Garlic Butter Shrimp (Dairy-Free)

It's safe to say: we're officially shrimp addicts. With my health issues kind of "up in the air" right now -- and with the fact...

Crock-Pot Caribbean Black Beans

I am a believer in black beans. Okay... that sounds a little weird to say. But it's true. If you take a peek into our...

Crock-Pot Balsamic & Dijon Brussels Sprouts

One of my partner's favorite all-time vegetables is Brussels sprouts, much to our kids' dismay. Don't get me wrong: I enjoy a good sprout...

Crock-Pot African-Inspired Peanut Stew

It's been a hot minute since I've posted a recipe (or anything, really) on this blog, y'all. So here's a quick life...

Vegan Classic Vanilla Cupcakes (with Homemade Frosting)

After years of mastering various no-bake recipes and insisting to everyone around me (including my husband) that no, I do not enjoy...

Pickled White Onions

Every time my husband and I grab food from our local Whole Food Market restaurant, I always comment on how much I...

Vegan Mushroom Gravy

'Tis the season! We've started getting into the holiday spirit here in the Dayton household so that (a) we can squeeze in a few...

Vegan Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes

I've been on a baking kick lately! Really, I've just been trying to be as productive as possible... especially as we head...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

As a mom of three, I LOVE looking for ways to incorporate healthier ingredients into "dessert recipes" that will trick my kiddos...

Chunky Peach Salsa

This past weekend, the family and I ventured down to Apple Annie's Orchard to go fruit picking. This is a late-summer tradition of ours,...

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If you've been following my Instagram posts recently, then you know that I've been struggling with nutrition and energy since the birth of my son...

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Shortly before my son was born, my partner gave me a beautiful diamond ring to symbolize our love and commitment to one another. I...

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In a world filled with protein powders, greens, and superfoods... this recipe stands out among the rest. We're taking it back to basics and...