Pumpkin Hummus & Mini Apple Crisp

November 25, 2013
Pumpkin Hummus

Is it possible to enjoy all the holiday season has to offer AND stay healthy at the same time? Absolutely! Find out more about my healthy holiday strategies and grab the recipes for this easy Pumpkin Hummus and mouthwatering Mini Apple Crisp on the Van’s Natural Foods Blog.  You can find both recipes HERE!

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5 Tasty Ways to Jazz up Your Popcorn

November 5, 2013
5 Tasty Ways to Jazz up Your Popcorn

Fall is my favorite.  I love curling up on the couch with my sweetheart to share a bowl of popcorn, a bottle of Pinot, and an episode of Parenthood.  We typically go for a little coconut oil and nooch (nutritional yeast) on our corn, but sometimes it’s fun to switch it up. I headed to […]

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Apple Pie Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

October 30, 2013
Apple Pie Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Did you carve Halloween pumpkins this year?  I couldn’t wait to dig into ours so I could start roasting the seeds. As usual, Leila stuck her hand right in the goop while Joe was a bit hesitant. We had fun scooping out the guts, and the kids did a great job separating out the seeds. […]

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Perfectly Crispy Oven Fries

September 23, 2013
How to get your oven fries perfectly crispy (

Last week I was really craving some good french fries.  In the past when I’ve tried to make them at home, my oven fries have either come out sad and floppy or burnt to a crisp.  I was determined this time to make a batch of fries that didn’t suck. The keys to success turned […]

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Pretty in Pink Beet Hummus

May 20, 2013
Pretty in Pink Beet Hummus - #glutenfree

Just in time for shower season, a pretty pink dip perfect for celebrating a bride, a new graduate, or a tiny pink bundle of joy. The delicate earthy flavor of this beet hummus pairs perfectly with crisp vegetables and hearty crackers. Plus, it’s a cinch to make. Use white or yellow beets with just one […]

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Coconutty Turkey Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

May 16, 2013
Coconutty Turkey Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce - Paleo and Gluten-Free (

I can’t take credit for these tasty nuggets.  My mom made a batch and sent a container home with me a few weeks ago. They were for the kids. I ate them all. Oops.   I thought I should make it up to them, so I made a batch.  Then another.  Then another.  We have […]

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Make your own pesto, it’s cheap and easy (hint: you don’t need pine nuts)

May 2, 2013
Beet Greens & Pecan Pesto via

I remember the first time I set out to make my own pesto. I had seen TV chefs make it for years, and it seemed pretty simple. Plus, pesto is yum, and I wanted to eat more of it. I headed to the store and grabbed a bunch of basil and a hunk of parmesan. […]

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Quick Appetizer Idea: Goat Cheese with Pistachios and Golden California Raisins

April 26, 2013
Quick Appetizer Idea: Goat Cheese with Pistachios and Golden California Raisins via

You know that thing when you’re invited to a party and you forget to put it on the calendar and all of a sudden you need a quick appetizer idea?  No?  Oh I forgot, you all are much more organized than me.  Well, if that ever should happen to you, here’s an easy idea that […]

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Best Ever Veggie Dip

March 5, 2013
Almond Butter + Sriracha = Best Ever Veggie Dip from

I can’t take credit for this idea.  My friend and fellow celiac Shannon told me about this unlikely pairing last summer, and I have been devouring it ever since. Sounds weird, doesn’t it?  I promise, it’s so good.  Just be sure to portion some out on a plate, or you’ll end up eating the entire bowl. […]

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Endive Salad Bites

February 11, 2013
Endive Salad Bites by

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the urge to purge.  Organize.  Clean.  I couldn’t figure out why, especially since I’m not an organized person at heart.  Then it hit me: I’m nesting. No, not that kind of nesting. Spring Training starts this week.  Which means a huge shift in our schedule, and the start […]

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