Nakd Bars Product Review

Disclaimer:  I was provided a complimentary box of Nakd Bars by Natural Balanced Foods in exchange for an honest review and that is what you are going to get.   ...more

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats

I am still obsessed with overnight oats.  And from the popularity of my last overnight oat recipe, I can tell that you are too.  Great minds think alike, my friend.  This recipe is just slightly varied from my original overnight oat recipe and it features my ...more

Mini Polenta Pizzas Gluten-free and Vegan

Happy Thursday, friends. Can you believe its the last day of April?!? Life is flying by. I’ve been cooking simple, quick and tasty dishes. This one is one of my favorites because after all, polenta is a gluten-free girls best friend! I love this light, tasty and vegan recipe. Its easy- peasy!...more

Gluten Free Birthday Pancakes

I’ve been so consumed by settling in to life in LA (which I love, by the way) that my birthday really crept up on me this year. How is it May already?!What is usually a one day celebration has turned into a month of festivities, with five weekends of fun. It starts this weekend with brunch and beer pong in Southern California, followed by wine drinking in Northern California, a wedding in England, my bachelorette party and then my bridal shower.What better way to kick off my birthday month than with these Birthday Pancakes?...more

Grilled Cinnamon Pears with Tahini Cream

Today's post is brought to you by the letter I. For Inspiration. This site is still a baby blog, only born into the world of internet a few short months ago....more

Habanero Mango BBQ Sauce

Salmon is one of my favorite things to m...more

Quinoa Almond Herbed Bread Sticks

 Ingredients1 cup quinoa (cooked & cooled)¼ cup flaxseed meal¾ cup water1 cup almond flour1 tsp garlic (chopped)1 tsp Italian seasoning2 tsp mixed herbs½ tsp crushed pepper½ tsp salt1 ½ tsp baking powder½ tbsp. maple syrup½ tbsp. olive oil...more

Lemon, Garlic and Ginger Swai

Have you ever heard of Swai?  I hadn't, not before this last weekend.   Apparently it is from Southeast Asia and is considered a catfish that has a very mild flavor (follow the link for more information).  I bought the Swai for a couple of reasons.  One, I told my son that I was done cooking two dinners at every meal and second, after speaking with the butcher, this was a very unfishy fish....more

Maple Cinnamon Pecans

These maple cinnamon pecans are perfect in so many ways - slightly sweet, smokey and just a hint salty - all without any refined sugars.  They are perfect on salads, as a topping on oatmeal (I'm currently crushing on this recipe for Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oats) or all by their delicious selves....more

Apple, Goat Cheese, Pecan, and Spinach Salad

As I write this, boxes are closing in on me and I'm making piece-meal dinners out of the random vegetables and leftovers from the freezer.  I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, a little sentimental, but mostly so excited to embark on a new adventure.  These are the signs that tell me the end is drawing near and soon enough (maybe too soon, I still have so much left to pack!) we will be in our new Michigan home!...more