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Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

Yes, chocolate chip quinoa cookies! When I was 5 years old, I earned the nickname Cookie Monster from my grandfather, after he caught me repeatedly sneaking chocolate chip cookies from the dining room table. I wasn’t tall enough to actually see the table… But that doesn’t mean I didn’t know what was up there! Fast […]

Gluten Free Cupcakes

There have been quite a few requests for a basic vanilla gluten free cupcakes recipe. To be honest, I went through many failed gluten free cupcake attempts before arriving at the recipe posted below. One experiment was too dry; another too crumbly; still another tasted like plaster of Paris poured into cupcake liners and baked. (In case […]

Cookie Dough Brownies

When I was really young, I had an imaginary friend. His name was Zozo, and he enjoyed getting me into trouble. Some of his antics included drawing on the walls of my room with permanent marker, telling the babysitter I had no bedtime, pulling my little sister’s hair, and sneaking so many tastes of cookie […]

How to Cook Kale

Every now and then, someone finds this site while google searching for “how to cook kale.” How to cook kale? It’s incredibly easy! I make the following recipe at least every other week (sometimes substituting other greens for the kale), and it’s probably one of the simplest things you’ll ever try. Yet at the same time, the recipe tastes […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Imagine a pie that tastes like the filling of a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup and you’ll come pretty close to this no-bake chocolate peanut butter pie. Dark chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and a secret healthy ingredient none of your guests will ever notice. Although there’s another recipe for no-bake peanut butter pie already on the […]

The Top 10 Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts of the Year

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Mocha Chocolate Mug Cake Red Velvet Cupcakes (no food coloring!) Healthy Chocolate Mousse Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies (no oil) Flourless Chocolate Cookies Frozen Hot Chocolate Sex in a Pan Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Pie And below are twenty more healthy Valentine’s Day desserts, because it was impossible to choose just […]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

True story: I was once on national television… in my underwear. 😕 It was when I was 5 years old, on a popular children’s show similar to Sesame Street. The goal of the segment was to teach young children how to get dressed by themselves: this was in the early 90s, therefore footage is thankfully […]

Healthy Chocolate Lava Cake

I’m in Valentine’s Day mode. Fresh berries, red wine, an exorbitant amount of dark chocolate… Really, I guess that’s my everyday mode. But honestly what’s the point of waiting until February 14th? This quick chocolate lava cake is easy to make, secretly good for you, and deliciously rich. Top it with Healthy Chocolate Sauce to make it […]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

Just 5 Ingredients. That’s all you need for this creamy, rich, chocolatey, peanut buttery chocolate chip peanut butter cheese ball. Five ingredients, easy for holidays or potlucks + no baking required! It literally tastes like a giant ball of peanut butter cheesecake! I made the peanut butter cheese ball for a Super Bowl party, but it would fit […]