Food · Side Dish · vegetables

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries & Pecans

I showed these brussels sprouts a little extra love by adding in the dried cranberries and pecans.  If you want to dress it up even more, a balsamic glaze would be delish!  A simple, perfect fall veggie side dish.  It makes a perfect vegetarian and vegan side dish for Thanksgiving!   Printer Friendly Serves 4… Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries & Pecans

dessert · Food

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Softies

In honor of National Pumpkin Day, I bring you soft, cake-like, chocolately pumpkin goodness!  I make these vegan by using egg replacer and for the flour I use a combination of whole wheat and all purpose.  Recommended: eat them warm! Makes 12-15 cookies Printer Friendly Ingredients Dry 1 1/2 cups flour (I use a combination… Continue reading Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Softies

Food · Soup

White Bean Barley Soup with Kale

I just love soup season!  I’ve made this simple, hearty soup with few ingredients that make for a very satisfying, healthy meal.  I especially love the barley in this because of the great texture it adds, not too mention it’s a whole grain with abundant health benefits.  Lower cholesterol, anyone?  It’s packed with fiber and phytonutrients… Continue reading White Bean Barley Soup with Kale

Food · Sandwiches & Tacos · Uncategorized

Chipotle Black Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos

Tacos are one of my favorite foods that I could eat everyday!  Though I do like to have some different variations and healthier options are always good too.  Using sweet potatoes in these are not only healthy but in season for Fall, plus they balance so well with the smokiness of the chipotle peppers. Printer… Continue reading Chipotle Black Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos

Food · Sandwiches & Tacos

Southwest Black Bean Burger

      Printer Friendly Makes 4 large burgers or 6 small Ingredients 1/2 small onion, chopped 1-2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp chipotle powder or cayenne (optional) 1/3 cup pepitas 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup cooked… Continue reading Southwest Black Bean Burger

dessert · Food

Banana Peanut Butter “Nice” Cream

Thank you, thank you frozen banana for creating a faux ice cream that’s heavenly.  It’s guilt-free and so easy to make!  First and foremost, your banana is the sweet in this recipe is so make sure it’s ripe to the point of being slightly spotted.  The more ripe the more sweet it will be.  The peanut butter… Continue reading Banana Peanut Butter “Nice” Cream