Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups… Inside Out!

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Opposite Day. A day when no means yes, naptime is play time, and dessert comes before dinner. We celebrated Opposite Day once every year when I was in preschool: we wore our pajamas to class, greeted each other by saying goodbye, and circle time became square time. We tried to sing the ABCs backwards, and […]

Healthy Cake – Have your cake and eat it too!

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Do you think sugar makes kids hyper? It’s a widely-held belief that sugar makes kids act crazy, but I’m not sure I believe it. Especially at birthday parties, with all the presents and balloons and ice cream and games… who wouldn’t get excited in such a revved-up atmosphere? And the experts are split: some swear […]

Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes

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These buttery pineapple pancakes might just become your new favorite pancakes: With a base that absolutely melts in your mouth, it’s almost more like cake than pancakes. I’ve posted many pancakes over the years; a giant list can be found here: 100+ Healthy Pancake Recipes. And these pineapple upside down pancakes are surprisingly my favorite of […]

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins – Healthy & Whole-Grain

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Look! I made you muffins! Straight from the oven, bursting with strawberries and chocolate chips. Feel free to just take one off the screen. I guess you can’t really take one off the screen…. But someday soon we might have the technology to do just that! Even now, companies such as Canon offer a printer with edible ink. […]

Dole Whip Recipe – Bring Disney to your Kitchen!

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Homemade pineapple Dole Whip! Do you know about the famous Disney Dole Whip? The original Dole Whip recipe—a swirled pineapple soft-serve dessert—enjoys somewhat of a cult following, with long lines of up to an hour at every location where it is served. There’s even an app to tell hungry tourists how long they can expect […]

Vegan Austin Restaurants

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Ready to go! When many of my friends went off to The University of Texas in Austin after high school, I promised I’d visit. But college life took me far away, and I didn’t get the chance. So when a few friends stayed in the area for graduate school, I once again vowed to stop […]

Healthy Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies

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These are chocolate fudge zucchini brownies: This is me: These are some more chocolate fudge zucchini brownies: And here are some healthy chocolate zucchini brownies after they’ve met me: Hey, where’d they all go?? 😕 Disappeared, as if by magic. That is what happens when you leave me alone in a room of brownies. And now […]

Pinterest Not Working?

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I wasn’t planning to post anything today. But that unfortunately changed after I started receiving a lot of very angry emails… for something I didn’t actually do! If you were one of the thousands of people who received an email message from Pinterest yesterday, saying I reported your pin and didn’t want you to pin […]

Crispy Healthy Baked Zucchini Fries

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Healthy Baked Zucchini Fries – with a crispy “junk food” taste! Do you count calories? These crispy baked zucchini fries have just 35 calories per serving. Even if you ate the entire recipe in a single serving—which would be quite a lot of fries!—it’s still under 200 calories. And if you don’t count calories and […]

Chocolate Chip Cherry Garcia Frozen Yogurt Recipe

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Sweet cherry frozen yogurt, swirled with dark chocolate. When I lived in Philadelphia, we often took summer road trips to New York, driving past the bustling city and later the crazy-gigantic mansions of the Hamptons, our eyes glued out the window in the hopes of spotting a celebrity. We’d keep driving until the road collided with the ocean […]