Pineapple Coconut Plant Based Granola

I was standing in the Whole Foods cereal/granola aisle reading the ingredients of nearly every “healthy” granola on the shelves… and then I gave up. They weren’t healthy, but they were marketed as healthy with descriptions such as  “gluten-free”, “organic”, “all natural”, and so on. Here’s the thing. Whether it’s granola or any other processed…

Almond Golden Milk

The most beneficial warm fall drink you can ever have.

Peppermint Johnny’s

My family has a history of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as do most families living in the US. Heart Disease is huge in America. It affects 1 in 3 Americans and one person in America dies of a cardiovascular disease every 40 seconds. Actually, the problem goes beyond America: it affects most people in the world, no matter where they…

Pie Bite Trilogy

  Holiday Pie Bite Trilogy (Apple, Maple Pecan,& Pumpkin Bites) These tiny little bites of goodness are inspired by my love of LaraBars. If you have 5 minutes of time and want to save yourself some money, just take a little trip over to see my good friend Trader Joe’s house and get yourself some bags…

Roasted Red Pepper Asiago Cheese Dip

Cheese is quite possibly the greatest food of all time. If you don’t love it, we can’t be friends. No actually we will be friends- I’ll eat the cheese for both of us #glutton. UCLA, I found your cheese. I recently learned about PDO Asiago Cheese. And it tastes SO good. Especially with a nice glass of red wine. Olivia Pope style. You…

Pumpkin Skinny Spice Latte (Iced and Hot)

Pumpkin Coffee Time. It’s fall and that means one thing… PUMPKIN time. Which means PUMPKIN COFFEEEEEEEEE. My favorite kind of coffee. Literally. It’s a problem. I seriously have to watch myself in the fall, because pumpkin drinks are everywhere and they are usually around 300-600 calories each. Truth.   My all time favorite place is Dunkin Donuts. The pumpkin coffee there only has…

Berry Love Trifle. Dessert BLT.

  Trifles are a staple summertime dessert. They’re sooooo good and so un-nutritious. Yep, made that word up. You love it. You’ll also love- this healthy version of layered goodness. It’s gluten/wheat free and replaces sugary messes with more beneficial messes. You’re going to need to make BAM muffins in a cake form first. But this recipe’s super easy. That’s…

Healthy-ish Lemon Cheesecake (Wheat-free & Gluten-free)

Cheese is delicious. Cake is delicious. Cheesecake, oh my gosh, whoever  invented that should get an award. It’s totally not healthy though. Surprise! I know you all thought it was… hah. Typically, it’s loaded with cream cheese, sugar, sour cream in addition to a graham cracker crust averaging around 500 calories per slice. Spoiler Alert: an…

Paleo Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I must preface this with the statement that while these cookies are technically paleo deliciousness… one must try not to eat the entire batch. You will want too. Consider yourself warned. Having a wheat intolerance, I pretty much avoid anything with wheat in it… or else I’ll feel pretty sick. Thank you GMOs. One of the hardest things…

Spinach Souffle

Popeye the Sailor Man. Love that guy. He made me love spinach, which is good for you. Although if I remember correctly, he also smoked a pipe which is not good for you. At all. So it’s  good thing spinach eating the most memorable. This soufflé is super easy… you basically can’t screw it up. I…