{Nourish} Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Whole Wheat and Oat, Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bread

When you buy bananas in anticipation of them browning, you know you’ve found a recipe you love. This Banana Chocolate Chip Bread rivals those you loved as a child. Moist, and rich without being overly sweet, I love that the speckles of dark chocolate chips are just enough to make this quick bread feel like a special treat. While the recipe incorporates some whole wheat flour, you can easily make it gluten free. Continue reading “{Nourish} Banana Chocolate Chip Bread”

{Nourish} Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats

Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Breakfast, BrunchI’ve been tiring of my morning bowl of warm oats and quinoa and that got me thinking. How could I revamp my oats in a nourishing and interesting way? My fridge did the rest of the work. Leftover Spiced Citrus and Cranberry Sauce became the flavor inspiration for these Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats, a simple and healthy breakfast recipe I know you are going to love. A balanced bowl of satisfying whole grains, crunchy nuts and antioxidant rich sweet potatoes, cranberries and spices is a really soulful way to start the day and fend off any cold or flu that may be creeping up on you. Continue reading “{Nourish} Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats”

{Nourish} African Almond Butter and Root Vegetable Stew

African Peanut Stew: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, One-Pot MealConsidering one of my Top 5 intentions for the New Year is to eat more vegetables I figure it’s the perfect time to share a meatless meal with all of you. This African Almond Butter and Root Vegetable Stew has been a winter staple in my house for years. Hearty and satisfying, the flavors are bold and interesting and it’s gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan to boot. Rest assured. If you are a meat-eater and you’re thinking this is not a recipe for you, I encourage you to give it a go as I have yet to meet an omnivore that didn’t love this soulful dish. Oh, it’s also worth noting that this stew tastes equally as delicious if not better the next day. Continue reading “{Nourish} African Almond Butter and Root Vegetable Stew”

{Nourish} Sweet Potato, Winter Squash and Cranberry Crumble

Sweet Potato, Winter Squash and Cranberry Crumble by @KatieCavutoRDThis Sweet Potato, Winter Squash and Cranberry Crumble made it’s debut on my Thanksgiving table and I have to say, I am pretty psyched about it. I have always been a fan of the crumble but I never considered a savory version like this and I’m hooked. Sweet potatoes and butternut squash pair perfectly with tart, fresh cranberries to create the foundation of this savory Sweet Potato, Winter Squash and Cranberry Crumble that is going to be a go-to dish over the next few months. Oats, almonds, spices and maple combine to make a slightly sweet and perfectly crunchy foil to the savory veggies. Oh, this recipe is also gluten-free and dairy-free and it will feed (and please) a crowd! Continue reading “{Nourish} Sweet Potato, Winter Squash and Cranberry Crumble”

{Nourish} Salted Chocolate Avocado and Almond Butter Mousse

Salted Chocolate Avocado Mousse{Sponsored} Are you scrunching your nose at the idea of an avocado mousse? Well rest assured because this dessert is so good I swayed a classroom of doubting preschoolers with its chocolaty decadence. Desserts are not my thing. We know this. I would rather have potato chips. That was until this Chocolate Avocado Mousse came into my life. It’s a game-changer. I know it sounds weird but trust me, it is wildly delicious. It’s also ridiculously easy to make which, if you haven’t caught on, is must in my book. The foundation is nothing more than a few, whole food ingredients and it will be ready to eat in less than 5 minutes. Grab a spoon and line up by the blender — it may never make it to the bowl. Continue reading “{Nourish} Salted Chocolate Avocado and Almond Butter Mousse”

{Nourish} Holiday Side Dish Round-Up

Roasted Delicata Squash @KatiecavutoRdThe side dishes are my favorite part of  our Thanksgiving feast. Root vegetables and winter squash are so cozy and satisfying. Orange zest as well as earthy, savory herbs and spices have a tendency to slay me. I am honestly getting giddy just thinking about our holiday spread. Thanksgiving may be  my favorite meal of the year.  While I love tradition, I also enjoy introducing new flavors, grains and vegetables to our holidays so keep it interesting. So much so that I am cooking up a Moroccan Spiced Turkey this year which has me daydreaming of the aromatic scents that will fill my kitchen this time next week. If you’re not ready to give up those traditional sides, it could be fun to add something new to your spread and this post has all of the inspiration you need. Fire crackling, candles lit, Thanksgiving is about to kick off the cozy vibes that embody the cooler months of winter. Yes! Continue reading “{Nourish} Holiday Side Dish Round-Up”