Tis the season for my favorite vegan chili Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year, when it starts to cool off and I can start making hearty soups and stews again. This week I wanted to use up the last of my summer corn and poblano peppers and decided to revamp the […]
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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 meatless loaf so packed with 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.
These brownies are foods of love 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 […]
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 […]
Cauliflower Crust Pizza–get your pie the healthy way Pizza truly is one of the best food groups on the planet. It is reminiscent of childhood birthday parties. It’s the food of staying in for a cozy night at home with movies and quite possibly, some of the best cold breakfasts I can remember in my […]
How to curb that lasagna craving a healthier way My inner Garfield has a strong monthly craving for lasagna that I can rarely deny. Instead of trying to fight my desire for that beautifully layered carb-fest, I decided to make some slight changes to the traditional veggie lasagna that would satisfy Garfield and my waist […]