Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. This is when it starts to cool off and I can begin making hearty soups and stews again. But since I’m a vegetarian, hearty takes a little bit different form than what you might think of when you conjure up the aromas and textures of […]
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I’ve loved banana bread since I was a little girl. Some of my fondest recipes are of my mom making my grandma’s banana bread from the sorry, brown, forgotten bananas in the hanging fruit basket. Now that I’m a bit older and don’t have that same cheetah-esque metabolism I did as an 8 year old, […]
Is there any more delicious or widely celebrated American food than burgers? A backyard cookout wouldn’t be complete without them and just because you’re trying to eat healthier doesn’t mean you have to miss out. This week I decided to skip the beef to make this sweet potato veggie burger. It features one of my […]
Pancakes with only two ingredients This recipe is one of the breakfast world’s best kept secrets. Two ingredient banana pancakes? With no flour or oil or sugar filled store-bought mixes? It’s all true. Bananas and eggs. That’s all you need for this delicious and healthy gluten free start to your day.
A vegetarian meatloaf recipe packed with so much flavor, you’ll never miss the meat Meatloaf has to be high up there on the list of comfort foods. With Roman and French roots, it quickly became popular during the Depression and other economically rough times, and thus a staple of American classic dinners. But now is […]
Ah, chocolate. The Aztecs may have been the first on record to make the connection between the cocoa bean and sexual desire: the emperor Montezuma supposedly consumed the bean in excessive amounts to fuel his romantic liaisons. True, he may not have enjoyed Black Bean Chocolate Brownies, but if someone had offered them to him, […]
What’s not to love about vegetable tacos? Tacos are among my favorite meals to make because you can use anything as a base, even left over veggies and whole grains. Especially left over veggies and whole grains! Think bigger than ground beef and pork! Not only does that make the meal quicker and easier it’s […]
Healthy Key Lime Pie? There are few things in life as dreamy as homemade key lime pie. But what isn’t so dreamy is all the white refined sugar and carbohydrates that each beautiful little slice contains. This week I decided to restructure the classic Floridian key lime pie recipe and give it a new, even […]
Avocado popsicles will take the edge off As we enter the heart of summer, I find myself longing for anything to make being the unavoidable indoors more tolerable. Popsicles usually do the trick. But store-bought pops generally include a laundry list of additives, not to mention carageenan and an overdose of white sugar. But making […]