Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Today we're pairing decadence with no-bake convenience in this Nutella inspired tart. It looks impressive, yet it's quite easy to make. Although I won't deceive you, peeling the hazelnuts takes a little time, that will more than rewarded when you take your first bite! The ultimate dessert for me is one that can be made ahead, and kept in the ...

Carrot Cake Energy Bites

Who doesn't need all the comforting flavors of carrot cake wrapped up into a healthy snack!?! It's clearly no secret around here that we love energy bites. They're so easy to make, and they're absolutely invaluable for keeping me on track for healthy eating. It seems like more often than not I'm in need of a quick snack, and these ...

Healthy Broccoli Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

This is my interpretation of the classic broccoli salad - but there's no mayonnaise in this version! Not that I have anything against mayo, (I love homemade mayo) but I've never cared for it as a salad dressing. However, I do like things creamy as a general rule, so I used avocado to make this deliciously creamy dressing. I've been ...

Healthier Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

I knew when I made this 3 weeks in a row it was time to write it down! I hardly ever measure when I'm cooking for the two of us. So when I know for sure I've got a keeper, I get serious about getting it written down to share. This recipe makes a pretty big batch of stir fry, ...

Creamy Blackened Chicken Pasta

I used to make a dish similar to this Blackened Chicken Pasta all the time because we just loved the spice and cream sauce combo. But over the last few years we've both backed off on how much dairy we eat, since we both feel better eating less of it. However we both still crave cream sauce dishes all the ...

Savory Vegan Cashew Cream Sauce

If you're in need of a good dairy free cream sauce, today's your lucky day! But even if you're not dairy free, hang with me for a moment to revel in the lusciousness of this incredible sauce. When I posted my family's special occasion recipe for Life Changing Rosemary Mushroom Cream Sauce around the holidays, I received lots of requests ...

No Bake Fudge Frosted Brownies

I teased you a while back with a picture of these right around Christmas time, and I fully intended to get you the recipe right away. But... I got distracted with these Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins and then there was some Chocolate Fudge Skillet Cake. And somehow 10 weeks flew by, so you'll have to accept my full apologies for ...

Meatball Sub Stuffed Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

I'm sitting here in a Coffee Shop in Whitefish Montana trying to tell you about these sweet potatoes when all of a sudden I'm interrupted by a stranger coming up to my table. He looks me right in the eye and tells me I have very hairy legs... my brain just sort of freezes and I look at him with ...

Rustic Italian Style Sausage Sweet Potato Noodles

We've been making these Rustic Italian Sweet Potato Noodles a lot over the last year. But somehow I've just never written down the recipe before, probably because it barely qualifies as a recipe, it's more like an outline. You can easily change up which type of sausage you use/change up the greens/and use different seasonings. Everyone who tastes this dish ...