Apple, Tahini Toast with Honey and Thyme

I realize that this is less a recipe and more simply, instructions. It is after all – just toast. So let’s just consider this a how-to on making some of the tastiest, most kick-ass toast you will ever eat. Trust me.

I know we are all aware and obsessed with avocado toast, but let’s branch out a bit, shall we? As someone that doesn’t care much for simple toast and jam, I say we all need to put more things on our toast.

Apple, Tahini Toast with Honey and Thyme

These days it is rare I eat toast or really, have any bread in the house, even. I tend to avoid grains much of the time, but on a rare occasion I want a little something of comfort and something easy – Hello there toast! Toast is another one of those things that I have a weird emotional tie to, it always reminds me on my grandmother, my Yia Yia. Her kitchen would always smell of slightly burnt toast and tea. I can’t ever help but think of her whenever the smell of toast is wafting through the air, so there is always a sense of comfort around that crispy, browned, morning goodness!

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Creamy Power Greens Smoothie

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Creamy Power Greens Smoothie

In case you haven’t heard, it has been unbelievably hot here in Southern California, as of late! I know, I know, for those of you already dealing with overnight frosts and possibly even snow, I know you don’t want to hear about it. But, with temperatures near (and over) 100º for what seems like nearly two weeks – I am pretty much over it.

Creamy Power Greens Smoothie

The worst part is that I have absolutely zero desire to eat or cook in this heat. Nothing is appetizing to me and in turn, when I am not properly nourishing my body with the healthy nutrients and other good things that it needs, I am left feeling tired and totally lacking in energy – it’s a vicious cycle.

Since a couple of scoops of freezing cold ice cream, as good as it sounds, isn’t an appropriate meal nor does it contain a bit of anything healthy, I decided to come up with a green smoothie, on the fly, that would satisfy those cravings but actually provide some sustenance.

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How-to Make Chickpea Flour and Socca Pizza

I know by now, I really don’t have to tell you guys how much I enjoy making things from scratch! I would say that is quite apparent after over 4 years of blogging. Mostly I choose this way of living because I would always prefer to know what exactly is in everything I am eating. I love knowing that things are safely gluten-free and not processed or filled with weird, scary junk.

How-to Make Chickpea Flour and Socca Pizza

Until I received The Homemade Flour Cookbook from Erin Alderson, the thought had never really occurred to me to try making my own flours at home. I know what you are thinking – ‘flour? you are gluten-free, what do you want with a book all about how to make homemade flour?’ (or something along those lines, am I right?) I too honestly thought that there may be a recipe or two for me in here, but there are several chapters filled with wonderful tutorials and tips on making flour from gluten-free grains to legumes, seeds, nuts and so on.

This wonderful book is an in-depth guide to a variety of nutritious flours, milled right in your own kitchen plus a wide range of tasty recipes to create with your homemade flours. The possibilities are endless and the delicious dishes are a testament to the amazing things you can do with homemade flour.

How-to Make Chickpea Flour and Socca Pizza

It is no secret I love soccas! I have previously shared recipes here and here. Soccas are just amazing. They are a pancake or crêpe of sorts, made of chickpea flour. Served hot and crispy, this chickpea pancake is a quintessential street food found in Nice, France. Many times it is browned or even blackened around the edges, and it has an almost custard like, soft and tender inside. Serving one as a pizza is quite brilliant and although the texture is slightly different from a traditional dough, it is delicious in it’s own right and it’s a totally unique way to shove pizza toppings into your face!

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Spicy Southwest Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Lime Avocado Cream

There are times in life that call for grand meals, several dishes, a theme, planning ahead and so on. Other times, when life has your brain in a million places, simple, easy, one dish and one thought is just what you need. This recipe is perfect for when you want something simple, light and healthy, but still hearty and comforting.

With the start of my level 2 advanced yoga teacher training (RYT 500 hour) over the weekend, life is back to being slightly hectic once again. From now until just a few days before Christmas, every Saturday and Sunday I will be up in Venice Beach for 9+ hours, completely submerged in the teachings of yoga! This means – easy meals, getting my stuff together throughout the week and being more organized than usual – are all back to being major priorities!

Spicy Southwest Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Lime Avocado Cream

Besides loving simple meals, I am also a big fan of sweet potatoes, though I will admit I can forget how amazing they are. Sweet potatoes are highly underrated in my opinion, I don’t think they get nearly enough love. When I saw this great recipe from Gaby way earlier this year, I was inspired to make my own vegan version. Spicy Southwest Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Lime Avocado Cream!!

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