Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Milk

I have loved to cook for as long as I can remember, but baking is a whole other story. My mom and grandmother were both great bakers (pumpkin pie was always a crowd favorite) and they used to let me help in the kitchen as a kid. I remember standing on a chair against the counter and my mom teaching me how to make pie crust. It is the only thing that has stuck with me over the years, so I decided to put what they taught me to the test and try making a pumpkin pie!

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Creamy Cauliflower + Purple Potato Soup

It took until mid-October for the temperature to drop in New York City, but the fall weather is finally in full swing! Fall has always been my favorite season. It brings back so many good memories growing up in New England — pick-your-own farms and hay rides galore! Growing up, my family belonged to a CSA (community support agriculture) and would pick up our 'share' of in-season produce every week from our local farm. As you can imagine, I was a big fan of being part of a CSA and loved seeing what we would bring home in our weekly haul of produce. Nothing beat the colors in the fall baskets!

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No-Bake Blueberry Coconut Cheesecake Bars

Awhile back, I saw a layered blueberry no-bake cheesecake on Pinterest and was obsessed with how it looked. I never made that recipe, but I remember some of the components and adapted it to fit my blueberry coconut dream for some bars. I am not much of a baker... which is why this recipe is perfect - no-bake, no problem! (Plus i'm going on month 5 with no stove or oven... so I couldn't bake even if I wanted to!)

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Berry Acai Super Bowl

Acai bowls have been a food craze for some time now. I remember having my first acai bowl when I was in high school and then seeing them everywhere when I was in Hawaii on vacation with my family (around 2009). Acai is a super food - packed with Vitamin K, C, A, B6, Omega-6, Omega-9, Potassium, Magnesium, antioxidants, etc. The acai berry is made up of 70% fat, which is actually why it is practically impossible to get your hands on the fresh berries in the US.

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Stacked Veggie Burger

I assembled this crazy, big veggie burger and wanted to share all the components with you. If you have all the ingredients on hand, or even switch it up with some of your own additions, you are in for one of the most satisfying veggie burgers that is so simple and quick to assemble. I added my own homemade hummus - the recipe is posted below - and topped it with ALL the goods. 

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Berry Vanilla Chia Smoothie

If you've been keeping up with my Instagram posts and stories lately, you know that I've been on a major smoothie kick. I am constantly trying new variations of my favorite smoothies, but this recipe is one for the books. The chia seeds and ALOHA Vanilla Bean Protein powder are both packed with magnesium (among other things), which is great for increasing energy and helping digestion. This smoothie is so creamy and refreshing, and gives you the perfect fuel to start your day!

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Power Protein Bars

Finding a quality protein bar in the grocery store can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a hay stack. There are a few brands that I really love, but a lot of them are filled with sugars, preservatives, artificial flavors, or inadequate protein sources. After talking to one of my friends, who goes out of her way every week to find protein energy balls/bars, I decided to take a stab at making my own. I'm so glad I did because I discovered how easy it is to make nutritious, protein-packed, energy bars that don't have any of the fillers and crap that I'm always trying to avoid.

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