Coconut Soft Serve & Caramel Sauce

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Yesterday, we found the coolest place: That’s coconut soft-serve, above, and it was absolutely fabulous! Nestled into the Hell’s Kitchen area, Kyotofu is a modern Japanese restaurant and dessert bar with exquisitely-presented food. Although the establishment isn’t vegetarian, some of its offerings are completely vegan, such as two seasonally-rotating flavors of soft-serve ice cream. We […]

Healthy Eating: New York City

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Guess where I am… If you said Hawaii, you’d be… Wrong . I’m in New York for the week. My friend Jessica and her boyfriend rent a tiny NYC apartment, and they’re being gracious enough to let me crash on their couch (and commandeer the fridge). It’s pretty crowded and is going to get even […]

Homemade Chocolate Soft Serve

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Just 4 simple ingredients to make this: Swirly chocolate soft-serve. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen the idea of whipping frozen banana in a vitamix or food processor until it resembles the exact texture of soft-serve ice cream. (If you add a fat source, like peanut butter, it tastes pretty similar to […]

Brand New Foodie Finds!

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New Products! (Disclaimer: I purchased all of the following products with my own money and have no affiliation with any of the companies.) For even more new products, be sure to check out the New Product Alerts page. Brand new Greek yogurts from everyone’s favorite dairy-free company, So Delicious. These almond milk Greek yogurts are […]

Cake Batter Dip

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The sprinkles made me do it. Sprinkles can be very convincing. Yesterday, one of my friends threw an impromptu party, and we were all supposed to bring a dish to share. Since a lot of people came straight from work, there ended up being an overwhelming number of packaged hummus containers, spinach dips, and pre-cut veggie trays. […]

Healthy Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

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These no bake cookies will make you forget what time it is, what day it is, and basically everything else that was once important in your life. While eating these cookies, you will think about one thing, and one thing only: These cookies. Mocha “No Bake” Cookies What’s your favorite type of cookie? My favorite is chocolate […]

My date… at a gas station?

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But first, breakfast: I spread peanut butter on one of these: Banana Oatmeal Squares. (Plus a simple veggie scramble, unpictured.) I played around with the ingredients and proportions of the boatmeal, devising a new version of the recipe that yields 10 servings instead of just one. Or you can freeze the leftovers and have one ready as needed. […]

Healthy Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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Healthy cookie dough ice cream? That means you can eat twice as much, right? Right???!!! Is there anyone in this world who doesn’t love cookie dough ice cream? Melty vanilla ice cream with bite-sized pieces of soft, unbaked cookie dough packed into each creamy scoop. What’s not to love?! At least, that’s what I was thinking yesterday […]

12 Healthy Recipes for the Fourth of July

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Happy (almost) Fourth of July! Here are 12 healthy desserts perfect for any July Fourth party: Healthy Chocolate-Chip Cookies Snickerdoodle Cookie Dip True, it’s not red-white-and-blue themed. But any of my cookie dough dips are a big hit at parties… and I just couldn’t bring myself to include the chocolate-chip version yet again. My regular […]

Dark Chocolate Crunch Bars

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If chocolate were a food group… We could eat brownies for breakfast, cookies for lunch, hot fudge sundaes for dinner. And dark chocolate crunch bars all day long. Yes, that would be a nice life. Nestlé doesn’t currently offer a darker variety of their popular Crunch bars, which means they are missing out. This dark-chocolate […]

Coconut Butter: Here’s Everything You Need To Know!

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Coconut Butter = Love Bring out the mittens? In Texas summertime, it’s considered a cold front if the temperature doesn’t reach 100 degrees. Today, therefore, we’re experiencing a cold front. It’s only going to be 99. The sweltering weather is bad for almost everything: growing plants, running outdoors, paying your air-conditioning bill… However, there’s one thing […]

Happy Fourth Of July Cupcakes!

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These patriotic little Fourth Of July cupcakes are hiding a surprise inside… They’re secretly stuffed with blueberries and Healthy Whipped Cream! One morning last week, my roommate came downstairs, gave me a funny look, and said, “Katie, why are you making patriotic cupcakes in June?” Sometimes, in order to get holiday recipe posts written and published in […]

Cake Batter Energy Bars

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These snack bars will rock your face off. Say goodbye to your face. “No-bake” energy bars that taste surprisingly like cake batter. It’s weird, but they really do.   Hope you weren’t attached to your face 😕 Cake Batter Energy Bars (Can be gluten-free!) Inspired by my Homemade Luna Bars 1 cup rice crispies (brown […]

Dating a Vegan

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I’ve been quietly dating someone for the past two months. Since this is a recipe blog (and for privacy), I wasn’t sure if I should even mention it on the site. However, his name might come up in the commentary or comment section, so I tried to casually introduce him a few posts back. (That […]

Vegan Healthy Corn Casserole

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Vegan Healthy Corn Casserole – just as delicious as traditional corn casserole, but without the cream, lard, and day’s-worth of saturated fat! Many years ago, at a 4th of July barbecue, a neighbor brought a dish called “Aunt Linda’s Corn Casserole,” and everyone went crazy for it. As it turned out, there was a reason we […]

Breakfast Banana Pops

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These easy-to-make breakfast banana pops are like summer on a popsicle stick! It’s a super-kid-friendly recipe as well. When I was little, we’d make these “nana pops” weekly during the summer months, rolling the bananas in anything from cinnamon and sugar, to granola and raising, to crushed chocolate chip cookies! The recipe is also great for […]