Recipes

Black Bean and Avocado Brownies

Well we had an extra avocado and I really wanted to try to make the brownies fudgier with a better quality chocolate. My friend, Michaela, inspired me to try a version with black beans. Believe it or not, these are even better than the version with flour!  I think the […]

 

Fudgy Avocado Brownies

I admit I was a little weirded out by the idea of avocado in my brownies, but these are quite good and relatively guilt free. I would, however, recommend blending the avocado as opposed to just mashing (as I did!). Otherwise, as you can see, you end up with green […]

 

Bacon, Sage and White Bean Soup Recipe

Yes, I know I just posted a white bean recipe, but this recipe (modified from Food Network) is so worth sharing.  Plus, I knew I’d lure you in with the word bacon.  Unfortunately, I did not remember to take a picture of this one.  Though, I will be making it […]

 

Recipe: White Bean Chicken Chili

Fall is the perfect time for soups, stews and chili! Try my slightly spicy take on white chili to satisfy and warm you on a chilly day. Ingredients 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed (I like organic Smart Chicken) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 medium onion, chopped […]

 

10 Minute Salmon Gratin Recipe

I was watching a French chef highlighting some toaster-oven friendly recipes on the Today Show. He used fresh crab to make this recipe (which I’m sure tastes divine), but I chose canned salmon because: a) that was all I had, and b) it’s higher in baby brain-friendly omega-3 fats! Ingredients […]

 

Recipe: Gluten-free Irish soda bread

Things that are too sweet tend to make me nauseous these days, so I was devouring this Irish soda bread when a friend brought it to work the other day. It’s made with almond flour which means it’s high in protein and gluten-free! It’s just slightly sweetened with agave syrup […]

 

Faux cookie dough recipe

These things are so delicious I could eat the whole batter. And as a bonus, they happen to be raw and vegan (depending on your chocolate). This recipe is modified from my friend Heather. No, they are not meatballs. The picture doesn’t do them justice. Make them — you will […]

 

Folate packed kale smoothie

  Leafy greens like spinach, kale, collards as well green veggies like broccoli and asparagus are filled with folate, the B vitamin needed to prevent neural tube defects during pregnancy. I add avocado (technically a fruit!) for even more folate. While it’s crucial to get this vitamin during pregnancy, it’s […]