Feta Stuffed Marinated Olives (Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)

Let’s all come together and start supporting light, bite sized appetizers, shall we? I’m all for hearty first courses, don’t get me wrong, but how many holidays have you experienced where everyone fills up on appetizers and then leaves almost no room for the main

apple tart

Everyday Apple Tart (Gluten-Free)

Whether you’re looking for a simple, impressive dessert for Thanksgiving or an after-work treat, this is the apple tart for the non-bakers in the bunch. Actually, it’s the apple tart for everyone, because whether you are a skilled pie baker or not, we all appreciate


Make-Ahead Gravy (Gluten Free)

The day I found out I could make my Thanksgiving gravy ahead of time was the day my whole holiday life changed.  Where had I been?! For many of us, myself included, making gravy the day of Thanksgiving always felt a bit stressful.  Will there

tomato soup

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This is the tomato soup to trump all other tomato soups. Whether you are only familiar with the iconic Campbell’s tomato soup can, an experienced tomato soup fan or not particularly crazy about traditional tomato soup (truth be told, I would classify myself here), I

zucchini cake

Zucchini Yogurt Bundt Cake (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)

This, in my humble opinion, is the ultimate zucchini bread.  It’s got all of the things you love about zucchini bread:  its tender, moist crumb, it’s inviting sweetness and warmth, and its delicious excuse to eat cake for breakfast because VEGETABLES!  But it feels special

zucchini lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna Boats (Low Carb, Gluten Free)

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love lasagna.  Layers of pasta, savory tomato sauce, seasoned meat, melted cheese – what’s not to like?   I do, however, know many people like myself who look for ways to lighten up their favorite comfort food dishes like lasagna. 

ranch dip

Miso Ranch Dip (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

Ranch dressing… it has a reputation. It’s widely loved, and understandably.  It’s creamy, savory, and really flavorful.  Some people even put it on their pizza, though that’s a contentious debate I don’t have time to weigh in on here.   My husband loves ranch dressing, but

peach cake

Peach Picnic Cake (Gluten Free)

Peach season is here, and to me that means peach salads, jams, cobbler, and simple, summery cakes like this one. Peaches are one of my favorite fruits.  this might be in part to their elusiveness.  they are in season for a mere month or two

Brussels sprouts

Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon + Poppy Seeds (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Know someone who doesn’t like Brussels sprouts?  Let’s change their mind. These Brussels are inspired by the famed Union Square Cafe in New York City, and they are SO delicious.  They are sliced thin (I use a mandolin for this) and tossed with lemon, fragrant

chocolate mousse

Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Vegan, Gluten Free)

I posted about this vegan chocolate mousse on Tik tok, and the video went viral.  there were so many guesses about what the base ingredient could be:  avocado, black beans, acquafaba, coconut milk…. the list goes on.  the answer, and what we are making here,

corn salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites) – (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

My husband declared this “Maybe the best salad I’ve ever made.”  And I make a LOT of salads. Granted, it’s basically Mexican Street Corn in a bowl, and a popular dish in Mexico called Esquites.  It is easy to make, filled with rich flavors that


Real Food, Real Life: Cold Weather Cooking

52 exclusive, delicious, healthy recipes to celebrate the fall and winter seasons!