Travel: Tucson Gem Show

Travel: Tucson Gem Show

I went to Tucson, Arizona last week - in part for the desert sunshine, and, in part for the Tucson Gem Show. Here's a look at what I picked up.

Healthful Double Chocolate Cookies

Healthful Double Chocolate Cookies

A nut-free (school-friendly), double chocolate version of one of the most popular cookies on my site. Made with a banana-batter, shredded coconut, dark chocolate chunks, and oats. Butter-less, flour-less, egg-less, and potentially sugar-less cookies make great after school, travel, or post-workout treats.

An Excellent, One-pan, Protein-packed Power Pasta

An Excellent, One-pan, Protein-packed Power Pasta

One-pot meals are the savior of weeknight cooking, and this pasta is a go-to. It's pasta and lentils simmered in crushed tomatoes, finished with lots of chopped kale, saffron, swirls of tahini and chopped almonds.

This is How You Step up Your Guacamole Game

This is How You Step up Your Guacamole Game

Imagine guacamole topped with fragrant, Indian-spiced onions and garlic, green chiles, and mustard seeds. It's great with chips, toasted naan, or toasted pita.

How To Make the Creamy, Toasted Coconut Milk of Your Dreams

How To Make the Creamy, Toasted Coconut Milk of Your Dreams

If you already make your own nut milks at home, you have to try this. I mean - walk to your kitchen, turn the oven dial, and get some coconut in there.

A Glow-promoting, Luminizing Breakfast Beauty Bowl

A Glow-promoting, Luminizing Breakfast Beauty Bowl

Highlighting a few skin-friendly superstars in this Luminizing Breakfast Beauty Bowl - a mixed berry and chia smoothie base topped with a rainbow of seasonal ingredients.

Vibrant Vegan Double Broccoli Buddha Bowl

Vibrant Vegan Double Broccoli Buddha Bowl

A favorite Buddha bowl made with seven ingredients on green overdrive. You double up on broccoli through a coconut green curry pesto and florets, then toss with a quinoa base.