Peanut Butter, Black Bean and Squash Quesadillas

peanut butter recipes

Have you ever thought to put peanut butter in a quesadilla? Me neither! But when I gave it a whirl last fall as part of a project I was doing with Peanut Butter & Company, I was pleasantly surprised at how well this flavor combination worked. With peanut butter replacing the traditional cheese, this vegan quesadilla […]

18 Easy Ways to Eat Your Greens


This post is sponsored by Earthbound Farm. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog! People often ask me if anyone really meets the recommended 5-9 servings of vegetables & fruits everyday. What do I tell them? That it’s not actually that hard. The key is to include fruits & veggies (especially veggies) in all your meals and snacks. […]

Banana Almond Date Shake {and KitchenAid Blender Giveaway}

banana smoothie

It’s summer and there are tons of amazing fruits in season. But sometimes I just want bananas! This Banana Almond Date Shake is more like a smoothie nutritionally (woohoo!), but it’s simple ingredients make it thick, creamy and sweet enough to make you feel like you’re drinking a shake. Could there be anything better? Well, yes! A NEW KITCHENAID […]

Paradise Smoothie Bowl

acai bowl recipe

Sometimes I wake up craving a smoothie, but don’t want a 100% liquid breakfast. Enter the Smoothie Bowl! If you’ve ever had an “acai bowl” at a juicery or yogurt shop, you’ll recognize this format. But these Paradise Smoothie Bowls are even tastier, healthier, and satisfy for hours.

Creamy Amaranth Porridge

amaranth recipes

A few years ago I would have stared at you blankly if you asked me what amaranth was. But lately, I’ve been experimenting with different whole grains – for both taste and nutrition – and it’s led to some delicious results! Yesterday I cooked up some amaranth: a high-protein, gluten-free grain (seed, actually!) that was a staple food of […]

Ancient Grains Salad with Blueberries and Fresh Corn

rice salad

One of my favorite summer traditions is going on picnics. Setting up a blanket in the shade, filling it with good food, and nibbling a little at a time makes me feel so relaxed and happy. When it comes to picnic food, I keep it very simple: One grain-based salad + a few cheeses + a […]

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