Cara Lyons

Hello! I am a blogger and freelance recipe developer focusing on healthy, wholesome clean eating. I love all kinds of food, but pumpkin, goat cheese and chocolate may be my favorites. I enjoy developing recipes for special diets such as gluten free and vegan because it gives me the chance to work with all kinds of ingredients and bring more variety into my kitchen and diet. In addition to my blog, Cara's Cravings, you can find my original recipes in Clean Eating Magazine and Simply Gluten Free Magazine.


My Blogs

Simply Gluten-Free & Simply Delicious Passover

Last year during Passover, I was the proud (tired, neurotic) mom of a five week old. It was all I could do and certainly “dayenu” (enough) to just open up my home to my family and let them bring all the food. Trust me, there was a lot of fuss happenin’ in this house and it was much easier this way than bringing the little munchkin matzoh ball out at night! ...more

Butternut Squash Noodles and Tofu with Sweet Tahini Clementine Sauce

From the moment I announced the impending life in my womb, I was asked, “so are you going to blog about baby and kid food?” My answer was always an adamant, “nah, I don’t think so.” Why? I guess I figure there are enough mommy bloggers and mommy food bloggers. I wasn’t really interested in turning my blog into another daily dose of parenting ....more

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake

Would you believe that beauty pictured above is dairy-free, soy-free, grain-free, naturally sweetened, and 100% decadent and delicious? Yeah, I would either if I hadn’t tasted it three times in the making. I can also hardly believe it’s my latest recipe to appear in Simply Gluten Free Magazine, available on newsstands now ....more

Power of Pink Bake Sale

See that? That is my Coco-Caramel Cranberry Almond Popcorn. Otherwise known as the recipe I made at least 4 times in a month last fall because it was that good and the perfect answer to “what to bring” for any snacking occasion ....more

KIND Box of Chocolate Giveaway

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. These are words to live by ....more

New Year, New Gear: Albion Fit Giveaway

Happy New Year! I know, I’ve been pretty quiet. But let me tell you that celebrating the holiday season with my sweet, engaging, beautiful 10 month old daughter was a never-ending series of moments I did not want to miss ....more

Mint Chocolate Whoopie Pies

If you need another cookie for your cookie tray (and I know you do, or that you will once you’re made aware of these ones) I’ve got just the thing. Mint.Chocolate.Whoopie.Pies. Yummy for all ....more

Holiday Baking: Naturally Sweet and Gluten-Free

Ricki Heller: you know her, you love her! Or you should given all the times I’ve professed my love and shared recipes inspired by my long lost cousin. (Fun fact: Ricki and I were blog/email friends long before we discovered that her cousins are besties with my husband’s aunt and uncle!) Here we are at Nourished a couple years ago, sandwiched around the fabulous Amy Green of Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free ....more

Supergrain Pumpkin Pecan Coconut Streusel Bars {FREE Attune Foods Dessert E-Book!}

It’s time I let you in on a little white lie. It’s about cereal. For over a year now, I’ve been doing some promotional work for Attune Foods with their new line of Supergrain Buckwheat and Hemp Cereal, both in my local Whole Foods and at the Gluten Free Allergy Food Expo in New Jersey a couple months ago ....more

Creamy Pumpkin Dip {Vegan, Gluten Free}

You guys, I think I’ve found it. My go-to snack to bring along to football parties and cocktail parties, game nights and play dates. Of course it screams fall, but you know me, and I probably won’t limit it ....more