Whole Wheat Ricotta Pancakes

whole wheat ricotta pancakes

What better way to start the weekend than with a brunch dish?  This recipe for whole wheat ricotta pancakes was a hit in our house.  I served them with crushed pecans and fresh strawberries with a drizzle (OK, maybe more than a drizzle!) of pure maple syrup.  Homemade blueberry chia jam would be amazing on them

Toasted Coconut Couscous

toasted coconut couscous

Couscous is a deliciously versatile grain that comes in a variety of textures and flavors.  Whole wheat couscous has a bit of a nutty flavor, while Israeli couscous has a much milder flavor.  You can find my favorite recipe for a vegan Israeli couscous salad here. For health, I always try to choose whole grain

Avocado and Edamame Guacamole

how to make avocado and edamame guacamole

Avocados (and thus guacamole) might be one of my all time favorite foods.  Need proof? An entire post was dedicated to avocado smashed on bread.  So what better way to spruce up and old favorite than with some other old favorites! I’ve been on a huge orange kick lately.  Cold oranges! My mouth is watering

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

how to make pink sugar cookies

I really love a holiday that’s all about celebrating loved ones in the sweetest way! Valentine’s day is a great excuse to make these sweetly delicious pink and red valentine’s day sugar cookies.  These are so easy to make and the dough can be made ahead of time.  Remember this recipe for homemade pink sugar?  The

Low Fat Egg Salad

how to make low fat egg salad

The perfect breakfast, lunch or snack is just a few short steps away with this recipe for low fat egg salad.  No need to run to your local deli to pick some up – my version is healthier, faster and more delicious! Eggs are packed with nutrition (protein!), economical, hugely versatile and delicious! Similar to

Greek Wheat Berry Salad

greek wheat berry salad recipe

I received so many emails about my recent Israeli couscous salad, I figured another grain salad was in order. This Greek wheat berry salad is light, yet filling, thanks to lots of protein and fiber in these little whole-grain beauties. I love adding feta cheese to just about anything, and the combination of feta and

Vegan Couscous Salad

vegan couscous salad

This salad, oh this salad. This vegan couscous salad is basically a pantry salad, since we almost always have each of the ingredients on hand at any time.  Every food I love, on one plate, mixed together and tossed with the most delicious scallion vinaigrette.  Colorful, flavorful, tangy and crunchy.  I love it so much. Can you

Gluten Free French Toast Casserole

french toast in a cast iron skillet

Hosting weekend brunch is always a favorite in our house — it’s relaxed and casual, people aren’t in a rush to get home on a weeknight or to get home to a babysitter on a weekend evening. Bring your boyfriend! Bring your baby! Bring your favorite booze! It’s an entertainer’s dream. Recently I made this

Pomegranate Coconut Cocktail

coconut pomegranate cocktails

Hello and happy new year! It feels like it’s been forever – I’ve missed you! Today I’m back, sharing a new favorite recipe for pomegranate coconut cocktails.  This fizzy, light and refreshing drink is bright and festive [especially with Valentine’s Day coming up!] and was recently a party time favorite in our house.  Remember my post

Whole Wheat Pear Muffins

whole wheat pear muffins

As busy city-dwellers, my husband and I are rushing out to door almost every morning. Even though we are early risers, the morning minutes seem to move faster than others. I’m a proper breakfast eater — I like to start my day by sitting down to a meal. But my husband? Not so much. That