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Good Morning Sunshine Muffins (Hearty Carrot Muffins with Coconut and Pineapple)

With sunny bits of carrot, coconut, and pineapple, these super-moist, super happy muffins are another reason to smile on even the dreariest of days. The list of ingredients is a little long, I know – but these muffins are worth it. I promise.

Massaged Kale Salad with Avocado & Chickpeas

Massaged Kale Salad with Avocado & Chickpeas

The 10-minute meal I can’t stop making: Kale massaged with avocado then topped with a simple chickpea salad and  more avocado. (More avocado is always a good thing, am I right?)

This Week’s Bits & Bites

The bottom floor of our house is hardwoods, which we love. But the stairs and most of the upstairs? Wall-to-wall carpet, baby. And not only wall-to-wall, but an old, dingy gray, scratchy, and thanks...

Instant Pot Omega-3 Banana Walnut Steel Cut Oats

Steel cut oats cook up perfectly creamy in the pressure cooker. This recipe adds banana + walnuts, flaxseed meal, and chia seeds for a serious omega-3 boost.

This Week’s Bits & Bites

The sun came out this week! For one day. Okay okay, for part of one day, actually. The kiddo and I embraced the moment, dragging blankets and pillows out into the yard, laying on...

70+ Dye-Free, Naturally Green Recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day

Newly updated with loads of new recipes (now more than 100!) for St. Paddy’s 2017 and beyond. — I’ve been seeing a ton about artificial food dyes lately and it’s really got me thinking...

This Week’s Bits & Bites

If this week had a theme, it would be “the week Kare officially tired of the dark, gray, drizzly, freezing-fricking-cold winter.” I do know that if that’s the worst of my complaints right now,...

Healthy Shamrock Shake Smoothie

This super simple smoothie recipe is entirely dairy-free and vegan, and perfect for St. Patty’s Day! Colored green with spinach and fresh mint, with a banana and cashew base. Protein, vitamins, and deliciousness!

Creamy Avocado Kale Pesto Pasta with Pine Nuts

Only 20 minutes and a short list of ingredients and you have an entirely plant-based, utterly creamy, vibrantly green, and absolutely delicious pasta on your hands. And in your mouth.

This Week’s Bits & Bites

Do not be fooled – the kitty in the photo above is not quite as sweet as she looks. (The dog? Absolutely). Sure, our cat Blossom has her moments. But she also has her...

Instant Pot Curried Carrot Red Lentil Soup

Love this souper – err, super – simple recipe! Sweet carrots, aromatic curry spices, a bite of ginger, all pureed with red lentils for a creamy and hearty soup that’s on the table in minutes.

This Week’s Bits & Bites

“Look mom, there’s Dark-eyed Junco at the bird feeder!” We started the week obsessed with birds for The Great Backyard Bird Count and learned a ton about the feathered friends wintering in our area....