Holiday Cranberry and Blue Cheese Dip |

Holiday Cranberry Dip with Stella Blue Cheese

The holidays are busy enough so today’s post is featuring a super easy and tasty appetizer/snack you can throw together in five minutes! Seriously. I’m using Stella Blue Cheese in this dip for its tangy flavor and semi-soft texture and serving it with water crackers, just to keep it simple. Grapes, sweet red apples, or a thinly sliced baguette would also pair well. My recommendation is to use this recipe […]

Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers with Spinach and Mushrooms |

Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers with Spinach and Mushrooms

These are not the stuffed peppers of my childhood – loaded with rice-y ground beef and spaghetti sauce (?). Today, I present to you a significant upgrade to those old school stuffed peppers. Here, we’re keeping the rice but replacing the ground beef with hearty mushrooms and throwing in some spinach just for fun. Italian-seasoned Panko bread crumbs add a satisfying crunch and the mozzarella cheese adds the ….well, it […]

All the classic ranch flavor you love - vegan style! |

Vegan Ranch Dressing

Confession: I’ve fallen into a bit of a junk food snacking rut over the last few weeks. Is it my imagination or are the snack food aisles at the supermarket really so much better this time of year? I may have gotten a little carried away on my last shopping trip and overbought on the caramel corn. (Sigh) Salty and sweet is my weakness. What can I say? Anyway. I’m […]

Vegetable Stew | Vegan |

Vegetable Stew

This hearty vegan stew definitely hits the spot on a cool autumn day! And the recipe is very forgiving so throw in whatever seasonal vegetables you have on hand. I almost always overbuy on potatoes and celery and have found soups and stews to be an easy way to burn through those use-or-lose vegetables taking up space in the fridge. Print Yum Vegetable Stew | Vegan Ingredients1I Tablespoon olive oil /2 cup […]

Cinnamon Spice Applesauce | Slow Cooked & Sugar-Free |

Cinnamon Spice Applesauce

Slow cooked and sugar-free, this is the easiest applesauce ever!  Break out your crock pot and let’s get to it! Even if you’ve been making applesauce with white or brown sugar forever, I promise, you absolutely will not miss it in this applesauce.  The apples have so much natural sweetness I think sugar would be overkill anyway.  I used Galas but don’t see why any variety of apple wouldn’t work […]