Recipes

Mocha Hot Chocolate (Dairy Free, RSF)

Mocha Hot Chocolate (Dairy Free, RSF)

Wow, this hot cocoa really hits the spot! It’s silky, smooth and rich… and you will never be able to tell that it’s not full of artificial sweeteners or chemicals. It’s just the right amount of cocoa, the perfect amount of sweetness and a slight…

Sicilian-Style Eggplant Caponata

Sicilian-Style Eggplant Caponata

This Mediterranean classic is so nice to have on hand for the holiday season! Serve it with crackers or crusty, toasted bread; or as part of a charcuterie board spread. I like also like to use it to top sandwiches. You can even spread this…

Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Smoothie

Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Smoothie

If you’re like me, there’s just something so comforting about the luscious, velvety smoothness — and flavor –of pumpkin pie filling. In this breakfast-worthy smoothie, I created a healthy, good-for-you combination of ingredients to get your day started on the right foot! You get all…

Paleo Pistachio-Orange-Chip Breakfast Cookies

Paleo Pistachio-Orange-Chip Breakfast Cookies

I’ve never been a big breakfast person. Most mornings, I just feel like a few bites of toast, a waffle (no syrup for me, just a little nut butter) or some yogurt. I created these breakfast cookies to be grain free and refined sugar free,…

Spiked Apple Cider with Cinnamon-Sugar Apples

Spiked Apple Cider with Cinnamon-Sugar Apples

Are you hosting socially-distanced, Covid-safe gatherings this fall? Are you having a small group for a casual Thanksgiving dinner? Or are you just simply looking for a tasty, fall-inspired adult beverage that you can whip up and keep in the fridge all week long to…

Autumn Roasted Pear, Apple & Pomegranate Salad

Autumn Roasted Pear, Apple & Pomegranate Salad

Whether cooking for my family and friends or creating a menu for my catering business, I try my best to put forth hyper-seasonal dishes that use the freshest, prettiest and tastiest fruits and veggies that are available. Although you can get most things year round,…

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup (Gluten free & dairy free)

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup (Gluten free & dairy free)

Hi, friends! I am loving my Instant Pot, especially now that school is back in session (well, the “new” version of school, anyway), and schedules are getting hectic. My daughter and I love, love, love the butternut squash soup at one of our local restaurants…

Red Cabbage & Apple Slaw

Red Cabbage & Apple Slaw

Food waste is something that really upsets me on so many levels. Growing up with a very “old school” Italian great-grandmother, we learned to save every bit of food. Whether it was a handful of peas or a few tablespoons worth of tomato sauce, it…

Instant Pot Lentil & Basmati Rice Soup

Instant Pot Lentil & Basmati Rice Soup

I finally caved and bought an Instant Pot. I know, I’m very late to the party. While the rest of the world was turning to their trusty Instant Pot during quarantine, I was apparently on another planet. I spent the better part of March, followed…

Watermelon-Lime Agua Fresca

Watermelon-Lime Agua Fresca

Cool, refreshing and naturally sweet! Before the summer is over and the fruit that we are obsessing over now (berries, peaches, melons)  are out-of-season, try making this delicious, naturally-infused water made with real fruit! I make a pitcher of it and leave it in the…