Tag Archive: Walnuts

Homemade Pumpkin Granola

It was really only a matter of time before I combined pumpkin and granola, wasn’t it? If you like granola and yogurt with a cup of tea on crisp Fall morning, this is definitely a recipe for you. Most of the flavor comes from the pumpkin spice rather than the actual pumpkin. Still it tastes(and…

Raw Walnut Brownies

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. I don’t think that’s true always, but certainly in this case it is. It’s amazing what you can make with just dates, walnuts, and cocoa powder. This is something I’ve been making for years now. I think I learned the originally recipe from a food blog that no…

Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix

I’m constantly eating during the day. I can never understand those people who “forget” to have a meal or go 6-7 hours without eating; the roaring of my stomach would not let me or anyone else in the room forget to eat. It just wouldn’t happen. On Monday I have a class for 5 straight…

The Amateur Gourmet’s Quinoa Converter

If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you probably know that I love quinoa, have for a long time, and certainly don’t need to be “converted” to it. But when I saw Adam’s Quinoa Converter recipe(and hilarious cartoon), I knew I wanted to give that recipe a try because it just…

Semi-Raw Chocolate Rum Truffles

This weekend I’m moving back to Providence, which means I’ll be just a short bus ride away from my favorite bakery again. Lord help me, my stomach, and my wallet. I keep trying to make some of their desserts in my own kitchen to save a little money, and I think I’ve figured out another…

Walnut & Herb Quinoa Cakes

One of my favorite things about being home so far has been having a stove to use whenever; it’s much more motivating to cook something when your refrigerator and stove aren’t separated by 3 flights of stairs. Quinoa cakes are something that have always intrigued me; they look so fancy and yet always sounded like…

Eat Healthy: Raw Brownies

I could never give up chocolate. It’s a daily thing for me. Even when I want to eat healthy, I’m always drawn back to it, and frankly I have no willpower to resist. That’s where the beauty of something like raw brownies come in. These are sweetened with dried fruit and the only fat comes…

No-Bake Gluten-Free Date Bars

I’m a very brand-loyal person, whether it be the shoes on my feet or the food on my plate. One brand I absolutely love is Attune Foods. I met their representative Annelies at the Chicago Healthy Living Summit; her passion for Attune’s healthy line of cereals and chocolate was immediately apparent and impressed me and…

Banana Breakfast Quinoa

Breakfast is almost never a planned meal around here. I’ll wake up and see what I can cook in the microwave and have ready to eat in less than 5 minutes. That works most of the time, but once and a while it’s nice to change things up and eat something that actually has some…

How To Prepare Beets + A Beet Salad Recipe

When I worked in a restaurant over the Summer, I spent more time with beets than I’d ever thought I would. I would work on preparing them for service for hours. I thought I’d never touch them again until I saw them at the farmers’ market last week and decided to grab some to share…

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