Banana Marble Muffins | healthynibblesandbits.com

Banana Marble Muffins

Alternating layers of banana and chocolate come together in these luscious banana marble muffins. Grab one on the go for breakfast! Has anyone ever seen “The Rye” episode on Seinfeld, the one that centers around a loaf of marble rye bread? Believe it or not, watching that episode years ago introduced me to that two-toned loaf. I was quite mesmerized… 

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Avocado Hummus Toast | healthynibblesandbits.com

Five-Ingredient Fridays: Avocado Hummus Toast

This avocado and hummus toast is perfect for days when you want a quick savory bite for breakfast. Plus, it’s ready in 5 minutes! I’m listening to Michael Pollan’s “Cooked” on audio right now (because let’s face it, that’s the only way I’ll be able to finish any book). Fun fact, he narrates the entire… 

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Creamy Chicken Rice Soup | healthynibblesandbits.com

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

A warm, rich chicken and rice soup filled with vegetables and thyme. Ease into soup season with this bowl of yumminess! This soup came out of one of those “What the heck am I going to cook for dinner?” moments. You know, those days when you open the fridge and see nothing but odd bits of… 

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Saffron vs. Safflower | healthynibblesandbits.com

Saffron vs. Safflower + Bits to Read [18]

A good friend of mine just got back from Thailand, and she brought me a bag of spices! She told me that it was Thai saffron, which I had never seen before. When I brought it home, I compared it with the tiny bit of saffron I had lying around the house and noticed something… 

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Pear Cookie Crisp | healthynibblesandbits.com

Pear Cookie Crisps

Crispy ginger oatmeal flax cookies topped with ripe bartlett pears, cranberries, and pecans. Drizzle a bit of caramel on top for some extra pizzazz! It’s ok if I make sweets to congratulate myself for a long run, right? 10 miles and two hill intervals later, I live to tell the tale. Just barely. I’m going… 

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Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Corn and Furikake

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Corn & Furikake

Cheesy mashed potatoes with crispy bits of sweet corn and Japanese rice seasoning. Spice up you next batch of mashed potatoes with this recipe! Would you believe me if I told you that the first dish I learned how to cook well was mashed potatoes? Ok, so maybe I didn’t actually make it from scratch… 

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Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Parfait

Five-Ingredient Fridays: Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Parfait

This delicious yogurt parfait is filled with pumpkin pie flavors. Yes, we can have pumpkin pie for breakfast! Want in on a secret? I eat pumpkin pie year-round. Yup! I have it for breakfast all the time in the form of a parfait or overnight oats. Those cans of pumpkin puree and I are total… 

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Caramelized Pears with Pumpkin Sauce

Caramelized Pears with Pumpkin Sauce

Juicy caramelized pears topped with a spiced pumpkin sauce. A simple, no fuss dessert to welcome the fall season! Is it just me, or have pumpkin recipes been springing up earlier than usual? Everywhere I look, there seems to be another round-up of pumpkin recipes! I can’t complain—I’m loving it. Any dish with pumpkin in it… 

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Roasted Red Pepper Millet Bowl FF

Roasted Red Pepper Millet Bowl

Fluffy millet mixed with a creamy, robust roasted red pepper sauce, swiss chard, and chicken breasts. The sauce is bowl-licking good! I’ve been feeling a bit saucy lately. Well, with my food at least. At the moment, my snack of choice is a nice piece of toasted bread with 3 different types of spreads slathered… 

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Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

It’s never too early to enjoy a good green bean casserole! A twist on the classic dish, this vegan green bean casserole is filled with onions and red peppers and topped with fresh breadcrumbs! Yes, I do realize that it’s not actually Thanksgiving yet. So why the heck am I making a green bean casserole when… 

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Grown Up PB&J Toast

Five-Ingredient Fridays: Grown-Up PB&J Toast

Toasted slices of hearty multi-grain bread topped with peanut butter, fresh fruits, and a drizzle of honey. The PB&J sandwich gets a healthy boost in this grown-up version of the classic! Last week, I was craving a nice PB&J toast for breakfast. I wanted it badly. I opened the refrigerator, and “d’oh,” there was no jam… 

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Lavender Mango Granola

Lavender Mango Granola {The Leftovers Club}

A crunchy, nutty granola baked in lavender-infused maple syrup and tossed with sweet mango pieces. You’ll go nuts over this tasty delight! I know, I’ve made a lavender granola not too long ago, but I’ve just been wanting more of it lately. Well, part of the reason is that I need to use up the… 

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Stephanie Dyer - Veegmama

What People Ask Vegans

Hi friends! I’m so glad to have Stephanie from VeegMama guest post on my blog today! I met Stephanie during one of the sessions at BlogHer ’14. She’s incredibly sweet and has a great blog on healthy living. My favorite posts on her blog are from the “What the Veg” series. Every month, she highlights one of her… 

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Brussels Sprouts with Ham & Corn

Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Ham & Corn

Crisp maple-glazed brussels sprouts tossed with chopped ham and corn. Trust me, you won’t get enough of these great flavors! When I was in preschool or pre-kindergarten (I can’t remember which), my daycare served steamed, unseasoned brussels sprouts for lunch. What were they thinking? Children despise bitter vegetables! Even a drab carrot-raisin salad would have been a better choice…. 

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Spicy Green Beans with Nameko Mushrooms and Shishito Peppers | Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Spicy Green Beans with Nameko Mushrooms & Shishito Peppers

Spicy stir-fried green beans with nutty nameko mushrooms and grilled shishito peppers. You’ll love all the flavors of this quick dish! Things I learned this weekend: When in doubt, always ask. Shishito peppers are pretty amazing. Running hills are no fun. I go weak in the knees for chocolate. Lately, I have been seeing many… 

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