Black Rice & Squash Bowl and More Thanksgiving Sides

Update: Click to view my Fox29 Segment on Vegetarian Sides

It’s time to make your final Thanksgiving menu adjustments and get your grocery list set for this weekend! While I have plenty of fall recipes on this blog already, I’m excited to highlight a new one, plus show you the sides I’ll be covering this morning on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia, and more.

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Pistachio Stuffed Dates

With Thanksgiving coming up next week, it’s definitely time to start sharing recipes for the holidays! I’ve been whipping these up and impressing family members on Thanksgiving for at least five years, so it is about time you get to enjoy them, too. Since these aren’t the prettiest of all my recipes, I showed a picture and polled my Instagram followers to see if they were still worth posting on the blog. I had an overwhelming 96% say YES, so lucky you, you get to eat these delicious things, too.

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Creamy Red Lentil and Pepper Chili

Nothing makes me crave warm and spicy food like the chill of fall. This past week has finally brought that weather, so I’m reaching for soups and stews regularly. While my Three Bean Chili is an easy go-to recipe for this weather, especially since I can make it in a big batch and freeze for later, sometimes I want that same flavor and heartiness with a creamy texture.

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25 Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

Most of my recipe roundups are created as a result of a client need. It is amazing how many people I meet with who say they just hate bottled dressings! While salads can be topped with flavored vinegar, hummus, or even chili or taco filling (those are my favorites), sometimes a good dressing hits the spot. For all of you who are like my clients, or just want something different, give these dressing recipes a try. They’re all created by registered dietitians!

There’s options for everyone here, too, including vinaigrette’s as well as creamy dressings in both the dairy containing and dairy-free categories. Enjoy!

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Cinnamon Spiced Almond Banana Pancakes

I first published my almond flour banana pancakes back in June 2014. We made them often back then, before we became more obsessed with my buckwheat oat pancakes and started making them almost every Sunday.


This past weekend I was reminded of this recipe, though and how when we were training for the Nantucket triathlon, it was the only full breakfast Tim was able to eat and and feel amazing training a couple of hours later. Despite the fact that he seemingly digests super quickly most of the time, he never wants to eat breakfast with me before a weekend workout and opts for an rxbar, square bar, or homemade energy bar instead, saying he’ll feel too full. Continue reading

Lentil Tacos

I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to share this delicious recipe with you. Tim and I have been eating these easy lentil tacos for years, but I suppose it’s better to let you in on the recipe now than never!

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What I Ate Wednesday – Nauseous Pregnancy Edition

While I’ve shared it with my social media followers, I’m just now realizing this is my first time sharing my news with my blog viewers! I think the title of this post tells it all, but with tomorrow marking 18 weeks of pregnancy, it also marks almost 13 weeks of around the clock nausea.

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