So Many Pizzas In So Little Time

Making pizza was always fun, but now it’s fast and easy too. Yes, we can now make so many pizzas in so little time…

We Bought An Inn!

I’ve been really busy lately. For those of you who don’t know already, Steve and I bought an inn. Yup, we pulled the trigger and we bought The Harvest Inn on the North Fork of Long Island. We own a bed & breakfast! It has been a whirlwind of activity. We renovated everything from head to toe and we haven’t stopped moving. We’ve been here about 3 months and we officially opened our doors to guests about six weeks ago.

Being such a city person, this is a huge change for me. Huge. I mean ginormous. Everything about this new life is the polar opposite of my old Manhattan life. I’m someone who embraces change and I’ve embraced this new country life. …

Instant Pot Hamburger And Hotdog Soup

This Instant Pot Hamburger And Hotdog Soup is one of the most comforting soups around. And, it is so simple, quick, and delicious. The whole family will love it!

Every year when summer comes around, I cannot wait for my first hotdog and hamburger. Nothing says easy-going days and happy times like dogs and burgers.This always amazes me because generally I am not a huge meat eater. Offer me a perfectly cooked steak, and I can take it or leave it.

If you give me the choice between a great quality aged ribeye and a grilled hamburger, I will go for the burger every time. When I was pregnant and lying on the couch with a migraine, I had a strong craving for meat. I dragged myself to the store and bought some burgers and threw them on the grill. Nothing would do but a regular hamburger.

The only reason …

Paleo Maple Marshmallows

If you love marshmallows, these Paleo Maple Marshmallows will make you grin from ear to ear. They taste and feel like traditional marshmallows but they are healthy.

Marshmallow anything makes me happy. I love s’mores and I love marshmallow fluff and marshmallow sauce on ice cream and marshmallow rice krispie treats. I love these squishy pillows straight from the bag. Well, you get the picture.

BUT, and this is a big BUT, I almost never eat them because, well, traditional marshmallows really are like pure sugar, and, as Steve is fond of saying about me: “Stacey thinks sugar is the devil…”

While that is wholly dramatic and really not true, I really do stay away from them because, while eating one or two might be fine and might not upset my system, I am completely incapable of just having one or two. I know this about myself. Marshmallows and potato …

Grain-Free Creamy Lemon Rice Soup

This Grain-Free Creamy Lemon Rice Soup is an amazingly cozy soup. It’s got it all — lemony zing, a creamy texture, and healing ingredients. This is perfect for a cold autumn or winter day.

My name is Stacey and I’m a soup addict. I could eat soup all day everyday, all year round. Sometimes I like a thinner brothy soup, other times I like a creamy cozy soup. This one falls into the latter category — this Grain-Free Creamy Lemon Rice Soup is thick, velvety, comforting, and hearty.

I think I’ve always loved soups. When I was a kid, my favorite soup was wonton soup from the local Chinese restaurant — I would eat that first and sometimes as my only food (with those crispy crunchy fried noodles) instead of all of the other food that was ordered.

As an adult, my tastes have changed… okay, maybe not that much …

Healthy Gumbo

This Healthy Gumbo recipe really is amazing. It’s got all the taste of a traditional gumbo, but no gluten or other unhealthy ingredients. This one’s a crowd pleaser every time!

If you are anything like me, after the holidays, all you want to eat is something that doesn’t taste like traditional holiday food. After Thanksgiving, I don’t want anything that resembles turkey, cranberry sauce, etc. After New Years, all I want is something healthy. You get what I mean…

This Healthy Gumbo takes me straight back to New Orleans, which is a place that I love. I love the food, of course, but even more, I love the people. Friendly people, delicious food, fun bars, oysters in the street… what’s not to love. I love foods that bring back fond travel memories and this is a great one.

A pot of gumbo is one of the most comforting things you …

Dairy-Free Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken

This Dairy-Free Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken dish is the stuff dreams are made of. It is so delicious, so healthy, and will make everyone happy.

My kids used to love spinach artichoke dip when they were little. Every time we would go to a restaurant that had it on the menu, we had to order it. I couldn’t argue too much, because, well, it really is one of the most delicious inventions ever.

Fast forward to our lives today… in my house we eat almost entirely dairy-free. And my kids are still happy to come over for dinner because meals like this are still served here. Meals that are so creamy that nobody would believe there is no cream or cheese in them. This Dairy-Free Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken is a winner every time.

I’ve used this basic recipe for chicken, but as I sit here, I’m already imagining how …

Vegan Creamy Zoodles

The sauce on these Vegan Creamy Zoodles is so creamy and so delicious that you won’t even realize you are fueling your body with an amazingly healthy dish.

I’m a big fan of vegetable noodles… BUT not as a replacement for pasta. I mean, nothing can replace the greatest food on the planet… So, as long as these zoodles or noodles are not trying too hard to mimic my beloved pasta dishes, I’m happy.

So, why then do I say I love veggie noodles? Oh… let me count the ways:  I love serving all types of these amazingly colorful veggie spaghettis and noodles and rices as a side dish for just about everything. They can be served hot as a healthy side to chicken or eggplant Parmesan. When served chilled, they pair perfectly with whatever protein you are serving — BBQ anything, roasted fish, a veggie burger. Really, there are …

Vegan Burrito Bowls

These Vegan Burrito Bowls are healthy and delicious. The taste is incredible — sort of a Mexican-Asian party for your mouth. Oh, and did I mention how easy they are to make…?

Everything tastes better in a bowl. Everything is easier to make in a bowl. Everything is easier to eat in a bowl. Yes… I love my bowls…

My obsession with food bowls began many years ago, and now it seems it’s an actual real trend. Everywhere you go now, there are various bowls on menus — poke bowls, burrito bowls, Asian bowls, grain bowls, etc.

Have you jumped on the bowl bandwagon at home yet?

If not, this Vegan Burrito Bowl is the perfect starting point.

I’m someone who meal-preps… not for specific meals, but for everyday life. What I mean by this is that when I go to the market with my list (that I invariably don’t …

Radicchio Endive Salad

This Radicchio Endive Salad is perfect. It is easy, delicious, healthy, and so pretty to look at!

I am always in search of the perfect salad. But my idea of this perfect salad changes based on who I ‘m feeding, what I’m feeling, and what ingredients are fresh at the time. I guess that’s why I’m always chasing this perfection…

A few things remain constant in my salad game. I need to have several different textures in my salad. I need crunch and I need creamy and I need things with bite and I need things that are soft. Yes, I can be a ball-buster when it comes to my salads…

I also need several different types of flavors. I need something slightly bitter. And something sweet. Well… you get the picture. I need a variety of tastes and textures (I guess I could have just said that up front…).…

Flourless Chickpea Blondies

As soon as you taste these amazing Flourless Chickpea Blondies, you’ll wonder where they’ve been all your life.

One of the first recipes I ever posted when I first started my blog, was a recipe for Flourless Chickpea Blondies. A friend of mine, who was 16 years old at the time, gave me her recipe to try and I was hooked. (Thank you Jamie!) This was 8 years ago and I’ve been baking them ever since. Last week I decided to play around with the recipe to make it even more healing, and OMG they are sooooo good!

These blondies taste like the real thing. When you have people try them, don’t tell them what they are made of and they will never know that they are made out of chickpeas.

Trust me on this. In my house, when I just put a plate out on the counter, whatever it …