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…

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…

Fluffy Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes

At some point this weekend, I realized how similar pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice and gingerbread spices are- probably when I was making and baking all three this weekend. It should just be called the seasoning of fall. These pancakes are light, fluffy and full of flavor and spices. They are a lot less…

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…

Savory Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Apple Carrot Soup (Vegan and Paleo)

We had an abundance of delightful sweet potatoes to use up and our original dinner plans got de-railed. Happy Accident. I also stumbled upon some great inspiration at 100 days of real food. The beauty of the soup is how adjustable it is. You can really use any winter squash, add some apple and aromatics…