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About Rachel Burke

Author of the Skinny Chick's Cookbook

German Chocolate Brownies

Ever since I discovered that you can substitute sugar with dates in virtually any dessert recipe, I can't stop thinking of new desserts I want to make. German chocolate cake was my favorite as a kid (I've always had a weakness for chocolate-coconut combos), so I concocted these guilt-free German chocolate brownies! They're made with gluten-free [...]

By | November 12th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Cranberry Mulled Wine Cider

My Fireball Apple Cider recipe has been extremely popular on Pinterest lately, and I can only assume it's because it's the perfect drink to warm you up during the holiday season. But now that cranberries are in season, there's nothing that makes me feel more festive than a hot spiced cranberry mulled wine cider. Up until recently, [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|cocktails, Featured Cocktail, Recipes|2 Comments

Healthy Homemade Granola

I just made my first batch of homemade granola yesterday, and it is SO easy to make! Granola is something that I always want to buy in stores, but it's hard to find a brand that doesn't have a ton of added sugar. This healthy homemade granola only takes about 20 minutes to make, and requires [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Toast

Ever since my trip to London this summer, I've been on an heirloom tomato kick. London has an abundance of great restaurants, all which seemed to offer heirloom mozzarella and heirloom tomato toasts. All I could think of upon arriving home was buying a big bag of tomatoes and whipping up my own. First on the list was this [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Pear Walnut Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

If you haven't noticed, I have a thing for salads with nuts and fruit. Plain ole veggies just don't do it for me anymore. The saltiness of the nuts and crumbled cheese combined with the sweetness of the fruit and dressing makes my taste buds happy. For this pear walnut salad, I use a medley [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Strawberry Mango Popsicles

The cool thing about eating clean and maintaining a healthy diet is that you rarely get sick. I've read all sorts of books and articles about the power of diet, and I wholeheartedly agree. I eat a primarily plant based diet, and I can't tell you the last time I came down with an illness - even [...]

By | September 17th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Coco-Roons: My New Favorite Vegan Cookies!

If you've read any of my other blog posts, then you know how much I LOVE healthy snacks. Especially if they're vegan. And gluten-free. And contain coconut.  I was shopping at Walmart this weekend and my friend and I discovered Sejoyia Coco-Roons in the gluten-free section. We were looking for healthy poolside snacks, and needless to [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Blog|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