classic spaghetti and meatballs

classic spaghetti and meatballs

Classic spaghetti and meatballs with a healthy sepcooks twist! This tried and tested family favorite features baked meatballs, and bright simple tomato sauce, heaped over brown rice noodles. My sister, Jasmine, and I spent many nights in 2014 binge watching the entire Sopranos series. We spent hours Saturday nights drinking wine, eating charcuterie platters, and […]

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cajun oven fried chicken

oven fried chicken

This cajun oven fried chicken is a delicious way to enjoy fried chicken without all the fat and calories. Cajun spices and panko bread crumbs create a perfectly crispy crust and the buttermilk brine keeps the meat really juicy and delicious. Remember the movie, the Sandlot? I love the scene where the boys are playing […]

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pumpkin oatmeal chip cookies

pumpkin oatmeal chip cookies

These pumpkin oatmeal chip cookies are delicious and so perfect for your Thanksgiving table! Made with oats, almond flour, and delicious chunks of dark chocolate, these cookies are gluten free and made with very little sugar! You can enjoy all the flavors of the season with this healthier twist on oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! I’ve […]

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pumpkin spice coffee creamer

pumpkin spice coffee creamer

Homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer made with organic pumpkin puree, your choice of wholesome sweetener, and in less time than it takes to order your “tall-skinny-one-pump-no-whip-pumpkin-spice-latte”! I love Starbucks’ Red Cup Season as much as the next person but nothing beats staying in on a cozy Saturday morning, sipping my perfect cup of coffee with […]

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date sweetened pumpkin cheesecake

gluten free date sweetened pumpkin cheesecake

This date sweetened pumpkin cheesecake is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert to serve to your loved ones. Entirely fruit sweetened, this pie contains no refined sugar or gluten! Nothing conjures up cozy feelings of autumn quite like pumpkin desserts! Pumpkin cheesecake is one of my favorites and you can serve this fruit-sweetened version at Thanksgiving without […]

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roasted eggplant tartines

roasted eggplant tartine

These roasted eggplant tartines were inspired by our recent travels through Paris. My husband and I took four months to travel through Europe and we dedicated an entire month of our trip to Paris. Even though each European city we visited had its own charm, Paris easily won our hearts as our favorite destination. We […]

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baked pumpkin spice donuts

pumpkin spiced donuts

These baked pumpkin spice donuts are made with whole wheat flour, less sugar than traditional donuts, and they’ve completely by-passed the fryer! This recipe has been tested over and over and no one in my family complained about all the tastings required of them. To keep these whole wheat donuts light and give them the […]

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weeknight turkey meatloaf

gluten free turkey meatloaf

This [gluten free] weeknight turkey meatloaf is my family’s go-to dish when we want to cook in advance and have meals prepped for the week. Living in Silicon Valley means both my husband and I commute up to 2 hours every day. Topping off a long work day with a stressful drive in traffic doesn’t […]

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loaded chocolate chip banana bread

chocolate chip banana bread

This loaded chocolate chip banana bread is chock full of delicious, healthy bits like dried cherries, hemp seeds, and oats. Use up your ripe bananas and make a loaf to keep on hand for a delicious treat with your morning coffee. You can even make a double batch, wrap the extra loaf with plastic wrap and […]

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roasted eggplant beef moussaka

eggplant beef moussaka

Roasted eggplant beef moussaka is a delicious weeknight meal and you’ll love this lightened up version of the Greek classic. Moussaka reminds me of a Greek take on lasagna (my favorite food ever!) and I love that it utilizes healthy eggplants instead of pasta. In traditional recipes the eggplants are fried and the entire dish […]

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