Vegan Chocolate Fudge

10 minutes to prep / 1 hour to set Ingredients: 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil 1/4 cup cashew butter (or any nut 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder) 1/2 cup agave (or maple syrup or other liquid sweetener) 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (or almond, or peppermint (my favorite)) pinch fine grain sea…

Blueberry Hazelnut Protein Muffins

8 muffins / 20 minutes to prep / 20 minutes to cook Ingredients: 1/3 cup quinoa 2/3 cup almond milk 2 dashes cinnamon 1 tablespoon coconut mana 2 eggs 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons agave 1 pinch salt 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 cup Quest plain protein powder 1 banana 1/2 cup frozen blueberries…

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…

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…

Starburst Smoothie

This weekend I traveled home to Long Island to help my mom throw my sister a surprise bridal shower.  Keith picked me up from work on Friday and drove me to the airport.  On our way we stopped for lunch at Juice Joint Cafe–an awesome little place in D.C. that only open during the week,…

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are amazing!  I’ve made them before with different combinations of peanut butter, eggs, and one or 2 other ingredients.  Today I wanted them to be chocolate cookies, and the experiment was a success.  They are soft and have a flavor that reminds me of an Oreo cookie (but I might not be the best…

Gluten Free Cinnamon Bun-Inspired Cake (or muffins)

This recipe is dedicated to my beautiful mother!  I had a wonderful time during your visit this past weekend and miss you so much–I was inspired by you to modify this recipe to be healthier and it was a great experiment.  This modified version is just as delicious as the full version!  I can’t wait…

Black Bean Brownies

Recently my sweet tooth has been unwieldy.  So, I decided to try my hand at making a more nutritious version of brownies.  They are still sweet and probably not much better for you than regular brownies, except they have protein in them! The recipe that I found these delicious treats modifies the recipe to make them…