Harper’s Bazaar: A Busy Girl’s Guide to Summer Entertaining

Harper’s Bazaar: A Busy Girl’s Guide to Summer Entertaining

Check out my latest post on Harper's Bazaar: A simple guide to hosting your next backyard soiree. Keep it simple, embrace the heat, use the outdoors as your canvas and set the table with local flare. See the full story with recipes by clicking HERE!  

Harper’s BAZAAR: 3 Recipes From the Spring Farmer’s Market

Harper’s BAZAAR: 3 Recipes From the Spring Farmer’s Market

Spring is officially here! From fiddlehead ferns, to vibrant peas and fresh radishes, check out three mouth-watering, delicious, and healthy recipes that I created for Harper's BAZAAR highlighting the newest in-season ingredients- just in time for spring's arrival. Click HERE to view the post.

Three-Bean Chili

Three-Bean Chili

Deliciously smoky and spicy, this is the perfect bowl of comfort for a cold, winter night. My secret ingredient is the cacao. This superfood brings a sweet depth and balances out the spice just right. Plus it adds a good dose of powerful antioxidants. Who says chocolate must be saved for dessert? You can opt [...]

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

All of my pies and tarts have had quite a few cross-over ingredients this Holiday.  Sweeteners, flours, milks, starches...so many to choose from. Here is a quick rundown of my staples for rich and healthy dairy-free Holiday baking, plus a recipe for Vegan Pumpkin Pie:  Spelt flour- most easily digested form of wheat and has a pleasant [...]

DEFINE foods: Cooling Ayurvedic Foods + a recipe

DEFINE foods: Cooling Ayurvedic Foods + a recipe

Feeling irritable and over-heated? In August at the DEFINE foods kitchen we discussed how to eat to balance our energies, an Ayurvedic approach to complete health and wellbeing. Ayurveda is an ancient system of natural health that originated in India and is one of the oldest documented sciences. A healthy digestive system is at the [...]

Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Strawberries & Cream

Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Strawberries & Cream

A great light cake to feel good about eating. This is a fresh take on a previous winter version of this recipe. Serve with sliced strawberries or other in-season fruit of your choice. There are a few components to build your plate and serve, but the cake itself comes together in 45 minutes and also [...]

Spring Festive Salad

Spring Festive Salad

Just in time for Easter dinner this afternoon, I pulled together this salad to bring to my in-law's. Quick and easy, with  only a few fresh ingredients you can do this too. Colorful and festive, this is the perfect side salad to accompany any meal this season.  Spring Festive Salad {Yield: 6} 1 bag of [...]