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  • Breakfast,  Recipes

    Gluten Free Golden Milk Spiced Pancakes

    The leaves are starting to change, the weather has cooled dramatically and pumpkin spice is EVERYWHERE. It is officially fall and with fall comes all of the best things (in my opinion). It’s finally time for sweaters, boots, apple orchards, pumpkins, soups, stews and all of the delicious spices that make fall foods so warm and comforting. Ever since the first hints of fall I have been dying to whip up a batch of these Spiced Golden Milk Pancakes. Gluten free and dairy free, these healthy pancakes are contain a beautifully aromatic combination of warming spices, making them perfect for fall, not to mention they are packed with anti-inflammatories.  If…

  • Mains,  Recipes

    Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

    There is nothing better than a classic creamy Caesar dressing, it is the perfect combination of creamy, garlicky, cheesy and peppery. With some crisp Romaine and crunchy croutons, you cant beat it. While I love caesar, I know that traditional store bought creamy dressings are not always the healthiest choice. So, Io and behold this better for you creamy caesar dressing. This healthier take on the classic uses Greek yogurt as a base. Packed with protein and low in fat, it not only creates the perfect creamy base but also, adds nutritional value. With the greek yogurt and fresh lemon you will find this caesar dressing to have a light…

  • Mains,  Recipes

    Quick Chickpea Masala

    Need a super easy, simple meal for meatless Monday? I’ve got you covered with this under 30 minute chickpea masala. During the week the last thing I want to do is spend a lot of time cooking. I used to think that if I wanted something healthy and delicious it was going to be time consuming and needed a lot of ingredients, especially if it was vegetarian or vegan. Over the last few years I have come to learn that is entirely, NOT true. This vegan chickpea masala is the prefect example of that. With all of the delicious and aromatic flavors you love in Indian cooking and only 6…

  • Recipes,  Sides

    Raw Zucchini and Carrot Salad

    Zucchini is definitely a favorite of mine. With multiple ways to prepare, it never gets old. In the summer my favorite way to prepare zucchini is typically grilled. But this summer, I’ve had a new favorite method of preparation. Light and refreshing, this raw zucchini and carrot salad will easily become a summer favorite. With just a few ingredients you have a healthy and simple salad ready in no time. Thinly sliced, then marinated with lemon, olive oil and fresh herbs you will be amazed at how flavorful just a few fresh ingredients can be.  Best part is, It only gets better with time. This salad is a great make…

  • Desserts,  Recipes

    Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Bars

    I’ve had a recent obsession with lemon flavored baked goods. Until recently, I didn’t really like lemon flavored baked goods. I had this memory of them as being cloyingly sweet and not very lemon like. Fortunately,  I have finally been able to experience some really awesome lemon baked goods and now I’m hooked. With Spring in the air I have been craving the bright, tart flavor of fresh lemon. So, I went ahead and made these Lemon Poppy Seed bars with a special healthy ingredient. Chickpeas! Yep! These bars are made with chickpeas and just 8 other simple ingredients! These bars are gluten and dairy free and packed with protein…

  • Recipes,  Sides

    Asian Broccoli Salad

    I’ve been SO excited about the first hints of spring that have been popping up in the last couple of weeks. I knew that winter had been tough this year, but I had no idea how much I missed warmer weather until recently. In the last two weeks I have been in full on spring MODE. I have been cleaning, redecorating, buying ALL of the house plants and most importantly getting an early start on the garden, because this year I am determined to have a successful crop. A little background for you— we have lived in our little house now for two summers. The last two summers I have…

  • Mains,  Recipes

    Cashew Curry Satay Bowls

    These Cashew Curry Satay Bowls are basically begging to be made all summer long. I know it’s only March, but a girl can dream right? Tender strips of Flank steak are simply marinated in lime, ginger and garlic. Grilled to perfection they top a fresh bowl of Cauliflower rice, shredded red cabbage, shredded carrots and cilantro. Pulling it all together a creamy cashew curry sauce that will keep you coming back for more. This dish is ALL about the sauce. I am not gonna lie I have already made these bowls three times. Not including the recipe testing phase… I can’t help it, they are just SO good and make…

  • Mains,  Recipes

    Turkey Pho

    Winter is soup season. If you’re like me and live in the snowy Midwest, you quickly learn to accept the fact that once October rolls around you’re in for endless soups, stews and chowders until at least April. This winter in particular has had me craving the comfort of a warm bowl of soup. With endless ups and downs and snow and ice storms one after another it’s nice to know there is a warm bowl of soup waiting for me at the end of the day. So, while the winter weather is still trying to decide if it wants to snow or rain, I’ve been busy in the kitchen…

  • Mains,  Recipes

    Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry with Red Cabbage

    Here are a few tips before you move onto the recipe: Make sure the pan is hot before you add anything and don’t be afraid to use high heat! Canola or peanut oil is best because of the higher flash point. PREP, PREP, PREP! Having all your veg, meat and sauce prepped and ready to go in bowls is essential. Once your wok or pan is hot you want to be able to move quickly. Cook your meat in batches. For a nice sear on the meat be careful not to overcrowd the pan. If you do, it will get watery (eww). Stir your stir fry–but not too much. Because you…

  • Desserts,  Recipes

    Blood Orange Pavlova

    Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! While my husband and I don’t usually make a big fuss over this holiday, we do always take the time to cook together and create something special for dinner. To us, Valentine’s Day acts as a reminder to slow down and take time for each other by turning what is just a normal necessary task (making dinner) into time well spent together.  So, with today being Valentine’s Day, I wanted to create a recipe that was truly special. If you are looking for a dessert that is both beautiful and romantic—this is it. This Pavlova is assembled from two light and fluffy meringues that are perfectly…