Lemon Cookie Dough Bites

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Easy to make. Easy to store. Easy to eat. Lemon might be the most underrated dessert flavor of all time. I’m sorry to say I’ve neglected it on this blog, having posted only a handful of lemon recipes (my favorite of which is the Healthy Lemon Squares recipe) in over six years of blogging.  But […]

Hearty Vegetable Miso Soup Recipe

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Of all the places I’ve been, Japan is most definitely among my favorites. I was lucky enough to spend five years of my childhood in the country, meaning its culture has greatly impacted the way I learn, communicate, and view the world even to this day. Modern yet traditional, fast-paced yet serene, Japan is a […]

Frosted Mint Chocolate Double Layer Cake

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Would you ever guess this decadent double layer cake is healthy? That it’s not completely over-the-top loaded with oil, sugar, calories, and fat? Or that each slice has over 5 grams of fiber, 15% of the RDA for iron, and contains healthy MCFAs? Or that the luxurious frosting can be completely sugar-free? And most importantly… Yes, […]

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

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Some people love cold weather. Unfortunately, I am not one of these people. Every winter when I walk outside and the bitter cold slams into my face, I silently vow to relocate to a warm and tropical location… as soon as is humanly possible. Somehow I ended up in Washington, D.C. Not really sure what […]

Single Serving Cinnamon Roll

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Today’s guest post comes from a new friend I met just last week on Instagram. Immediately, I fell in love with not only the beautiful photography on her blog, but also with her catchy—and often humorous—writing style (see below). Oh, and the fact that she has a recipe for single-serving cinnamon rolls… How can you […]

Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]