Blueberry Gluten-Free Scones

These gluten-free scones are adapted from our original blueberry rosemary scones, which are a fan favorite! However, at many readers’ request, we created this versatile gluten-free version as well!
A special blend of gluten-free flours creates scones t…

Blueberry Gluten-Free Scones

These gluten-free scones are adapted from our original blueberry rosemary scones, which are a fan favorite! However, at many readers’ request, we created this versatile gluten-free version as well!

A special blend of gluten-free flours creates scones that are flaky on the outside, tender on the inside, infused with fresh rosemary, and studded with wild blueberries. Swoon! Let us show you how it’s done.

Origins of Scones

Scones are thought to have originated in Scotland in the 1500s (source).

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Easy Beet Falafel

After an intense craving for beet falafel, I felt drawn to the kitchen to play around with a way to infuse this incredibly nourishing vegetable into falafel.
The result was a vibrant-colored, magenta falafel that was garlicky, zesty, crispy, and incre…

Easy Beet Falafel

After an intense craving for beet falafel, I felt drawn to the kitchen to play around with a way to infuse this incredibly nourishing vegetable into falafel.

The result was a vibrant-colored, magenta falafel that was garlicky, zesty, crispy, and incredibly delicious. Plus, just 8 ingredients and simple methods required!

Origins of Falafel

The origin of falafel is an ongoing and heated debate. Some would say it’s a quintessential Israeli food, while Palestinians claim its Arab roots, and still others claim it originated in Egypt, Lebanon, or Yemen. 

While we claim no expertise on the origins of falafel, we do know we absolutely love its crispy texture and rich flavor.

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Healthy Banana Bread!

Want to make someone’s day? Bake them some banana bread! Just yesterday, I said, “I’m going to bake some banana bread,” and watched a full-grown man’s eyes…

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healthy banana bread recipe

Want to make someone’s day? Bake them some banana bread! Just yesterday, I said, “I’m going to bake some banana bread,” and watched a full-grown man’s eyes light up like a kid’s on Christmas morning.

Banana bread is one of those classic, all-American comfort food recipes that fills the whole house with warmth and makes everything better. Banana bread is magic.

banana bread ingredients

I perfected this banana bread recipe for my cookbook and wanted to share with you here. This recipe has all the hallmarks of classic banana bread—it’s fluffy, moist, infused with sweet banana flavor, and beloved by toddlers and adults alike.

Bonus? This recipe requires just one bowl, a few measuring cups and some basic ingredients.

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Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies (V/GF)

While attempting to create a more nutrient-rich brownie, we ended up creating our new favorite brownie recipe! It’s happening.
Introducing super fudgy, naturally-sweetened, whole grain, healthier brownies made with just 10 ingredients. Let’…

Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies (V/GF)

While attempting to create a more nutrient-rich brownie, we ended up creating our new favorite brownie recipe! It’s happening.

Introducing super fudgy, naturally-sweetened, whole grain, healthier brownies made with just 10 ingredients. Let’s bake!

First, we make sweet potato purée by baking a sweet potato, removing the skin, and mashing in a bowl or food processor.

The sweet potato purée is then mixed with maple syrup, almond butter, vanilla, and avocado oil.

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Fluffy Almond Butter Sweet Potato Muffins (GF)

Many of you have enjoyed our Sweet Potato Almond Butter Muffins, but asked if they could be made gluten-free.
We thought so, but we knew they’d need a few tweaks. Spoiler alert: Major success!
These revamped sweet potato muffins are gluten-free, …

Fluffy Almond Butter Sweet Potato Muffins (GF)

Many of you have enjoyed our Sweet Potato Almond Butter Muffins, but asked if they could be made gluten-free.

We thought so, but we knew they’d need a few tweaks. Spoiler alert: Major success!

These revamped sweet potato muffins are gluten-free, naturally sweetened, oil-free, and require just 10 ingredients to prepare. Let’s bake!

These start with roasting a sweet potato, peeling off the skin, and then mashing it to make a purée.

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Blender Banana Pancakes (Gluten-Free!)

These pancakes are about as ideal as they come.
They’re made in a blender in about 5 minutes, are naturally-sweetened and wholesome, and cook up like a dream. Let us show you how it’s done!
How to Make Banana Pancakes
There are countless wa…

Blender Banana Pancakes (Gluten-Free!)

These pancakes are about as ideal as they come.

They’re made in a blender in about 5 minutes, are naturally-sweetened and wholesome, and cook up like a dream. Let us show you how it’s done!

How to Make Banana Pancakes

There are countless ways to make banana pancakes, but may we argue this is the easiest? Simply throw the ingredients in a blender, pulse a few times, and bam — perfect banana pancake batter!

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Fluffy Vegan Banana Pancakes

These super fluffy Vegan Banana Pancakes and made using mashed ripe banana, oat flour and a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. Easy to whip up and perfect with sliced banana, maple syrup or fruit syrup on top. Perfect for Sunday brunch or a weekday cozy fea…

These super fluffy Vegan Banana Pancakes and made using mashed ripe banana, oat flour and a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. Easy to whip up and perfect with sliced banana, maple syrup or fruit syrup on top. Perfect for Sunday brunch or a weekday cozy feast, these are surprisingly speedy to whip up. Serve with your favorite warm mug and maybe a side of fresh fruit or juice. Fresh-squeezed grapefruit or OJ and a steamy hot latte would be perfection. Though these are not completely gluten-free as is, they certainly could be modified to be so. Plus read about my wild kitty adventure last Friday and my fave song from the new Taylor Swift album, Lover.....Read more »

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Fluffy 1-Bowl Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies (Plant-Based, GF)

Hey friends! It’s that time of year again as summer comes to a close in our part of the world. And as fall routines settle back in, we’re here to bring you bite-sized pillows of joy to help ease the transition. Sound good?
These tender, wh…

Fluffy 1-Bowl Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies (Plant-Based, GF)

Hey friends! It’s that time of year again as summer comes to a close in our part of the world. And as fall routines settle back in, we’re here to bring you bite-sized pillows of joy to help ease the transition. Sound good?

These tender, wholesome cookies are made in 1 bowl and require just 30 minutes to prepare. Let’s bake!

These cookies begin with a flax egg, made by adding flaxseed meal and water to a mixing bowl and letting it sit to achieve an “eggy” texture.

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