Recipe: Pumpkin Patch Salad

I have the best memories of going to the pumpkin patch with my kids when they were little. Picking out the perfect sized pumpkin and then eagerly carving them were all part of the  Halloween festivities.  Food is always a big part of the tradition, but often it’s not the most healthy. That’s okay to have a treat every now and again. But what if there was a delicious healthy salad that would pump up the jam in your party?  This post will introduce you to the newest member of my pumpkin recipe arsenal!
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Recipe: Healthy & Free Pumpkin Cookies

For all those dreading Halloween because of the deliciously naughty temptations, I have a quick fix.  However, you may like it so much that this recipe could be one for the long haul.  It contains pumpkin, one of my all time favorite flavors!  But this recipe is gluten free, dairy free and sugar free!  It seems all my other pumpkin dessert recipes on here are naughty indeed! Thankfully this has redeemed me from myself! Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

Today is the 63rd Woman Crush Wednesday episode. It is hard to believe how many amazing female chefs I have honored and how many delicious recipes we have all gotten to try. As always, it is a recipe I have never made, and I recreate it live on Snapchat (username blissbakery). Today’s honoree is April Bloomfield. She was born in the U.K but now makes New York City her home. With several of the most successful restaurants in town, it is no wonder she has two Michelin Stars! Continue reading

Recipe: Soup Scentral

While today is indeed Tuesday, January 3rd, in many ways it is the official beginning of 2017. Most people are back to work, back to school and have their New Year’s Resolutions in full speed mode.

One of the biggest New Year’s resolutions has to do with food.  Let’s face it, the holidays are all full of temptations and indulgence is standard operating procedure.  But what if there are those of us that don’t want to go on a diet?  As I have said before, I for one try to avoid things with the word DIE in it. So instead of DIET I like to LIVE it!  Continue reading

Recipe: Honey Mustard Apple Chicken

Recipes this time of year are usually related to festive fare. Yet we still need food to eat beyond the Christmas table. Unfortunately most people are so busy with shopping and parties, meal time is the last thing on their list.  So quick trip to a take away or pizza delivery suffices.  We could use a recipe that is quick and easy and still relatively healthy. Because we will have enough indulgence for the month of December, right? Enter the Honey Mustard Apple Chicken. Served with a nice rice pilaf and green beans sauteed in shallots and this could become your go to dinner for 2017! Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

I’m back in London and ready to fire up the oven for another edition of Woman Crush Wednesday!  My fav day of the week. Another female chef is going to be getting the love and we are getting an amazing recipe recreated live on Snapchat (my username is blissbakery if you’d like to come watch). With this being the last Wednesday before Christmas we have to make something festive.  But with all the temptations looming, it would be nice to have a not so naughty option. Enter the ever fabulous healthy eating expert Amelia Freer.  She is the British nutritionist that not only has two best selling cookery books but has helped umpteen celebs get on the right track with a passion for good, clean food. Continue reading