Sweet Potato + Brussels + Cranberry Waffle Sandwiches Sponsored by Vitamix

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vitamix. The opinions and text are all mine. The Vitamix Explorian E310 machine mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift, thank you so much! 

Cranberry and Brussels sweet potato waffle sandwiches

As a food blogger, this time of year can easily become the most stressful, but it can also be the most scrumptious. I mean we’re talking food, food, and more food! And then we’re stuck eating leftovers for weeks, which for me is kinda great (because I don’t have to cook), but after a couple days, I start craving something other than the same five things… that is unless I’m creative enough to reinvent them and use them in a different way! So I busted out my Vitamix Explorian E310 blender and I challenged myself to do just that. Ta-da! Sweet Potato, Brussels, and Cranberry Waffle Sandwiches, all made with Thanksgiving leftovers!

Cranberry and Brussels sweet potato waffle sandwiches

Cranberry and Brussels sweet potato waffle sandwiches

Generally, we all seem to eat the same dishes at Thanksgiving, at least it seems that way to me. It’s tradition, right?! I love Thanksgiving, and now that I don’t focus on the turkey, I have more time and effort to put into all the sides.

Cranberry and Brussels sweet potato waffle sandwiches

Now I know I’m talking about Thanksgiving, but if you’re reading this in the middle of summer, don’t skip out on this recipe just yet- you can easily enjoy these Sweet Potato, Brussels, and Cranberry Waffle Sandwiches all year round!

Cherry Apple Stuffing Sponsored by Graceland Fruit

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Graceland Fruit. The opinions and text are all mine. The Graceland Fruit product mentioned in this post were sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!  Stuffing. True story- I used to skip the stuffing at Thanksgiving... I know, I know- weird. Actually, being that I needed to be eating gluten-free (and didn't know it) and stuffing is loaded with the gluten goblin, it's probably better that I didn't load it up on my plate like most. But as I became a big kid and started hosting Thanksgiving, I started including stuffing on my Thanksgiving menu but experimenting with ways that I loved it and could eat it safely. So naturally for me, that means adding something sweet and using

Roasted Plum + Blackberry + Hazelnut Baked Oatmeal

Oh.hot.jam... ok, well it's not quite jam, but these roasted plums would make one heck of a jam note to self for future recipe. I am always looking for an amazing breakfast recipe. If you've read my breakfast posts in the past, you'll know that breakfast is the hardest meal for me being a gluten-free vegan. All the traditional American breakfasts are out, and while I a lot of those dishes  this Roasted Plum + Blackberry + Hazelnut Baked Oatmeal sure delivers! I mean, just look at that juice oozing over the sides. It's flavorful, filling and perfect for your weekend brunches. I had never roasted plums until now. Come to think of it, I don't really eat plums very often at all. It's one of those fruits I kinda forget about. I'm not really sure why exactly,

Pumpkin Cranberry Cheesecake Bites Sponsored by New Chapter

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of New Chapter, maker of whole-food vitamins & supplements. The opinions and text are all mine. The New Chapter product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift from New Chapter to use in this recipe, thank you so much! Raise your hand if you could stuff an entire cheesecake in your mouth at once because you love it so much?! You won’t believe it, but now you can! I have a real treat for you today. These Pumpkin Cranberry Cheesecake Bites require no baking, are made in 20 minutes, and make a fantastic grab-n-go breakfast. Yes, that’s right, Cheesecake Bites for breakfast! They are naturally sweetened and pack some really fantastic superfood power too! Check it out... So we’ve got

Brussels + Roasted Cauliflower Grapefruit Salad

Well hey there! Let me introduce you to the most epic brussels salad I've ever had. This delicious, hardy salad starts with shredded brussels sprouts, roasted cauliflower, and broiled grapefruit and is finished off with panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, toasted hazelnuts, and and easy homemade grapefruit vinegarette. I told you... epic. If you're already a salad lover, this one is for you, and if you don't- I bet this one sounds pretty interesting because it's not your "typical" salad. This salad is surprisingly filling, and when I first started making it I was thinking this isn't going to be enough! But it is. And it's best enjoyed right after you make it, so leftover salad wasn't something I was going for with this Brussels + Roasted Cauliflower

Mango Curry Noodle Bowls Sponsored by Dang Foods

Curry is something I need more of in my life. It's so simple, it's healthy, it tastes totally different from anything else (in a good way!), and it sure makes for some great leftovers (heck yeah to leftovers!). I've mostly only had curry with rice, so I decided to try curried noodles (noodles are like my go-to for everything), and these Mango Curry Noodle Bowls did not disappoint! Because this curry is so simple, and has minimal ingredients, I wanted to make sure I added the perfect toppings to give it that little extra oomph. That's where my friends from Dang Foods came in. Their coconut chips were the perfect topping and added just the right amount of crunch and sweetness to these Mango Curry Noodle Bowls.  Oh Dang that's good!

(No) Chicken Noodle Stew

Dear Fall, I am so totally into you right now. Summer did not sit too kindly with me- she was hot and humid and I just didn't enjoy her much this year. I've so been looking forward to making my favorite warming comfort foods, like this (No) Chicken Noodle Stew for example! It was a gloomy, rainy fall day and I was trying to decide on something easy and warm to make for dinner. My first thought was soup! It's totally soup season, yay! So I go through all the ingredients I remembered I have in my fridge to use up- also yay to using up produce before it goes bad! Onions- check. Carrots-check. Celery-check. Noodles-check. Having settled on making "chicken" noodle soup for dinner, you can imagine my disappointment when I didn't have nearly enough vegetable

Superfood “Coffee” Sponsored by New Chapter Vitamins

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of New Chapter, maker of whole-food vitamins & supplements. The opinions and text are all mine. The New Chapter product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift from New Chapter Vitamins to use in this recipe, thank you so much! It's true that coffee is one of the most popular food items in the world, well at least here in the US we would be lost without our precious coffee. I have to admit, I like it too. There's just something that is so comforting about a nice warm cup of coffee in the morning. But sad news for me, caffeine really isn't my friend *insert crying emoji here. So I drink decaf occasionally, and I do like it- but even that bothers me sometimes. I decided to try to make a "coffee" using