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Mango Sticky Rice

For years, I was so excited to go out for Thai food because Thai restaurants were the only place I could order mango sticky rice for dessert. For some reason, it never occurred to me to make my own... and I never realized how easy it is! For most mango sticky rice recipes, you have to soak the [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Fireball Apple Cider

Being born and raised in Boston, I hated the winters growing up. But ever since moving to California, I find myself more and more missing something I never thought I'd miss... snow! Every year, I make it a habit to plan a winter trip. Sometimes I go back home for Thanksgiving or Christmas, other times [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|cocktails, Recipes|3 Comments

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

Raw Mango Honey Sorbet – Only 3 Ingredients!

This recipe is super easy and only requires 3 ingredients! (All raw!) For those of you who love ice cream, mango honey sorbet is a great healthy, delicious substitute. (If you're a vegan, feel free to substitute agave nectar or pure maple syrup for the honey.) For this recipe, it's best to use an ice cream maker. [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Recipes|3 Comments

Chocolate Almond Bark

It took me a while to perfect the art of homemade chocolate. I explored different sweeteners... agave, maple syrup, raw honey... and I finally decided that coconut palm sugar was the winner. Coconut palm sugar also has over 40% less fructose than cane sugar and over 75% less fructose than agave nectar. I use different sweeteners [...]

By | October 2nd, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Berry Chia Jam

I will never buy jam or jelly from a grocery store ever again. Neither will you after you make this delicious berry chia jam. There's just something about all-natural, homemade jam that tastes so much better than store-bought jam. Fresh with the just right amount of sweetness. Not to mention, chia seeds are loaded with [...]

By | September 26th, 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

Healthy Cookie Dough

Did you know that you can make healthy cookie dough with chickpeas? (AKA garbanzo beans?) It sounds crazy, I know, but trust me, if you want to eat big gobs of cookie dough by the spoonful without feeling guilty, try this recipe! Chickpeas, blended with peanut butter, sweetener and oats, and mixed with chocolate chips, tastes [...]

By | September 11th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

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