No-Bake Hazelnut Ganache Brownies {gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free}

Dates, nuts, and cocoa powder form a fudgy base crowned with creamy coconut maple ganache for chewy bars of chocolatey bliss.  

No-Bake Hazelnut Ganache Brownies {gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free}

Here’s a quick, easy, and endlessly satisfying recipe for über-healthy brownies that taste like Nutella. I concocted these a couple of years ago during a little mini-cleanse that I did to try to rid myself of some mysterious neck pain. Hoping the cleanse might kick inflammation to the curb, I swore off dairy, processed grains, refined sugar, caffeine and alcohol for a week. But rather than feel deprived, I indulged in many new-to-me foods – this dip, a lentil and quinoa salad that we lived off of, lots of fun smoothies, and these little chocolate love bombs.

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Sparkling Citrus, Lillet & Prosecco Punch

Fresh citrus juice, Lillet Rosé and prosecco make a pretty punch for winter months with notes of floral, sweet, and bitter to please all palates. 

Sparkling Citrus, Lillet & Prosecco Punch

Jay and I have been drinking a little less booze as of late, and as a result, I’ve become a bit of a lightweight. For this reason, I’ve been appreciating wine-based spirits and cocktails because: more drink, less drunk.

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Cheesy Baked Chard Rigatoni {gluten-free}

Chard leaves and stems lighten up this twist on the classic baked ziti made with gluten-free pasta, ricotta, and a thick tomato puree. 

cheesy baked chard rigatoni {gluten-free}

My niece Cierra is one of my favorite people on the planet. She’s funny, smart, talented beyond belief, with infectious warmth and generosity. She’s got the voice of a Broadway star and the dance moves to match. She’s currently in her second year of studying musical theater at a conservatory in Manhattan.

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Blood Orange & Corn Flour Ricotta Cake with Whipped Mascarpone {gluten-free}

Corn flour gives this cake a golden hue while ricotta adds tenderness and chew. Topped with mascarpone and blood oranges, it makes a bright treat for the depths of winter. 

Blood Orange & Corn Flour Ricotta Cake with Whipped Mascarpone {gluten-free}-12

Today’s post is in honor of a special lady. In fact, it’s in honor of TWO special ladies, one of whom is about to emerge into the world in a few short weeks. Yes, this is a virtual baby shower for Sarah‘s #cheesebabygirl!

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Curried Noodles with Crispy Tofu & Winter Vegetables {gluten-free & vegan} and a Spice Society Giveaway

Pan-fried rice noodles team up with winter vegetables and perfectly crispy tofu for a brightly-hued, vegan and gluten-free take on Singapore noodles. Read on to see how to win a box of Spice Society organic spices for #eatgreen2016. 

Curried Noodles with Crispy Tofu & Winter Vegetables {gluten-free & vegan}

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Sorghum Buttermilk Dutch Baby with Maple Cranberries {gluten-free}

Your ticket to an easy, impressive brunch. Also called an oven pancake or German pancake, this gluten-free Dutch baby gets a dose of tangy richness from buttermilk and tender texture from sweet rice and sorghum flours all topped with thick yogurt and crimson maple cranberry compote.

Gluten-Free Sorghum Buttermilk Dutch Baby, Maple Cranberry Sauce

Did you all have a good holiday? Mine was pretty sweet. It started out with the best present I could ever get – a printed out copy of my cookbook manuscript, which arrived on the afternoon of Christmas Eve. I resisted the urge to rip it open in front of the UPS guy and scream, “I WROTE THIS!!!” I can’t stop gazing at it with love and a bit of fear. I have the next week to give it a thorough proofread before it goes to print (!!!) in January.

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