Santa Hat Brownies **VEGAN GLUTEN FREE**

Ho ho ho! I’m dropping in today to help take some stress out of this silly season by sharing with you this easy-to-assemble and cute-as-can-be holiday treat 🎄 You’ve probably seen them around before — the idea is nothing new. However, my execution is. Using my go-to brownie recipe and super fluffy cream, this recipe has been elevated with good-for-you ingredients giving your body just what it’s craving without all the junk.

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Sweet Potato, Quinoa & Kale Summer Salad *The Boathouse at Shelly Beach Inspired Recipe*

As promised in my last post, here is a more traditional Thanksgiving dish to serve up for your family and friends. This recipe is based on the “Summer Salad” from the iconic Boathouse at Shelly Beach. I thought I could never fully recreate this simple salad because it was just too perfect and served up beautifully next to the sandy shoreline. Turns out I was wrong. I TOTALLY NAILED IT.

Think piles of kale and quinoa mingling with roasted sweet potato chunks, dressed in a simple vinaigrette and topped with a mountain of crunchy almonds, pretty-in-pink pickled red onions and juicy pomegranate arils. This simple, yet statement-making, salad is all you need for a taste of summer “Straya” style.

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Summer Lovin' Blueberry Donuts with Sweet Meyer Lemon Glaze

It’s hard to believe summer is already coming to an end. Sadly, that translates to only a couple of weeks left of berry season. Which means, I am urgently and desperately trying to get my fill of those tiny, antioxidant packed fruits before fall ushers in and pumpkin spice dominates the world market. So, with copious amounts of berries filling my fridge, my freezer and my chipmunk cheeks, I decided to send summer’s finest out with a bang and stuff them in a donut. A healthy, easy to make and even easier to eat, donut ….. You’re welcome.

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Veggie Heavy Hummus

I love a good hummus -- creamy, thick, flavorful. It's the perfect accompaniment to a plant-based snack attack since it's loaded with body-loving nutrients and muscle-toning protein. What I'm not a big fan of: beans. For a few months now, I notice I just don't feel very well after eating them so I gave them the axe. But, I still love a good dip for my veggies and spread for my sammies, so I began making my hummus creamy, thick and super flavorful with amped up nutrition and digestibility by swapping out the beans for...

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