Mini Chia Pudding + Blueberry Nice Cream Parfaits

Breakfast is a struggle. I know I have mentioned it before, but I seriously dread it. I never know what to make, and to be quite honest, I'm not overly hungry in the morning. I'm pretty much a morning turtle- wake up slow, take it easy and get around to breakfast when I get around to it. My hubby on the other hand, he jumps out of bed and is making breakfast before my brain even kicks into gear. I think my son is taking after me a little more, he isn't super cranky and screaming for food in the mornings, but he does love breakfast. So I have been trying to be better about being creative and having some ready-made go-to's or quick + easy breakkies. Don't get me wrong, I love oatmeal, but sometimes I just want to mix it up a bit. So this morning, I decided to

Baked Potato Rounds with Edamame Hummus + Microgreens

So now that the weather is finally getting nicer (grandma alert! I feel like I talk about the weather a lot...) I am sure you'll be planning a lot more get-togethers for cookouts and picnics and pool parties! Ah, pool parties! And if you're anything like me, you want to spend as much time outside doing the things you love and less time cooking. So I decided to come up with a quick and easy appetizer idea that would be a real crowd pleaser fo all your summatime partays and also get you in and out of the kitchen in a flash. These Baked Potato Rounds with Edamame Hummus and Microgreens are so tasty, they are kind of a new spin on potato skins (which I would dare to say they would be great as such!), but what I like about these is they cook so quickly because

Orange Chocolate Silver Dollar Pancakes

This Orange Chocolate Silver Dollar Pancake Recipe shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine. #SimplyMothersDay #CollectiveBias When I think of Mother's Day, I think of two things. Pancakes and flowers, ok well and of course my mom- but that's a given. When I was growing up, making my mom pancakes on Mother's Day was just my way of showing my mom that I loved her. Maybe to give her a break in the kitchen, or maybe my love language is pancakes lol. So naturally now, it makes so much sense for me to want to make pancakes on Mother's Day with my son (and share them with all of you so that you can go and make your mamma some!). Simple and delicious for this #SimplyMothersDay.

Ginger Spice Cake with Blood Orange “Buttercream” Frosting

In my house I'm not really considered a great baker. My dad is a fantastic baker, he's a great cook too, and I think I got the cooking gene and maybe not so much the baking gene. But to my defense, gluten-free + vegan baking is challenging! So now you're thinking, well why should I keep reading if she stinks at baking?! Let me go on... this cake is quite the exception to my baking fails, and quite frankly- I killed it! I'm pretty proud of this Ginger Spice Cake with Blood Orange "Buttercream" Frosting! Ok, so you caught me. I didn't do all the work gasp! I'll admit I owe most of the credit to... these beautiful blood oranges!! Any recipe with blood oranges seems great- I mean, do you see how gorgeous they are? Perhaps one of nature's finest, so you can

Kale + Brussels Miso Mustard Noodle Bowls

When I'm not in the mood to cook, pasta is always my go-to, but sometimes I want to branch out from the traditional tomato sauce pasta (even though I probably could eat it every day, I mean- I am Italian!). Often times I open my fridge, see what produce I impulsively bought at the grocery store because let's face it, I can't help myself when I see fresh produce, and dream up a recipe that feeds my need to have a quick + healthy meal while also using up that produce before it goes bad. So last night I had some brussels sprouts and kale in my fridge on the brink of spoilage and I decided to throw this meal together. I'll admit that sometimes my little concoctions don't pan out the way I envisioned them, but this Kale + Brussels Miso Mustard Noodle Bowls

3-Leaf Curried Kale Salad

  I'm not sure if my craving for kale salads are because it's "spring" (with a chance of snow apparently... ugh insert eyeroll emoji) or because I just need a little post-Easter detox. Either way, I am totally indulging. Guys, it's literally snowing right now as I am typing this. WHHHYYY?!! Anyway, so this weekend I made this delicious 3-Leaf Curried Kale Salad with three different kinds of kale! I also added in some purple cabbage, carrots, candy cane beets, curried edamame (yum!) and cucumber rolls! I've never made cucumber rolls before, but have always thought they were so pretty and fun :) And how gorgeous are those candy cane beets?! Truth: I actually don't like beets, but I know they are so good for you, so I decided to add them to this 3-Leaf

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

Breakfast. Ugh. When I was eating eggs and bacon and hash browns... you know, the breakfast staples, breakfast was my most favorite meal of the day! I would even make breakfast for dinner, that's how much I loved it. But since going gluten-free and vegan, breakfast is something that I struggle with the most. I always wake up thinking, 'ugh, what am I going to eat this morning?'. Now that being said, I have discovered a whole new way to breakfast, and I have discovered some of the most appetizing dishes to bring my breakkie game back up, including this sweet potato breakfast bowl! At first, I was like, sweet potatoes for breakfast?! But duh, we eat white potatoes for breakfast, why can't we sub the sweets (not to mention they are sweet! Uh, hello?!) Lucky

Gluten-Free + Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

  Cookies + (almond)Milk could possibly be the greatest culinary creation of all time... or maybe it's just the mood I've been in lately. I mean, sometimes a girl just needs a stack of chocolate chip cookies, do you feel me?!   So I decided to make these delicious cookies to celebrate reaching 5k on Instagram! I threw a #5kcookieparty and it was fabulous! I wish we could share cookies through our screens because I sure would have liked to share these with you (although the cookie monster part of me wouldn't want to share). These cookies are crunchy on the outside and around the edges, and gooey on the inside. Sounds like perfection to me! I was always a soft cookie kinda gal, but I have to admit I really like the crisp edges. I even had a