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Guess where I am!

A big thank you to whomever put this recipe on Pinterest. All of a sudden, it’s getting a ridiculously crazy amount of views, which is really exciting. Even more exciting was getting to meet the world’s largest rooster: Actually, the chickens pretty much ignored me. The pigs were much friendlier: I had to make a […]

Pumpkin Cookie Dough Ice Cream

It’s pumpkin AND cookie dough. So it’s pretty much guaranteed to be awesome. Like getting to eat your pumpkin pie and your ice cream all in one little scoop. Or two big scoops. One won’t be enough.   Pumpkin Cookie Dough Ice Cream (gluten-free) 1/2 cup milk of choice, or coconut milk or nondairy creamer […]

Copycat Amy’s Mexican Tamale Pies

They are almost too cute to eat. Almost, but not quite. And when you see how easy these little pies are to prepare, you might give up buying frozen meals for good. They take just THREE simple steps, the first of which is to simply throw a bunch of cans into a pot and wait. […]

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake – luxuriously smooth, and surprisingly good for you! Did you know it’s possible to make a delightfully rich and creamy cheesecake with absolutely no cream cheese whatsoever? The resulting Greek yogurt cheesecake is nutritious and filling, with a deliciously creamy custard texture that makes it more like a cheese pie than a cheesecake. The Greek […]

Win a new Cuisinart Food Processor!

It’s no secret. I love my food processor. Some of my recipes—like the Peanut Butter Blondies—even go as far as to specifically state that you must use a food processor to make them. This isn’t because I’m trying to be difficult; there are certain cases when a blender just won’t cut it (no pun intended). […]

Healthy Makeover: Pumpkin Spice Frappuccinos

This is what happens when Summer meets Fall: Hellooooo Fall. Yes, Fall is fast approaching, meaning it’s once again time for comfy boots and sweaters, crisp and juicy apples, tangerine leaves that get lost in the whistling breeze… And pumpkin. Lots and lots of pumpkin. What better way to welcome Fall than with a homemade Pumpkin […]

Creamy Coffee Fudge Frosting

Look closely… What do you see in this photo? Do you see… A. unicorns and rainbows? B. flying puppies? C. Brownies iced in thick fudgey frosting, without ANY butter or sugar? Hopefully you see the third choice: a decadent coffee fudge frosting recipe that is made without powdered sugar and without butter or shortening. Yet […]

Homemade Frozen Yogurt

Homemade Frozen Yogurt – creamy, dreamy, and so easy to make! Just 2 ingredients to homemade frozen yogurt! And the BEST part is that you can customize the base for almost any flavor. Strawberry frozen yogurt, chocolate frozen yogurt, peanut butter frozen yogurt (my personal favorite), mocha java chip frozen yogurt, cake batter frozen yogurt… […]

Panda Express Orange Sauce

Last night, our kitchen magically morphed into healthy Panda Express: I remember the exact day Panda Express showed up at our local shopping mall. I was in 7th grade—the age where girls ditch their parents, get glammed up in more makeup than kabuki performers, and hang out at the mall every single weekend, feeling incredibly cool […]

Single Serving Recipes!

New page! Now, if you click on the recipe page at the top of the blog, you’ll see a new Single Lady category that will look something like this:           Single Lady Cupcake                                    Carrot Cake for One                              Funfetti Cupcake           Chocolate-Chip Pumpkin Muffin              One Minute Chocolate Cake                      Skinny Jelly Roll           Banana Bread Cupcake                           Blueberry Muffin                                    […]

Chocolate “Protein” Milkshake

It’s the chocolate protein shake that tastes like a chocolate milkshake… And because there’s actually no protein powder in the recipe, you don’t get that chalky aftertaste present in most chocolate protein shakes. You just feel like you’re drinking a chocolate milkshake. Yes, a chocolate milkshake. Hopefully I didn’t worry you with my last post. […]

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

I need to tell you something… and it’s pretty shocking. You might want to sit down for this. There’s more to life than chocolate. I didn’t believe it either, until I tried this rich and creamy no-bake peanut butter pie. It’ll only take one bite to convince you: There is life outside Planet Chocolate. For my […]

My Birthday

Birthday highlights: Breakfast was an old favorite: Homemade Banana Yogurt. With extra banana, sliced strawberries, cacao nibs, and a homemade granola recipe (going in the cookbook). Not pictured: A side of Ezekiel toast spread with Nutzo nut butter. Not exactly the fanciest of birthday breakfasts, but it was delicious nonetheless. During the day I went […]

Black Bean Brownies – No Flour Required!

Black Bean Brownies – the ultra fudgy and decadent chocolate treat.   EDIT: Thank you to everyone who has been asking… After more than a year in the works, Katie’s second cookbook, Hello Breakfast! is finally available! Based on your feedback, every single recipe in the book comes with complete nutrition facts including calories, total fat, carbohydrates, protein, and […]

Frozen S’mores on a Stick

This is how we make s’mores in Texas, where it’s much too hot for campfires:                                   No, not really. Really, I made these frozen s’mores pops for a friend’s Labor Day party, for all the kids in attendance. Someone […]

Vegan Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt?

Unhappy feet. As a runner, I think I’m in good shape. But every time I go to NYC I’m reminded there’s a whole new meaning to the idea of being in shape! (Fuschia dress courtesy of Gap… on sale! Orange bag courtesy of Organic Avenue. Who needs a $150 Coach bag when you can use […]

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