Pumpkin Spice Granola

October 28, 2015
Pumpkin Spice Granola

Pumpkin spice season is in full effect. I have seen lattes, scones, muffins, you name it in the uber popular “PSL” flavor. My personal favorite way to enjoy pumpkin spice is my nut free Pumpkin Spice Granola. I first created this recipe three years ago to sell to clients and friends and at various holiday fairs. I’ve since stopped selling it but still enjoy making it for myself and as a gift for friends. The recipe is super easy and the results are completely delicious. I suggest doubling or even tripling the recipe to have enough on hand for all your “PSL” cravings.

Pumpkin Spice Granola

  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds ( unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 T coconut oil melted
  • 2T maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp clove

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, spread on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before eating.

My Pumpkin Spice Granola is also delicious as a smoothie bowl topping. I recently created this Halloween themed Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl for Daily Harvest. To find out how to make your own head over to the Daily Harvest blog.

Apple Season

October 23, 2015
Apple Season

Every fall Doug, Hermione and I go apple and pumpkin picking at our favorite orchard in Bridgehampton. It’s a tradition we started when I was pregnant with Hermione and we have gone every year since. As Hermione gets older she loves running through the orchard and snacking on apples right of the trees. It’s a tradition I look forward to each fall.
If you have ever been apple picking you know a half bushel is ALOT of apples. Maybe 40 or so. Knowing there was no way we could eat through all of those apples I decided to make a giant apple crisp with some of them. Noting says fall to me than a hot bowl of apple crisp topped with a scoop of (vegan) vanilla ice cream and this one certainly did not disappoint. The great thing about this crisp is that it’s light enough to enjoy for breakfast unlike it’s conventional sugar and butter laden counterparts!

Apple Crisp

For the Apple Filling:

  • 6-7 large apples peeled and chopped ( I used a mix of Winesap and Idared)
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 T lemon juice

For the Crumble:

  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 and grease a baking dish with coconut oil
  2. In a large bowl combine the apples, coconut sugar, chia seeds and lemon juice
  3. Pour the apple mixture into the baking dish and spread out evenly
  4. In the same bowl combine the oats, almond flour, maple syrup, coconut oil, coconut and sea salt until a crumbly mixture is formed
  5. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or so until the apples are a just tender
  6. Serve warm with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream!


Nectarine and Blueberry Crisp

On Friday we are moving out to East Hampton for the summer and I could not be more excited. We have been spending weekends there since Memorial Day and those two days a week are never enough. I am very much looking forward to beach days, sunset cocktails at our favorite vineyard, and lots of swimming in the pool with Hermione. Each summer with Hermione gets more and more fun and I have a feeling this will be our best yet! Read more

Spicy Watermelon Cooler

June 10, 2015
Spicy Watermelon Cooler

Once July 4th comes and goes I can really settle into my summer groove. The holiday weekend was a bit hectic for us with several parties, BBQs and the holiday traffic that made my head spin every time I got in the car. Now that that madness is behind us I am excited for long lazy days outside with Hermione and plenty of sun. Read more

Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad with Carrot Top Pesto

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a new recipe here. I just haven’t been creating many new recipes these days. Most nights I make very, very simple dinners for Doug and I that are not all that exciting to anybody but us! We eat well but it’s a lot of kale salads and simple roasted veggies around here. Quick, easy fare that I can make after Hermione goes to bed and before I collapse for the night! Read more

Easy Electrolyte Drink

April 13, 2015
Easy Electrolyte Drink

For the past few weeks there has been a nasty bug making it’s way around our neighborhood (and our house!). Everyone I know has gotten a bad stomach flu that has lingered for awhile. Hermione, Doug and I have all gotten it to one degree or another. When you have a stomach bug and are throwing up a ton you run a huge risk of getting dehydrated from loss of electrolytes. Electrolytes ( potassium, sodium and chloride) are minerals the body uses to regulate the transport of fluids. You need their help to stay healthy and hydrated. Water alone is not enough to get you back to where you need to be after a bout with a bug. Read more

Berry, Merry and Bright

December 2, 2014

Friday officially started the holiday season which means there is plenty of gift shopping to do, trees to trim, parties to attend, and hopefully holiday stress to avoid! Just in time for the holidays, Daily Harvest is launching two new flavors (created by yours truly) to help keep you on the healthy track into 2015! Read more

Kale and Delicata Squash Salad

I am lucky to have a wonderful farmer’s market across the street from my apartment on the weekends. It happens to be just outside of Hermione’s favorite playground so we often stop there on our way home. As fall produce hits it’s peak the market has been bursting with all sorts of gorgeous squashes. My most favorite these days is delicata squash. Slightly sweet and creamy the best part about delicata squash is that you can eat the skin which makes for super easy prep. No thick skin to peel and slice through! Read more

Beauty. Food. Gratitude.

October 21, 2014
Beauty. Food. Gratitude.

The Beauty Food Supper Club is back! Join us on November 10th at Sun In Bloom for an indulgent yet healthful  four-course dinner and learn to eat for the skin, hair and nails of your dreams. Read more

Frozen Bliss

October 16, 2014
Frozen Bliss

I am a self admitted (vegan) ice cream addict. On any given day Doug and I have 3-4 pints of various vegan ice creams in our freezer. Even in the coldest of weather I love to have a small bowl of ice cream for dessert. Few indulgences make me happier. Read more