Desserts · Sauces & Spreads · Side Dishes · Vegetarian

Seven Perfect Produce-Forward Recipes for Thanksgiving

One week until Thanksgiving, people! This year, I’ll be ditching New York and going home to St. Louis, which I couldn’t be more excited about. My mom typically handles the cooking, even though, yes, I am a professionally trained chef. But honestly, I can’t wait for the vacation from 8-hour cooking days. And everything always… Continue reading Seven Perfect Produce-Forward Recipes for Thanksgiving

Breakfast · Dairy-Free · Desserts · Healthy · Vegan · Vegan Optional · Vegetarian

Healthy-ish Chocolate & Banana Oat Muffins (vegan optional)

I’ve never considered myself a baker, but lately I find myself baking more and more. This is mostly due to clients who love baked goods, but also because I’m feeling more and more comfortable experimenting with baking recipes. I like savory dishes because it’s easy to change recipes and adjust flavors without worrying about whether… Continue reading Healthy-ish Chocolate & Banana Oat Muffins (vegan optional)

Apps & Snacks · Breakfast · Dairy-Free · Desserts · Gluten-Free · Vegan

Chocolate Lovers Vegan Granola

Chocolate. Like cheese, it’s a kryptonite situation for me. In other words, I can’t resist it and therefor have no choice but to stay away from it. Just kidding! I eat chocolate on the reg, and I’m not ashamed to say it. However, like anything else sugary and indulgent, I practice balance and moderation…and when… Continue reading Chocolate Lovers Vegan Granola


Mini Spice Cakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

How great is autumn? The crisp sweater weather refreshes, a naturally warm and inviting color palette soothes, and the approaching holiday season excites. And, don’t worry, I couldn’t possibly forget to include fall’s true legacy…Pumpkin Spice Everything. Truth be told, I’ve never been one of those people who sprints to Starbucks as soon as Pumpkin… Continue reading Mini Spice Cakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Desserts · Traveling Foodie

Decadent Hello Dolly Dessert Bars

The days after returning from a week long vacation are difficult to say the least. Especially when that week vacation took place in a gorgeous semi-wilderness region of Canada. After 7+ days of seeing nothing but nature (except for the occasional boat passing through), it’s hard to come back to a concrete jungle like New… Continue reading Decadent Hello Dolly Dessert Bars

Desserts · Vegan

Vegan “Mounds” Cake (a.k.a. Chocolate-Coconut Cake)

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day. Sure, it’s a little cheesy and totally commercialized, but allow yourself to look past all of that, and it’s just an excuse to celebrate, over-eat, surround yourself with heart-shaped everything, and to let friends and family know how much you care.