This Cardamom Granola with Almonds and Pistachios is incredibly addicting! It's Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, and Vegan. Eat it on top of yogurt, a smoothie bowl, or just by the handful. You're going to love it! ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Cardamom Granola with Almonds, Pistachios, and Raisins

February 11, 2014 17 comments

This Cardamom Granola with Almonds & Pistachios is addicting! It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan optional. Eat it on top of yogurt or just by the handful.   Holy Moly, I just made the best darn granola. Pretty much every day at work I snack on Greek yogurt. Usually I just add some berries with a pinch of stevia and cinnamon to sweeten it, but recently I’ve been craving some crunch. […]

Little Chef Big Bloopers

January 31, 2014 6 comments
Little Chef Big Bloopers

Last week at work I was telling my coworker, Lauren, about my incredibly disappointing dinner I made the night before. The shrimp was unpleasantly chewy and the salad turned out to be soggy and flavorless.  She was shocked and said, “Well, I am glad to know that even you have meals that don’t turn out well.” This was funny to me and I realized I needed to make one thing clear: […]

How to Make Overnight Oats

January 27, 2014 12 comments
How to Make Overnight Oats

Have you read about the Overnight Oats craze and now you’re interested in trying them? In this post I’ll show you the easiest way how to make overnight oats. You will need rolled oats, Greek yogurt, almond milk, and chia seeds.   I’ve been getting lots of questions on my Instagram about how I make my Overnight Oats. If you google “Overnight Oats” you will find hundreds of different ways to […]

Tandoori Chicken

January 23, 2014 4 comments
Tandoori Chicken

I have a new delicious chicken recipe for you! The past few weeks in LA have been particularly warm, so Travis and I decided it was a great excuse to use the grill last Saturday night. We made this delicious Tandoori Chicken that I adapted from an old Food and Wine issue. Recently, I’ve been making mostly slow cooker meals and stir frys with chicken, but for this meal I […]

Healthy Blondies

January 20, 2014 7 comments
These healthy blondies require NO flour, butter, or oil all thanks to one secret ingredient. Can you guess what it might be? // www.littlechefbigappetite.com

These healthy blondies require NO flour, butter, or oil all thanks to one secret ingredient. Can you guess what it might be? Recently, my friend from elementary school, Ben, reached out to me on Facebook after seeing my blog (Hi Ben!). I hadn’t heard from him in years, so when he asked me if I ever made my mom’s congo bars it brought back a flood of memories. I hadn’t […]

This Week’s Grocery Haul

January 13, 2014 8 comments
This Week's Grocery Haul

I have been getting a bunch of questions about how I grocery shop: Do I go to one store? Multiple? Do I always go prepared with a list or do I just wing it? So, I decided to answer a lot of those questions in this post by showing you this week’s grocery haul. I typically grocery shop once a week. I, most often, go to Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, or both. […]

Whole Wheat Lemon Blueberry Muffins

January 7, 2014 9 comments
Whole Wheat Lemon Blueberry Muffins

These healthy Whole Wheat Lemon Blueberry Muffins are jam-packed with delicious blueberries and whole grains. Unlike your average bakery muffin, these are a treat you can feel good about eating. I buy a ton of frozen berries and veggies. I use the berries in breakfast smoothies and on top of greek yogurt as a yummy snack. The veggies go into soups and stews or are just served as a quick […]

Eats Lately (2)

December 16, 2013 5 comments
Eats Lately (2)

I’ve been eating really well the last few weeks. Most food has been from my own kitchen, but some of it has been out with Travis, friends, and coworkers as well. Last Friday my office celebrated the holidays by decorating the office together with a tree, lights, presents, a Menorah, and best yet….cookie decorating! I was in charge of making the cookies, so a few coworkers came over the night […]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

December 10, 2013 1 comment
This Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe is a delicious and cozy meal to come home to on a winter evening. Brown ale gives the broth a delicious, rich flavor! l www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I think it is safe to say I am slow cooker obsessed. Let me preface all of this by saying, yes, I know I am WAAAAAY late to the slow cooker game. For a while now, everyone  has been telling me that I needed to get one. Given my busy work schedule and limited time in the evenings, I always acknowledged it would be a very helpful appliance to have […]

Healthy Brownie Bites

November 26, 2013 9 comments
Healthy Brownie Bites

These No-Bake Healthy Brownie Bites are a quick and easy raw vegan dessert. Made from only a handful of ingredients and no baking required, you can throw these brownie bites together in no time!   I have been seeing lots of raw vegan desserts pop up around the internet these days. Some of them intrigue me, but most of the time I sit there and question if combining XYZ ingredients […]