Southwest Sweet Potato Black Bean Dip

This delicious sweet potato black bean dip is loaded with flavor and perfect served with tortilla chips, as a side or as a topping for salads and tacos. Recipe from Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking. 

This delicious sweet potato black bean dip is loaded with flavor and perfect served with tortilla chips, as a side or as a topping for salads and tacos. #glutenfree #vegan

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but my friend Dana of Minimalist Baker has a new cookbook out — Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-Based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes. I was gifted a copy a few weeks ago while I was in Portland visiting and I’m in love with it.

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Since being home I’ve thumbed through the pages of the book multiple times and it’s ah-MA-zing. Seriously, Dana is a genius in the kitchen (and behind the camera) and the cookbook is filled with delicious, plant-based (vegan) recipes and most of them are gluten-free as well. I’m not sure if it’s the beautiful photos or the vast amount of recipes to choose from (there’s over 100), but I was having the hardest time deciding what to try first. I had Dana recommend a few of her favorite recipes from the book and finally narrowed it down to this Southwest Sweet Potato Black Bean Dip.

If you’ve been reading EBF for any amount of time you know that I’m a sweet potato lover… especially when they’re roasted to perfection. As soon as I noticed that this dip called for roasted sweet potatoes with maple syrup and spices I was sold!

This delicious sweet potato black bean dip is loaded with flavor and perfect served with tortilla chips, as a side or as a topping for salads and tacos. #glutenfree #vegan

Healthy Breakfast Casserole

This make ahead healthy breakfast casserole is flavorful, cheesy, packed with protein and much lighter than traditional breakfast casseroles. Perfect for brunch and serving a crowd! 

This make ahead healthy breakfast casserole is flavorful, cheesy, packed with protein and much lighter than traditional breakfast casseroles. Perfect for serving a crowd!

Just in case you needed a reminder… Mother’s Day is this weekend!! Yup, it’s officially time to mark your calendar and start planning something special. If breakfast in bed or brunch is on your agenda, I have the perfect healthy breakfast casserole filled with eggy, cheesy goodness for you.

It’s easy peasy, can be made ahead of time and is sure to delight mom.

This make ahead healthy breakfast casserole is flavorful, cheesy, packed with protein and much lighter than traditional breakfast casseroles. Perfect for brunch and serving a crowd!

The idea for this dish started over Easter. We spent the weekend with Alyssa and her family at their house in North Carolina. Her mom had sausage strata planned for Easter brunch so Alyssa and I helped make them the night before. We made two, one with regular bread and one with gluten-free bread.

I’ve made baked egg dishes before, but never a strata so I was intrigued and excited to try it. We let the casseroles sit in the fridge overnight and then baked them up the next morning after church. I had the gluten-free version and holy moly, it was so good! Since Easter I’ve been wanting to make a version to share with you all and decided now would be the perfect time given Mother’s Day is this weekend.

This make ahead healthy breakfast casserole is flavorful, cheesy, packed with protein and much lighter than traditional breakfast casseroles. Perfect for brunch and serving a crowd!

I’m a big fan of egg dishes in general, but I love the little bread chunks in this type of strata — especially the pieces on top that stick out of the egg mixture and get a little toasted and crunchy. You know how I feel about crunchy things!! <3

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