Carrot Cake Energy Balls are bringing their double-packed punch of healthful + delicious goodness!
These little babies are the total package: gluten-, dairy-, and processed-sugar-free bundles of nutrients and flavor.
I love healthy foods because they make me feel good, all sharp-brained and physically energized. And I love delicious foods because, well . . . that’s pretty self-explanatory! I’m regularly on the lookout for ways to combine both qualities into one recipe. So it’s no surprise that Carrot Cake Energy Balls are a melding of tasty-yet-good-for-you stuff: fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, spices, and natural sweetener.
Chickpea, Kale, and Acorn Squash Pappardelle Pasta is too good not to share!
It’s early April as I’m writing this, with an unseasonably warm temperature projected for today: 79 degrees! Seventy-nine degrees! Having grown up here in Metro-Detroit and encountered many a snow flurry this time of year, I know what an anomaly this 79-degree day is. It’s not weather that calls for a pasta dish laden with hearty greens and a creamy squash sauce. Or is it?
Five-ingredient, naturally sweetened Cinnamon Honey Almond Butter is bringing its creamy decadence!
You know those foods you can eat with vigor for days on end? That’s Cinnamon Honey Almond Butter for me. It’s eat-by-the-spoonful delicious. And it scores bonus points for being a fairly healthful treat! The almonds lend it healthy plant-based fat, while the cinnamon and honey provide antioxidant goodness (especially when raw honey is used).
Health and happiness in a bowl: that’s this Zesty Greek-Inspired Salad with Crispy Chickpeas!
I adore salads: what a tasty way to get in your veggies! And Greek salad has become one of my major culinary crushes over the last few years. It’s such a flavor-saturated, satisfying dish! It’s also a beloved staple in diners here in the Metro-Detroit area (what we call “Coney” or “Coney Island” restaurants, based off of the iconic chili-topped hot dogs they serve).
It was about time I created a recipe that pays homage to this wonderful salad. Enter Zesty Greek-Inspired Salad with Crispy Chickpeas!
Every day is PB&J day with Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce!
Ice cream is an especially tantalizing treat when summer is bringing the heat. And ice cream that is both dairy AND processed-sugar-free? Well, that’s doubly nice. Add the classic complementary flavor combo of peanut-butter-and-jelly, and you’ve REALLY got a winner on your hands!
Spring means bright, fresh flavors – and that’s what this Lemony Risotto with Peas is bringing!
Lemony Risotto with Peas is also bringing creamy, cheesy comfort-food goodness – which, as I’m writing this during the time of the COVID-19 global pandemic, is something we very much need right now. Lemony Risotto with Peas is a hug in a bowl – and who couldn’t use a hug right now?
Hot on the heels of summer is this rosy-hued snack: Roasted Garlic and Beet Hummus!
How rad are you going to be when you enter the next soiree you’ve been invited to with hummus in hand that is a) homemade; b) bright magenta; and c) totally delish TIMES INFINITY? You’re going to be the coolest kid up in that joint!
Packed with a roasted beet, a whole head of roasted garlic, gobs of tahini, and of course – the star of the show – chickpeas (that mighty legume!), this Roasted Garlic and Beet Hummus is not just vibrantly hued: it’s also vibrantly flavored.
Today’s recipe is a simple-yet-mighty one: Homemade Hot Chocolate (that is processed-sugar free)!
This is the PERFECT time of year to enjoy a cup of steaming, creamy hot chocolate. I’ve been LOVING this Homemade Hot Chocolate recipe, which is comprised of just three simple ingredients: milk (specifically whole dairy milk, which lends its special creaminess – though you can certainly use an alternative milk), unsweetened raw cacao powder, and pure maple syrup. That’s it! No baddie processed sugar or refined powders glutted with chemical-laden ingredients in this hot chocolate!
I’m ecstatic to be posting this recipe, because it feels like a huge accomplishment to get here after all of my failed attempts at this one. Lovely A Cookable Feast readers, say hello to my Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes recipe [Cue noise-makers and vibrant confetti and kittens on tricycles yielding congratulatory banners and all manner of unbridled whimsy]!!!
This Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes recipe took the most attempts for me to develop of any recipe I’ve created – six total. I’ve worked on it over the last several weeks and was this-close to giving up on it until I took a different tack Sunday (oil instead of butter; more baking powder; adding baking soda, etc.) and came up with sweet, sweet, SUCCESS!
OK, you know how mashed potatoes are just generally awesome? Well, these Garlicky Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes up the awesomeness ante by BUNCHES!
It’s that time of year that is known for upping the ante. The HOLIDAY SEASON is practically here, all! And I know for many of you out there, that means shopping, coordinating, rushing around, going bananas in the kitchen whipping up this dish and that dish for this potluck, that family event, this kiddo’s school shenanigans . . .. It’s enough to make a person want to curl up in a corner and cry “Bah-Humbug!” to it all.
At this busy time of year, we’re seeking shortcuts, we’re seeking allies, we’re seeking whatever kind of help we can get to maintain our sanity – including the help of easy recipes. Whether we need to cart a crowd-pleasing side dish to that umpteenth holiday potluck or are seeking a straight-up comfort-food to eat by the bowlful when we’ve had it with the hustle and bustle, these Garlicky Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes have our backs!
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