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Apple Walnut Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Maple Coconut Whipped Cream

Fall harvest fruit salad with apples, walnuts, grapes, and homemade coconut whipped cream. A marvelous paleo and vegan-friendly side dish to bring on your fall picnics.   When I was a kid, my whole family would pack up the car and drive from Tahoe to Apple Hill, where we’d go apple and pumpkin picking during …

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Lemon Basil Kale Salad with Avocado

Squeaky clean summer kale salad with avocado, red onion, pumpkin seeds, and lemon-basil dressing. You guys, I almost did something silly. I almost named this salad, “The Best Damn Kale Salad Ever.” Trouble. In spite of the fact that it really is quite good, I decided I had better stay away from any “Best Of” …

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Fruit Salad with Lemon Coconut Cream

Fruit salad with ripe seasonal fruit and naturally sweetened coconut whipped cream makes for a fresh and frisky side dish. The perfect fruit salad to bring to a picnic or barbecue! For me, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer even though there are still three-ish weeks until the summer solstice. It’s the first uuuge …

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Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Spinach salad with dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, red grapes, feta cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette. It’s an end-of-summer dream! Off.the.chain.!! I was visiting my mom and her companion in crime, Carlo, in my hometown a couple of weeks ago and mentioned to Carlo that I was balls-to-the-wall craving the Raspberry Sunflower Salad from a local restaurant, …

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How to Make a Legit Charcuterie Board

How to make a crowd-pleasing charcuterie board, complete with cheese and meat selections, wine pairings, and suggestions for incorporating seasonal ingredients to make a winning wine and cheese board any time of year! Appetizers — they’re the new dinner party. I’ve noticed tapas and appetizers (or apps as my friends call them) have become the …

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