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Liquid Sunshine (Carrot Orange Juice Recipe)

Liquid Sunshine (Carrot Orange Juice)

Pin this recipe for later! Carrots + oranges + lemon + ginger root + turmeric root = liquid sunshine. I mean, it's straight goodness. An instant mood booster. This juice recipe is sweet, tart, and with a slight "bite" from fresh ginger root. You can certainly give it more than a slight bite if you are a ginger lover. Just increase that ginger zing by adding more ginger root. Either way, you're gonna feel better after you drink this. I … [Read more...]

Candied Ginger Scones

Candied Ginger Scones |

I was never a big fan of scones... until last year. If you're ever in Durango, Colorado, be sure and hit up a local favorite: Bread. Their baked goods, breads, and goodies are amazing. Local coffee shops and even the hospital where I completed by dietetic internship stocked their shelves daily with fresh baked Bread goods.  This is where my love of scones was born. I was looking for my fav treats at the hospital's coffee shop one day to … [Read more...]

1 Banana + 2 Egg Pancakes

1 Banana + 2 Egg Pancakes |

It's Friiidayyyyyy! Also known lately as Fri-YAY. Ummm, yes please.  Are you dreaming of the weekend already? Oh wait, that was happening for me yesterday. Oops. Planning to make yourself a nice brekkie or brunch this weekend? Want to still feel healthy? Did you know you can make delish pancake out of TWO ingredients?? I'm serious. The epitomy of whole foods eating.... drumroll please... 1 banana + 2 egg PANCAKES! Have you heard of this … [Read more...]

Breakfast Chia Seed Pudding

Breakfast Chia Seed Pudding |

I am sooo late on this bandwagon. The chia seed pudding bandwagon, that is. On a trip to Chicago last year that included a lunch with my bff and her beau I, finally tried chia seed pudding. We had it as the dessert to top off our to-die-for lunch at Le Pain Quotidien. Wow. Why hadn't I tried this delightful dish yet?! When I got home from that trip? You guessed it. I got straight into the kitchen to play around with making chia seed … [Read more...]


Tiramisu |

Layer the creamiest, dreamiest, perfectly sweet, rich-yet-light mascarpone cream among espresso + Kahlúa + rum soaked ladyfingers.  Douse in cocoa powder. I can't even.  This classic Italian Tiramsu is to. die. for. It's literally perfect. I want to eat it everyday. My mom's friends are the most thoughtful, creative people ever. They threw the most perfect and personalized bridal shower for me almost three years ago. (Time flies!! Was it … [Read more...]

Rotkohl – German Red Cabbage

Rotkohl - German Red Cabbage |

I love food traditions. Food is love and love is family and family is memories and memories are food. It's full circle here people. Feel the love. This is one of those food is love dishes. One of the huge reasons I blog is to record these memories. One of my very Italian grandmothers (who cooked everything from scratch) passed away when I was in high school... long before I had the thought to document her recipes. Her Italian wedding soup, … [Read more...]

Shredded Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad

Shredded Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad |

Are you ready for a hearty yet light fall and winter salad?? Simply combine orange juice, olive oil, dijon mustard, shallot, salt and pepper in a jar and shake. Hello, salad dressing. Make the dressing up to 1 week in advance and store in the fridge and you're golden. In fact, the flavors are even better when the dressing has time to marinate in itself for days. When you're ready to serve, shred kale and Brussels sprouts. I used a sharp … [Read more...]

Candied Yams and Plantains

Candied Yams and Plantains |

I can't stop thinking about this dish. I've been craving it since it was gobbled up. I served this as an alternative to traditional candied yams at Thanksgiving this year. This dish will NOT be exclusively served for Thanksgiving my house! I can't wait to make it again. Have you cooked with plantains before?? I love them for their variety and nutrition. Variety because I get bored always eating the same 'ol thing. Don't you?? Think of … [Read more...]

Roasted Radicchio and Butternut Squash Salad

Roasted Radicchio and Butternut Squash Salad |

Hellloooooo, Fall. <Insert big open arms.> Charred radicchio + roasted butternut squash + fresh sweet-and-tart honeycrisp apple + candied pepitas + balsamic vinegar. Yes please!!! Roasting squash becomes a staple for me come fall. Acorn squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, pumpkin, you name it. They all scream fall, fall, fall! Or Autumn. Whatever you call it. I decided to add roasted butternut squash to a salad today instead … [Read more...]

Chia Seed Blueberry Jam

Chia Seed Blueberry Jam |

My faaaavorite way to have breakfast sausage... is with syrup. Patties, links, whatever, just dip ‘em in syrup. The salty patty with a sweet drizzle? Yum. Can't top it.  Until now… “Whatchu talkin bout sausage, for?” {I know that's what you're thinking.} “I thought this was a post about blueberries!” You’re correct. There's a connection. #waitforit… Recently when out at brunch, I had a delicious wild mushroom and goat cheese omelet … [Read more...]

4-Minute 2-Ingredient Homemade Creamy (or Crunchy!) Peanut Butter

4-Minute 2-Ingredient Homemade Creamy (or Crunchy!) Peanut Butter |

Add peanuts then salt to food processor. Blend for four minutes. Bam, peanut butter. I mean, really. Does it get any easier? C'mon. Don't believe me? I made a video for you just in case you doubted me. And because videos are fun. This one has bloopers at the beginning AND the end. Cause bloopers and laughing are the best parts. Why skimp?? (Don't forget the rest of the post below the video!) … [Read more...]

Creamy Avocado Basil Sauced Spaghetti

Creamy Avocado Basil Sauced Spaghetti |

Avocados are oh so trendy. I really feel like they're "cool". Eating them, taking pictures of them... it's like a universally loved and accepted food right now. I really feel like if an avocado was in high school, she'd win homecoming queen. So hot right now. They're everywhere: mashed straight up (with a 'lil salt of course) on toast, in guacamole (obbbviously), baked with an egg cracked inside, in smoothies, in faux chocolate pudding, or … [Read more...]

Hot and Cold Power Salad

Hot and Cold Power Salad |

Let me sum it up for your really quickly = {warm cooked kale with apple cider vinegar and soy sauce} + {chilled spiralized raw beets} + {chilled spiralized raw carrots} + {grape tomatoes} + {goat cheese} + {warm, spicy, salty, sweet quick honey-candied walnuts}. It comes together in just three easy steps. Sauté the kale. Add the raw veggies and goat cheese. Quick honey-candy the nuts (which makes your dressing at the same time) and … [Read more...]