Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie

Come fall, I am totally ready to embrace all things that go with the season! Pumpkin begins to slowly creep back into my life and I get so excited at the sight of everything pumpkin in the grocery stores. Unfortunately, the first day of fall is not always the cool sweater weather that I’m expecting, especially living in the desert! This smoothie is perfect for staying cool for the summer and satisfying those fall flavor cravings! Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie Ingredients […]

Pumpkin Mousse

If you find yourself craving pumpkin pie this holiday season, why not skip the extra calories and make a healthy pumpkin mousse instead? This pumpkin mousse is vegan and gluten-free, and tastes just like a delicious pumpkin pie filling. The secret ingredient is tofu, which makes it really thick and creamy. You can sweeten it with almost any sweetener, from honey to maple syrup to brown sugar. I’ve tried a few different sweeteners in this recipe and they all work […]

Thanksgiving By the Numbers

Do you bake your Thanksgiving pie or do you buy it from the store? How big was your Thanksgiving bird? Is cranberry sauce a must at your dinner table? These little details are what make the Thanksgiving holiday so special – the traditions, the meal. Imagine a Thanksgiving without Aunt Patty’s stuffing, or that classic end-of-meal pumpkin nog. Around the world and around the nation, these traditions differ, but one thing is certain: we should all be grateful for what […]

Spiced Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Aren’t you excited fall is here?! Yesterday I went to the grocery store and found PUMPKINS! When pumpkins hit the grocery stores, fall is official. Let the pumpkin treats begin! Here is my first one for you – Spiced Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins. These moist pumpkin muffins are spiced with cinnamon and ginger. I added chocolate chips and walnuts, but you can add other nuts or just enjoy them plain. They aren’t too sweet, so they go great with morning […]

Pumpkin Bumpkin Dessert Smoothie

Happy Halloween! Can you smell the pumpkin in the air? This holiday smoothie makes for a nice, decadent dessert with all natural, whole ingredients and nutrients to boost! Enjoy it instead of that slice of sugar and fat-laden pumpkin pie and feel good about your holiday diet. Pumpkin Bumpkin Dessert Smoothie Ingredients 1/2 cup spinach 1/4 cup organic, canned pumpkin puree (if fresh pumpkin is not available) 1 tbsp. pecans 1 dash of cinnamon 2 dates 1 cup unsweetened almond […]

Apple Pie Smoothie

Fall is just around the corner and what better way to welcome this lovely season into our lives that with a fall classic: Apple Pie. Delicious, warm, it really is the best. But baking can be time consuming and difficult, especially if you don’t have all the ingredients you need, all the utensils, or the time it takes to sit around and wait for it to bake. Chances are though, that you have a few common smoothie ingredients, some apples, and […]

Autumn Butternut Squash Soup

There’s nothing that says fall/winter like something made with Butternut Squash. Winter has come on quite quickly here in NYC, and to stave off my depression about having to wear boots and socks Every. Single. Day. I made this soup from Yummy Mummy Kitchen. Autumn Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients 1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed 1 large turnip, peeled and cubed 1 apple, peeled and cubed 1 shallot, peeled and cut into large slices 2 garlic cloves, peeled […]

Canned Pumpkin: The Wonder Grocery

Is there anything canned pumpkin can’t do? As the air gets crisp and the leaves start to change, our minds turn to all things Fall. And what is autumn without pumpkins? Let’s explore three ways this seemingly innocuous grocery store staple is really quite versatile — it goes way beyond your mama’s pumpkin pie. 1.) Make creamy disaster-proof dips. Sub 1/2 of the tahini in your hummus recipe with pumpkin for a guilt-free hummus. 2.) Add to smoothies for thickness […]