Oatmeal with Cardamom Roasted Apples

  Apples tossed in cardamom and maple syrup are roasted until tender and sweet, and served with a hearty bowl of oatmeal. This scrumptious, comforting, and nutritious dish makes waking up on a cold day a little easier. Confession time. Before this post, I totally thought cardamom was spelled with a “U” instead of anRead more

Mexican “Fried” Ice Cream

It’s incredibly easy to make this creamy, cinnamon-infused vanilla ice cream sandwiched between sweet and crunchy corn flake layers, then topped off with chocolate sauce! If you’ve ever had doubts that we live in gluttonous times, please consider the fact that we have such a thing as fried ice cream. As if ice cream wasn’t indulgent enough,Read more

Veggie Tray(n)

A veggie tray served up in the form of a train! Perfect for a baby shower, birthday, office party, or pretty much any event (including snack time at home). A veggie tray train…tray(n). Get it? I tried. This veggie platter doesn’t really require instructions or a recipe because if you just look at the picture, youRead more

Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)

A warm comforting bowl of Thai coconut chicken soup is infused with bright flavorful ingredients like lemongrass and ginger, and rounded out with coconut milk. And the best part is that it’s much easier than you might think! Tom Kha is served at most Thai restaurants, and if you’ve never tried it, you should the next timeRead more

Roasted Kabocha Squash and Garlic Mac & Cheese

The creaminess and flavor of kabocha squash with the boldness of roasted garlic make this mac and cheese exceptionally delicious! KABOCHA SQUASH I’ve already expressed my love for squash (see my Kabocha Squash Porridge or quinoa stuffed honeynut squash or Harvest Salad) but kabocha squash is definitely somewhere at the top of my “favorite squash” list. When you roastRead more

Perfect Roasted Garlic

The perfectly roasted garlic that you can put in basically anything – great for holiday cooking or everyday meals! Roasted garlic is just a wonderful ingredient to work with. It is extremely flavorful and adds tons of dimension to whatever you’re cooking, but is mellowed out by the roasting process, so isn’t too offensive to anyone.Read more

French Onion Mac & Cheese

The warm and comforting flavors of french onion soup are incorporated into a an already scrumptious mac and cheese, creating an exceptionally delicious and flavorful dish! French onion soup is one of those dishes that I get super random cravings for, especially now that the weather has been a bit colder. It has a beef broth baseRead more

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Marshmallow Frosting

Rich, chocolatey, pepperminty cupcakes are topped with a marshmallow frosting, then finished with crushed candy canes and chocolate syrup. These are incredibly easy to make (boxed cake mix anyone?), and are even easier to make super cute and festive for the holidays. There’s something about the holidays and the cold weather that really makes meRead more

Purple Cauliflower & Potato Soup

This creamy and silky soup is satisfying, healthy, and made extra vibrant and beautiful with purple cauliflower and potato. This past weekend, I met up with a couple of old friends, and we had such a great time. We ate too much, slept too little, laughed endlessly, and caused a minor scene wherever we went. GettingRead more

Pineapple Grapefruit Smoothie Bowl

A refreshing blend of frozen pineapples and grapefruit juice topped with an assortment of fruits, nuts and seeds. I absolutely love everything that Thanksgiving brings- eating a true abundance of great food, spending time with people you love, and taking time to realize (and verbalize) how much we have to be grateful for (something we allRead more