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4 (I want MORE) Margaritas!

It’s almost May which means it’s just about time for Cinco de Mayo! I am a huge fan of this holiday as Mexican food is one of my all time favorites. Who doesn’t love a taco smothered in gucamole? Or some oven baked taquitos?? Today though I’m bringing out my inner mixologist to create 4 […] Read more…

Coconut Banana Muffins | Whole30

Yes, yes, yes!! Been craving some type of “carby baked good” lately. And I know, I know, TECHNICALLY you aren’t suppose to create muffins or other baked goods on Whole30 with Whole30 ingredients, but hear me out… My husband and I embarked on Whole30 in January and we did great with it! We decided to […] Read more…

20 Minute Marinara Sauce

Super easy marinara sauce coming your way! For those of you that don’t know, I’m Italian. And every Italian girl loves her sauce. My in-laws have a giant garden and can their own tomato sauce every year which is incredible! However sometimes I don’t have time to cook it, or we run out of their […] Read more…

Creamy Vegan Deviled Eggs | Whole 30

Easter is almost here and one thing I truly miss since going vegan is eggs! I loved eggs growing up. Scrambled was my egg of choice, but as I got older I really enjoyed hard boiled eggs as a snack. These vegan deviled eggs have that egg-like taste without any animals being abused or treated […] Read more…

Vegan Irish Soda Bread

St. Patty’s Day is almost here and it’s time to start baking your Irish Soda Breads! This is a super-fast quick bread that is made with baking soda which helps it rise instead of yeast. I love the tangy flavor the baking soda gives this bread as well. My husband loves this and treasures it […] Read more…

Easy Oil-Free Corn Bread

Who else loves corn bread? In my small hometown in Connecticut, there was a nearby restaurant called The Shack (If you are ever in South Eastern CT, PLEASE look it up and go because it is amazing). They make the best corn bread! I love it. But I know it is smothered in butter, oil […] Read more…

Game Day Buffalo Eggplant Dip |Whole 30

It’s almost Super Bowl time!  Who are you all routing for? I’m not going to lie, I’ve always been a patriots fan as I grew up in Connecticut- But I went to college in Western NY and fell in love with a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan and have officially been converted. The Patriots have been […] Read more…

Mouth-Watering Tomato Olive Bruschetta

Simply delicious. Growing up in an Italian household, various versions of tomato bruschetta was always on the table (most of the time with cheese). The best part, was there was never one right way to make it. A true recipe you can play with and still usually taste great. However, with Melissa’s change to Veganism, […] Read more…

Coconut Almond Granola

Anyone else a huge fan of granola? I love adding it to my dairy-free yogurt, smoothie bowls, oats, banana nice cream, anything really. Just eating it from the bag is enjoyable too! Lots of granolas these days have some fantastic ingredients in them, but are still filled with refined sugars… and LOTS OF IT.  Make […] Read more…

Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Basil Pesto

Is anyone else Italian and LOVE their pesto? One of my favorite dishes to make when I first started cooking was pesto pizza. I would put a layer of pesto, grilled chicken, lots of mozzarella cheese and fresh tomatoes. I adored that pizza! My family would grill the pizzas which was even more special. Being […] Read more…

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