Lemon Honey Panna Cotta

Josephine is getting awfully close to 2 months old and we hadn’t had anyone over for dinner since her birth. It’s not hard to wonder why. Babies take a lot of work and they are extremely unpredictable. Last night we had a few friends over for a belated holiday dinner of sorts. It went as…

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…

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…

Smoked Gouda Turkey Spinach Scramble

Eggs are the perfect protein source for pregnant ladies like myself as well as little toddlers. They keep you full for ages and can be added to almost anything. We do eggs for breakfast, lunch and at times, dinner. The spinach adds some wonderful iron and the turkey is a high-protein, low- fat addition. We…

Maple Pumpkin Pie with Whole Wheat Coconut Oil Pie Crust

Pumpkin pie is a major love of mine. I remember a coffee shop that served it year round in Santa Cruz and I would buy a slice every time I was there studying, which was often. I was nervous about messing with the recipe I always had growing up from the back of the Libby’s…

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

I obviously have apples on the brain at this point in the season. I’ve done almost everything you can with them. Made raw cinnamon applesauce, spiced apple cider, and now apple cinnamon oatmeal. I guess we still have apple pie or strudel or crisp left.. Mmmmm. Speaking of apple cinnamon oatmeal, did anyone else absolutely…

Warm Spiced Apple Cider

Apples are all around us lately and I love it. I saw the unfiltered apple juice at trader joes and decided to add my own mix of fruits and spices and see what happens. The results were warm, a little spicy and smell amazing.A big favorite and liked by all. Realtors should have this on…