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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

With summer coming up in a few months, it’s time to start recipe hunting for the best summer desserts. I’ve seen recipes floating around on the internet for ‘Nice Cream’ which as far as I can tell, is just ice cream made from bananas rather […]

Stove Top Beef Stew

Stove Top Beef Stew

Yes, I know stove top beef stew can be made in a slow cooker and it’s easier. :p Truth be told though, I am having a hard time finding a slow cooker that I really like. I don’t like the ones with the ceramic lining […]

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

While regular dinner rolls go great with beef stew, I was interested in changing things up a little bit. I scrolled through my personal Pinterest account and came across a recipe for Sweet Potato Biscuits by Paula Deen that I had saved a long time […]

Battling Antidepressant Induced Weight Gain

Battling Antidepressant Induced Weight Gain

Introduction So you’ve decided to take charge of your mental health, and you have sought out the help from a medical professional. You finally found a medication that works, but unfortunately it comes with a nasty little side effect: weight gain. Is the antidepressant induced […]

Microwave Apple Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Microwave Apple Peanut Butter Oatmeal

I created this microwave apple peanut butter oatmeal as a snack one evening, because I thought it would be a lot healthier than snacking on chips :). This oatmeal is REALLY good, it’s very filling, it takes about 5 minutes to make, and it packs […]

Smoky Lentil Stew

Smoky Lentil Stew

I am always looking for ways to eat even healthier than I already do. I first came across this Smoky Lentil Stew in an issue of Cooking Light magazine. The word which initially attracted me to this recipe was ‘smoky,’ as thoughts of bacon swirled […]

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Granola Bars

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Granola Bars

These No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Granola Bars are the best granola bars I’ve ever had. They are very satisfying, and are a great pre-workout snack. When I first started thinking about making my own granola bars, I was intimidated because I thought they would be complicated and […]

Lemon Honey Tea

Lemon Honey Tea

Ok, so this lemon honey ‘tea’ isn’t actually a tea at all :). But, it is a delicious hot beverage that I find to be very relaxing. Upon waking in the morning, I like to make this hot beverage, especially during the long, cold winter […]

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

So, I was looking to make chicken fajitas one night, and I posed a question to google: what side dishes compliment chicken fajitas? I posed this question at 11:30 pm on a weeknight…biiiiiggggg mistake. Some pretty awesome recipes came up though, including one for Mexican […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies {DF,SF}

Chocolate Chip Cookies {DF,SF}

Finally, homemade chocolate chip cookies that are easy to make and dairy-free! I haven’t had chocolate chip cookies in a while, because I was trying to figure out how to economically achieve a dairy-free chocolate chip. There are such chips in existence at the store, […]

Homemade Chocolate Chips {Top 8 Allergen Free}

Homemade Chocolate Chips {Top 8 Allergen Free}

Having a dairy allergy is probably one of the worst allergies ever. I never realized how much stuff had dairy in it, until I could no longer have it. Now, what is dairy in? Chocolate. What can every ovulating woman not avoid around that special […]

Breaded Zucchini Chips

Breaded Zucchini Chips

I hate zucchini. I will literally only eat it if it’s shredded and put into a cookie, like Coconut Oil Double Chocolate Zucchini Cookies. So, while staying at a friend’s house, my friend’s mom made breaded zucchini chips and asked if I wanted any. I […]

Minimalism Implementation Strategy

Minimalism Implementation Strategy

Introduction Minimalism. A buzzword that’s been thrown around more and more in recent years, and the essence of which has been lost due to its commercialization which focuses on the aesthetics of what minimalism should look like. This type of commercialization seeks to make you […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I have recently turned into a huge raisin fan. I purchased a container of them, and noticed on the packaging that it’s best if they are refrigerated. I thought it strange, but put them in the fridge anyways. I went to have some for a […]

Roasted Delicata Squash

Roasted Delicata Squash

I first tasted roasted delicata squash in graduate school when one of my friends prepared it. If you like butternut squash, then you will definitely love delicata squash. In my opinion, it has a lot more flavor than butternut, and roasting the squash really brings […]

Vegetable Ditalini Soup

Vegetable Ditalini Soup

This is a perfect dish to make on a cold, snowy winter night when you want to make a lot of food, with little effort. It also frees you up to do other more important things…like baking Christmas cookies! This vegetable ditalini soup is DELICIOUS! […]

Chewy Molasses Cookies

Chewy Molasses Cookies

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without baking chewy molasses cookies. These particular chewy molasses cookies by Bon Appetit definitely fit the bill :). The cookies have a crispy exterior, and a nice chewy interior. The use of cardamom really sets this molasses cookie apart from […]

M&M Cookies

M&M Cookies

Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s time to prepare by baking LOTS of cookies :). You are probably reading this thinking M&M cookies? This recipe is well known! It is…but there’s a twist here. Instead of using butter, this recipe utilizes extra light […]

Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Yes, I know you can buy roasted red bell peppers in a jar. 🙂 But, there is a lot more flavor to be gained by making your own. It does take a little bit of work, but the flavor is definitely worth it! Print Roasted […]

Oven Bacon

Oven Bacon

I could write a long winded post about how awesome bacon is…but I won’t because ya’ll are in the know :). This oven bacon is THE BEST and yields nice crispy bacon. And your house is going to smell amazing! Ingredients: Bacon (# of pieces […]