Apple Cider Baked “Donuts”

My freshly picked apples from a local orchard are screaming to be made into these light and fluffy apple cider spiked donuts. Nothing says fall more than the smell of apples and cinnamon baking in the oven. These donuts (they’re really a light and healthy muffin shaped to look like a donut but don’t tell anyone)…

Quinoa Pilaf with Raisins and Toasted Walnuts

Most of you are probably familiar with quinoa but if not, you might want to give it a try. It’s a quick cooking whole grain (cooks is less than 20 minutes), it’s gluten-free and a good source of fiber and protein. Although quinoa is not necessarily higher in protein than other whole grains, it does…

Whole Grain Beer Batter Bread

Fresh baked bread in 40 minutes! This fast, easy, no-knead whole grain bread recipe is perfect paired with fall soups and stews. It has a light sweetness making it delicious toasted the next morning for breakfast.

Chicken Pot Pie Bundles

These little bundles are a fun twist on this comfort food classic. Your kids will not only love to eat them, they’ll have fun helping to make them. This recipe is fast enough for a quick weeknight meal and once these chicken pot pie packages are made, they can be reheated for an on-the-go lunch…

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

These little treats are bursting with so much autumn flavored goodness, it’s hard to believe they’re good for you! I would have no problem calling them muffins and serving them for breakfast. Beta-carotene, found pumpkin and other red, orange and yellow vegetables, is a provitamin which means our body can convert it to vitamin A. Beta-carotene…

Chickpea Cakes with Cilantro Cucumber Sauce

I wanted to call these chickpea burgers but my son disagreed. He said they are closer in looks and texture to crab cakes so call them what they are, chickpea cakes. You don’t eat these on a bun but rather on top of a bed of fresh leafy greens. Beans are one of my favorite…

Maple Almond Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

  We can all use a nutrient nudge in the morning. This gluten-free breakfast bowl is packed with fiber, protein and calcium. Best of all, you can eat this cold or warm and you can make it the day before so it’s ready when you are.

Grilled Pizza Perfected

Want a fun, festive menu for a party with friends? Set-up a “make your own” pizza bar. My husband and I have been trying to perfect grilled pizza for about a year. He is the proud owner of a Big Green Egg, which is a ceramic smoker/grill, so this has become our pizza oven. You…