Sunshine & Sustainable Living

Recipes

The Big Italian Salad

The Big Italian Salad

I love a big salad—one loaded with all of the things. After a busy weekend, I was craving a bowl full of fresh, real, and satisfying food. This salad was just that. It really did fill me up and give me energy to continue on […]

Easy Breakfast Bars

Easy Breakfast Bars

These breakfast bars have saved many-a-morning around here. We all have those days when we are running out the door and just need something super quick. Instead of reaching for the sugary granola bar or instant oatmeal packet, make a batch of these and save […]

Mini Burger Sliders

Mini Burger Sliders

Nothing says weekend food around here like our mini burgers. We have fun whipping these up Saturday afternoons and going all out with the toppings. Having delicious gluten free buns to pair with our burgers make them that much better. Eating mini burgers with all […]

The Best Granola

The Best Granola

We love our granola around here. It makes a perfect smoothie bowl topper, yummy cereal substitute, or (my favorite way) easy snack by the handful. I try to keep a couple mason jars full of homemade granola for when the cravings set in. This recipe […]

Dirty-Chai Pancakes with Blueberry-Pomegranate Compote

Dirty-Chai Pancakes with Blueberry-Pomegranate Compote

I made these pancakes this morning in an attempt to expand my gluten-free pancake skills, and was so blown away by how delicious they were that I had to share asap. These pancakes have incredible flavor- like a mixture of spiced chai lattes and Christmas […]

Chocolate – Zucchini Porridge

Chocolate – Zucchini Porridge

On cold winter mornings, I crave big bowls of steamy porridge (which, for me, means a variety of grain bowls, including the common oats). This particular recipe was created one morning when I had planned on making chocolate zucchini bread… and realized I was out […]

Blender Banana Pancakes

Blender Banana Pancakes

Banana pancakes were a Saturday morning ritual when I was in college. Mark came to visit most Saturdays and we indulged in pancakes together before adventuring off to whatever activities we had planned for the day. These banana pancakes are quick and easy to make—perfect […]

My Post-Workout Protein Smoothie

My Post-Workout Protein Smoothie

My Post-Workout Protein Smoothie One of the best feelings after finishing a workout is sitting down to a big, cold, protein smoothie. Eating within 45 minutes of my workout is pretty important to me. Everyone has their sweet spot, but I find that when I […]

Fluffy Gluten-Free Waffles with Caramelized Bananas

Fluffy Gluten-Free Waffles with Caramelized Bananas

Friends, today I present to you the best gluten-free waffles you may ever try. No jokes here – this breakfast is the real deal. It is fluffy, perfectly spiced, and easy to make (seriously—your kitchen will not be full of dishes when these are finished!). […]

Sweet-Potato Walnut Brownies

Sweet-Potato Walnut Brownies

I am a girl who loves good brownies. We’re talking chocolaty, slightly chewy, thick, and moist (sorry for those of you who hate that word!). Brownies, in my opinion, should not be hard to make and everyone should have a great go-to recipe for those […]