Almond Shortcakes and Scones! (GF option)

These ultra tender, fluffy and easy-to-make almond shortcakes can be eaten with berries and whipped cream for dessert, OR they can be enjoyed on their own as scones! It’s my birthday and I’ll sing if I want to, sing if I want to, sing if I want… Oh, hi. Didn’t see you there. As my friends and family know, I have the voice of a gibbon monkey (oh the irony that I married a musician), so I apologize for that. However, my lack of vocal control has never stopped me from trilling away, and this week I’m crooning (croaking)...

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Coconut Cashew Curry Soup from Seriously Good Freezer Meals

I’m so excited to be featuring another recipe from a friend this week! This coconut cashew curry soup is adapted from Karrie Truman’s new cookbook, Seriously Good Freezer Meals: 150 Easy Recipes to Save Your Time, Money & Sanity (Robert Rose, 2018). I met Karrie last year at a food conference, and it was like meeting a soul sister. We instantly bonded over Korean food, our mutual passion for feeding our families well while balancing crazy schedules, and the universal challenges of mom-hood (although she one-ups me… er two-ups me… there with four kids). Karrie started creating make-ahead meals...

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Kale Tabbouleh with Chorizo & Feta

This hearty kale tabbouleh features chorizo and feta for a stunning twist on a classic salad! This kale tabbouleh is unlike any you’ve tasted before. It’s robust and packed with flavor, and I think you’re going to love it! The recipe is adapted from Simply Citrus (Gibbs Smith, 2018), a beautiful new cookbook by my friend and fellow blogger Marie Asselin. Marie is an amazing baker and cook, and the recipes in the book are vibrant and bright, featuring citrus fruits in everything from cocktails to appetizers, main dishes and desserts. I love Marie’s Kale, Cilantro, and Chorizo Tabbouleh....

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Lentil Shepherds Pie with Creamy Cauliflower Crust (Vegetarian, GF)

You won’t miss the meat in this hearty but healthy lentil shepherds pie!         The first time I made this lentil shepherds pie, James looked up from his bowl with stars in his eyes and told me he loved me. Or, maybe he said he loved it. Whatever. I was shimmying in my chair and distracted (if you haven’t noticed by now, good food makes me dance!).  A rich base of wine-simmered lentils, mushrooms and vegetables gets capped with an ultra creamy cauliflower and parsnip crust, and the whole shebang is topped with a melted layer of Gruyere cheese. It’s...

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Super Fudgy Black Bean Brownies with 2-Minute Cacao Frosting (GF, Naturally Sweetened)

These super fudgy black bean brownies are supremely rich and chocolaty with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Best of all, they come together right in the blender! [New VIDEO below!] Close your eyes and imagine a rich, fudgy, supremely chocolaty brownie that melts in your mouth. Would you believe me if I told you that these brownies are made with black beans instead of flour, that they have a luscious frosting, and they include no refined sugar? Oh yes, my friends, these black bean brownies are going to astound you. I first saw recipes for black bean brownies pop up around...

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