Vegan Spinach & Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash

A lovely combination of flavors: perfect as a side during a special dinner or on a regular ‘ol day. They were absolutely delicious as leftover too, as I brought 2 rings to work the next day for lunch. Everyone was asking about them! Enjoy the recipe.

Vegan Apple-Cranberry Barley Pudding

Apple-Cranberry Barley Pudding

Those of you Irish lads and lasses may recall this apple barley pudding from your childhood. My version gets a bit of an update with the addition of dried cranberries and spices and the substitution of nut milk for the heavy cream. Perfect for vegans, this pudding derives its thickness from the pectin in the green apples. The barley also adds a bit of thickness and texture as well as protein and fiber. The fresh lemon juice and relatively small amount of sugar prevent this dessert from being overly sweet. As is typical of traditional Irish cuisine, this rustic pudding is simple and filling.

Protein-Packed Hemp & Cashew Cookies

Hemp & Cashew Cookies

These protein-rich hemp and cashew cookies are made with healthy ingredients that you can feel good about eating, and they’re tasty too. The almond butter along with the hemp and cashews add protein to these nutrient-dense cookies along with healthy fat and minerals. Enjoy the recipe!

Pear Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Pear Roasted Brussles Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are no longer the dreaded addition to your meal. They are gaining popularity and that’s because they are enjoyed in delicious ways like in this healthy Pear Roasted Brussels Sprouts side.This recipe brings out their sweeter side with the added roasted pear and cranberries. Enjoy!

No-Bake Banana Bread Granola Bars

No-Bake Banana Bread Granola Bars

Healthy granola bars are often hard to find, and quite often, the processed commercial granola bars that are readily available are laden with chemicals and other additives. These granola bars are made from simple, real ingredients that you’ll feel good about putting in your body. Get the recipe!

Smart Sweet: Almond & Cranberry Teff Cookies

Almond Cranberry Cookies

There’s nothing like a few warm cookies on a cool fall afternoon in the northeast, especially if they have health benefits! These cookies get the best of both worlds, they’re tasty but they’re also loaded with nutrients. Get the recipe!

Kale Salad with Pine Nuts & Dried Cranberries (& Vegan Parmesan Cheese!)

Kale Salad with Pine Nuts & Dried Cranberries (and Vegan Parmesan!)

This delicious kale (Tuscan cabbage) salad is simple, refreshing, healthy and light and a perfect way to enjoy raw kale when you aren’t juicing it. The combination of salty pine nuts with sweet dried cranberries topped with vegan parmesan “cheese” makes it the perfect combination of flavors. Get the recipe.

Meatless Monday: Hail to Kale Salad

Kolorful Kale Salad

When it comes to eating raw kale (Tuscan cabbage), you either love it or hate it. But this salad may change the minds of those who don’t like it too much into an “I love it!” Get the recipe and find out for yourself!