It's really hard to try to stay in shape when dessert is always tempting me! I decided no matter what I'm going to make the best decisions I can when it comes to my food, which means tweaking recipes to fit my needs when I have people over for dinner. I made a no to low, depending on preference, added sugar apple pie like crumble and I was so impressed! Everyone loved it and I didn't have to feel guilty about betraying my health goals! Win-win if I do say so myself. I know, the picture does not do it justice.
I'm sitting here at the kitchen island looking out at the huge picture window in the kitchen watching a Cat 3 hurricane go by. It's stunning. Nature is absurd. Because I still have power, and nothing that needs to be done (except hurricane party of course- my Floridian readers, you know what I'm talking about), I decided to blog- while the power is still on. So with that I leave you with this delight- Tiramisu Swirl Banana Ice Cream Sheet Cake! I love Tiramisu. It's in my blood. I can't help it. This is a different take: healthier and lighter that mimics the flavors of Tiramisu so delicately.
Granola is so delicious but it can be loaded with an insane amount of sugar when you purchase it from the store. This recipe is seriously easy and has just enough sugar to have a hint of sweetness, but not enough where it should come with a warning label! Plus, this recipe leaves room for creativity- you can really take the bare bones of this recipe and run with it! Add a little of this, a little of that, and you'll have your own favorite custom granola blend in no time!
Aka, the easiest throw-together appetizer. This is my kinda dish. I love mushrooms, and I love them even more when they're stuffed with pesto. Give them a try! They're seriously easy to make.
This lovely plant-based cheeze is slathered with a generous layer of raspberry jam, topped with dried cranberries and toasted almond slivers before being neatly wrapped up in a delicious puff pastry package. It's like Christmas. A very delicious Christmas. In fact, you should make this for Christmas. Or simply because it's Monday. I made this for the holidays (my first attempt at something like this!) and it was devoured before all of the guests arrived. Vultures. A family of vultures!
Pheww, that's a mouth full! This a great dish simply because you can modify it to accommodate whatever vegetables you currently have in your fridge/freezer. In it's original form it has both savory and smokey notes with sweetness from the pesto. It's a winner, hands down.
This dish is lovely. It is so simple to make and is delicious in the most delicate way. Make this for brunch- you’re so going to love it! It would be genius to serve this along side a fresh arugula salad with baby tomatoes and some roasted kale sprouts, as pictured below.
Y'all. Oh My God. I am obsessing over Banana Nice (Ice) Cream! I want to make it every night for the rest of my life and just share it with everyone I meet from now until forever! La la la, call me dramatic- THIS IS THE BEST. And the possibilities are endless for flavor combos. Got some frozen bananas? What about 5 minutes to spare? Then you can have banana ice cream! AND YOU! And YOU over there!! And YOU too!! EVERYONE GETS BANANA NICE CREAM. Ok, I'm not Oprah, so I'll tone it down a bit. But for real, go make this.
This may be my new favorite go to snack. I had it for the first time yesterday when I got home from class and was rummaging through the fridge looking for something to eat. There was nothing. Well, almost nothing. There was a lone coconut milk plain yogurt and a box of organic blackberries. And so the coconut yogurt parfait was born.
These are my new favorite cookies. Truth: I'm a sucker for a cookie with oatmeal in it. It was the name that drew me in. Turtle. Impying caramel, of course. Something I haven't had in a long time. Not because vegans can't enjoy caramel, because we can totally make it out of coconut cream and sugar, I just haven't made any yet. Yet. Anyways, these cookies were incredible. Ok. I'm going to be honest, these don't actually have caramel in them... but it has a secret ingredient (date pieces) that sort of melt into that ooey-gooey caramel-like goodness. I made them for some friends that were housing me for the weekend (they all loved them, by the way) and the way they made the house smell while baking was so delightful.
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