Super Seedy Bars

I feel like I’m always describing my recipes as “super easy” and “really simple”. Not to sound like a broken record, but this one is easy AND simple. What can I say? I feel like good healthy food doesn’t need to be complicated in order to be delicious. So I’m just going to keep on…

What’s in my Grocery Basket?

This week’s basket was a tiny one… I decided to change-up my routine so I perused around Mother’s Market, an Orange County natural food lover’s favorite. It’s mostly my favorite because it’s the only place I’ve found around here that has Lulu’s Raw Maca Buttercups. INCREDIBLE (ever notice how that word has the word EDIBLE in it?……

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread with Orange Glaze

  Here’s a fun, festive treat for the weekend. I know it’s not particularly “cool” out here in California, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from enjoying as many pumpkin-related treats as possible this season 🙂 Here are some past Clean Plate Pumpkin favorites! Cinnamon Pumpkin Chipotle Soup Pumpkin Butter Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Pumpkin Pie Smoothie…

Ginger Butternut Squash Tart

If you are reading from a place that isn’t 99 degrees, then I suggest you make this dessert. For those of you residing in Southern California; Bake at your own risk. I had an itch to create a sweet treat with butternut squash and lots of fresh ginger. The result was an (almost) pumpkin pie. Seriously….

The Clean Slate Day 26 and a Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

Home Stretch! 4 more days! Honestly, the food part isn’t hard at all. Sure, there have been some sugar slips here and there, but all in all it has been a breeze. The HARDEST thing is keeping away from my phone in the car and meditating! I seriously need to renew my resolve to meditate…

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Fall has officially “fallen” around here. Not that it’s cold or anything… let’s be real, this is Southern California. The seasons are Cool, Cool and Foggy, Warm and Sunny, Hot, Warm and Windy. And at any point in those seasons we could just be Warm. If you’ve grown up here, you can smell when the seasons change….

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

So I know green smoothies are all the rage these days, but really, who doesn’t love a great orange smoothie every once in a while. Especially made with pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and carrot juice! So bust out that can of pumpkin that never got used after the holidays and put it to good use. No…

Pumpkin Chili

Chili is a great solution to any freezing winter evening. This chili is wonderful for the holiday season because of the addition of pumpkin and warming holiday spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Enjoy with some sweet potato fries and top with avocado for a completely satisfying meal. Pumpkin Chili 1 lb. ground beef 1…

Cinnamon Chipotle Pumpkin Soup

I think we’ve officially reached fall-time here by the beach. I mean, the temperature hasn’t risen over 80 degrees in at least 2 weeks. Oh, autumn in Orange County. Here’s an idea: This recipe will definitely help you contribute to your awesome day. Why? Well, for starters, it’s obscenely simple. Like… a caveman could do…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins remind me of a friend. This friend is probably one of the funniest, most creative, and longest lasting friends I have ever had. She’s fantastic. And it just so happens that the flavor marriage of pumpkin and chocolate is her favorite thing… (well, one of her favorite things.) This friend is Kiki. You should…