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Breakfast Quinoa

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 breakfast quinoa porridge… Seriously, when do chocolate chips not make a recipe better??? You […]

Avocado Smoothie

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 […]

Chocolate Fudge in a Jar

Label this under Things you didn’t know you needed. What you see before you is not fudge sauce… it is actual homemade chocolate fudge that’s been packed into a jar, just waiting to be opened and devoured. Needless to say, this recipe is very dangerous! Chocolate Fudge in a Jar 1 16oz jar roasted almond butter, […]

How To Cook Quinoa

There was a time when I thought I hated quinoa; that its chewy and almost-crunchy texture just wasn’t for me. Over the years, however, I’ve experimented to find the perfect quinoa-to-water ratio and cooking time for the foolproof method of how to cook quinoa that actually turns out soft and fluffy every single time. If you […]

Mint Chocolate Nanaimo Bars

New York City is home to a critically-acclaimed restaurant called Dirt Candy, whose menu boasts some truly unique dishes: popcorn pudding, celery cheesecake, jalapeno hush puppies, mint chocolate nanaimo bars with a base of green peas… You can all breathe a sigh of relief, because I did NOT use green peas in my mint chocolate […]

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Better known as Chipwiches! The first time I ever tried a Chipwich was at a Texas Rangers baseball game, and I remember thinking, “Two cookies, chocolate chips, and ice cream all in the same wrapper? This must be the best dessert EVER!” I pretty much still believe that :). (Today’s recipe is a raw version… if […]

Maple Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Sundaes

Two-ingredient caramel sauce… Yesterday was the birthday of a close friend, and when she asked me to make my Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies, I came over with the works: frosted brownies, ice cream, and caramel sauce for a small gathering of friends. Maybe “gathering of friends” is the wrong phrase. It sounds so formal… like we […]

Coffee Cream Brownie Bites

Engagement announcements, marriage announcements, and pregnancy announcements are taking over my facebook newsfeed. Every time I blink, another of my friends gets married. This past Saturday I attended my third bridal shower in the past eight months, which is nothing compared to one of my friends who has gone to two bridal showers and five […]

Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

An frosted homemade watermelon smoothie – the perfect way to cool off in the summer heat! I often played hostess for summer parties and gatherings as a teenager, because my family had a giant pool in the backyard that offered an escape from the brutal Texas heat. It was a great location for summer parties or for simply […]

Homemade Snickers Ice Cream Bars

In this homemade Snickers recipe, rich caramel ice cream is topped with a layer of peanut butter then coated in a thick layer of chocolate. Snickers ice cream bars have layers. Do you know what else has layers? Ogres. Ogres have layers. And onions have layers. And parfaits. And cake. If you haven’t seen Shrek, you are […]

Dreamy Dark Chocolate Fondue

I was completely convinced Kate Middleton would have a girl. There’s a recipe called “Pink Princess Cake” going in my cookbook that I decided to take out and post today… or really last week because I guessed the baby would be born July 14th. Obviously I have no future as a psychic. Or a gambler. […]

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

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

Homemade banana pudding… 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 of free banana pudding and Nilla wafers, we all decided to enter. About 3 […]

Healthy Oreo Milkshake

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

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). […]