Holiday Nog Protein Pancakes Sponsored by Ripple Foods

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ripple Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. The Ripple product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!

Holiday Nog Protein Pancakes

Let’s chat for a minute about how these Holiday Nog Protein Pancakes make me feel all the holiday feels! I mean, can you feel that?! That Christmas cheer? I think even Mister Grinch himself would think these pancakes are joyful AND triumphant!

Holiday Nog Protein Pancakes

These Holiday Nog Protein Pancakes will warm your hearts and fill your bellies leaving you wanting more (and good news, you can make more!). Let the holiday pancake feasting begin.

Holiday Nog Protein Pancakes

I feel like pancakes are one of those things that just can’t be overdone. Who doesn’t love a warm stack of pancakes?! But perhaps the best part of these particular pancakes, other than they are actually soft, fluffy, and undeniably delicious, is they contain simple ingredients and one special ingredient in particular… Ripple Foods Vanilla plant-based protein powder!

White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookies

It's my favorite time of the year! Despite the cold and the snow we get here in Ohio, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas. I mean, God knows that I love Christmas so much that two years ago he blessed me with my son, born on Christmas Eve. I got to play Christmas music my entire labor and delivery and it was miraculous! Not quite to the same level of miracles, but these White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookies are also pretty miraculous. These cookies are amazing for numerous reasons: ☆ they're freaking delicious. Period. ☆ they only take 20 minutes to make- heck to the yeah! ☆ they are crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside... mmm.. get in ma belly! ☆ they are gluten-free and vegan, but I swear you'd never know it. ☆ they make a great gift idea,

Savory Shortbread Herb Biscuits Sponsored by Melt Organic

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Melt Organic. The opinions and text are all mine. The Melt product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much! And so, let the non-traditional shortbread recipe experiment commence. I'm sure you've indugled a time or two in your favorite shortbread cookies- I mean, how could you not love some shortbread cookies? So I wanted to take my love for shortbread and it into a savory, herby, melt-in-your-mouth deliciously perfect recipe to pair with any meal or eat as a snack! I am happy to report that the shortbread experiment was a huge success! Now I do want to point out, these biscuits aren't the big and fluffy kind you might think of immedietly when you hear

Curried Butternut Squash + Lentil Soup Sponsored by Suncore Foods

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Suncore Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. The Suncore products mentioned in this post were sent to me as a gift from Suncore to use in this recipe, thank you so much! Raise your hand if you're totally swooning over soup this fall! This year it seems as though it's my go-to for dinner, and it's perfect because I usually end up with leftovers for lunch the next day. Less time in the kitchen, makes this mamma very happy! This autumn-inspired Curried Butternut Squash + Lentil Soup is so flavorful, super easy to make, and uses amazing, healthy ingredients to create one bomb a** soup! Soup is SOUPer for so many reasons. It's easy, it's flavorful, the possibilities are kind of endless really, and for

Roasted Carrot Hummus 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! If you would have told me a year ago that I would be obsessed with something that had carrots in it, I would have looked at you like you're crazy. See the thing is, I don't really like carrots. Never have. But I eat them because I know just how good they are for you. I have to admit, I try to disguise them any way I can, and what better way to sneak in some hidden carrots than in this Roasted Carrot Hummus! If you like my Oven Roasted Tri-Colored Carrots with Toasted

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!  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,

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,