Recipe of the Month – Cha Cha Chia Pudding (via Eat Raw Not Cooked)

If you’ve never had Chia before, you are missing out. Besides being higher in fiber and having lots of Omega-3, Chia contains plenty of calcium and will keep you fuller longer throughout the day. Plus, it’s yummy, so…you know, there’s that.

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Sweet Tooth Spotlight – Arctic Zero Fit Frozen Desserts

In my quest to live a healthier life, I gave up many foods that I loved and became a vegetarian. It’s been smooth sailing for the most part. Except that I have a HUGE sweet tooth. So how do I satiate my sugar cravings while still sticking to my diet?

Two words: Arctic Zero.

(Photo credit: Arctic Zero Instagram)

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Recipe of the Month – Tofu Eggplant Lasagna

This lasagna is so good, you won’t even notice that it’s totally vegetarian!

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Recipe of the Month: Bite Size Banana Balls

Yep, you read that right.

Banana. Balls. Every bite is the best one.

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Recipe of the Month – Cheesy Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

I recently switched to a vegetarian diet and I feel great. However, just because I gave up steak and bacon does not mean I gave up comfort food. Mac and cheese will always be a personal fave. This recipe offers both vegetables and comfort.

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Recipe of the Month – Sweet Potato, Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas

“There are 2 kinds of people in this world: people who like enchiladas and people who have no [effing] taste. Which are you?” – Thug Kitchen  The Official Cookbook.

If you’ve never heard of the Thug Kitchen cookbook, then you need to take a minute and look it up. I can wait. It’s freaking fantastic. Trust me.

(Photo Credit: Matt Holloway, Thug Kitchen)

With one or 2 minor adjustments, this recipe came directly from the OG cookbook.

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Recipe of the Month – Ginger Banana Nut Bread

I was so busy baking, I almost forgot to post!!

This is probably one of my favorite recipes. Banana bread is so delicious and so easy to make. I love it so much that I decided to force it on everyone else this year instead of fruit cake. (Do people even bake that anymore? Blech)!

(Banana bread with cocoa spread = delicious)

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Recipe of the Month – Apple Tarts à La Mode

There is so much to be thankful for this year our families, friends, food on our tables and the Gilmore Girls. I am very thankful for the Gilmore Girls. On November 25th, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will be premiering on Netflix. So in honor of both holidays (and yes, a Gilmore Girls marathon is a holiday), I decided to make the Apple Tarts from Kristi Carlson’s cookbook, Eat Like a Gilmore

Don’t fill up too much on turkey because these tarts would be a perfect dessert for the Thanksgiving table.

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Patty Melts and Plaid Shirts

“Luke: What can I get you Kirk?
Kirk: Patty melt and a coke.
Luke: You want the melt cut into squares or stars today?
Kirk: Half and half.”

Luke’s Diner. A Stars Hollow staple. Where else could you go to get bottomless mugs of coffee, hot fries and enough cynicism to last all day? (Great, now I want fries).

I got the chance to experiment with Luke’s famous Patty Melt. Just in time for the release of world-class chef, Kristi Carlson’s new cookbook, Eat Like a Gilmorethis sandwich is just one of many mouthwatering recipes…

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(Photo Credit: Bonnie Matthews)

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Sookie’s Pineapple Cranberry Chutney Served With a Side of Nostalgia

“Sookie: A zucchini tush?
Jackson: Just a temporary name.
Sookie: You want me to serve my customers a genetically engineered vegetable that’s named after a butt?”

In October 2000, my world changed when the Gilmore Girls premiered. The witty banter, the lovable characters, and the quaint town of Stars Hollow became my home away from home every Thursday for 7 seasons. Any true Gilmore fan can tell you that food played an important role on the show. Lorelei and Rory were always eating. (Oh, to have their metabolisms).

Well today, the world celebrates!

Thanks to Kristi Carlson, a world-class chef and super fan, there is a cookbook dedicated to Luke’s Diner, Sookie’s EVERYTHING, Emily’s 4 course menus, Al’s Pancake World, and so many more. I had the great honor of being able to test 2 recipes. The first was Sookie’s Pineapple Cranberry Chutney.

(Check out my Patty Melt experience here).

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(Photo credit: Bonnie Matthews and Jay Andrino)

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