recipes

Vegan Highlights from a Carnivore Feast

Vegan Highlights from a Carnivore Feast

I’m thankful for many things, among them that despite the fact that we have fifteen vegans, vegetarians, and bacon-loving carnivores all at the same table, my family is able to sit down together and truly enjoy a fabulous communal feast. For this to work as […]

OMG Omega-3 Banana Bread

OMG Omega-3 Banana Bread

This gluten-free, vegan, banana bread is almost too good to be true. It’s moist, delicious, and good for you. What’s more, this basic recipe is flexible and can make a plain, walnut, or chocolate chip loaf, cake, or muffins. Endless options! All without eggs, wheat, […]

Dark Chocolate Almond Gluten-Free Vegan Dream Brownies

Dark Chocolate Almond Gluten-Free Vegan Dream Brownies

I remember back in the 1990’s when flourless chocolate cakes were all the rage. Desserts with names like “Chocolate Orgasm” were on every menu. Of course, I had to make that. But even as an athletic college student, I was horrified at the ingredients list: […]

Summer Sesame-Ginger Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Grilled Pineapple, Edamame, and Cashews

Summer Sesame-Ginger Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Grilled Pineapple, Edamame, and Cashews

Hubby and I accidentally created this unexpectedly scrumptious salad on a muggy July evening when no one wanted to cook. We craved a salad we saw featured in the Summer 2018 Forks Over Knives magazine, but it called for chives, Dijon mustard and poppyseeds, none of […]

Holiday Hacks: Easy & Impressive Chocolate Bark

Holiday Hacks: Easy & Impressive Chocolate Bark

We’re all busy, right? But we all secretly want to make the best Christmas cookie, too. C’mon, admit it. It’s not exactly a cookie, but chocolate bark can meet all of your holiday requirements: cookie swap offering, office party treat, homemade gift… AND it’s the […]

Breakfast, anyone?

Breakfast, anyone?

My breakfast was recently featured over on Harvard Health Blog. Seriously, it is my usual breakfast, sitting on my desk. I was inspired to write the post as I’ve had a fair number of patients ask me what I eat, and this very, very simple […]

Cooking with kids: Three ways to encourage a lifetime of healthy food choices

Cooking with kids: Three ways to encourage a lifetime of healthy food choices

While it’s so important to nurture a love of plant foods in our children, it’s also important not to make eating a stressful event. When kids associate “food” with “anxiety”, bad things happen. I.E. eating disorders like emotional overeating. But we do want to encourage […]

A practicum in problem solving, a crash course in creativity, and some cupcakes

A practicum in problem solving, a crash course in creativity, and some cupcakes

Holidays and baking. It’s our thing. Doesn’t even have to be a holiday.  Yesterday afternoon, Babygirl pulled out her cupcake and cookie decorating book she’d gotten for Christmas and flipped to “Easter bunny cupcakes”. The cupcakes were topped with white frosting dusted with cocoa to […]

Cooking with kids: Rainbow sugar cookies

Cooking with kids: Rainbow sugar cookies

Disclaimer from the doctor: No, these are NOT healthy cookies, and I have NO suggestions on substitutions to make them so! Rather, remember, everything in moderation. Because, hey, we all need milk and cookies sometimes. Babygirl and I saw a version of these on a […]

Cooking With Kids: Homemade Butter

Cooking With Kids: Homemade Butter

Stuck at home with the kids over the break? This is part recipe, part science experiment, and part educational vacation project.  Start with heavy cream. Bonus for organic, super bonus for local! Our neighborhood grocery had few options, and so: Cream and salt are the […]