Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Cool Greek Yogurt Ranch

Several years ago, a friend introduced me to a concept called “the French fry feeling.” Basically, it’s a feeling you get after talking too much, often about somebody else, possibly in not such a nice way – you know, gossiping. And then realizing you probably shouldn’t have gossiped quite so … enthusiastically. Which, strangely enough, is very similar to the feeling one might get after wolfing down a giant portion of French fries ....more

How To Make French Toast

If you’ve ever had a failed batch of French toast, well, it’s time to put that behind you. French toast success is ahead, my friends! Here...more

5 Hearty Dairy-Free Breakfast Recipes

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’ve been cutting back on dairy. As it turns out, breakfast was when I really packed it in. Between the cream in my coffee and my typical go-to breakfast of yogurt, I was starting off the day with some serious dairy action ....more

Spicy Ginger Smoothie

We recently took a trip to Disneyland, and we all returned with a cold. Bummer! But hey, better a cold than the measles! ...more

Maple-Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower

I’ve recently started...more

5 Vegan Recipes for Beginners

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a reader who told me about her husband’s decision to go vegan for health reasons, and, as the primary cook in the family, her struggles adapting ways in the kitchen to...more

All-Fruit Mango-Pomegranate Smoothie

All you need are just four different kinds of fruits – mango, pomegranate, banana, and orange – to make this All-Fruit Mango-Pomegranate Smoothie. Its runner-up name was “Winter Sunshine Smoothie,” because to me it tastes like sunshine in a glass. Sunshine in a glass is totally necessary right now ....more

Slow Cooker Quinoa, Sweet Potato, & Black Bean Vegetarian Chili

When it comes to vegetarian chili recipes – especially ones made in the Crock Pot – I feel like I have to reign myself in. Or else basically, I’d have to call this blog “Kitchen Chili.” Or “Chili Treaty.” Neither of which are very catchy. It’s just that chili is the perfect food for vegetarians ....more

25 Healthy, Whole-Food, 100-Calorie Snacks (+ A Free Printable for Your Kitchen)

Remember Snackwells? That and the whole “fat-makes-you-fat” movement? That’s when I first used a type of diet to justify eating as much as I wanted (and then some)...more