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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best things to eat in Italy

best things to eat in italy

My husband and I recently spent a month discovering the best things to eat in Italy! When I was asked on Quora about the best Italian dishes we ate during our sojourn I couldn’t wait to share my list with everyone! Some of the best dishes I tasted in Italy were in Tuscany, specifically Florence […]

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coconut sugar-sweetened berry clafoutis

coconut sugar sweetened berry clafoutis

Coconut sugar-sweetened berry clafoutis is a delicious dessert and light enough to be served for brunch! Pronounced cla-foo-tee, this baked French custard is as simple to make as it is impressive. Traditionally made with cherries, my version of clafoutis utilizes fresh berries and a custard that is sweetened with coconut sugar. Cherry clafoutis is baked […]

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baked turkey meatballs

turkey meatballs

Baked turkey meatballs are the perfect meal when you’ve had a long day at work and you need to get a healthy dish on the table fast! Instead of frying individual meatballs on the stove you can bake an entire sheet in the oven all at once; saving you time and calories without sacrificing flavor. […]

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what I learned from Berlin, Germany

berlin travel tips

I’m thrilled to share what I learned from Berlin, Germany – the second city Kenny and I explored during our European travels. I must admit Berlin quite took me by surprise. Not obviously beautiful, like Rome or Paris, Berlin possesses a stoic beauty. Walking the streets you’re overwhelmed by the fact that important things have […]

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what I learned from Stockholm, Sweden

Me and Kenny’s first stop on our 4 month European sojourn was a city that is one third water, one third parks, and one third city – I’m excited to share our photos and what I learned from Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm is exceptionally clean and is home to some of the nicest people you’ll ever […]

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