Gluten Free Gingerbread Muffins (Paleo)

Up until recently, I wasn't able to tolerate nuts of any sort. After having a vegetarian diet for five years, nuts were a staple part of my diet for the simple fact that they are so high in protein. And then I discovered that I had an intolerance to nuts and they were...

Gluten Free Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

It's just days before Christmas, and I'm in the baking mood. The weather is brisk and chilly, and we're counting down the days until Santa! And while we rarely turn our noses up at tasty treats, we definitely are all about these gluten free chocolate peppermint...

Healthy Advent Calendar Ideas

If I'm being totally honest, this post has a selfish twist to it. You see, every year I have good intentions ... but then it's December 3 and I have nothing prepared and my kids are asking me each day if I "did the calendar". We've had our large advent calendar for...

Healthy Cranberry Sauce with Honey

Would you believe that we actually made and photographed this recipe last year and are just now getting to posting it?! I cook Thanksgiving dinner each year and I was looking for help, so I asked my eldest daughter (the one who made the falafel) to come up with a...

Holiday Gift Ideas

It's that time again: time to start getting into the holiday mode, and to start gathering presents for loved ones. Most of us have people on our list who are super simple to buy for; others, well, not-so-much. However your list may look, I've got a number of...

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Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa Recipe

Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa Recipe

It's been a while since I've posted an Instant Pot recipe. I still use my multi-use appliance multiple times each week - it's such a time saver!  Since I know it has a learning curve to it, I wanted to show just how easy it is to make a one-pot meal in it. This...

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Gluten Free Gingerbread Muffins (Paleo)

Gluten Free Gingerbread Muffins (Paleo)

Up until recently, I wasn't able to tolerate nuts of any sort. After having a vegetarian diet for five years, nuts were a staple part of my diet for the simple fact that they are so high in protein. And then I discovered that I had an intolerance to nuts and they were...

read more
The Best Hearty Fall Salad Recipe

The Best Hearty Fall Salad Recipe

There's something that I love about a yummy big salad, especially in autumn. So many fall foods are starch-heavy, and I can feel my body asking for an abundance of vegetables. With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon, I wanted to create a wholesome hearty fall...

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Recipes

Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa Recipe

Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa Recipe

It's been a while since I've posted an Instant Pot recipe. I still use my multi-use appliance multiple times each week - it's such a time saver!  Since I know it has a learning curve to it, I wanted to show just how easy it is to make a one-pot meal in it. This...

Gluten Free Gingerbread Muffins (Paleo)

Gluten Free Gingerbread Muffins (Paleo)

Up until recently, I wasn't able to tolerate nuts of any sort. After having a vegetarian diet for five years, nuts were a staple part of my diet for the simple fact that they are so high in protein. And then I discovered that I had an intolerance to nuts and they were...

The Best Hearty Fall Salad Recipe

The Best Hearty Fall Salad Recipe

There's something that I love about a yummy big salad, especially in autumn. So many fall foods are starch-heavy, and I can feel my body asking for an abundance of vegetables. With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon, I wanted to create a wholesome hearty fall...

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How to Build a Fall Board with Trader Joe’s Products

How to Build a Fall Board with Trader Joe’s Products

How to Build a Fall Board with Trader Joe's Products If you guys follow me on Instagram, you know that I'm a huge fan of boards, platters, whatever you want to call it. I'm also a huge fan of Trader Joe's products. The store has such a fun atmosphere. Plus, it's ...

Healthy Family Lifestyle Tips

Healthy Family Lifestyle Tips

Healthy Family Lifestyle Tips My story with being interested in fitness began at the age of 16. Since I always aim to be honest, I have to tell you that it started in a negative way, much like how I imagine other teenage girls stories go. I had always been active; I...

Can You Eat Gluten Free on a Cruise?

Can You Eat Gluten Free on a Cruise?

Cruising with dietary restrictions We took our first cruise in 2018 and I was beyond thrilled with everything, including the food. I am lactose intolerant, gluten sensitive (possible celiac) and have sensitivities to a number of other foods including nuts, legumes,...

Mom Tips

A Family Thanksgiving: How to Get the Kids Involved

A Family Thanksgiving: How to Get the Kids Involved

If you've been following along for a while, you know that I'm a huge advocate of getting kids in the kitchen. And what better time than the Thanksgiving holiday to do so?! I host a large family thanksgiving every year. Here are some of my tips to get the kids...

8 Tahini Benefits (Why You Should Eat Tahini)

8 Tahini Benefits (Why You Should Eat Tahini)

Tahini is a butter or paste made from ground sesame seeds. While it was traditionally used in Middle Eastern, North African, Iranian and Greek cuisines, it's quickly becoming a popular pantry staple that's making its way to the table for many different reasons. I've...

Cake Batter Protein Balls for New Moms

Cake Batter Protein Balls for New Moms

My four babies are getting bigger ... my youngest just turned 8, I can hardly believe it. But I remember oh-so-well the busy days of new motherhood, and also the baby bliss with my second (and third and fourth, for that matter). Birth recovery, postpartum issues and...

Kiran’s Kitchen Favorites

Vitamix High Speed Blender

A must for every kitchen! Make smoothies, soups, muffin and pancake batter, nut butters, oat flour and more. Backed by a 5-year warrantee.

Instant Pot

A 7-in-1 multifunctional cooker that serves as an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, steamer and warming pot all in one convenient small electric appliance.

Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet


This sheet pan is incredibly durable and won’t rust; it cooks evenly with great heat distribution.

Creo SmartGlass Cookware, 8.5 inch Loaf Pan

A glass and ceramic loaf pan that offers consistent heat distribution and which is microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe.

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