Chai Banana Bread with Pumpkin Cream Cheese

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I can’t keep up with mercurial October… The month started out amazingly, so I was caught completely off guard when it quickly turned dark and painful without warning. Yet suddenly it changed again. Albeit a colossal cliché, the idea that when one door closes another one opens has proven true for me twice now in three […]

Chocolate Chip Cherry Granola Bars

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I secretly love awkward situations. Maybe not right while they’re happening… But when you look back, the awkward moments are the ones that always make for the best stories. This past Saturday I was meeting a friend for dinner and arrived early at the restaurant. (I’m always early to everything.) By the time my cell […]

Mocha Coconut Macaroons

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If you couldn’t tell, I kind of really love coconut. Just kind of. Coconut: the other white meat In my world, coconut could be its own food group; I love it almost as much as I love chocolate. Please note, I did say almost. Let’s not take things too far. Anyway it’s not like I must choose between […]

Fudge Brownie Chocolate Protein Bars

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Rich, chocolatey, fudgy, gooey, sinfully delicious chocolate protein bars… 3 Steps To Instant Popularity: Step One: Take a class trip to a remote location. Bonus points if the trip lasts more than a week, and double bonus points if the trip includes bus rides of 5 hours or more. Step Two: Bring along a stash of […]

Homemade Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Pops

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These pudding pops are like eating a York Peppermint Patty straight from the freezer. True story: It’s been so hot these past few weeks that yesterday I finally decided to bring the popsicle molds back from their post-summer home in the garage. However I probably should have looked at the weather report first… Midday the […]

Peanut Butter Biscuits

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Has the weather gotten cold yet where you are? These soft and fluffy peanut butter biscuits are the perfect comfort food for any cold October morning. Dip them in hot maple syrup, spread on some melted coconut butter, or sandwich the biscuits with raspberry jelly and even more peanut butter… They also make a terrific portable snack and are great […]

Breakfast Quinoa Bowls

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Stuck in a breakfast rut? Bored of eating the same bowl of oatmeal every single day? Breakfast quinoa might just be the perfect solution! Make it even more delicious by adding chocolate chips and letting them slowly melt into the hot quinoa porridge… Seriously, when do chocolate chips not make a recipe better??? You could also […]

Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes

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Taking chocolate and peanut butter to a whole new level. Anyone who’s spent an extended amount of time in Philadelphia will most likely recognize Kandy Kakes (or Tandy Kakes). Vanilla sponge cake topped with peanut butter and coated in chocolate, these cakes carry something of a cult following in the Philadelphia area. I remember opening […]

Avocado Smoothie

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Currently craving this creamy avocado smoothie. Suddenly, I cannot get enough avocado. I’m craving it in avocado smoothies, avocado frozen yogurt, avocado chocolate shakes, and am even just scraping it straight into my mouth. This is really strange… for most of my life I loathed avocado, despite giving my best effort to like the heart-healthy […]

Green Noodles

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Making dinner for myself often goes something like this: Scout out the produce section of the grocery store, throw at least three impulse buys into my cart, and arrive home with absolutely no clue how to use it all. So I randomly add things together and hope for the best! Even on the rare occasion […]