Why on earth add spice to brownies? As I mentioned I've been craving brownies and chocolate like a feign lately. I've been guilty of eating half a pan and wondering where it went. Adding spice is a magical thing- it suppresses the appetite. A little spice in my chocolate helps me from over indulging. Spicy food can help us feel fuller longer AND rev up the metabolism! If adding a little spice can help me enjoy 1 or 2 brownies instead of 3 or 5 brownies then it's worth a try! So then the question became- why not add spice to my brownies?
Lately, my favorite drink in the late morning is this creamy chocolate and caramel protein coffee. Which is wild coming from me because anyone who knows me, knows I am NOT a coffee drinker. I like the taste of coffee as much as I like looking at slugs (not very much at all). However, I … Continue reading protein hazelnut cinnamon coffee
Warning: this is filled with "1st world problems" 😂 I have a lot of kitchen gadgets. A well stocked kitchen is an odd thing I pride myself in. If someone, anyone, wanted to come cook in my kitchen- I like to believe they would have any tool they needed to make a great meal, to … Continue reading 2 years. Over 1000 smoothies and shakes and a Creamy Protein Banana Icecream recipe
A delicious, nutritious, chocolate pudding with a surprise ingredient. It's my new addiction!
Y'all... you know how you make a declaration to do something in the spur of the moment and then realize that maybe you didn't really think everything through? Examples include, but are not limited to: "I'm going to learn to juggle" or "I'm going to garden" or "I'm going to drink less wine" or my favorite, "I'm … Continue reading 2,016 miles in 2016 and Matcha Chia Pudding
This is the first blog post of 2016! I thought long and hard about what the blog post should be about but the longer I thought, the longer it took to write. I realized I could be thinking about it forever and never actually write anything (which I've been guilty of doing in the past). … Continue reading Happy New Year!
One of my favorite ways to spend 20 minutes on a Saturday morning is to cruise the book aisle of stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls or the Goodwill. I skim titles, read the back covers and weigh if the book will add to my collection or collect dust. Usually it's the latter so I rarely … Continue reading Creamy tomato and basil soup
Some days I crave buffalo chicken dip. The cheesy, melt-y, spicy, buffalo-y, amazing dip; I miss it. I want every awesome taste that buffalo chicken dip offers, but without the chicken. So to curb my craving for it I got creative with: Chickpeas! Chickpeas are a great food to eat. Here are some quick reasons … Continue reading Buffalo Chickpea Dip
When someone tells you that you cannot have something, it usually makes you want it more. At least that's how it works for me. I have never had a huge sweet tooth but it is there. However, since I found out about celiac disease, my sweet tooth has grown. I want baked pastries. I want … Continue reading GF and Vegan Golden Jam Cookies
Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you all have fun plans for the night, whether that's feeding the neighborhood children a lot of candy, going to a party or watching horror films on the couch. No matter what your plans are, I hope you include making this sweet treat for yourself today! I made this quick … Continue reading Happy Halloween! Forget candy! Make this instead: Cucumber Dream