Roasted Vegetable Alfredo Bake

roasted vegetable alfredo

I gotta say, I’m SO glad it’s fall! I enjoy the summer, but it’s hard to beat those crisp fall days, the colorful leaves, the return of the Dixie Classic Fair, and the fall comfort food recipes. I’m also turning 29 tomorrow (for the third year in a row)! To celebrate, why don’t you make this comforting, nutritious, creamy Roasted Vegetable Alfredo Bake? It’s so good and filling, you’ll swear it contains dairy. But actually, I used my kitchen wizardry to make sure this one-dish wonder is vegan, gluten-free, and oil free! Continue reading

Caramel Apple Bread

caramel apple

Happy Fall, everyone! To celebrate my favorite season, I decided to create a sweet caramel apple bread that will fill your home with the fall aromas of baked apples and cinnamon. And to top it off, I added date caramel to make it extra special. Oh man. This cake bread is so good, you’d never guess that it’s vegan, gluten-free, and oil free! Continue reading

How to Stay Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

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School started back a few weeks ago, which means moms are happy, leaves have started falling from the trees, and germs are spreading. Abby has already come home from school with a runny nose, so my husband and I are doing everything we can to boost our immune systems and stay healthy — from going to bed early to taking turmeric ginger shots.

There is no magic pill you can take to prevent illness, but there are certain measures you can take to greatly reduce your chances of getting sick and/or shorten the duration of illness. Below is a compilation of science-backed ways to boost your immune system. Continue reading

Oil-free Tortilla Chips

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Due to some inflammation in my joints in the past couple of months, I’ve decided to get back to being 100 percent on my plant-pure diet. This means no oily veggies and dressings at restaurants, no goat cheese on salads, no more caffeine, and no added sugars. I’m not going to lie — it’s tough sometimes. But the key is finding good ways to substitute healthy foods for the unhealthy ones. For example, last Saturday I had some leftover Mexican ingredients (including my queso!), and I really wanted to make loaded nachos to eat while watching football. Well you can’t have nachos without tortilla chips, and all of the ones you buy are cooked in oil. I’d heard it’s easy to make your own tortilla chips in the oven, so I purchased corn tortillas and made my own. And guess what — they were great! Continue reading