{Nourish} Maple Hazelnut Cornbread

Maple Hazelnut CornbreadA worthwhile accident turned comfort food…That’s how this cornbread recipe came to be. I was given a beautiful bag of local heirloom cornmeal a few months back and it has been taunting me ever since. For whatever reason, I haven’t been compelled to use it even though it glares at me each and every time I open that cabinet door. Then, on Thanksgiving morning (because I didn’t  have enough to cook), I literally woke up determined to add cornbread to our holiday spread and that is how this Maple Hazelnut Cornbread recipe came to be. Continue reading “{Nourish} Maple Hazelnut Cornbread”

{Nourish} Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

 Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cake @KatieCavutoRD{Sponsored} While I would love to tell you that Nutella is a nourishing food, I just can’t but, I can encourage you to savor each and every bite of this Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cake which is inspired by the Curate Indulgent Snack Bar. Hazelnuts and dark chocolate, need I say more. I am obsessed with this cake. With only a few ingredients and one bowl, this Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cake will be out of the pan and into your mouth in less than 45 minutes.  Oh, and by the way, it’s good. Like, really, really good. So good I may actually be enjoying baking!!?? Continue reading “{Nourish} Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cake”

{Nourish} Build A Better PB & J

Build a Better PB & JThe Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich has been a long-time lunch staple for both kids and adults and this isn’t without reason. Inexpensive and easy to make, the PB&J is a well-balanced meal combining energizing carbohydrates from bread and jelly with satisfying protein, fiber and healthy fats from the nuts (or in the case of the peanut butter, legumes). Yet, this tried and true sandwich can easily land in the hall of shame if you are not mindful of the ingredients you use to build it. Here are my tips for creating a super healthy sandwich with recipes to boot!

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{Nourish} DIY Chocolate Nut Butter

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Move over Nutella, there is a new spread in town! News Flash– Nutella, though decadently delicious, is really not great for you (sigh). The first ingredient is SUGAR which is followed by palm oil and finally hazelnuts–I could go on. This is not great considering your nut butter should be made with NUTS first and foremost and it should only contain minimal amounts of sugar–if any! So, one of my young cooking class clients, a 9 year old girl, LOVES Nutella (really all things chocolate–who doesn’t?). We recently worked together to recreate some of her favorite treats and this was the result: a nutrient dense, low sugar version of the super sweet spread! This revamped version is equally as delicious as the original and way better for you. Bonus–like most of my recipes–its really easy because there is rarely time for anything but easy! Continue reading “{Nourish} DIY Chocolate Nut Butter”