Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Turbinado and Coconut Sugars)

I do adore chocolate chip cookies and have used this recipe for years. It’s still over the moon delicious, but I also wanted a healthier option. These are nuttier, complex and have so much yumminess going on. The slight crunch from the whole wheat flour is fabulous and the coconut sugar has a really wonderful…

Perfect Pear Coffee Cake (Made with Coconut Sugar)

I may never tire off fall dishes and fall spices. I do think my family has tired of pumpkin so they happily devoured this pear coffee cake. There is plenty of warm, flavorful pear to add moisture and depth to this dish and the crumb topping just makes everything a little bit better. Do let…

Cheat Refrigerator Pickle Chips (Paleo and Vegan)

These are another easy snack my whole family likes. Charlotte eats them with lunch on many days. They really are just small cucumbers with salt and lemon juice but they get transformed and make your basic small cucumber much more appealing to snack on. We use the “Persian cucumbers” from Trader Joes. I’ve seen them…

Spiced Apple Pie Yogurt (Paleo and vegan friendly)

This was a fun random hit with my little one. I got her applesauce out, added whole milk organic yogurt, pumpkin pie spice and a little maple syrup and she ate it all I about three minutes and asked for more. Great source of protein and vitamins. A really wonderful taste (to grown ups) too!…

Sausage-stuffed Zucchini Boats

We really really liked these bad boys. Zucchini is such an amazing vegetable with tomato sauce and cheese. We love so many different ways of combining them. These boats are so pretty and easy to devour. Recipe modified from skinny taste. Gather 1 1/4 cups marinara sauce 4 medium zucchini 1 tsp oil 1/2 small…

Pomegranate Pear Guacamole

  This recipe has been used as a base for almost any add-in but the original is perfect for fall and winter. Delicious Mexican food is good any season! The guacamole is just spicy enough and full of wonderful surprising flavors. We don’t alter this at all from the original Epicurious recipe so I will…

Happy Healthy Pumpkin Waffles

I still had a little pumpkin left in the fridge just asking to be used, so I decided to use most of it up on these pumpkin waffles. Yay vitamin A! I love waffles in general because they take a lot less watching than pancakes and are therefore more forgiving than pancakes. These turned out…

Simply Addicting Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

We just carved our pumpkin last night and realized we had no candle to put in 😦 We did save the seeds and roast them as a grown up snack once little one went to bed exhausted and happy. I like my pumpkin seeds salty but with a little depth and these fit the bill…

Pumpkin Pecan Spiced Oatmeal

This weekend I declared I was done with pumpkin. I’d just had enough of it and tried all of my favorite recipes that ask for it. I then realized I still had 8oz or so left in the fridge that I was vowing not to waste, and adding a little vitamin A to breakfast never…