Baby Kale Salad with Cranberry Sauce Vinaigrette

Baby Kale Salad with Cranberry Sauce Vinaigrette

No matter how many cranberry lovers you have around your Thanksgiving table, there’s bound to be some leftover sauce. And you can only eat so many turkey + cranberry sandwiches before you’re ready for something light and fresh, right? I’ve got good news. With just a few simple ingredients, you can transform your remaining cranberry sauce into…Continue Reading

5 Foods I Eat Everyday

5 Foods I Eat Everyday

I eat a pretty varied diet. Lots of fruits and vegetables (the types depend on the season), different cooked grains, a variety of lentils and beans, among many other things. But there are some foods I eat all the time. These are my staples. My favorites. My go-to’s when I’m not feeling creative. The things…Continue Reading

Easy Fall Vegetable Chili

Easy Fall Vegetable Chili

Nothing satisfies quite like a big bowl of chili when it’s chilly (sorry). This vegetarian version is quick, healthy and adaptable so you can incorporate whatever veggies you have on hand. My family loves the smoky and sweet flavors (thanks to chipotle peppers, butternut squash and sweet potato) that make this chili just a little different from…Continue Reading

Kale Salad with Asian Pear, Pomegranate and Dates

Kale Salad with Asian Pear, Pomegranate and Dates

If it weren’t so much work to wash, de-stem and chop kale leaves, I’d make kale salads with every meal. They’re just so delicious! Every season I experiment with different kale salad combinations, and although I love them all, I think this latest one – which has Asian pear, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, dates and feta cheese – is my new…Continue Reading

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

I think we can all agree that Pumpkin Spice Latte season is awesome. Even if you’re not a PSL fan, odds are you like at least one of Starbucks’ holiday drinks and rejoice at the sight of those red cups come November! Unfortunately, there’s a downside to these drinks: their ingredients. Conventional dairy products plus unnatural colors…Continue Reading

5 Quick Dinners for Busy Weeknights

5 Quick Dinners for Busy Weeknights

In an ideal world, I’d have a stocked fridge and a myriad of prepped dinner ingredients available every night. But more often than not, I haven’t planned ahead as much as I would have liked to come dinner time. Thus I frequently need to make something quickly from whatever we have on-hand. Here are a few of the meals…Continue Reading

10 Pantry Must-Haves for Packing School Lunch

I try to make Lucy’s school lunches interesting, colorful and different from week to week. Though she’d sometimes prefer to get the same thing everyday (as long as it was bread & cheese), I feel it’s important to offer her a variety of foods so she can continue learning about different flavors and textures – and so…Continue Reading

5 Tips to Curb Sugar Cravings

5 Tips to Curb Sugar Cravings

Halloween is just two days away, and it seems like there’s candy everywhere I go. While I’m all for occasional indulgence, eating a nibble here and a nibble there can add up to unwanted extra pounds pretty fast. Not to mention worsen diet quality, which may mean poorer health as we head into cold & flu season.…Continue Reading