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Homemade Protein-Packed Granola Bars

I have tried my hand at making granola bars or protein bars countless times before. While they tasted good, they were nothing like the traditional store bought bars. They either fell apart into crumbles, or were too goopy. I couldn’t get the consistency right. Until now.

Look at those beauts!

The secret to it […]

Light and Fluffy Chocolate Mousse (with a surprising ingredient!)

Ok, I know it’s April, but this is not an April fool’s joke!

One of the main ingredients in this mousse is… the liquid from a can of chickpeas. I kid you not! And it makes for the fluffiest mousse I have ever made!

I first heard about using chickpea liquid, or aquafaba (literally […]

Very Berry Basil Smoothie

The inspiration for this recipe comes from… our VERY happy indoor basil plant!

Smiling? Or munching on some basil?

Do you know that basil is surprisingly delicious when mixed with fruit? I first discovered it when I used to make this orange basil smoothie by FullyRawKristina, check out her video below:

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Green Tea Crepe Cake (dairy free and gluten free!)

I am so pumped about this new recipe!

Both my mom and mother-in-law get Martha Stewart Living magazine, and I remember seeing her recipe for this green tea crepe cake twice because of flipping through their mags. The second time seeing it, I said, I AM making this.

Of course, Martha’s has white flour […]

Chai Red Rice Pudding

Oatmeal is one of our go to breakfasts, with good reason. It’s easy, it’s cheap, it’s healthy, especially if you add spices, fruit, and any other toppings like flax and chia seeds.

I like to mix it up with my grains though! I’ve done that in the past with millet in my Pumpkin Millet Bowl, […]

The Healthiest Homemade Hot Chocolate!

Temperatures are in the single digits, the sky seems to constantly be gray, snow is falling.

With this winter weather, nothing beats cozy blankets, fuzzy socks, glowing candles, and… your hands wrapped around a cup of hot chocolate!

Of course I would want to make a healthier version of your typical hot chocolate. Why do […]

Travel Oat Jars

How convenient do these little oat cups look? You’ve seen them, right?

Perfect for on-the-go, or if you are staying over a friend’s house and don’t want to “help yourself to the poptarts,” which happened to my husband lately. 🙂

But, at over $2 for one, you can definitely make them cheaper at home […]

Crockpot Curry

Crisp air… leaves falling… crockpot simmering in the kitchen!

We went crockpot crazy this week, using it three times! Moving forward into fall and winter, I am going to make sure I have at least one crockpot recipe every week. It’s so awesome to walk in the door and have dinner ready!

This particular recipe […]

Spicy Garden Gazpacho

Is there anything easier than making a meal by just using your blender? Probably not. Which is one of the reasons I have a smoothie almost daily!

You will also need to turn on your oven, if you want to take this recipe to the next level with delicious potato “croutons,” which I highly recommend.

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Coconut Oat Ice Cream Sandwiches

I made coconut milk based ice cream all through July and August.

First, I was trying for a mint chocolate chip with mint from our garden. I’ve had success in the past using mint extract, like in this shake, but we have several kinds of mint taking over our garden and yard, so I wanted […]