging on Oreos.  These cookies are the perfect solution!  They are made of real foods without any refined sugar, but still taste delicious and satisfy that sweet craving. Print Peanut … [Read more...]

Curried Millet with Butternut Squash

Curried Millet with Butternut Squash

Hello Friends!  I'm excited to be team up with a few other Boston foodies (Simply Gourmet in Southie, Eat Live Blog, Champagne Thursday, and La Vie Jaime) to bring you #BostonPotluck.  We're each sharing recipes for healthy holiday meals during the month of December and we're giving away some excellent cookbooks.  Get ready for good food all … [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...]

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash with Prunes

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash with Prunes

While we were in Morocco I got hooked on tagines that were both sweet and spicy.  It is one of the ultimate flavor combinations in my book - comforting and warming with a bit of pizazz.  I've been playing around with ways to recreate those Moroccan flavors at home, and this is one of my best recipes yet. I had prunes on the brain after writing … [Read more...]

Peppers Stuffed with Curried Vegetables

Peppers Stuffed with Curried Vegetables

August is a time of abundance!  No other month has more variety or overstuffed bushel baskets, when it comes to produce at the farmers markets.  It is the best time of year to enjoy all the bounty of summer through vegetable heavy meals. These stuffed peppers use many of the seasonal vegetables of August, but don't feel limited by my choices. … [Read more...]

Black Bean Enchiladas

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In honor of Father's Day, I'm sharing one of my Dad's favorite dishes -- enchiladas!  My Dad is a great cook and has a number of signature dishes.  Enchiladas were one of his specialities when I was growing up and will forever remind me of him when I make them. I love Mexican inspired cooking because of the range of flavors and the many options … [Read more...]

Broccoli and Fennel Salad

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This is one of my favorite recipes.  It is light, flexible, and healthy.  It is delicious with fresh broccoli from the farmers market, and equally good with winter broccoli from the grocery store.  Best of all, it gets better with time and tastes good warm or cold, so it makes excellent leftovers! Broccoli and Fennel Salad Ingredients (serves … [Read more...]

Sauteed Eggplant and Quinoa

Roasted Eggplant and Quinoa

We're traveling through Southern Spain at the moment and the cuisine is a fascinating mix of traditional Spanish, North African, and Middle Eastern.  I've been seeing lots of eggplants appearing on menus and I couldn't be happier. This eggplant dish was really quite simple, very tasty, and made the whole apartment smell good.  I started by … [Read more...]

Mom’s Oatmeal Carrot Cookies

Mom's Oatmeal Carrot Cookies

I'm generally not much of a baker because it involves too much measuring -- I prefer to work based on feel.  That being said, there are definitely a few things I make time to bake.  My mom's oatmeal carrot cookies are one of the best baked treats out there -- they are delicious and are actually pretty good for you! Ingredients: 1 cup … [Read more...]