Pear and Almond Crumble

Pear and Almond Crumble |

Pear and Almond Crumble, seasoned with a pinch a cardamom, is a unique and delicious alternative to apple crisp. With a dollop of yogurt, it’s perfect for breakfast; with vanilla bean ice cream, it makes a wonderful dessert. It’s been years and years since I’ve had a crumble or crisp, but once I got the […]

Roasted Eggplant and Lentil Soup

Roasted Eggplant and Lentil Soup | Healthy. Delicious.

Roasted Eggplant and Lentil Soup | Healthy. Delicious.

Yeah, so remember how I said all I wanted to do was curl up on the couch with a blanket? Apparently it’s not because it’s fall… it’s because I’m sick! Ugh. I have a terrible cold – the worst one I’ve had in years. Three of the last four meals I’ve eaten have been soup. Luckily, I have a big pot of this roasted eggplant and lentil soup in the fridge, so all I have to do is heat it up (which is about all I have the energy for right now).

This soup is just want I need though. It’s rich, earthy, and slightly spicy, with a subtle Middle Eastern flavor from roasted eggplant, tomatoes, and ras el hanout. A dollop of coconut yogurt finishes it off and balances out the spiciness.

Peanut Butter Cup Scones

chocolate peanut butter scones

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Betty Crocker. chocolate peanut butter scones

Fall is here and I’m in full-on hibernation mode. I just want to curl up on the couch with a fluffy comforter, a giant mug of tea, and and a chocolatey snack.  Of course I have a gazillion things to do so that isn’t really an option but a girl can dream, right? These chocolate peanut butter scones are definitely part of that dream.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Easiest Ever Chicken Tortilla Soup |

Easiest Ever Chicken Tortilla Soup |  Easiest Ever Chicken Tortilla Soup |

I feel like I’ve been posting an overabundance of desserts lately – that was definitely due to a very poorly planned editorial calendar for this month. I have a few more sweets planned for next week but I have some great savory recipes planned for early October. (And I promise, what I have in store for next week is definitely worth it!)

But for today, let’s eat soup. I took a quick facebook poll to see what people wanted me to post next and soup won by a landslide. I love that you all love soup as much as I do! This chicken tortilla soup is one of my new favorites. It’s rich, spicy, and super satisfying.

Autumn Pear Tart

Pear and Ginger Buttermilk Tart |

Pear and Ginger Buttermilk Tart |  Pear and Ginger Buttermilk Tart |

I was so excited when I opened the mail the other day and saw that my latest shipment of Walkers shortbread included some Stem Ginger cookies. Along with Highlanders, they’re my very favorites! They have a really assertive ginger flavor, and are kind of like the best, butteriest gingersnaps ever. As tempted as I was to just eat them, I decided that I really wanted to make a recipe combining them with pears. The pear-ginger combination is just so perfect for fall.

Chicken, Spinach, and Feta Meatballs

chicken, spinach, and feta meatballs

Can we get real with each other for a minute? As a food blogger, there’s this ridiculous pressure that every recipe has to be earth shatteringly wonderful.  They have to be unique, creative, and easy enough that people will actually attempt making it themselves. The photos have to be gorgeous and there has to be […]