Grounding Hot Chocolate

I’m seriously craving chocolate right now.  Well to be fair, I’m usually craving chocolate, so it’s nothing new.  This past week I switched out my regular Hershey’s cocoa powder for raw cacao powder, and I’ve felt less guilty about indulging in some major chocolate fixes.  You can read more about the benefits of switching to…

Maca Cherry Berry Raw Cacao Smoothie

After a few days of cabin fever, we’ve settled back into the normal routine here in the DMV.  It’s February, a week after the blizzard, and the snow is almost completely melted.  The sun was shining today, and my package filled with Terrasoul Superfood goodies arrived in the mail!   I did a lot of…

Vegan Carrot Cake Smoothie

Happy Blizzard 2016 from the DC metro area!  It’s snowing at a rate of 2-3 inches of snow PER HOUR…and it hasn’t stopped since yesterday (Friday) at 1pm.  We’re all bundled up inside our apartment enjoying the down time and excuse to be homebodies. Last night we set up the hookah in our living room…

Calico Brownies

Fair warning: these aren’t your average brownies.  They are more dark chocolate, than sweet.  But their texture is lovely and the ingredients are simply way healthier than a normal brownie recipe.  No sugar at all.  Flourless and without butter or oil.  Perfectly gluten free.  Not a single egg used. I’m calling these my Calico Bownies…

Pre-Thanksgiving Kitchadi Detox

It’s been a long and exciting week.  On Monday, out of nowhere, we ended up taking in an abandoned kitten.  We’ve wanted a pet for a long time, and were waiting for the right time.  But there is usually never a perfectly right time…sometimes the universe decides to put something in your path.  It took…

Black Forest Smoothie

Yes, you read that correctly, this smoothie tastes like a decadent chocolate-cherry cake.  I was blown away by this flavor combination.  I’m without words.  I first heard of this smoothie idea a few months back from Running with Spoon’s Black Forest Smoothie.  When frozen cherries went on sale at Costco I knew I needed to try…

Honey Mustard Roasted Brussel Sprouts, with Garlic Vegetable Quinoa

Every week when we go to the grocery store I inevitable buy 1 pound of brussel sprouts.  I love them.  They’re perfect little mini-heads of lettuce that appeal to my love of mini-things (I have a small boxes obsession, but that’s another story). According to the National Library of Medicine Brussel sprouts are high in…

Quinoa and Black Beans

Rice and beans would be in our fridge ready to go for burritos every night if Keith did all our cooking.  It’s his favorite go-to dinner.  But I’m trying to slim down and eating copious amounts of rice won’t help my efforts.  We’re trying to incorporate a larger variety of fresh foods and vegetables into…

Bantha Milk Hot Chocolate

This year for Halloween we decided to have a Star Wars marathon for two reasons: We love episodes 4-6 and wanted to rewatch them before the new movie comes out. We wanted to stay in and have a clam day with friends. Both were accomplished.  A few people came over to enjoys these movie and…

Puto

A can of coconut milk was sitting in my cabinet and begging to be used for a good cause.  I decided to venture into the unknown and see if I could find a gluten free baked good that required a full can of coconut milk.  I did some research and found out about the Filipino…

Humpday Green Goddess Smoothie

In order to start my day right I made an ultra-green smoothie, it’s one of my favorites. This is definitely a treat because of the high sugar content of the fruits in the smoothie, but it’s still overall an extremely healthy breakfast.

stRAWberry Jam

I love a simple recipe that inspires me to pop into the kitchen and whipped up something new.