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How to Deseed a Pomegranate

How to Deseed a Pomegranate

Deseeding a pomegranate can be a tricky and very messy task. I used to do it on the counter top, and juice would splatter everywhere as I pried the seeds away from the pith and membrane. After experimenting with different methods, I have found the 

5 Layer Taco Dip

5 Layer Taco Dip

This 5 layer taco dip is a staple at my family’s holiday parties. It’s one of the first dishes to disappear! It’s super easy to make and easily feeds a crowd. Although it’s technically an appetizer, I also like to eat it as a light 

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Sloppy joes are a childhood favorite for a lot of people. It’s something I ate a lot growing up, because it was a simple stovetop meal that you could have ready in under 30 minutes. Our sloppy joe sauce of choice was Manwich. Just brown 

Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I LOVE cinnamon sugar roasted pumpkin seeds! They are very filling, and they make your house smell amazing when they are roasting. And honestly, I think cinnamon sugar is the best seasoning for pumpkin seeds. I also like the idea of reducing how much of 

How to Make Pumpkin Puree

How to Make Pumpkin Puree

I don’t know about you all, but a canned pumpkin shortage was definitely not on my 2020 bingo card. I’ve been reading about shortages, and so I thought I’d do a quick post on how to make pumpkin puree from scratch. Thankfully, roasting and pureeing 

Vegan Zucchini Bread

Vegan Zucchini Bread

Vegan zucchini bread is one of my favorite quick breads to make because it’s easy, it has so much flavor, and I can eat it for breakfast. It’s also a good way to sneak in some vegetables ;). I usually grow zucchini every year in 

Vegan Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Vegan Lemon Buttercream Frosting

This vegan lemon buttercream frosting is DIVINE. I recently created a new cupcake, vegan and gluten-free blueberry zucchini cupcakes (with a surprise spice!) and I needed a frosting to go with them. I was originally going to post the recipe as a muffin recipe but 

Vegan Blueberry Zucchini Cupcakes

Vegan Blueberry Zucchini Cupcakes

These vegan blueberry zucchini cupcakes are my absolute favorite! The flavor profile is based on my vegan and gluten-free blueberry zucchini oatmeal cookies, with the addition of a vegan lemon buttercream frosting (because why not?!). YUM! These cupcakes are light in taste and texture, with 

Gluten-Free Blueberry Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten-Free Blueberry Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies

Have I got a delicious cookie recipe for you! We are now in peak zucchini and blueberry growing season where I’m at, and while I am not growing any blueberries, I am definitely growing lots of zucchini. I am looking for interesting and creative ways 

Slow Cooker Pulled Ranch Chicken

Slow Cooker Pulled Ranch Chicken

Lately, I’ve been getting sick of sandwiches. I pretty much choose the same deli meats over and over and just swap out the toppings and condiments. In looking for something a little different, I decided that I wanted to incorporate my slow cooker into my 

Vegan Gluten-Free Ris Buffs

Vegan Gluten-Free Ris Buffs

Out of all the recipes I am going to put on my food blog, this one brings back the fondest memories of my Icelandic travels. If you could only travel to one place in the world, and you love silence and beautiful geography, I would 

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh (also spelled tabouli) is a very nutritious and cooling Arabic side dish that is great in the spring and summer. It is typically served alongside other main dishes such as kibbeh or shish kabobs. With the exception of the quinoa in this dish, the 

Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of my favorite quick breads. It’s easy to make, delicious, has a soft crumb, and reminds me of my childhood. Heck, this vegan gluten-free banana bread is so simple to make, you could even bake one on a weeknight! Whenever I 

Vegan DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies

For those that have never heard of the famous DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies, they are the absolute best. I had one once, at a DoubleTree in downtown Houston. I was there to interview for an engineering job, and after checking in at the front desk 

How to Oven Dry Parsley

How to Oven Dry Parsley

Parsley is one of my favorite herbs to grow, because it is so easy. When I first started gardening, it was one of the first herbs I planted. It grows very fast, and it’s very forgiving (unlike basil…). The yield of parsley was so high,