Pumpkin Coconut Maca Snowballs (no bake, vegan, gluten+sugar free)

These pumpkin spiced coconut maca no-bake balls are a healthified pumpkin spiced treat that hit all the taste buds when those pumpkin pie cravings hit! They are full of awesome whole ingredients perfect for a snack, pre or post workout, dessert, or to pack on the go! I love using maca in my recipes when…

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies (vegan, refined sugar free)

Lemon and lavender are such a delightful combination, especially in cookie form. These cookies are not only perfect delicious, but are way healthier for you than your average shortbread cookie. These have no butter! and instead use coconut oil, along with coconut sugar and sprouted spelt flour to achieve that crispy, firm shortbread cookie consistency….

Browned Butter Spelt Chocolate Chip Cookies (refined sugar free)

These guys are mighty delicious and hit all the right notes on making a truly good chocolate chip cookie: crisp edges, soft on the inside, deep rich flavor, melty chocolate, crunchy bits of nuts, and a perfect vessel for dunking into a cold glass of milk! These are not just your average chocolate chip cookie….

Banana Tahini Chocolate Chip Bread (GF, Refined Sugar Free)

It was a mellow Friday afternoon, raining, so I naturally did what I always do and bake something warm and comforting to have with some tea. I happened to have a surplus of ripe, spotted bananas in my house so the appropriate thing to bake was banana bread! I wanted to switch things up a…

Spiced Spaghetti Squash Pancake + Herb-Tahini-Miso Sauce

This spiced spaghetti squash pancake is a magical mix between a socca and a savory pancake. Cooked spaghetti squash gets mixed with warming spices, fresh herbs, an egg, some chickpea flour, and pan-fried to create a delicious vessel for whatever you chose to pile on top of it. Personally, I can get bored of the…

Miso-Lime Soyaki Salmon with Gingery Broccolini

This salmon recipe is definitely a go-too for me when I’m feeling like having Asian for dinner. It is really simple to make and can be used with so many other foods like my gingery broccolini, rice, over noodles, etc. I use my favorite, Trader Joes Soyaki sauce, which has a mixture of mostly soy…

Stuffed Peppers

Instead of making burgers, meatballs, taco filling, or pasta with ground turkey, try out these stuffed peppers for a change! ¬†Overall, these stuffed peppers are pretty light with the use of ground turkey over beef, no heavy rice filling, use of fresh vegetables, and just a little (or big) sprinkle of cheese of top. They…

Marinated Beets + Pink Poached Egg Toast

Keeping a batch of these marinated beets will do wonders to all of your dishes that you want to add a colorful and flavorful component too. They are great on grain bowls, salads, toast (like this one), pureed and made into a dip, or just about anything. The key here is to save the cooking…

Quinoa, Almond, Flax Bread

This bread is gluten free, grain free, yeast free, and still delicious. I’ve been on the hunt for a bread at the store that fits this criteria, isn’t expensive, doesn’t have a long list of weird ingredients, and still tastes good, but I haven’t found one yet so I created this one! This one is…

Asparagus with Parmesan, Thyme, and Sunny Side Up Egg

This dish was created in my cooking class during my time spent abroad in Florence, Italy. This class allowed me to connect with my Italian roots and appreciate the simplicity of Italian cuisine and the importance of using quality ingredients in dishes. While this dish may seem very simple, there is really so much more…

Toast with Heirloom Tomato, Peach, and Avocado Herb Pesto

This toast with pretty much summer in a bite. Fresh, juicy, ripe heirloom tomato from my garden and peach from the farmers market all nestled with bright and creamy avocado herb pesto is not a bad way to dress up toast. This avocado pesto can be used for just about anything. I love it with…