Portobello Mushroom Burgers

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Homemade Portobello Mushroom Burgers! I’m not going to tell you that my boyfriend took a bite out of one of these grilled portobello mushroom burgers and declared it to be the “best burger ever!” And I’m not going to tell you that my younger sister, who worked at a fast-food restaurant for three years and […]

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

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Side note: There were so many questions about a coconut butter sub in the Banana Pudding recipe from the other day that I figured it’d be best to answer the question here: I’ve only used coconut butter in the recipe, but the first thing I’d probably try as a substitute would be raw cashew butter or macadamia butter. […]

Banana Pudding

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Creamy Southern Homemade Banana Pudding – egg-free / dairy-free / gluten-free / vegan / no sugar Did you know that I once competed in a Banana Pudding Eating Contest? Yes, really… Can’t you picture it? 🙂 It was at Six Flags, and I was with a group of friends. Hungry teenagers, lured by the thought […]

Healthy Oreo Milkshake

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When I was playing soccer back in high school, I’d sometimes wake up with really bad leg cramps during the night, most likely thanks to a rigorous training schedule that included two-hour practices each day after class and a bike ride home because I didn’t have a car. Upon asking around, I was surprised to […]

Healthy Haagen Dazs Ice Cream Recipe

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Have you ever wished the Haagen Dazs ice cream recipe could be healthy? 6 ingredients. NO added sugar. And it really does taste like Haagen Dazs! As a self-professed ice cream addict my whole life, I’ve been extremely disappointed over the years by every non-dairy ice cream on the market (and I’ve tried them all). […]

July 4th Recipes

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Red, white, blueberries. French fries, brownies, and Oreos. Hot apple pie and chocolate chip cookies. From a culinary standpoint, this is what America means to me. What follows are 18 healthy July 4th recipes sure to brighten up any party or barbecue. No fireworks required. July 4th Recipes No Bake Oreo Pie Blueberry Pie Pancakes Zucchini Brownies […]

Baked Beans Recipe – Healthy & Homemade

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Goodbye canned beans. After trying this homemade baked beans recipe, it’s hard to imagine going back to canned. Bush’s is good and all, but it just doesn’t compare to the heightened flavor and superior texture of baked beans made from scratch. Since July is National Baked Bean Month, there’s never been a better time to […]

Gluten Free Waffles

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Gluten Free Waffles! Back in high school, I didn’t always make the best decisions. One night when I was fifteen, I told my parents I was sleeping over at a friend’s house. Really, we were meeting other friends at some shady underground bar. It was fun at first, but as the night wore on and people got […]

Healthy Twinkies – Homemade Recipe

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Healthy Twinkies?????   What comes to mind when you think of unhealthy foods? Right away, I picture two things: Big Macs and Twinkies. While the latter is certainly not the most unhealthy food in existence (Hello double doughnut bacon cheeseburgers!), Twinkies have earned a bad rap thanks to their high sugar content, long list of […]

How to make Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two

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There are times when you just need a cookie NOW. Today’s recipe yields two big cookies, similar in taste and texture to the ones you’d buy at the mall, but much healthier! The cookies come together almost instantly—no stand mixer needed, and no rolling out dozens of cookie dough balls. These are super soft and […]