Chocolate Pumpkin Avocado Pudding

Rich, chocolatey, velvety goodness that’s packed with nutrition. This chocolate pumpkin avocado pudding is the perfect dessert to make for Halloween weekend!I was on the phone with my friend (/now also sister-in-law) last night and she asked if I was dressing up for Halloween this weekend and I was like oh, I don’t know…I don’t have any plans. She couldn’t believe it. It was as if I committed some sort of Halloween treason. She said you ALWAYS dress up for Halloween. Do I? As I started to think about it, I guess I have always dressed up. Last year I was in Denver visiting my friend Elizabeth and we were salt and pepper shakers who were in a Salt N’ Peppa cover band. Shoop. Shoop ba doop. Then I started to realize with dreadful horror…will this be my FIRST halloween NOT dressing up?! (Cue creepy Twilight music). It’s a sad, scary thought but…

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Fall Harvest Buddha Bowl with Creamy Cashew Apple Cider Dressing

A seriously satisfying plant-based bowl, this fall harvest buddha bowl with creamy cashew apple cider dressing is the perfect grounding dinner to comfort you on a chilly fall night. Remember when I was all like fall, I love you. You with your red and yellow and orange foliage, you with your chilly-enough-for-flannel weather, you with your abundance of apples and winter squash and warm, grounding foods. K. Profession of love over.

But really though, my love affair with fall doesn’t happen right away. I always have a hard time with seasonal transitions (and life transitions in general) – call me a sensitive soul but I kind of have to grieve what we’re losing (long, warm summer days) before I can totally embrace what is coming. The good news is once I get over that awkward hump where I’m hanging onto the very last tomato the summer has to offer, I’m 100% in for apple picking,…

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Vegan Turmeric Pumpkin Soup

A quick and easy go-to weeknight meal for the fall and winter, this vegan turmeric pumpkin soup is packed with immune-boosting ingredients and fall flavor!It feels kind of wrong to post a soup recipe this week given that it’s almost 80 degrees in Boston today (in mid-late October, mind you). In my defense, when I made the soup to have for dinner a couple weeks back, it felt like fall. I wore long sleeves and wasn’t covered in sweat by the time I walked to my local coffee shop (yes, that happened today).But tomorrow it’s back in the low 60s and 50s over the weekend so it will be fair game for making this soup again. This week and weekend I was at the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE), the annual conference for registered dietitian nutritionists. It was fun, exhausting, rewarding, tiring, heart-filling and inspiring all at the same time. As an entrepreneur…

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Greek Salmon Gyros with Beet Tzatziki

Greek Salmon Gyros with Beet Tzatziki are a delicious, colorful, quick and easy weeknight meal that will leave you begging for leftovers. Are you guys ready to send me back to Greece yet?

I know, I know. I have yet another Greek recipe to share with you today but I promise this is the last one for a while :). Maybe subconsciously I keep posting Greek recipes in the hopes that someone will find this blog and decide to sponsor me to live in Greece for the rest of my life.

This was actually the first recipe I decided I wanted to create (and it inspired the beet tzatziki and Greek marinated salmon recipes) because of a bad food experience we had in Santorini. “But Kara, you said the food in Greece was the best you’ve ever had while traveling”. True. But we did have one or two dishes that were a let down….

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Top 10 Things to Do on Your Honeymoon in Greece

Honeymooning in Greece? Be sure to check these top 10 things to do on your honeymoon in Greece off your list.I know I’ve been talking about this trip to Greece for the past couple weeks, teasing you with Beet tzatziki and Greek salmon recipes but I finally had the chance to go through our photos and am excited to share our favorite moments from the honeymoon with you. If you know anyone who’s traveling to Greece for their honeymoon, be sure to share this blog post with them!

10. Spend at least one day in Athens to see the Parthenon.

Most people I talked to who had been to Greece said you don’t need more than one day in Athens. I would have to agree. Athens is a busy, noisy, crowded city. And for a girl who is looking to retreat from busy city life during her travels, I could only spend…

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Greek Marinated Salmon and the Nutrition Benefits of Seafood

October is National Seafood Month! Celebrate the delicious and nutritious benefits of eating seafood, starting with my Greek marinated salmon topped with beet tzatziki.

This post was sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute. Thanks for supporting the brands that make TFD possible! As always, all opinions are my own. 


I remember the day I decided to become a pescetarian well, despite being only 12 years old. I had already declared my protest of meat and poultry to my parents but the topic of seafood had not been discussed, or frankly, even considered yet. I didn’t realize that when I announced I was going to be a vegetarian that this would mean giving up my beloved seafood. Until….New England Clam Chowder.

Back in my childhood and pre-teen years, clam chowder was my favorite food. I grew up vacationing in the summer with my family on the Cape and in Boston…

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Beet Tzatziki with Beet Green Chips

Nutrition packed and vibrant in color, this creamy, delicious beet tzatziki is one not to miss. Bonus points for using the whole beet plant to make beet green chips to go with!Two weeks ago I was in Santorini, Greece, soaking up sunshine, eating all the seafood, tomatoes, feta and tzatziki I could get my hands on. Today, I am sitting in a Starbucks drinking an overpriced latte staring at nothing but grey clouds. TAKE ME BACK, PLEASE.In all seriousness though, I’m so grateful for the experience to have visited Greece and to have traveled across the globe with my husband (this was our first international trip together…outside of Mexico and Canada). Greece was beautiful – from the breathtaking sunsets in Santorini to the seaside dinners to the pristine white calderas. And I couldn’t get over the hospitality there. It became the norm that every time we would finish dinner and decline dessert and…

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