Vegan Apple Spice Bars

I consider it a personal win when I stumble upon recipe that is mega tasty and mega nutritious. These vegan bars are not only a huge hit with my kiddo, my husband also visits the fridge looking for more! If you look at the ingredients you’ll notice there is no added sugar. All the sweetness…

Mother Lode Cookies

I’ve been off social media for three weeks! I don’t care how lame this sounds but it’s honestly been a struggle at times. I’d have a quiet moment or standing in line and I’d literally get fidgity with my hands. Like I needed something to do or redirect my attention. How intense is that? I…

Maca Plantain Pancakes

It’s not often that I find a meal I want to eat everyday for the rest of my life. But these pancakes are seriously in the running. The best part is that they are totally on the menu for February’s Clean Slate! Every year I set aside a month to do my Clean Slate protocol. It’s a chance…

Blueberry Muffin Cashew Butter

Hey friends! The recipes have been few and far between because I’ve been busy mom-ing and settling into the new year. I’ve been spending a lot of time getting some foodie inspiration and hoping to share lots of new recipes in 2017! Truth be told, I hate to focus on my goals during January. I need…

Classic Pumpkin Pie

I grew up having pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Under no circumstances did I expect it to be at any other holiday gathering. As I’ve grown into a more well-rounded person with a growing catalogue of life experiences, it’s become apparent that the rest of the country doesn’t necessarily have that same expectation. I was even listening closely to…

Hazelnut Butter Cups

You guys! How fun is this?! There are little “snowflakes” falling across the screen! This makes me feel five thousand times more festive when writing this recipe. (unfortunately, if you are coming across this recipe anytime after the holidays, I suspect the snowflakes will no longer be with us. Insert sad face here ____ A festive…

Turmeric Chocolate Chip Cookies

Q; How do you make something hipster? A: Put a bird on it. How do you make something anti-inflammatory? A: Put turmeric in it. Okay, okay, turmeric will not magically make that wedding cake turn from sugar bomb —> health food. It sure doesn’t hurt though. Turmeric is having it’s time in the spotlight recently. It’s a…

Fudgy Peppermint Brownies

I can’t even believe that the holiday season is upon us. I realize that Halloween should have been a pretty solid warning but Thanksgiving is less than a week away. I feel completely unprepared. Good thing I’m not hosting The Big Meal cause I would be all kinds of stressed out if that were the…

Mocha Spice Brownies

I”m thinking everyone is probably a bit “over-sugared” right now from the candy-centric holiday this week. There has to be someone out there with a sweet tooth that no amount of holiday goodies can tame. Or maybe you’re the person who needs an alternative sweet to help avoid the mountains of leftover Halloween candy. If…

Coffee Nut Butter

Is there anything better or worse than Costco? I love that I can go get healthy goods in bulk for a fair price. For example. GIANT bottles of coconut and avocado oils, three-pack of Kerrygold butter for less than Trader Joe’s prices. Excellent organic chicken sausages and grass-fed  beef are staples in my freezer. Huge bags…

Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread

It’s my belief that anytime bananas reach this level of ripeness, they are automatically nominated for a banana bread baking sesh. AMIRIGHT? I have a plethora of banana bread recipes on this blog yet still felt compelled to create a new iteration of this classic favorite. Since it’s officially AUTUMN this week, I decided to jump on…

Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Butter

I have been adulting so hard over here. Between taking care of a newborn, paying a mortgage, and signing up for life insurance (um. What?!), I don’t think I can handle much more. I look around at my life and think, “Is this adulthood? Where did all of these responsibilities come from?” Feels like just…