Sesame Ginger Meatballs in Sriracha Chili Sauce {Clean-Eating}

Sesame Ginger Meatballs in Sriracha Chili Sauce {Clean-Eating}

This is one of those recipe that came out of “what do I have on hand for dinner tonight?”. It’s an Asian twist on my grandma’s classic meatball recipe…with a kick! We love Sriracha around here but it’s pretty potent so if you’re new to it, a little goes a long way. The amounts I […]

Blueberry-Limoncello Sangria {with Lavender-Infused Simple Syrup}

Blueberry-Limoncello Sangria {with Lavender-Infused Simple Syrup}

 When it comes to adult beverages, Sangria is one of my all-time favorites. My mom picked me up some fresh dried lavender at the Farmer’s Market last year and, to date, I’d only used it in my Whipped Lavender Lemonade Hand & Body Scrub. Ever since I visited Italy way back in 2004, Limoncello and […]

The Incredible Hulk (My Kids’ Favorite Green Smoothie)

The Incredible Hulk (My Kids' Favorite Green Smoothie)

If your kids are anything like mine, they turn their nose up at all things green at first. Thankfully, after many tries, they love a few green veggies: broccoli, peas, and  kale chips. Green smoothies weren’t a big hit until this recipe (even when I’d try to hide the color in an opaque cup). But […]

D.I.Y. Almond Coffee Syrup {Hello, Almond Lattes!}

DIY Almond Coffee Syrup {Hello, Almond Lattes!}

A friend and I were discussing our love of the Almond Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap over Instagram the other day. I said it makes me crave Almond Croissants (one of my favorite treats ever!) and she said it makes her crave Almond Lattes. How have I never heard of an Almond Latte? Thanks to my […]

Lemon-Raspberry Cheesecake Bars {with Oatmeal Crust}


Cheesecake is one of my very favorite desserts! And my husband loves raspberries (and pretty much any kind of dessert!). We happened to get a gorgeous organic pint of them in our food co-op basket this past Friday along with oats, lemons, and cream cheese…all organic! So it seemed like destiny to make these bars. […]

Red Wine Mushroom Quinoa Soup

Red Wine Mushroom Quinoa Soup

This is such a yummy and grown-up soup that pairs wonderfully with homemade bread on a cold night for dinner! It’s one of my favorites. You can also sub barley for the quinoa or use a bit of both for different textures. Since you do a lot of “stirring constantly” with this recipe, it helps […]

Thai Drunken Noodles

Thai Sweet and Spicy Chili Drunken Noodles

There’s a local Thai Place where we love their Drunken Noodles! And if you know me, I’m always trying to re-create our favorite dishes at home where I know exactly what’s going into our food (and we end up paying less than eating out too!). My hubby declared this one spot-on and it’s really easy […]

Baked Strawberries & Cream Donuts with Vanilla Bean Lemon Curd Glaze

Baked Strawberries and Cream Mini Donuts with Vanilla Bean Lemon Curd Glaze

  Last weekend, the weather was cold and freezing rain was pouring down. Our usual Sunday morning tradition is that my husband makes us banana pancakes cooked in coconut oil. But the kids were asking for donuts and I had a few containers of gorgeous organic strawberries in the fridge so I got to work […]

Kale & Mushroom Quiche {with Caramelized Onions & Cheddar}

Kale & Mushroom Quiche with Caramelized Onions and Cheddar

Coming up with meatless meal ideas that are new and tasty can be challenging. Quiche is a trusty fall-back of mine since it’s easy to throw almost anything in it, but this particular combo came out extra delicious and it’s a really easy thing to whip up during the week. I’m a huge fan of […]

Sweet Potato Gnocchi in Brown Butter Sage Sauce

Sweet Potato Gnocchi {in brown butter sage sauce}

The flavors of sweet potato and sage are one of my favorite food combinations! And I like anything with butter. I hadn’t tried to make gnocchi from scratch in years because last time I tried they didn’t come out very well. I decided to mix white and sweet potatoes to see if I could get […]