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About Rachel Burke

Author of the Skinny Chick's Cookbook

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

During my cooking experiments, I've found that the simplest recipes are often the hardest ones to perfect. The two recipes I had the hardest time with were berry muffins and chocolate chip cookies. I try to use minimal flour and minimal sugar in my recipes to create healthier versions, but I found that both recipes [...]

By | September 5th, 2016|Featured Dessert, Recipes|0 Comments

Butternut Squash Soup

Did you know that butternut squash is technically a fruit? So are avocados, cucumbers and tomatoes. Crazy right? Not surprising though, since I love pretty much all fruit. Squash included. I'll eat anything with butternut squash in it. Or on it. Ravioli, pizza, and of course, soup. I'm not a big soup lover (I tend to [...]

By | September 4th, 2016|Featured Soup & Salad, Recipes|0 Comments

Grilled Veggie Sandwich

One of the reasons I started this blog was because I wanted to turn your average everyday recipes into healthier versions. I do believe that we can continue to eat the things we love and stay healthy if we substitute the unhealthy ingredients for cleaner options. For sweets, I tend to substitute sugar with dates. For [...]

By | September 3rd, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Frozen Orange Creamsicle Cocktail

I just got back from my annual trip to Cape Cod. Every summer I rent a cottage on a lake and invite my friends and family over for a cookout, and I always pick one cocktail recipe to try out at the cookout. This year, my yummy drink of choice was a frozen orange creamsicle cocktail. I blended Pinnacle whipped [...]

By | August 31st, 2016|cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

I am a coconut addict. Which is great when it comes to clean eating because you can use coconut milk and coconut oil for SO MANY THINGS. Including this delicious coconut ice cream recipe! For my homemade ice cream, I use Hamilton Beach’s half-pint ice cream maker that I bought on Amazon for only $20: Hamilton [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

White Peach Sangria Spritzers

I've had a lot of fun experimenting with summer cocktails these past few weeks. My favorites were the frozen orange creamsicles and pineapple coolers, but they also take a bit of effort since they require a blender. My mom came over last week and I decided to go with something that took a bit less effort, [...]

By | August 20th, 2016|cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments

Coconut Chia Pudding with Chocolate & Pomegranate

Believe it or not, this was my first time eating pomegranate seeds. When I first tried them, I didn’t like them by themselves, but I loved them combined with this pudding. This coconut chia pudding is so delicious, especially topped with dark chocolate chunks, coconut shreds and pomegranate seeds. I made myself a little bowl [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Featured Dessert, Recipes|0 Comments

Spicy Black Bean Chili

I love me a good bowl of chili. And this spicy black bean chili recipe is not only tasty and easy, but it's also pretty healthy and perfect for those on a vegan or vegetarian diet! Black beans are a great addition to your diet because they're high in protein, which is especially helpful for vegans and vegetarians. [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Mango and Goat Cheese Salad with Homemade Dressing

I love fruit in my salads. I also love to make my own salad dressing. For those of you who've never made your own dressing, it's so easy! For this mango and goat cheese salad recipe, I use a tasty homemade mango lime dressing. All you need are mangoes, honey, lime juice, coconut oil and [...]

By | August 13th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Mango Coconut Margarita

Whenever I dine at a Mexican restaurant, the first thing I look for on the menu is a coconut margarita. They're more uncommon than you'd think. So one day I decided to make my own, and let's just say... they left a lot to be desired. I try to avoid excess sugar in my cocktails, but [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|cocktails, Recipes|2 Comments

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing

While I do love a good strawberry spinach salad, the most exciting part of this recipe is learning how to make your own strawberry vinaigrette dressing. I never realized how easy it was! And this way, you don't have to worry about any questionable ingredients in store bought dressings. Those on a vegan diet are [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Featured Soup & Salad, Recipes|0 Comments

Frozen Mango Bellini

I love me a good cocktail. And while I realize that adult drinks aren't the healthiest thing in the world, I do think we can approach our cocktail fun from a healthier perspective. Maintaining a clean diet doesn't mean you have to give up the foods and drinks you love entirely, it just means finding a more nutritious substitute for unhealthy ingredients. [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Years ago, I stopped eating meat due to digestive issues, which is one of the reasons I started this blog… to create and share healthy, flavorful meat-free recipes! Over time, I discovered many great alternatives out there: black beans, chickpeas, lentils, marinated tofu, and even… cauliflower! After a while, it became a fun challenge to [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|Featured Appetizer, Recipes|16 Comments

Wanderlust 2016 – Squaw Valley, CA

I just got back from the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Squaw Valley, CA, and what an amazing weekend! This was my first time at Wanderlust and the energy, people, music and scenery were all incredible. My friend and I drove up to Squaw Valley on Thursday, which is located near Lake Tahoe in Northern CA, and it [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Peanut Butter Banana Date Shake

This was the recipe that first introduced me to the healthiest, all-natural sugar substitute that is now one of my go-to ingredients: dates! Years ago, I had a membership to a gym that had a vegan cafe attached to it, which was where I had my very first vegan banana date shake. I couldn't BELIEVE [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Featured Drinks, Recipes|1 Comment