Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Cocoa-Nana Muffins

Get your chocolate fix with these easy and healthy muffins! Perfect for breakfast or packing in a lunchbox.  Warning: So yummy your children, spouses and or pets will try to steal them from your plate.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Raw Coffee Cake

Here is a recipe that’s gooey goodness will satisfy any sweet tooth. The perfect (secretly healthy) recipe for breakfast, snack or any time!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Vanilla Berry Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

It's summer and berries and watermelon are at the plenty!  You can make this recipe any time of year but there is something magical about using summer berries. I fun twist on chips and salsa!  We made these recipes in culinary camp this week, it was a huge hit and there wasn't a speck left.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Carrot Jam

Hello my name is Tara and I love jam. There, I said it.  I seriously cannot get enough of homemade jam. 

Carrots are a wonderful, almost always available fresh vegetable so this makes a great jam in most seasons. I made this recipe this weekend for our Yummy Sprout booth at the Madison Moms Blog Eggstravaganza with ingredients graciously provided by our local Whole Foods Market. I had quite a few people loving this jam on top of rice crackers with a bit of fresh carrot shreds on top, mmm just like carrot cake.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

PB and J Pizza

This recipe is one of my daughters' favorite lunches. Perfect for the weekend...what's better then ooey, gooey warm peanut butter and jelly on a sleepy Saturday?! Plus kids love helping make this recipe...

Monday, February 29, 2016

Farm Salad...Is is Summer Yet?

I am participating once again in the Wisconsin Whisk "all whisked up". A chance to make and share a recipe from another Whisk member. This month I was assigned the blog Wisconsin Fun Next Exit. The author Erica chronicles her food, travel and life adventures at her simple and chic space of the internet. Currently I'm dreaming of spring which melts into the long days of summer, soup and stew recipes...I'm kind of over you right now. I decided on a recipe Erica shared a few summers back when she worked on a farm in exchange for fresh veggies (sounds like a fun trade to me). I had to make a few changes because well it's February still here in Wisconsin but I tried to stay true to her recipe.  I love the homemade dressing...tangy and balances the greens well!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Very Berry Chia Pudding

One of the top viewed recipes here on Yummy Sprout is my Cinnamon Chia Pudding. It's velvety, creamy texture is fantastic. I think I may just have struck gold again with this recipe. Sweet, healthy, pink and so easy to make...what's not to love?

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Kale and Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers

This is my new favorite burger recipe!!  Healthy and beyond delicious, not much more you can ask for. My whole family loves them and you will too...

Kale and Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers
1 lb Ground Turkey Breast
1/2 cup roasted and pealed Sweet Potato
3/4 cup chopped Baby Kale

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie

This is my new favorite Holiday smoothie recipe!  Tastes like a decadent holiday drink from a fancy shop...except this recipe is loaded with healthy ingredients and takes less time to make than you would wait in line for it.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Food Allergies and the Holidays

The holidays are a happy and cheerful time. Family gatherings and festive food. Yet to many it's the festive food and holiday gatherings that can be a major source of anxiety. Having food allergies or intolerances can be a challenge any day but even more so when you are getting together with family and friends to share meals. 

I was honored to get the opportunity to chat with Meredith Barack on NBC15 yesterday about this very subject. We both have Celiac Disease, so the subject was near and dear to both of us.  Many people have expressed to me an interest in making some safe food for themselves or a loved one this Thanksgiving. Today I am sharing the three recipes that I made for the segment...