Dec 01

Apple Pie Waffles

By Ashley | Recipes

I should probably just call this a breakfast blog because posting my first meal of the day is becoming a trend. I just cannot help that I am always inspired to make breakfast super memorable. I know that a lot of people crave sweets for breakfast and I am no exception. Tis the season for apple pie and these waffles are reminiscent of this classic dessert! This delicious meal definitely satisfies that craving but is […]

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Nov 19

German-Style Pear and Vanilla Pancake

By Ashley | Breakfast , Dessert , Recipes

This is the perfect dish when you are craving pancakes but you don’t feel like standing over the stove. Also, it is hard to believe that this pancake is gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. It is a quick simple recipe using ingredients that are always in my pantry. It is incredibly simple to change it up as well: use berries when they are in season, or bananas, macadamias, and coconut for a tropical twist. And […]

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Nov 19

Dreamsicle Smoothie

By Ashley | Breakfast , Chilled Beverage , Recipes , Smoothie

I have never understood why clementines are only available in huge bags – who can finish a 2 lb. bag in a reasonable time period? Well, I was bound a determined to do so. I added this delicious winter fruit to salads and snacked on them by themselves, but a smoothie is the perfect vehicle for transforming these little guys into something more indulgent, not to mention packing a powerful vitamin C punch during cold […]

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Nov 12

Roasted Sweet Potato, Asparagus, and Garlic Hash with Sauteed Spinach

By Ashley | Breakfast , Entree , Recipes

Fall is the perfect time to roast vegetables: whatever looks bright and delicious at the store, or better yet, farmers’ market. I love sweet potatoes this time of year and surprisingly, asparagus was absolutely beautiful at the grocery store this weekend. This is a simple recipe, but so very fulfilling . . .  my kind of eating. Feel free to use whatever veggies suit your fancy. The options are limitless . . . Roasted Sweet […]

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Nov 08

Pumpkin Pie Cookies

By Ashley | Dessert , Recipes

It’s no secret that I have an addiction to anything pumpkin. Not only do I adore the subtlety sweet flavor, but it adds a wonderful moistness to bake goods. A couple years ago I found the perfect recipe for pumpkin whoopie pies that just melt in your mouth. To make these babies even more indulgent I created a mascarpone brown sugar buttercream to strike the perfect balance between gooey cookie and rich, creamy frosting. If […]

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Nov 04

Creamy Dreamy Green Smoothie

By Ashley | Breakfast , Recipes , Smoothie , Snack

This drink is seriously my go-to  breakfast or lunch energizer if my body is craving some extra greens. It tastes indulgent – the avocado, frozen banana and ice give it a thick creamy consistency. Also, the banana adds just enough sweetness to prevent it from tasting too green. If you are a fan of coconut milk or want to avoid nuts, it’s a great substitute for the almond milk. Sometimes I will add nut butter […]

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