Pumpkin Chocolate Mousse Pie

Tonight I am going to a dinner party, and I was asked to bring a pumpkin dessert.  That is how this pumpkin chocolate mousse pie came about.  It’s got a chocolate pecan crust, a rich pumpkin mousse for the filling, and a chocolate drizzle on top.  So yum!!

You can tell by the picture that I may have gone a little crazy with the chocolate.  I’m sure the guests won’t complain!

pumpkin chocolate mousse pie

This healthy pie may look fancy, but it’s super simple to whip up!  There is actually no baking required.  You can make it ahead of time and pull it out when you are ready to eat.  It happens to be vegan, gluten free AND paleo approved!

This pie would be a great dessert for Thanksgiving as well.  It’s a great alternative to traditional pumpkin pie and great for chocolate lovers! Since there is no baking required, making this leaves the oven free to cook all those yummy Thanksgiving eats. I hope you enjoy it!


Mushroom Lentil Potato Stew

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by USA Pulses and Pulse Canada, but opinions are all my own.

Now that it’s officially Fall, I can share lots of soup and stew recipes.  Starting with this Mushroom Lentil Potato Stew!  This meal is so hearty and it will keep you full for quite some time.


The lentils make the soup by adding lots of protein and fiber!  Lentils, along with beans, dry peas and chickpeas, all fall under the category of pulses.

Did you know that 2016 is the International Year of the Pulses? In addition to this healthy soup recipe, I am here to tell you all about pulses.


Maple Pecan Sea Salt KIND Bars

I get lots of requests for recipes and I make a note of all of them.  This Maple Pecan Sea Salt KIND Bars recipe was a reader request.  This is my copycat version of the store bought KIND bars.  I love the sweet and salty combo!

All you need is 7 simple ingredients to make them. No baking required!

maple pecan sea salt KIND bars

These are perfect for snacking.  This KIND bar recipe is vegan, gluten free and paleo.  Also free of refined sugar.