I woke up today thinking “I want to make a bunch of pumpkin flavored recipes…” so I went out to Whole Foods, bought some organic pumpkin puree and got to work. These were the first of my pumpkin experiments and they turned out really fluffy, moist & delicious– despite the fact that they’re gluten-free and vegan (sometimes gluten-free baking turns out like a brick). I added apples to the muffins to add an extra sweetness- they’re at the peak of their season right now and absolutely delicious so head to your local farmer’s market, co-op or grocery store and stock up.
I am so excited to be back in my kitchen! I have been on the road for the past three weeks for work in New York City and then vacation to Europe (more on that in another post) and the one thing I couldn’t wait to do when I returned home was to cook. So much so that I woke up at 7AM this morning and went straight to Whole Foods (jet lag was partially to blame for this…) For lunch today I made myself a Spicy Soul Bowl and it was definitely spicy but really really good if you like a kick to your food.
This smoothie is SO delicious. You don’t need any additional liquids because the watermelon is made of more than 90% water- as soon as you blend it, it becomes a sweet, delicious liquid base!
Who doesn’t love garlic and asparagus? I buy mine each week at the farmer’s market to get the best deal- 3 bunches for 6 bucks! This makes a great side dish to any meal.
This. Was. Awesome. And oh-so-easy to make.
Quesadilla Fest 2014 continues with delicious Banana Maple Nut Quesadillas. These remind me a lot of crepes in a way, only healthier. They’re gluten and soy-free, contain one serving of fruit (thank you banana!), they’re sweet without actually having a ton of sugar (only 1 tsp maple syrup along with the fruit) plus you’ll get a nice little dose of protein and omega-3’s from the walnuts and almond butter. Eat them for breakfast, or split it with someone and add a scoop of vanilla bean coconut milk ice cream for dessert!
I bought a package of brown-rice tortillas and spontaneously decided that my goal is to make a different type of quesadilla with each one over the next few days- thus Quesadilla Fest 2014 has begun! First up: Macho Quesadillas. Or as I also refer to them as: Macho Quesadilla Explosion. This was seriously SO delicious and while it looks horribly unhealthy- it’s really not THAT bad (only 465 calories for the whole thing!) Added bonus: it’s gluten-free with the brown rice tortillas.