Coconut flakes make a great snowy topping for holiday cupcakes. They’re also good for adding tropical taste to your favorite baked goods. But did you know that if you blend them long enough, those stringy little strands transform into something creamy, smooth and spreadable? Coconut butter doesn’t have to come from a jar! Follow this recipe to make your own, then turn it into a decadent candy bark studded with cranberries and cacao.
Make health the centerpiece on your holiday table with this meatless main dish made from wholesome, vegan ingredients. Guests will gobble up every bite without thinking of turkey, especially when served with all the traditional sides. No need to heat your oven for hours—just pick a bean (any bean!), blend a can with gluten-free baking mix and fresh herbs, then bake for about 20 minutes. Use a loaf pan and divvy up slices or make mini loaves for elegant individual servings. Happy Thanksgiving!
If you like mushrooms, it’s hard not to love them stuffed. These bite-sized, decadent treats are made with gluten-free crackers and dairy-free cheese, leaving no one at your dinner table longing. Think you can stop at just one? With such wholesome, nutritious ingredients, you don’t have to!
I’ve noticed a trend among my brood on Thanksgiving: the adults will drool over the usual, traditional fare—turkey, gravy, vegetables, potatoes—but the kids pick at their plates and save their appetites and enthusiasm for dessert. Our children haven’t been raised in a typical, “meat and potatoes” type home, so the sight of a slab of poultry with bones and gravy and colorful dollops of side dishes is a little foreign to them.
Ham and cheese, Brad and Angelina, skinny jeans and boots. Like these other famously fabulous duos, peanut butter and chocolate are a match-made in heaven. In this divine cupcake recipe, you get a double dose of chocolate and a peanut butter icing. Made with oat and almond flours, these are fluffy, flavorful and can be made gluten free. Read more →
All treats and no tricks: That sums up this Happy Halloween blog! Whether you’re eager to host a party or find the healthiest and tastiest treats for the little witches and warlocks who will be ringing your doorbell this year, we’ve got the dish on what to serve and what to avoid for health and happiness!
This is a must-have in our house every single week. It starts out as an after-school snack served with veggies and homemade chips. Then we slather it on bread slices and put ‘em under the broiler. And finally, the last bit of it (if there’s any left!) is used as a sandwich spread.
It’s also the perfect dish to bring to a party or weekend tailgate. Because, honestly, who doesn’t love spinach dip?
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