Peachy Chia ‘Yogurt’

One of the best parts of summer has got to be the abundance of fresh summer produce in fields, grocery stores and farmer markets. It is such a delight to feast on ripe and ready summer fruits like juicy pink fuzzy peaches, fragrant red hued nectarines, sweet blueberries, golden apricots and luscious strawberries. Our family…

Versatile & Creamy Sunflower Seed Butter

If you have never tried making your own homemade nut or seed butter, you should consider it. Why? Because let’s face it, store bought nut and seed butters tend to be quite expensive. Not only is it much cheaper to make your own homemade nut or seed butter, it is usually more fresh and flavorful…

No-Bake Chocolate Cookie Hearts

This past Valentine’s Day, I was at a bit of a loss on what to make my husband. I knew I wanted it to be something in the form of hearts and I wanted it to be special (of course) but I also wanted to try and create a different recipe. So, inspired by the…

Spiced Apple Pumpkin Cake

Here is a simple vegan, egg-free and dairy-free baked recipe that you can serve your family or take to the next dinner party. This recipe was inspired by the Apple Cake recipe from Veg Recipes of India, just made more nutritious and less complicated. I also added in pumpkin seeds for a delicious nutrient dense…

Easy Creamy Soy Frosting

This past fall, I made a plant-based chocolate cake for a neighbor’s son’s birthday. It was a double layered 8 inch cake, and I wanted a frosting (without a ton of sugar!) that was plant-based for the middle. I searched online but didn’t really see any good recipes using a minimal amount of sugar, that…

Sesame-Cashew Snaps

  My husband has a love (…ok craving…) for sesame snaps and frequently buys them at grocery stores. It looks deceptively healthy…after all it’s packed with sesame seeds, which are nutritious right? However, a look at the ingredient labels reveals that the snack is basically made up of sugar. For example, of the four ingredients…

Fresh Cranberry & Pear Crisp

  I initially created this recipe below to use up some fresh cranberries I had on hand from the winter holidays. But my husband and child loved it so much that I’ve made it a few times since, including taking it to potluck meals. This is a great recipe to involve your preschooler or older…

Zucchini Crisps

Here is a recipe that I would like to share with you that I originally found on foodnetwork.com and then adapted. It was an immediate hit with oldest daughter (then a toddler) and my husband! In fact, when I first served it, my daughter kept asking me for more – and she would usually barely…

Simple Dairy & Egg Free Birthday Cupcakes

A few years ago, when my eldest daughter’s birthday came up,  I thought it was a great opportunity to make some dairy- and egg-free birthday cupcakes. Not that my daughter had an allergy to cow’s milk or egg, but my past experience in pediatric food allergy research has granted me a heart for families with…