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Chocolate Earth Balls!

Environmentalism is a cause everyone should champion. Issues such as global warming, polluted air, and disappearing resources affect all of us, not just the crazy health nuts like me! Today, I’d planned to make globe cupcakes, using this recipe. The holiday snuck up too quickly, though, and I ran out of time. But I couldn’t miss […]

The cutest post ever?

I love cute things. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Tokyo, Japan: home of Hello Kitty, Super Mario, and world capital of all things super-cute. In any case, I now own the five most adorable animal figurines on what I’m pretty sure is the face of the entire planet. It’s all thanks to my […]

Blogging as a full-time job (part 2)

Breakfast: Today’s breakfast was this recipe: Eggless Breakfast Scramble. See? Proof that I don’t just eat chocolate . (It’s an older recipe, with terribly old photos, but I still love it. There are actually quite a few old recipes on the site that I missed when archiving the recipe page, and so I’m trying to go […]

A Day in the Life

Normally, the main subjects of my posts are the recipes. I’m actually somewhat shy and don’t like a lot of attention on myself. But many people have asked what I do as a full-time blogger. I do not just sit around and eat cookies all day. (Too bad, ‘cause that would be fun.) I work […]

My Crazy Easter

It started with chocolate. And bunny ears and cupcake liners and flip-flops. (I have to return the flip-flops. Darn you, wide feet!) It also started with rain. Lots and lots of rain, but thankfully Easter itself wasn’t dreary at all. Some highlights: I made these for breakfast: Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes My sister flew in from Boston, and […]

My Favorite Easter Desserts

From carrot cake to chocolate… I love the Easter season for many reasons: pastel colors, adorable baby animals (bunnies! sheep! chicks!), the symbolism of renewal and rebirth (both the Christian significance and the rebirth of flowers, wildlife, and springtime—the word Easter is derived from the goddess of spring, Eastre.) And Easter-themed foods: chocolate, carrot cake, chocolate, chocolate. […]

Why I’m no longer a vegan

I like burgers too much. Mmmmm burgers… But wait! Of course today is April Fool’s Day, and the burgers are actually whoopie pies. Mmmm chocolate burgers. Who needs meat when you can have chocolate??   Hamburger Whoopie Pies (makes 12 circles) Based on these: S’mores Whoopie Pies. 1/4 cup milk of choice scant 1 tsp vinegar […]

Behind the Scenes

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. So, I was thinking… In my future recipe posts, would you be interested in seeing more photos of the process, as opposed to just the final product? Would that be at all helpful? I’m warning you: the recipe-process photos won’t be pretty. I usually cook in my very tiny and […]

Special Diets: Eating Out

Lunch Date! Yesterday, I had lunch with my friend Sarah. I’m often asked by people on special diets (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.) for advice on going out to eat with others who don’t follow any specific diet. As far as being a vegetarian or vegan, it’s actually pretty east once you get the hang of […]

My Coffee-Flavored Recipes

** My blog was being very grouchy yesterday.** The home page decided it would be fun to vanish for a few hours, taking my header and all the recipes with it. Not so fun for anyone trying to access a specific recipe, and I am so sorry about the inconvenience. With the help of Servint […]

How to have a Chocolate St. Patrick’s Day!

This is going to be one green post. I think green foods are my favorite: Kale, broccoli, zucchini… And mint-chocolate chip!! Healthy Shamrock Shakes Have you ever tried a McDonalds’ shamrock shake? I actually haven’t, but I make this shake at least once a month. It is so incredibly delicious… and so vibrantly green! Mint-Chocolate […]

$100 online shopping spree (giveaway!)

What would you do with $100? Nowadays, sadly, $100 can go pretty quickly. It’d be gone in a matter of minutes at Whole Foods. Or j crew. Anthropologie? Forget it… I won’t even let myself go into that store! $100 would buy me a pant leg. And what could I do with just one pant […]

High Calorie Recipes

Feels like forever since my last post. Really, though, it’s only been two days. I left the last post up for a bit because of its important message, and also because this gave me a chance to thoroughly read through all of the heartfelt and personal comments so many people took time to leave. It […]

How to gain weight on a healthy diet

Does healthy eating = low-calorie eating? It can… but it depends a great deal on the individual person. In many cases, I’d argue that a low-calorie diet is not ideal for optimum health (such as the case of an athlete, a growing child or teen, an underweight or healthy-weight adult, etc.). Today’s post is going […]

Throw an Oscars Theme Party!

(Note: If you only read my site for new recipes, rest assured there’ll be a new recipe posted both tomorrow and Tuesday!) I had fun with this post. Theme parties are always fun to plan, and virtual theme parties are even better. (No mess!) But I did run into a little trouble, having only seen […]