Vegan Chocolate Cake Batter Spread

Vegan Chocolate Cake Batter Spread Recipe! A healthy Valentine's Day treat!

I’ll never forget when I first learned that the chocolate fountain was a real thing. I was 11, and a family friend was going to have one at his Barmitzvah. He was VERY excited about this. I, however, was skeptical. The concept of an actual fountain spouting liquid chocolate simply seemed too good to be […]

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Why Cardamom Is The New Turmeric + 10 Ways To Use It

10 Ways To Cook With Cardamom

There’s a reason every culture uses herbs and spices in its cooking. Not only do they make food taste better, some of them also help us feel better. I tend to use a lot of cardamom this time of year. After all, it pairs so well with holiday flavors of ginger and orange! But when I looked […]

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Cozy Almond Flour Blondies With Cranberry + Orange

This week is crazy! There are holiday activities, birthday parties, and Scott is just back from an extended business trip. Meanwhile, we have company for dinner four out of seven nights, so I’ve been brainstorming ideas to simplify my role as hostess. One way I’m doing that is with these Cozy Almond Flour Blondies With […]

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4-Ingredient Homemade Peppermint Patties

Check out my easy, healthy recipe for Homemade Peppermint Patties! Just 4 ingredients and NO corn syrup!

Both Scott and James are huge chocolate mint fans. Me? Not so much. Fortunately, I had their discerning palates available to taste test my Homemade Peppermint Patties. And survey says….this recipe is a winner! All Clean Ingredients Most peppermint patty recipes rely heavily on refined sweeteners like powdered sugar or corn syrup in the filling. […]

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Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies With Dark Chocolate and Cardamom

Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies With Dark Chocolate And Cardamom. Soft and chewy Christmas cookies that are so easy to make! Click for the recipe!

A name like “Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies With Dark Chocolate and Cardamom” may feel like a mouthful. But just one bite and you’ll want to cram your mouth FULL of these festive holiday cookies! Their sophisticated spice blend, satisfyingly chewy texture, and dark chocolate topping combine to make these gluten-free goodies worthy of their big name. […]

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Healthy Chocolate Holiday Bark

Quick + easy Healthy Chocolate Holiday Bark recipe. Gluten-free.

The only thing worse than showing up to a holiday party in an ugly sweater and discovering it’s not an ugly sweater party? Showing up at a holiday party empty handed. (And, no, you cannot regift those horrible Christmas socks someone gave you last year!) Fortunately, I’ve got a holiday hack that will make you seem […]

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5 Healthy Holiday Recipes From The Trader Joe’s Frozen Section

5 Healthy Holiday Recipes From The Trader Joe's Frozen Section. Click for easy, healthy cooking ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

I looooooove me some Trader Joe’s frozen finds! During the holidays, these quick and easy dishes turn my freezer into a secret weapon for churning out healthy holiday recipes that taste 100 percent homemade. We also have a couple family members who are gluten- and dairy-intolerant, which means I have to get creative when cooking up […]

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Riced Cauliflower Stuffing With Sausage and Apples

This easy, healthy riced cauliflower stuffing with sausage and apples makes Thanksgiving a snap! Click for the recipe!

Cauliflower isn’t your grandma’s vegetable anymore. We’re enjoying it in lieu of rice, in our gnocchi, and now instead of bread cubes in Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower Stuffing. This inexpensive, frozen product provides the base for a scrumptious, gluten-free stuffing with sausage and apples. And it belongs in your holiday arsenal this year. TJ’s Riced […]

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Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole

This healthy, paleo sweet potato casserole is made from Trader Joe's frozen ingredients! Click through for this quick and easy holiday recipe!

Sweet potatoes are my favorite part of any holiday meal. Specifically, mashed, twice-baked sweets in casserole form. But the traditional southern version with its cupfuls of sugar makes me feel like I’ve eaten a lead balloon for dinner. The solution: my Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole. It’s free of refined sugar and every bit as delicious […]

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Healthy-ish Corn Casserole

Easy, healthy sweet corn casserole recipe. #thanksgiving #christmas #traderjoes

I didn’t grow up eating casseroles, but I absolutely love them as an adult. There’s something that feels so cozy about filling a baking dish with quality ingredients, putting it in the oven, then digging in with a serving spoon. With its spoon bread texture and naturally sweet flavor, my Healthy Corn Casserole delivers big […]

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