Curry sunflower hummus

Change out your normal chickpea hummus and make it out of sunflower seeds instead! Curry + cayenne spices give it an extra kick of flavor. | @trialandeater

Change out your normal chickpea hummus and make it out of sunflower seeds instead! Curry + cayenne spices give it an extra kick of flavor. I stopped by a vegan restaurant earlier this summer and had a meal that included a curry sunflower hummus. Up until that moment, I didn't even realize people made hummus out of sunflower seeds, but it was so good I knew I was going to have to try to make it myself. One thing I learned about sunflower seeds is that you are supposed to soak them for 6-8 hours (as you are with most nuts and seeds) to aid proper digestion. So naturally, this recipe kept falling lower on my "to-try" list until I finally had enough foresight to soak the seeds ahead of … [Read More...]

Grown up grilled cheese with two sauces two cheese, and two fruits. Loaded with flavor!

Grown up grilled cheese

Grown up grilled cheese with two sauces, two types of cheese, and two kinds of fruits (including tomato). Loaded with flavor! It was supposed to thunderstorm here all day yesterday. I was … [Read More...]

Spicy summer grits. Creamy grits with jalapeno and fresh corn. This will change how you feel about grits! @trialandeater

Spicy summer grits

Spicy summer grits - Creamy grits with jalapeno and fresh corn. This will change how you feel about grits! Perhaps it's a bit presumptuous for me to say this dish will change how you feel about … [Read More...]

Lemon blueberry cookies - fresh blueberries and a light lemon flavor in a cookie that tastes like a muffin top! @trialandeater

Lemon blueberry cookies

Lemon blueberry cookies - fresh blueberries and a light lemon flavor in a cookie that tastes like a muffin top! It appears I may have a bit of a blueberry obsession. First there was blueberry … [Read More...]

Heirloom tomato tart with homemade puff pastry, vegan pesto, and heirloom tomatoes. Delicious! @trialandeater

Heirloom tomato tart

Heirloom tomato tart with homemade puff pastry, vegan pesto, and heirloom tomatoes. Delicious! If you've been following along, we started this week with homemade puff pastry, a vegan almond … [Read More...]

Basil spinach almond pesto. Don't have pine nuts? No problem! @trialandeater

Basil spinach almond pesto

(Vegan) Basil spinach almond pesto. Don't have pine nuts? Or parmesan? No problem! You can still make a basil pesto spread, no cheese or pine nuts required! Part 1 of my "make everything from … [Read More...]

Rough puff pastry - make your own puff pastry dough in less time than you think! | @trialandeater

Rough puff pastry

Rough puff pastry - make your own homemade puff pastry dough in less time than you think! Flashback to a few days ago: me, standing in the frozen section of the grocery store. Puff pastry dough … [Read More...]

Quick and easy zucchini boats - a healthy meal or snack ready in 5 minutes! Endless options for toppings! | trialandeater.com

Quick and easy zucchini boats

Quick and easy zucchini boats - a healthy meal or snack that will be ready in just 5 minutes! Endless options for toppings and an excellent way to use your zucchini harvest! Zucchini is … [Read More...]

Easy honey baked peaches with brie and optional thyme. 3 (or 4) ingredient sweet and healthy treat! | trialandeater.com

Easy honey baked peaches

Easy honey baked peaches with brie and (optional) thyme. 3 (or 4) ingredient sweet and healthy treat! Helloooo peaches! FUN FACT about me: When I was in college and too lazy to cook, I once (maybe … [Read More...]