Spinach, Chickpea, and Apple Puree

Now that I’m a mom to a 21-month-old, things have changed. Bed time is sooner, my husband and I have to watch what we say, and date night begins around 4 p.m. Most of our dinner parties happen at friends’ houses, and the majority of our friends also have kids and/or newborn babies. When we walk […]

The Perfect Smoothie for a Nursing Mother

This simple smoothie recipe holds a special place in my heart. When we were new parents with our first son, we were sleep deprived and malnourished. We never felt like cooking… We had a family friend (who is like a second mom to me) bring us the ingredients for this on a tray, along with […]

No-Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Squares

Summer barbecues are the things that culinary dreams are made of. Juicy burgers, fresh tomatoes, corn on the cob… I love everything about standard summer cuisine and its simplicity. While s’mores, watermelon, and ice cream cones are tried and true crowd pleasers, sometimes, putting a little spin on an otherwise delicious, yet predictable, menu can […]

Blueberry Pineapple with Fresh Spinach Puree

My joy in life is food. I’m the type of mom who was so excited to get started in the world of baby food. I was always on Pinterest, pinning away while breast feeding, and now, the time has finally come to create fun purees for my little one. Not as excited as I am? […]

Creamy Avocado and Lemon Pasta

If you love creamy, lemon pasta, but don’t want to consume all of the unhealthy cream, this avocado cream pasta dish is for you! Make it vegan by leaving out the yogurt. This is probably too strong for those who don’t like lemon, but I was in heaven with a large amount of black pepper on top. […]

Deliciously Simple Carrot Soup

This soup has some serious waves of flavor going on – with subtle Thai noes thanks to the curry paste and coconut milk, it carries from sweet to a little spicy, with delicious added creaminess and crunch from the cashews and toppings. Its beautiful colors will brighten up any dinner table and guests can add […]

Zucchini Raspberry Puree

As soon as babies are born, their minds begin to learn. New sights, new sounds, even the feeling on their fingertips as they start to touch new things. Could you imagine being that tiny in this big world? Luckily, you’re there to help guide them through it all! And, the old adage is true: it takes a […]

Chocolate Date Nut Brownies

These bites are an excellent fix for your chocolate craving, or for making your sweet toothed-children happy without giving in to their cookie and brownie whims! They pack a lot of flavor in each bite, with delectable hints of vanilla and chocolate. Your kids won’t know they contain fruit and will love how fudgy and gooey they are, and, […]

Easiest Ever Homemade Granola

Always a sucker for a bargain, I recently was compelled to purchase four bags of Bob’s Red Mill rolled oats because they were on sale two for $5. How could I resist? The major catch is that I’m the person in my home who actually likes oatmeal, so I probably over did it a tad […]

The Best Graham Cracker Crust Recipe Ever

The crust game is serious business. A faulty crust can ruin an otherwise perfect pie, mousse, or crumble. That’s why I created a no frills crust that’ll be your new go-to for your dessert favorites. (Okay, it’s dessert. Dessert’s got some frills!) I filled this crust with this Coconut Chocolate Mousse recipe and chilled for 6-8 hours […]