Pump It Up!

Pumpkin Butterscotch Snickerdoodles


With the blustery swirls of snow flying through the air in New England yesterday, — a premature snowfall that has now evolved into a yucky mix of slush and rain — I’m still doing my part to cling to every last second of fall by keeping the pumpkin pumping (and by wearing a woefully inadequate jacket on my walk to school)!
In the spirit of my #WholesomeAutumn , I wanted to adapt my normal snickerdoodle recipe to: a) accommodate a fiber-rich, beta-carotene-hefty dose of pumpkin, & b) contain a  more favorable fat profile by replacing half of the butter with coconut oil.  The results?  Delish!

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Vladimir Puttanesca

Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca – vegan-friendly

$3.75 airport yogurt, continental-breakfast instant oatmeal, and a day’s-worth of sodium with each meal…  After an exciting, whirlwind tour through the Emerald City, sprinting from trains to planes and braving one of the wettest cities with only 3.4-ounce bottles of curl-taming hair products, I’m ready to get back to some home-cooking — more specifically, my #WholesomeAutumn home-cooking!


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BASICally the best

Pumpkin Spice Latte Overnight QuinOats

Fall is in the air, which means that Pumpkin Spice Everything has completely taken over every grocery store, coffee shop, and Yankee Candle location in the Northeast.  Everything from M&Ms to body lotion is now boasting bold cinnamon-nutmeg-clove aromatic combos that would make any pilgrim give thanks.  Much to their benefit, my #WholesomeAutumn Overnight QuinOats caught the wildly contagious PSL virus, like a kindergartner during recess.



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Whole Wheat Fuji Apple Pancakes with Easy Salted Caramel “Pan Sauce”

In a recent perusal of my blog, I happened to notice a bit of Rich & Decadent theme starting to dominate my postings.  So, in an effort to clean up my image a bit, I’m taking a seasonal vow and christening October as my #WholesomeAutumn movement.  My recipes this month will feature less sugar, less butter, and no meat, yet all the flavor and deliciousness will remain — we’ll call it Responsible Decadence.


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SRP #11 – Porc, Pommes, et Pommes de terre

Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Potatoes


With the dropping temperatures, humidity, and leaves, it’s time for homey, comforting autumnal eats.  Root vegetables, apples, and onions are a great way to ring in the new season, along with a thick, chunky sweater, a cute pair of booties, and leggings — just be sure to bring your sweater to room temperature prior to wearing 😉

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