Sweet Potato Cookie Dough Bites


I said to my coworkers the other day that I’m so obsessed with making “cookie dough” bites that I would like to turn them into a food movement. Like cupcakes became a movement. Or food trucks. I will talk about cookie dough bites with anyone who will listen. Luckily my coworkers humor my talk and…

“Cookie Dough” Protein Bites


Over a year ago I bought the cookbook Superfood Snacks by Julie Morris. I somehow stumbled upon this gem of a cook book (Amazon suggestions, I believe) and this book has changed my life. In the year plus since I bought this cookbook, I’ve become obsessed with trying to sneak superfoods into my meals. Julie’s…

Cashew Butter Parsnip Fries


Still dreaming of foods crusted in seeds, I began looking for a french fry-like recipe that was healthy. I was leaning toward avocado french fries when I found a recipe for parsnip fries at Oh She Glows and I thought to myself … why the hell not. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a parsnip…

Flourless Oatmeal Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


After sipping a nice warm mug of hot chocolate on this nice warm muggy California morning, I decided I want to go back to my cookie-hot chocolate diet and that I needed some cookies on hand in order to do so. I took to Pinterest and immediately found this recipe in my feed. I’m not…

Cashew Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash


I’ve now informed two mostly vegetarian friends of mine that I plan on being vegetarian for a week each month. You know what happens when you start to tell people something? You need to make good on your actions or you look like you have no follow-through. I purchased a delicata squash the other day at…

Quinoa Cashew Burgers


Last week I had a friend in town, and we went to Deschutes Brewery Saturday for lunch where we sampled some beer and split both a burger and Quinoa and Cashew Burger. Prior to biting into the “veggie” burger, I was intrigued. Post bite, I was in love. I decided I must recreate the burger at…

Cilantro-Basil Cashew Pesto


I never crave vegan cooking or eating. I can’t help it. I grew up in Wisconsin for crying out loud. But sometimes vegan recipes sneak onto my stove and when they do, I usually find that they’re not all that bad. And I rarely find myself missing dairy. ingredients. 1 c. packed fresh basil leaves…

Caramel Cashew Baked Oatmeal


This is not Oatmeal. Those words were uttered (verbatim) by both my sister and my friend Monique after eating this oatmeal. I begged to differ but what can you do when the only two people you ask to try a dish both give the same review? All of my dessert/flavored baked oatmeal recipes are slightly…

Cashew Cookies


My dad calls these chocolate chip-less cookies, which is basically what these are if you take away the sour cream. ingredients. 2 c. sifted flour 1 tsp. baking powder 3/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1 egg 1/2 c. butter, room temperature 1 c. packed brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 c. sour…

Roasted Rosemary Cashews


Fragrant and slightly spicy, these nuts are perfect to serve guests as an appetizer or snack at your holiday party. And they’re a snap to make. ingredients. 1 1/4 lb. cashews 2 T. coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 2 tsp. dark brown sugar 2 tsp. kosher salt 1 T. butter, melted…