Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies are the perfect Fall treat! 

Fall is coming! Or at least that’s how the weather feels today here in Boston. I am lucky to have the best of both worlds; I have the joys of living in the city and the benefit of working far out in the suburbs near some great local farms, and with students (who are seriously just the best) who also bring me fresh eggs right from their backyards. What is better then that? Ideal to me, at least.

So today, as I made my daily stop at the local farm, I watched as they began loading up their bins with apples, and began making room for the pumpkins to start flying in. I can’t help but get excited. I love everything about the Fall season. From the produce, the baking, the sweater and boots weather, to the foliage- New Englanders, you feel me? Never saw foliage quite as beautiful until I moved here!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

You can’t go wrong with chocolate chip cookies, right?! No, you can’t. These are really just perfect. 

Soft, lightly sweetened, chocolate chip cookies!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
Yields 12
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  1. 1 cup blanched almond flour
  2. 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 tbsp coconut oil (or grass-fed butter)
  5. 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  6. 3 tablespoons raw honey or maple syrup
  7. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 1/8 tsp fine sea salt
  9. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  10. 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice, more to taste
  11. ¼ cup or more chocolate chips
  12. Optional: 1/4 to 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  13. Optional: Additional pumpkin pie spice sprinkled over cookies (I recommend!)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl sift together almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
  3. Add in pumpkin puree, egg, honey, oil, and vanilla. Mix to combine. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Drop tablespoons of dough on a lined baking sheet (I cover mine with my slip at or parchment paper), and lightly flatten.
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until cooked through to your desired amount.
  6. Let cool and serve.
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Get ready for the Fall cooking and baking to start, my friends! But first, enjoy your Labor Day weekend (full of those summer-y foods). Then get back to thinking apples, cranberries, pears, pumpkin, sweet potato, and butternut squash. Are you as ready as me? Any requests?

Spicy Ahi Tuna Burgers with Pickled Cabbage, Avocado, and Spicy Mayo

Dinner is served, my friends! Ahi Tuna Burgers with homemade pickled cabbage, spicy mayo, and avocado on my Loaded ‘Everything’ Cauliflower Rolls. Anything goes good on the rolls, but you can’t go wrong with a spin on seafood burgers. This recipe is inspired by one of my favorite meals at a local Boston restaurant.

Spicy Ahi Tuna Burgers with Homemade Pickled Cabbage on "Everything Bagel" Cauliflower Rolls |

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Spicy Ahi Tuna Burgers with Pickled Cabbage
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  1. 1 lb. Sushi-grade Yellowfin Ahi Tuna, ground
  2. 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  3. 2 tbsp scallions, chopped
  4. 1 tsp sriracha (optional)
  5. 1 egg
  6. 2 tsp organic corn meal (or flour of choice)
  7. 1/8 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  8. 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
For the pickled cabbage
  1. 2 cups cabbage, shredded
  2. 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  3. 1 tsp raw honey
  4. 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  5. Himalayan sea salt, to taste
  6. Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Spicy Mayo
  1. 2 tbsp homemade mayo
  2. 1 tsp sriracha (more to taste)
Ahi Tuna Burger
  1. Take your tuna steaks and dice into pieces
  2. In a food processor, pulse tuna until ground
  3. In a bowl combine tuna with garlic, scallions, egg, corn meal, salt and pepper
  4. Form into patties and grill for 3 minutes on each side (this keeps them still pink inside)
Pickled Cabbage
  1. In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix well
  2. Place in air-tight container in refrigerator for at least 2-4 hours, or leave overnight
Spicy Mayo
  1. In a bowl combine homemade mayonnaise and sriracha
  2. Mix well and store in fridge until ready to use
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‘Everything Bagel’ Topped Cauliflower Rolls [VIDEO]

Growing up in New York, the “everything” bagel was my go-to sandwich bread. A toasted egg everything or a whole wheat everything… You name it, I loved it. These Everything Bagel topped Cauliflower Rolls are low carb, paleo-friendly, and a perfect roll alternative.


Everything Bagel Cauliflower Rolls

Now, you know I don’t eat those bagels anymore, not even the gluten-free ones, so I bring to you an alternative that is really so beyond good! When these rolls were baking in the oven my whole apartment smelled like those glorious everything bagels I loved so much.

Everything Bagel Cauliflower RollsCheers to another delicious and healthy alternative!

Everything Bagel Cauliflower Rolls 

Everything Bagel Cauliflower Rolls

‘Everything Bagel’ Cauliflower Rolls

Preparation 10
Cook Time 30
Serving Size
Total Servings 4     adjust proportions


  • 1 head cauliflower, 3 cups riced
  • 3 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (black and white)
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet.
  2. In a food processor, or using a hand grater, pulse/grate cauliflower until rice consistency.
  3. In a bowl combine eggs, cauliflower rice, almond flour, coconut flour, garlic powder, and salt,
  4. In a separate bowl combine "everything" topping ingredients.
  5. Roll cauliflower mixture into even sized balls and lay onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle "everything" topping and slightly press them into the top,
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Optional: For extra crisp rolls, remove from baking sheet and broil on high for 3 minutes with the buns directly on the oven rack.
  8. Remove from baking sheet and let cool directly on a cooling rack.
  9. Serve as rolls with your meal, or serve as bread with your favorite sandwich ingredients.
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Everything Bagel Cauliflower Rolls