Gluten Free Chocolate Quinoa Cake with Cocoa Whipped Cream Frosting

This quinoa cake is going to knock your socks off! This supremely moist, rich and chocolaty quinoa cake is going to blow your mind! It’s the ULTIMATE birthday or holiday cake, and you’d never know that it contains NO FLOUR. Best of all, the batter and frosting come together in mere minutes in the Vitamix or blender, making it the easiest cake you’ll ever bake! (New video below!!) Let me start by saying that chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is James’s very favorite food. It’s his penultimate. He orders it whenever it appears on a menu or when we...

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DIY Vegetable Frittata & NEW Craftsy Class!

This DIY frittata is quick, easy and loaded with vegetables—it’s the perfect weeknight supper or weekend brunch! I freaking love vegetables. While I’m not a vegetarian, there’s no food group that gets me as excited as plants (their colors! their textures! their versatility!). But I wasn’t always this way. When I was a kid, vegetables were the obligatory side dish that I had to choke down with every meal (sprayed with Cheese Whiz, if I was lucky). It wasn’t until I traveled to Europe, Africa and across the US as a young adult—where I discovered a range of new...

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Foolproof Creamy Mashed Potatoes

These ultra creamy mashed potatoes are light and silky, and yet rich and comforting. With a few foolproof tips, they turn out perfect every time! These ultra creamy mashed potatoes are light and silky, and yet rich and comforting. With a few foolproof tips, they turn out perfect every time! Creamy mashed potatoes are one of the best things about fall and winter. I’m not claiming that I don’t make mashed potatoes year-round (because I do), but there’s nothing like a bowl of steaming, creamy, buttery potatoes as a base for cold weather roasts, braises and vegetable stews. It’s...

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Quinoa & Apple Stuffed Honeynut Squash with Comté Cheese

These quinoa and apple stuffed honeynut squash with a melted layer of Comté cheese are a stunning vegetarian side dish or a delicious main course! Honeynut squash: the cutest new vegetable in town I am so excited about this honeynut squash recipe. Last year the little squashes started appearing in our market, and they immediately stole my heart. They look like mini butternuts, with a rich, buttery and sweet flesh. Last fall they inspired these Moroccan Lamb Stuffed Squashes, which quickly became one of our favorite fall meals. I can now say the same thing about these vegetarian bombshells...

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies (Gluten Free)

These pumpkin cheesecake brownies have a rich, fudgy brownie base and a luscious, creamy pumpkin cheesecake topping. In other words, they’re the perfect fall treat! Fall traditions These pumpkin cheesecake brownies are my favorite new fall tradition (watch the video below!). I’ve never been a big fan of Halloween. While I love any excuse to celebrate anything, a holiday that completely discards dinner has always seemed sacrilege. For a few years after Ella was born, I tried to start a Halloween supper tradition, first with this prep-ahead sweet potato soufflé (which deserves to be made, even if not on...

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