Butternut Squash Farro with Roasted Carrots

This farro recipe is a copy cat of Dig Inn’s farro bowl base. If you’re not familiar with Dig Inn, it’s this lovely fast casual food restaurant that’s basically a Chipotle but serves whole foods in healthy bowls. This farro is one of their seasonal offerings and is delicious topped with any of their roasted…

Banana Pancakes

Make you banana pancakes Pretend like it’s the weekend now We could pretend it all the time Can’t you see that it’s just rainin’ There ain’t no need to go outside – Jack Johnson, “Banana Pancakes” If this recipe doesn’t make you think about the rainy morning in Jack Johnson’s song, I hope it does…

Shepherd’s Pie

On a wicked cold day, there’s nothing quite like a meal that warms the soul. This vegan shepherd’s pie does just that. The thick stewed vegetables are divine, and the creamy mashed potato layer is like the icing on the…pie?  I confess that it takes a while to make so be warned, but it is…

Chocolate Tahini Date Balls

I’ve already shared a recipe for date balls (here), but these super snacks are too good not to repeat. I personally love them as an alternative to processed / packaged snack foods, and they are so sweet even kids will love them! This flavor combination is inspired by Natural Kitchen Adventures and uses tahini, sesame…

Spiced Sweet Potato Muffins

Breakfast, snack, dessert – I love foods that could be served as all three! The only sweetener in this recipe is the maple syrup and the naturally sweet potatoes and raisins, making these muffins truly a healthy baked good that is also delicious to eat at all times of day. I based these Sweet Potato…

Spicy Bolognese with Butternut Squash Noodles

Maybe you never thought you’d have a yummy bolognese as a vegan or vegetarian. Or maybe you’ve had some okay versions with fake ground crumbles. But you’ve definitely never had a sauce like this before. I discovered soy chorizo and am excited to start using it in all sorts of recipes. In this recipe, I add…

Portobello Polenta Burgers

*This is a semi-homemade meal if I ever saw one, but bear with me.* If something can be store bought and still be organic, healthy, and delicious, then why wouldn’t you buy it? I’m referring in this case to the bruschetta and olive tapenade that top this beautiful portobello & polenta sandwich. It would’ve taken…

Apple Crisp

For all of you that have gone apple picking because its October but don’t know what to do with that huge bushel of apples you brought home, I’ve got your back! Take this beautiful opportunity to make some Apple Crisp. Besides peeling and chopping all those blessed apples, it couldn’t be easier. Just solicit some helping…

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

This recipe is adapted from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken. I tried it, fell in love, and decided that I needed to share it. It’s quick enough for a weekday morning and a great way to use up the pesky leftovers from a full can of pumpkin puree! And, it’s a great heart-healthy breakfast with…

Easy Asparagus Tart

Don’t you love when something looks really difficult but it is actually super easy? I like it even more when it gives the impression of being fancy and sophisticated. This is one such thing. It’s perfect for entertaining because it’s easy and quick, impressive-looking, and absolutely delicious. With fresh asparagus in the spring time, this…