Banana Crumb Coffee Cake

As I write this, I’m watching squirrels outside my window frantically search for nuts in the freshly fallen 4″ of snow. There’s a blue jay whose contrast to the white branch he just landed on is too beautiful not to appreciate. Then I remember it’s only October and I think, it’s way too early for…

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Matt called me a cookie monster yesterday. I just laughed and resumed eating my cookie. These are strange times – weeks spent at home during the “nesting” phase of my pregnancy, with baking constantly on my mind. Obviously I have cookies on hand. Of course there’s the classic Nestle Tollhouse cookie recipe I grew up…

Classic Hummus

I think it’s Saturday, but I could be wrong. Minnesota’s shelter-in-place order went into effect yesterday at midnight, but Matt and I haven’t really left for anything other than grocery pickups and doctors appointments for the past two weeks. All this time around the house has me reaching for snacks around the clock, not to…

Apple Cinnamon Oat Bread (Nut-free)

Today, my baby sister leaves home for her first big girl job in San Diego. Although “home” is far from me now, too, I can’t help but get emotional because she’s So. Grown. Up. She’s thoughtful, giving, driven, and so much fun to be with. I love being one of her big sisters. She has…

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry

This time of year has me craving comforting meals and pulling out the crock pot at least once a week. This sweet potato chickpea curry just happens to be the perfect one pot meal! Chop it all up, throw it in the slow cooker, and forget about it. When it’s done cooking, you will have…

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Matt and I are expecting our first baby – YAY! – so we took a mini-babymoon trip to Minneapolis this past weekend. Our trip was heavily focused on all things food since wine-ing is currently out of the picture, and no complaints here! We ate our way through Minneapolis, enjoying the variety of restaurants and…

Pumpkin Pancakes

It’s been a while since I last posted a recipe- life has been hectic this Fall and time is flying! No complaints here, because it’s almost Halloween. Cue the Nightmare Before Christmas reruns and those obnoxious Halloween leggings I found at Target. I had such a taste for pumpkin pancakes today and these came out…

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup (GF & Dairy-Free)

Wild rice is something I’ve been meaning to cook with ever since we moved up to Minnesota. This ingredient is harvested in surrounding lakes by boat, and I started noticing it while Matt and I were out fishing. It really is considered a staple up here, and is found on just about every restaurant’s menu….

Pad Thai (GF & Refined Sugar-Free)

Living in Northwestern Minnesota has its perks. Every morning I get to wake up and drink coffee on my porch with Blue, then go for a walk and listen as loons fly over and call to each other. I don’t have a commute, we spend lots of time outside, I love our home and our…

Zucchini Fritters (Paleo)

I guess it’s zucchini week around here! Earlier this week, I posted my Paleo Zucchini Muffins and now I’m ready to get savory. These Zucchini fritters are perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner- you can make a big batch and heat them up throughout the week. It doesn’t get better than that! These zucchini fritters…