The Secret to Crispy Sweet Potato Fries!

Sometimes I like to mix it up a bit and go for sweet potato fries instead of its less colorful cousin. The problem, though, is that they generally don’t get all that crispy. They just kind of lay there.  ...more

Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in 15 Minutes

This ice cream is a cinch. An absolutely cinch. No cooking, no cooling, no churning, no icy lumps. It’s in the freezer within 15 minutes and ready to eat just two hours later. It’s incredibly soft and creamy while being rich and decadent from the ...more

4 Easy Tips for the Smoothest Hummus Ever

Hummus is one of the easiest healthy appetizers to whip up and serve for nearly any occasion. From an intimate family gathering to a backyard barbecue, this simple blend of chickpeas and seasonings seems to fit.Paired with gluten-free pita bread, ...more

Get 'Fed Up' With the Documentary's Filmmakers

This past weekend, a new documentary hit theaters that asks hard questions about what Americans eat and why. Fed Up examines the effect of added sugar on the American diet and our high rates of childhood obesity and chronic disease, and asks hard ...more

How to Feed a Toddler: A Day of Healthy Meals

Happy Wednesday! Hope your week is going well, we've been enjoying plenty of sunshine and deck time! Sofia will stay out there until it's bedtime, which has been great, cooking dinner is 100 times easier when she's occupied. ...more

Goodbye Milk: I’m Giving Up Dairy and Here’s Why

I've made the decision to join the ranks of those who have decided to give up dairy due to health reason. I know it sounds strange, yet with the research that I've done, it's one of the best decisions that I could make for myself and here's why. ...more
Good point and I am into Almond milk too since the writing of this post. Replacing dairy has ...more

The Best Fruit Smoothie Ever?

When I started this journey of finding the right combination of foods to make the perfect fruit smoothie, I tried many things and--yes--experienced some really bad smoothies. Yet, I'm so excited that I started this journey because I feel that I'm getting to the "perfect fruit smoothie" stage. Let’s set a basic foundation first. ...more

Wino! DIY Coaster Made From Wine Corks

Having a husband in the wine industry means we have A LOT of corks lying around. No, it's not from all the wine we drink (I promise), but it is pretty cool. I mean, think of all the project possibilities! Today, we attempted our first cork project, and I will say these coasters came out pretty cute! So if you want to give it a try (I am sure you have some corks lying around, right?), here is how we did it. ...more

Basmati Rice with Ginger-Seasoned Yogurt

Yamuna Devi offers an extensive selection of rice dishes, and though I have owned The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking for many years I've yet to try every recipe in the rice section of her book, let alone all of the recipes calling for rice throughout. I'm happy to have some inspiration to look forward to. Certainly a staple from this most favored book is this creamy rice made with yogurt ....more

Gender Reveal Cake

A few weeks ago my friend asked me if I would be willing to make her a Gender Reveal Cake. I was beyond excited, and while I had never in my life made a cake like that before, I took the challenge. If you’re not familiar with what a gender reveal cake is, it’s basically finding out what the gender of your soon-to-be-newborn baby is by cutting into a cake ....more

The Best Hot Creamy Artichoke Dip {Gluten-Free}

I’ve made this hot creamy artichoke dip for more parties and holidays than I can remember. It is my go-to appetizer to bring to get-togethers and always disappears quickly. Gooey, melted cheese with the zesty flavor of marinated artichoke hearts is a classic for a reason ....more

Jammin' with My Blackberries on a Saturday Morning

I still have half of a flat of Willard Bay blackberries. ...more

My Road to Getting Fit: The Workout Calendar

Hi everyone! Hope you’re enjoying your Saturday. I’ve got another tool in My Road to Getting Fit to share with you ....more

Crispy Tofu with Chinese Black Bean Sauce

It’s no secret at this point that I’m fond of recreating vegan versions of my favorite Chinese restaurant dishes. I spent a lot of time dining at restaurants specializing in this, and one thing I noticed is that the more comfortable you become with any type of cuisine, the more inclined you are to order at random from a menu. I did this because I could ....more

Heirloom Tomato Fattoush Salad

Joe and I just got back from a very mini/last minute vacay in Palm Springs. It was glorious. All we did was nap, swim, eat, walk Hula and reverse ....more

Gluten-Free Southern Peach Cobbler

You say peaches, I say juicy....more

Fresh Cherry Compote

I think I have something wrong with me. I seem to be afflicted with a particular malady that forces me to buy way too many summer fruits when they’re in season. It gets particularly dire when faced with apricots and cherries, two fruits whose seasons are much shorter than the others ....more

Dear Amarie, How Can I Harness My Long Lost Waves?

Remember Dear Abby? Ever wish you could write her to get Vegan beauty advice? Now, there’s Dear Amarie ....more