Nov
05

Welcome to the first Round Up Sunday of November! I hope your new month is off to a wonderful start. Is it chilly where you are? Anyone have snow? Honestly I’m not a huge fan of the cold myself even though I’m from Minnesota. I thrive more with the sun on my skin and a warm breeze on my face but there’s something about that fall-into-winter season that gives me all of the cozy feels.

To me there’s nothing cozier than a day full of baking, especially with one of these delicious coconut flour recipes.

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Nov
02

No bake vegan and gluten free cherry cheesecake bars with a chocolate almond date brownie crust made in partnership with Northwest Cherries. Made with healthy fats, naturally sweetened and SO easy to make!

November has arrived. Which means my wedding is almost here. I can’t believe it. I still remember the day we got engaged like it was yesterday.

THANKFULLY we aren’t taking our honeymoon right away, but instead plan on taking a small mini moon, then coming home and simply relaxing, celebrating Thanksgiving with our families and being officially husband and wife.

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Nov
01

Most of you know that in just a couple of short weeks I’ll be getting married (omg) and there’s still so much to do every day. With such a monumental event coming up I’ve been reflecting a lot on the past year. So many things have happened!

Does anyone else feel like the older we get the more we seem to pack into 365 days?

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Oct
31

No bake superfood brownie energy bars packed with pistachios, pecans, walnuts, chia seeds, coconut and dried fruit! Topped with dark chocolate and sea salt. The perfect nutritious healthy dessert.

I’m sitting here watching the latest season of Stranger Things, staring at photos of these brownies and thinking how much I absolutely adore them. I’ve made them at least 10 times within the past month and still can’t get enough.

So I’ll just get this out now:

YOU NEED THEM IN YOUR LIFE! BADLY.

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Oct
30

A spicy southwest inspired version of tuna mac and cheese with black beans and yellowfin tuna made in partnership with Genova Seafood! Great for weeknight dinners, game day or anytime you have a comfort food craving.

Raise your hand if you loveeeee mac and cheese.

As a kid, my Dad would always make me mac and cheese made with sharp or white cheddar, LOTS and lots of pepper. If I was lucky, he’d would add peas (because I loved them more than any other veggie in the world).

Now that I’m into full on #adulting into my late 20’s, I LOVE when my mac and cheese is packed with anything just a little bit unique: truffle mac and cheese, mac and cheese with a Ritz cracker topping, mac and cheese with brussels, butternut squash mac and cheese, or even a classic broccoli cheddar mac and cheese. Can mac and cheese be its own food group yet?

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Oct
27

It’s here…the final day of #AKPumpkinWeek 2017! I hope you’ve loved every minute of these new amazing pumpkin recipes, because I’ve had the best time cooking up this goodness all week long. We’ve had a chilly week here in Chicago (I actually turned the heat on a couple of times) which has made for the perfect weather for all things pumpkin.

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Oct
26

Beautiful healthy paleo pumpkin pie bars with an almond flour ‘sugar cookie’ crust. Easy to make and a great healthy thanksgiving treat! 

HAPPY THURSDAY and welcome to day 4 of pumpkin week. This recipe could be one of my favorites of the week and one that I think many of you will absolutely adore.

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Oct
25

Healthy double chocolate pumpkin bread made with vitamin A packed pumpkin, shredded coconut and whole wheat flour. Tastes like a slice chocolate cake!

Why does baking give me such joy? It is the smell of chocolate melting into puddles of goodness? Is it the adventure of putting unique flavors together? Is it warming my house with the aroma of cinnamon in the fall? Or perhaps it’s the end result: a beautiful baked treat to share and make someone smile.

What I do know is that I’ll never stop baking goodies to share with you so hopefully they make you as happy as they make me.

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Oct
24

Pumpkin chicken chili with black beans and quinoa! A protein packed delicious dinner that can be made in your slow cooker.

Pumpkin week recipe #2 is here and it’s a savory one! I’m writing this while we’re driving back into the city after a long weekend of wedding planning. It’s raining out, No Doubt is blasting and one of our windshield wipers isn’t working correctly.

Secretly I’m hoping it will continue raining for next few days so I can cozy up under a blanket, take a bath every night while chilling out to my Spotify playlists, followed by a big bowl of chili with sweet cornbread on the side.

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Oct
23

Whole grain pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies in partnership with Coach’s Oats. These cookies are packed with cozy pumpkin flavor + plenty of chocolate chips. Made with coconut oil instead of butter!

It’s HERE! Welcome to Pumpkin Week 2017!

Dear LAWD I love pumpkin. Once I hit 70 years old my goal is to eat a daily slice of warm pumpkin pie until my last day. With real whipped cream too. #grandmagoals

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