Starting my mornings off with a delicious healthy breakfast is a total MUST for me, but finding the time to actually make it can be a serious struggle. That’s why I’m obsessed with using my crock pot for those busy mornings because let’s be honest, is there anything better than waking up to your kitchen […]
This Sweet Potato and Kale Soup was created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions are our own. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: soups on repeat in the winter months. When we talk to people about getting started with cooking healthier foods at home, soup is generally where we start. Why? Soups are a tasty, easy way to eat a ton of vegetables without realizing it, and they’re simple to put together. This sweet potato and kale soup combines ingredients we use quite a bit in our cooking in a new way. It’s a vaguely Mexican stew, with black beans thrown in and flavored with oregano, cumin, and just enough lime juice so that it pops. Sliced green onions stirred in at the end of cooking keep it tasting fresh, and with sliced radish and a dollop of Greek yogurt as a garnish, it’s a delicious way to load up on nutrients. (Want more ideas? Here are some of our favorite soup recipes.) We developed this soup recipe using ingredients available through our new partner, ALDI, who is committed to carrying better-for-you ingredients and expanding their organic product offerings. ALDI’s new Hello, Healthy blog has healthy living resources including recipes, […]
As we are getting closer to Superbowl Sunday, make sure you check out my Superbowl section for appetizer and dinner ideas! Also, just want to share, my husband got me the Alexa Echo Dot for Christmas and recently discovered the shopping list feature, game changer! Anyone in my house can tell Alexa what to add […]
Did you know there’s been a donut pan saga in our home?
I’ve been contemplating making baked donuts for the blog since the very beginning, but I always had a hard time justifying a donut pan when my recipes require just standard, minimal equipment. I don’t even own a stand mixer! Yes, I take this minimalist stuff seriously.
Fast forward nearly 5 years and practically everyone has a donut pan – except me.
This is the soup I crave on nights I want soup with a sandwich (great with grilled cheese or garlic bread!). It’s super easy and can be made anytime of the year because it uses canned tomatoes. This soup is adapted from my Slow Cooker Tomato Soup recipe which I changed up a little to […]
I have made vegan, gluten-free waffles before, but none compare to these.
These perfect waffles are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, perfectly sweet, and undetectably vegan and gluten-free. Shall we?
This recipe was a reader request. Someone asked if I’d tested whipped aquafaba (the brine/liquid in a can of chickpeas) in classic waffles, which I hadn’t! So I got to work testing.
I woke up the other day craving a slice of honey oat toast. I didn’t have the time or energy to deal with a yeasted bread, so I took one of my current favorite bread recipes, my Cranberry Banana Quinoa Bread, made some tweaks and turned it into this. A semi-sweet, perfectly tender honey oatmeal banana […]
A few weeks ago, amid the usual headlines about cleansing and detox, there was at least one promising trend: a bunch of articles on increasing beneficial bacteria in the gut. One such article, which ran in the New York Times, was titled “A Gut Makeover for the New Year.” It noted that, when scientists compared…
Back when I started this blog, I could never have imagined the satisfaction of looking back on 5 years (yes, it’s been 5 years!) of work, all spread out through the many pages of this blog, and through changes of all kinds – both internal and external (of course!). Searching through the archives here can be at times just a … Read More
Happy Global Pulse Day, everyone! I’m here to join in on this worldwide par-TAY and celebrate with some of my fave pulse recipes. You may have heard that 2016 was named the International Year of Pulses (um, hello foodie fame…*faints*), and today we’re keeping the pulse power going strong with Global Pulse Day, which is […]