Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Eggnog Sauce

A holiday dessert worth cheering for! This gingerbread bread pudding is packed with whole grain goodness, sweet raisins and gingerbread spices, and topped off with a warm eggnog sauce.It’s the holiday season and whoop de doop….

I don’t know about you but it doesn’t really feel like the holidays to me right now. Sure, we decorated our tree and started doing some Christmas shopping but it doesn’t help that it was 50 degrees this week in Boston. It also doesn’t help when you’re not sure your 94 year old grandpa is going to make it to Christmas this year :(. Life doesn’t stop for the holidays. Suffering doesn’t stop for the holidays. So give yourself a dose of compassion if you’re not feeling the cheer cheer cheeriest this time of year when everyone is telling you you should. Know that you’re not alone. Last Sunday, we went to church and the priest…

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Day Trip to Salzburg from Munich

Traveling to Salzburg for the day and not sure what to see and where to eat? I gotcha covered as I walk you through my day trip to Salzburg from Munich.Hi friends,

This post wraps up my trips to Europe this summer. It feels weird that I’m still writing about these now that summer has been long gone for what feels like forever as we enter the holiday season. But hey, lots of people jet off to cute, quaint European cities like Salzburg for the holidays so hopefully this guide will help some fellow travelers this season.

Full disclaimer – I had no idea Salzburg was so freaking close to Munich. Munich was always in the books but once I got there and started researching what to do I realized that Salzburg was an easy day trip from Munich (only 2 hour train ride). I was like well I’ve already…

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Gingerbread Pancakes

These healthy gingerbread pancakes are a delicious addition to a holiday brunch and perfect for a lazy weekend winter morning. Fluffy buttermilk pancakes made with whole-wheat flour and packed with warming spices like ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon.When I think of fall flavor, I think of pumpkin and apple. When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of thyme and rosemary. And when I think of the holidays, all I can think about is GINGERBREAD.

I probably will turn into a gingerbread cookie at the rate I will be consuming all the gingerfied things from now until the end of December. But I just can’t get enough of those delicious warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and ginger this time of year.

And so I start thinking about what plain jane dish could be gingerfied. And then it hit me. PANCAKES.

It’s pretty rare that I make pancakes on the weekend because (a)…

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30 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes for Winter

The slow-cooker is my spirit appliance. Sharing 30 healthy slow cooker recipes for winter so you can set it and forget when it’s cold outside and you want to spend less time in the kitchen, more time under a blanket.Vegan Slow Cooker Pumpkin Coconut Curry via The Foodie Dietitian Slow Cooker Eggs over Cauliflower Hash via Nutrition Starring You

Turkey Pumpkin Chili via My Menu Pal

Hearty Crockpot with Mung Bean Soup with Vegetables via Sarah Koszyk

Chicken Chili via Nutritious EatsSlow Cooker Tex-Mex Quinoa via Nutritious Eats

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Vegetables via Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Crockpot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs via Snacking in Sneakers

Slow Cooker Celery and Potato Soup via Lone Star NutritionCoconut Curry and Butternut Squash Soup with Beets and Chicken via Snacking in Sneakers

Paleo Turkey Chili via The Inspired RD

Slower Cooker Chicken Enchiladas with Black Beans via Triad to Wellness

Slow Cooker…

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Naturally Sweetened Cranberry Sauce

This delicious naturally sweetened cranberry sauce is sweetened using natural ingredients like applesauce and orange juice and has 2/3 less added sugar than most recipes.Ok, guys. Let’s buckle up. It’s game time.

What’s your game plan? Your lineup?

No, no, no. Not that game. It’s time to get your plan in order for Thanksgiving!

Don’t fret. If you’re in a pickle about what to serve up, I’ll be sharing some of my fav Thanksgiving recipes with you over the next week. Like this naturally sweetened cranberry sauce you can learn how to make by watching my video below!

One of my favorite Thanksgiving sides is homemade cranberry sauce. Which is kind of funny because I usually don’t eat turkey on Thanksgiving. But in case you were not aware, cranberry sauce is SUPERB on TOFURKEY.  Everyone keeps asking me if I’m going to eat turkey this year since my…

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3 Days in Munich

A recap of my 3 days in Munich Germany, which sights to see and where to eat!Following Copenhagen, Prague, and Berlin, I took a quick flight down to Munich, where I would end my Europe travels. I stayed at an airbnb just outside of center city Munich (15 minute train ride) and within walking distance to Nymphenburg Palace. The host of the airbnb was probably my favorite host I’ve ever stayed with. The sweetest Italian woman, she made me feel right at home while I was traveling solo. She would greet me every morning with a homemade espresso or cappuccino and some bread and jam. One night she offered me some wine and when I told her I wasn’t feeling well (damn, that pesky cold), she offered me medicine and a heating pad. Basically, she was the caretaker I needed while flying solo abroad. If you find yourself traveling to Munich…

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Thanksgiving Stuffed Acorn Squash (Vegetarian)

Looking for a delicious vegetarian side dish for the holidays? You gotta try my easy Thanksgiving Stuffed Acorn Squash made with farro, chickpeas, kale and cranberries!Gosh, I really can’t believe I’m posting a Thanksgiving recipe right now and that it’s only two weeks away! Does anyone else feel like you blinked and 2017 was basically over?

This time of year is always difficult for me. Not the holidays but the transition to fall that feels like winter. What I’ve learned about myself (or rather come to terms with and accepted) over the last couple years is that I’m a deeply sensing person and thus I feel everything deeply, including seasonal transitions. I usually notice a spike in my anxiety around October/November as the days are getting shorter and I’m spending less time outdoors and more time inside. As someone who thrives on and finds grounding in being in nature and…

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