Healthy Pear and Apple Crisp with Quinoa

Healthy Apple Crispy made with a crunchy oat quinoa topping (gluten-free & vegan)

It's December!! Which means there will be lots of sweets coming your way in the next few weeks. But don't worry, I'll be keeping them all healthy, light and waist-friendly. Plus, I'll be sure to sprinkle in some nice green salads and other yummy detox foods so we can all stay on track while still indulging just a little. So let me introduce to you our first dessert and one of my favorite desserts … [Read more...]

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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I hope you're not mad that I'm giving you an ice cream recipe today. I know it's officially fall (ex: I'm currently writing this with a steaming cup of tea in front of me) and I should be posting things like pumpkin soup or quinoa chili, but I know we all love ice cream and it really never goes out of style. Regardless of the weather. Ice cream is an all year round kind of thing, right? Well … [Read more...]

Black Raspberry Ice Cream {dairy-free}

One of my favorite things about growing up in Vermont is being surrounded by wild berries. When I was a little girl, every summer around this time, you would find me deep in the pricker bushes in our backyard. I would emerge, sometimes hours later, with red scratches all over my body, a container of fresh berries in my hand, a triumphant smile on my face. And we'd enjoy them all day long. Red … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Apricot Oatmeal Bars {+ remembering Halley}

I wanted this post to be all about these apricot oatmeal bars, but my world was rocked on Sunday in a way I was totally not ready for. My dog Halley, the puppy I'd grown up with since I was little, passed away on Sunday afternoon after 13 amazing years of life. If you've ever lost a pet, then I'm sure you can relate with how I'm feeling. Emotional. Heartbroken. Lost. Unsure. Empty. There aren't … [Read more...]

Ready for Dessert Freedom?

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Just because you have food allergies, it doesn't mean you can no longer have dessert. But you already know that because you read this site and I post dessert recipes all the time. You also know that I enjoy baking with healthy, nutritious ingredients resulting in desserts that are complete guilt-free treats. So would it be any surprise that I follow other bloggers that cook the same way? If you … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Have you ever had a skillet cookie? If you haven't, I think it's about high time that you give it a shot. I hadn't had one before, but I'd been dreaming of chocolate chip cookie bliss for weeks and when the thought dawned on me to make it in my cast iron skillet, I dove right in. The beauty of a skillet cookie is that you can cut it like a piece of pie and top it with ice cream. Which reminds me, … [Read more...]

Margarita Mousse Bars

Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays. It revolves around food and drinking, margaritas and guacamole being the highlights of the day. Like so many others, fresh tortilla chips and guacamole is my total vice. If that was an acceptable meal for dinner, I'd probably have it three or four times a week. In fact, I'm currently sitting on my couch and eating chips and guacamole. (Ps - let's talk … [Read more...]

Win $50 in Gluten-Free Baked Goods! {giveaway}

I love you. Each and every one of you. You're the reason I'm here and gluten-free goodies are what I love to share with you. Today I'm super excited to introduce you to Sterling Sweets, an allergen-free bakery in Westchester, NY. Jennifer, the lovely baker behind this fabulous gem, offered to bring me some treats and I was floored. Vegan, gluten-free, allergen-free baked goods that knocked my … [Read more...]

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

I’ve been on a serious cookie binge lately. Like batches, upon batches, upon batches. I’ll wander into my kitchen, not knowing what I want to make, and before I know it, I’m making cookies. This time, it lead me to these lemon poppy seed cookies. What I love most about cookies is the variety. There’s an endless number of tweaks, additions, substitutes, and swaps you can make and still come out … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Oat & Quinoa Cookies

What is it with me and oats these days? I don't know what's come over me, but I feel like I'm that crazy cat lady, but instead of furry friends, my life is revolving around oats. I'm literally eating them all the time and am always trying to come up with new recipes to use them in. Take these peanut butter oat and quinoa cookies as proof. So, what gives? Why oats? First, I've discovered overnight … [Read more...]