Fresh Tomato White Bean Soup

Fresh Tomato White Bean Soup- from scratch made easy with fresh produce, #glutenfree pasta, and protein filled beans! #vegan #healthy #recipes

Fresh is really the key word in this Fresh Tomato White Bean Soup. Everything that’s good and wonderful and delicious about this soup is thanks to the heaps of fresh tomato, fresh onion, fresh garlic, fresh basil. It might be (finally!) getting chilly outside, but there’s so much rich flavor when you make everything from scratch it’s worth a little extra chopping. And trust me, this vegan & gluten free soup is so delicious and easy to make everyone in your family with love it!

Butternut Squash Lasagna

No Noodle Butternut Squash Lasagna the ultimate fall comfort food and perfect for your Holiday buffet! #healthy #glutenfree #recipes

This is what I call comfort food. Yes it takes a little extra effort (using two different pans whoa Katie slow down!), yes it takes a little more time, but it’s the kind of dish that just makes everything better, at least as long as there’s another bite on your plate! Filled with the absolute tastiest garlic roasted tomatoes, all the cheese, and tender squash, this Butternut Squash Lasagna is exactly what your dinner table (or Thanksgiving table) needs and maybe my favorite part about it- it’s noodle free! (Let’s be real, my favorite part is the cheese, definitely the cheese, but hey, the noodle-less-ness is a close second!).

Safely Chop a Butternut Squash

How to Safely Chop A Butternut Squash Guide! #healthy #recipes #thanksgiving

I’ll admit, I’ve been known to buy frozen squash when making soups simply to avoid the hassle of trying to chop a butternut squash without losing a finger. It’s strangely shaped and dense and that weird residue it leaves all over your hands is just impossible to get off. But! If your recipe calls for any other shape than square and any other texture then pureed the freezer stuff just won’t cut it. That is why I’m here tonight- because I want to share my best, safest, easiest method for chopping perfect butternut squash every time!

Winter Squash Soup

My obsession with this Winter Squash Soup began two years ago the first time I tried Whole Foods’ Triple Squash Soup. It was love at first taste. Just a few bites in and I was hunting google for the recipe (sadly no amount of soup-love is sustainable at $4 per cup). Since that day I’ve made renditions of this Winter Squash Soup dozens of times, adjusting and tweaking until it finally arrived here: perfection. 

One Pot Pumpkin Chili

One Pot Pumpkin Chili- the best warming fall comfort food! This version is #vegan #glutenfree and #healthy too! #recipes

November, let’s talk. See, Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away and by all accounts I should be bundling up in all the flannel and puffy things I can find. I should be waist deep in rainbow leaves and drinking hot chocolate or apple cider on my chilly early morning walk home from 6 AM yoga. But no, November, apparently you’ve decided it’s actually April and we’re just going to skip over that whole “Fall” season (let’s not even start on “Winter”)! November, you’ve decided I still need to wear tank tops when I work out BUT no matter how strangely is-the-world-ending-ly warm you’ve made this month, you won’t keep me from hoarding pumpkin recipes like a squirrel hoarding nuts! (Which they are still doing despite your best efforts). 

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Dip

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Dip- this sneaky dessert is sweet, rich, all over delicious but still turns vegetables into dessert! Perfect for #thanksgiving #glutenfree #healthy #recipes

The best part of pumpkin based desserts like this Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Dip? Vegetables- for dessert! And you know what’s even better with  this recipe in particular? It’s a vegetable dessert recipe that gets you to eat more fruit! Of course you could go spreading it on cupcakes or cookies or something more decidedly dessert-ish but if you’re like me and go for the apple dip you’re topping your fruit with your veggies and loving it!

Healthy for the Holidays Workout

The perfect #workout series to help you stay healthy for the holidays! Three 20 minute #euipmentfree plans and a free printable checklist planner #healthy #fitness

With November just a day away the holidays are definitely here. For most of us, holidays mean seeing family and friends, amazing food, relaxing, and most of all, travel. As wonderful as traveling can be, it can also be a time of stress because you have to change your routines. This year I’m hoping to make that a little easier with this Healthy for the Holidays Workout series!

Autumn Salad

Autumn Salad filled with maple roasted carrots & tangy pomegranate seeds #glutenfree #yum #healthy #food #recipes

Okay, I know it’s not even Halloween yet but Target already has their winter/ Christmas decorations on display so I think it’s fully reasonable to start building my Thanksgiving repertoire of recipes. As the sole gluten intolerant member of my family (the only vegetarian too), Thanksgiving is a time of laughter, catching up, standing around the kitchen while my chef uncle directs us all and… happily bringing a few dishes that are definitely Katie-safe. And let me tell you, this Autumn salad with it’s maple glazed carrots, tangy pomegranates, creamy goat cheese, and earthy pecans is going to make all 5 million of my relatives realize the gluten free vegetarian life- yeah, it’s delicious!

Balsamic Rosemary Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic & Rosemary Brussels Sprouts- such an easy side but so delicious! Perfect Thanksgiving recipe! #healthy #glutenfree #vegan #recipe

Weird fact about me: I think vegetables are beautiful, as in, little works of art. I know I’m not alone either because when I told my wedding florist that I wanted vegetables in my centerpieces he knew exactly what I was talking about. And so come June 21, 2014, our tables had an eclectic mix of flowers, lantern candles, chalkboard table numbers, asparagus wrapped vases, and, yes, terra cotta pots of raw brussels sprouts. Now when it comes to eating, well, perfectly caramelized balsamic rosemary brussels sprouts? It might not be centerpiece ready but that’s pretty beautiful in my book too!

Pumpkin Risotto with Mascarpone

This Pumpkin Risotto with Mascarpone is easier than you'd imagine, delicious, and healthy too! #glutenfree #recipes #healthy #pumpkin #risotto

Pumpkin Risotto with Mascarpone- sounds super fancy, right? And restaurants that charge you $28 want you to hear “risotto” and think “ooh fancy,” but I’ll let you in on a secret: it’s not. Risotto is hearty and homey and simple. It’s easy to make and beyond delicious and against everything you might have heard, cheap. So let’s introduce this recipe again but instead of thinking of money signs and bustling kitchens when you hear Pumpkin Risotto with Mascarpone, I want you to visualize a warm fall fire, a few simple ingredients, and a recipe you’ll want to make over and over (and you can make over and over without any “fancy” stuff).