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!

roasted carrot hummus

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!

roasted carrot hummus

roasted carrot hummus

If you like my Oven Roasted Tri-Colored Carrots with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds + Pomegranate + Garlic Tahini Yogurt you’re going to love this hummus recipe! It’s extra creamy, it’s a new take on an ancient favorite dip, and loaded with nutrients- especially with the addition of Fermented Black Seed Powder from New Chapter!

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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,

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