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Plantain Pancakes

Plantain Pancakes






Over the past year, I have developed a serious love for plantains. They are the perfect combination of starchy and sweet and offer an amazing texture to a variety of dishes. They make an exceptionally creamy vegan ice cream, far surpassing bananas in both flavor […]

White Bean and Greens Dip

White Bean and Greens Dip






Carrot tops are one of my favorite ingredients, and unfortunately are very often thrown out. Rich in nutrients, and delicious, they are a great addition to many recipes. I use them in this dip to impart a rich green color and subtle carrot flavor. I […]

Vegan Blueberry Plantain Ice Cream

Vegan Blueberry Plantain Ice Cream






This recipe is ridiculously simple. So simple it almost shouldn’t even be called a recipe. But I love it and I eat it almost daily, so here it is!

Turkey and Avocado Collard Wraps

Turkey and Avocado Collard Wraps






These wraps are by far my favorite lunch for a day-hike. They are simple, easy to put together, aren’t too messy, and give me my veggie fix out on the trail. The wraps also make a great lunch on a full day of work or […]

Garlic and Rosemary Ground Beef

Garlic and Rosemary Ground Beef






As much as I love cooking, there are a lot of days during the week that I don’t have the energy to think up creative multi-step meals. My solution is to have a few go-to meals that taste great and are versatile. My favorite right […]

Beet Brownies (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, tree nut-free, vegan)

Beet Brownies (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, tree nut-free, vegan)






For the first several months after I began the autoimmune protocol, I completely avoided baking. Not because I dislike it. I actually really really enjoy baking. But it’s really discouraging to repeatedly try a recipe only to have it come out inedible every single time. Not […]

Curried Pumpkin and Beef Soup

Curried Pumpkin and Beef Soup






I was at my parents’ house the other night and they were making beef chili for dinner. Feeling a bit jealous of their nightshade-filled stew, I decided to experiment with my own version. My mom grew some awesome pie pumpkins over the summer, so I […]

Microbe Mondays: Kombucha

Microbe Mondays: Kombucha






What is Kombucha? Kombucha is sweetened black or green tea that is fermented with a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). It is thought to have originated in China and spread east through Russia, Germany, and Western Europe. Though kombucha is made with sugar, […]