Beet Pesto Pasta

With Christmas just about a week away, I had to share this gorgeous and easy dish that you could have be a part of your Christmas meal. It is beautiful, delicious, beautiful, unusual, easy and did I mention beautiful? I love this recipe so much that I put a version of this recipe in my cookbook- but I had to remake it so that we could all enjoy it now, just gluten, dairy and egg free ....more

Christmas Quinoa Salad

Hi guys! Hope you had a nice weekend. Ours was a little hectic (but what’s new!?) We had another charity dinner party at our house on Friday night ....more

Vegan Peppermint Patties

Happy Friday!! I’m home, happy and rested from my little jaunt to Utah. Moms will understand this: you leave for a few days and miss your kids the whole time and feel guilty for not being with them, and then within 2 minutes of getting home everything is right back to how it was before you left ....more

Lime Meltaways (Gluten Free and Vegan)

So let me set the scene. Imagine a crazy, haggard lady that may or may not have red hair and quite a few freckles and the worst dark circles ever right now with a ragged top knot bun, old saggy stretched out yoga pants and copious amounts of gluten free flour and beet sugar and waaayyyy too much coconut oil, well, pretty much everywhere. Glamorous, no? ...more

Crispy Salmon with Winter Fruit Salsa

Hi guys!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend? Ours pretty much completely revolved around my girls musical theatre performances of “Cinderella.” They have been part of a program called “Broadway Bound” and they have been practicing with their cast of 5-8 year olds (!!) since September ....more

The Best Greek Chicken and Potatoes


Stuff is funny around here. The elf Toto (on the shelf) finally showed his face in an amazon express box after his predecessor somehow disappeared in our house work this last year. But seems like someone (ahem, ME) was a little rusty in moving that little bugger around each night ....more

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

True admission. I have never had the famous Christmas Cookie called a “Buck Eye.” Have you? I wonder if they are a regional cookie, as I had never even heard of it until a few years ago and the miracle of pinterest and blogger cookie round ups ....more

Oven Crisp Polenta Cakes with Smoky Tomato Sauce and Pesto Drizzle

I have watched a lot of TV in the last couple days. Movies that we have watched this weekend: Nightmare before Christmas, The Legend of Zorro, The Brian Bozworth Documentary, Big Fish, The Bachelor, Sleepless in Seattle, Stuck on You, the 40 year old Virgin and The Hobbit. Thanksgiving was funny guys ....more

Mulligatawny Turkey Tacos

I hope you guys are having the most wonderful Thanksgiving!! Or if by the time you read this you are just lying about on the couch the day after Thanksgiving with a hangover and a pot belly, then I hope that you had the best day ever! And if you want something besides turkey soup today, I have the most incredible thing EVER ....more

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Caramel Ice Cream

If you haven’t yet decided what you are bringing to Thanksgiving Dinner yet, or if you want to get extra fancy with your dessert this year- I have a suggestion!! Pumpkin Pie Caramel Ice Cream. Oh, and it happens to be vegan ....more