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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Mango Chia Pudding | Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Five-Ingredient Fridays: Mango Chia Pudding

This mango chia pudding is nothing short of versatile. It’s a perfect make-ahead breakfast or a dessert to cap off your evening meal. I just took a gander at my calendar. Yikes! I’m running a half-marathon in less than 2 months! Am I ready? Not in the slightest. I haven’t been keeping up with my… 

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Miso Curry Kale & Delicata Salad | Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Miso Curry Kale & Delicata Salad

Shake up your salad routine with this kale & delicata salad with rich miso and curry flavors. Your taste buds will be blown away! I am a huge fan of the big salads. And when I say big salads, I don’t mean just 5 cups of leafy greens. I want greens, protein, crunchy tidbits, sweet fixins,… 

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Vegan Asian Potato Salad

Vegan Asian Potato Salad

This no-mayo potato salad is seasoned with a variety of Asian spices and sauces. The perfect side dish in any meal! Yikes, it’s back-to-school season already! Where has the summer gone? After 20+ years of school, I suppose I should be glad that I don’t need to worry about classes anymore. Yet I still miss… 

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