White Chocolate Coconut Blondies (Dairy Free)

A chewy brown sugar blondie is elevated by sweet, creamy white chocolate and a hefty dose of toasted coconut. This springy and easy-to-make dessert is perfect for an Easter brunch, birthday, or just a Monday!

Chickpea and Kale Curry (Vegan + Gluten Free)

Protein-rich chickpeas are upgraded by a delicious sauce made of kale, cashews, and delicious spices. A quick meal that is perfect served alone, over rice, or alongside a fluffy piece of naan!

Butterscotch Cashew Pretzel Cookies (Dairy Free)

A soft, chewy brown sugar cookie is accented with butterscotch chips, cashew pieces, and broken pretzels. The perfect blend of salty and sweet, tender and crunchy – the best of all worlds!

Cranberry Peanut Energy Bites

Looking for a mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up? These energy bites are here to save the day! Vegan, gluten free, and made from only whole foods, this is a delicious treat that you can feel great about. One of the hallmarks of my childhood was definitely snack time. Whether this was a school-designated time period to…

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake

A traditional layered vanilla cake is flavored with maraschino cherry juice (which also gives it a nice pink color!) and accented by semisweet chocolate chips and diced maraschino cherries. A layer of vanilla icing ties the cake together, while a sprinkle of chocolate chips and whole cherries finishes it off. A Midwestern treat that is perfect for a celebration!

Cumin-Spiced Falafel (Dairy Free + Gluten Free)

All the taste and nutrition of your favorite street-cart or restaurant falafel, but at a fraction of the cost AND baked rather than fried! A hit of cumin and cayenne elevate the flavor profile of these falafel patties. Try them on top of a salad, wrapped in a pita, or just by themselves for a quick meal that you can make ahead and reheat in a pinch!

Sweet Potato, Spinach, and Sunflower Butter Curry (Vegan + Gluten Free)

Talk about a powerhouse of nutrients! Sweet potatoes, carrots, and spinach make up the bulk of this curry, which simmers in a sauce made of sunflower seed butter (but you could easily substitute peanut, almond, or whatever you have on hand). Healthy, quick, and perfect for a cold day!

German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Take a delicious chocolate chip cookie, pump it up with the addition of sweetened coconut, and then up the ante by adding a homemade German Chocolate frosting? Complete with pecans, coconut, and chocolate, these cookies are impossible to resist!

Nutella Brownies

All the goodness of your traditional gooey brownie, with the added yumminess of Nutella! Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate – how can you go wrong with that? Happy FRIDAY! What are your plans for the weekend? Whatever they are, I GUARANTEE you that I have a way to make them better. And I always keep my…

Herbed Edamame Dip (Gluten Free)

Protein-rich edamame is the star in this vegetarian and gluten free dip that is packed with herby flavor. Ricotta adds a smooth richness that makes this dip versatile, whether you’re spreading it on toast or scooping it on your favorite crackers.

Berry Crumble Pie Bars

All the goodness of a pie, in an easy, portable bar! These bars have a buttery shortbread base topped with a sweet medley of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. A sprinkle of shortbread dough on top ties the whole thing together. Perfect for Pi(e) day!

Lemonade Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Tangy and tart homemade lemon cream cheese frosting is the perfect compliment to a sweet and fluffy lemon cake. A piece of candied fruit adds flair and an extra hit of citrus. Soak in all you can before winter citrus season ends!