Cherry Vanilla Chia Jam

Cherry jam made with chia seeds and infused with vanilla extract.  Doesn’t that sound delicious on a future peanut butter and jelly jam sandwich?  I see it happening.  Psychic? Sadly, I have already used up this small batch of cherry … Continue Reading →

Veggie Lentil Stew , a hearty meatless stew made with lentils and veggies

Veggie Lentil Stew

Last weekend I thought I was just under the weather so I simply put on my warmest sweater, sipped some tea, and took it easy.  But!  Little did I know a big storm was headed my way.  A very mean … Continue Reading →

Vegan Banana Date Pancakes

Vegan Banana Date Pancakes

My body feels weak and totally confused right now. And I get it. Like who can understand how one week it’s so frigidly cold that it snowed (well barely… but I saw it).  Yet the next week it feels warm … Continue Reading →


Pasta with Carrot Sauce, Almonds, and Raisins

With this being officially the first post of the year, I believe this recipe is totally appropriate.  It is healthy, it is comforting, and most importantly it is very delicious. And I don’t know about you but after all too … Continue Reading →


Whole Wheat Almond Joy Cookies

This is my last post of the year!  It comes in a little late — almost a year later.  But!  I made it. There’s a resolution for this new year.  Stop running late and post on time. :P So… last … Continue Reading →

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Loaf

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Loaf

At the moment my apron and I are covered in powdered sugar.  There’s a whole lot of cookie baking going on right now! Actually, I’m kind of exaggerating.  I’ve only gotten one batch done so far!  But I’ve crossed off … Continue Reading →

Mini Pumpkin Pies with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

Mini Pumpkin Pies with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

I added a gingerbread cookie crust to my favorite pumpkin pie recipe to give it a little holiday twist. And I hope you’re not pumpkin’d out because… I’m not! In fact, I needed my pumpkin pie fix pronto!  Because I … Continue Reading →


Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

It’s officially cookie season!  How exciting, right?  There’s so many cookies on my list.  I’ve been pinning and liking a whole bunch of recipes too. Anyway, I thought I’d start off by sharing a very simple cookie recipe for you … Continue Reading →


Sweet Potato Brownies

I made brownies! And you know what?? What? They’re healthy!! Shocking right? Well, maybe not as shocking as The Walking Dead mid-season finale this past weekend.   Which left me feeling more sad than shocked but still a lot of shock. … Continue Reading →


Cashew Chickpeas and Rice

I love Chinese (food) takeout on a cold rainy day while staring out through the kitchen window and observing the rare sight of rain in California.  What I don’t love so much is actually going out in the rain to … Continue Reading →