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!  

DEFINE foods: Fudgy Beet Cakes

DEFINE foods: Fudgy Beet Cakes

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans? While two of the risk factors may be out of our control (age and family history) the rest is completely up to you. What you eat can have a major effect on your heart!  Here are my tips for eating for [...]

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 [...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Crumb Cake

Whether for breakfast, afternoon snack or dessert, this cake is sure to please. Fall flavors, dairy-free and decadent, this is one bite you and your family can feel good about indulging in. Perfect for this time of year. Happy Thanksgiving.  Pumpkin Chocolate Crumble {Yield: 1 single layer 9-inch cake} For the topping: 1 cup walnuts [...]

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 [...]

Cashew Milk

Cashew Milk

Dessert in a cup . Afternoon delight. Drink your dessert. Dairy-free. Vegan. Milk shake. Plant sourced & protein-packed. High in magnesium, iron and potassium. Good unsaturated fats. Sweet and creamy. Mineral rich. Natural. Add to coffee, Chai or black tea. Splash over muesli or your morning grains. Swirl into beet soup for dreaminess. Easy to [...]

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 [...]

DEFINE foods: Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cake w Chocolate Ganache

DEFINE foods: Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cake w Chocolate Ganache

Dairy-free and decadent, this cake will blow your tastebuds away! Imagine a reese's peanut butter cup mixed with a chocolate chip cookie. I made this for Henry's birthday this year- let's just say it was a hit... Check out the recipe exclusively posted for DEFINE foods HERE!

Hemp Cacao Fig Parfaits

Hemp Cacao Fig Parfaits

Figs have been perfectly ripe at the farmer's markets lately that I've been finding ways to sneak them in at every meal. I've been creating, serving and eating them so  fast I have not been able to keep up with my posts. Here's one dessert that I pulled together while my sister was in town [...]

Maca-Cacao Truffles

Maca-Cacao Truffles

This recipe is a staple in my house. I try to have  Maca-Cacao Truffles around, or 'maca balls' as my husband likes to call them. They're easy to throw together and are great for 'on-the-go' snacking. Maca is a powerful superfood that is known to boost stamina, fight fatigue, and give your libido a natural [...]