{vegan chocolate chip cookies}

{vegan chocolate chip cookies}

Okay, you have to try these! These chocolate chip cookies are so incredibly easy to make and, thanks to the addition of coconut oil, they have a delightful macaroon flavor that is irresistible! Even the biggest vegan skeptics, my family,…

{paleo banana bread}

{paleo banana bread}

This recipe is a result of several disappointing attempts at creating a grain-free banana bread that doesn’t taste like cardboard. My last experiment using coconut flour was an epic failure so I was a little hesitant to give it another…

{dark chocolate protein pancakes}

{dark chocolate protein pancakes}

Event though I love my weekday morning gym sessions, weekends are made for the great outdoors. There’s nothing I enjoy more than waking up early on a Saturday and going for a crisp jog to clear my body and mind…

{paleo chocolate cake}

{paleo chocolate cake}

Here’s a nice treat for all of you chocolate lovers and health nuts out there. It’s grain free and naturally sweetened with delicious medjool dates. One of my favorite things about this recipe is the fact that I combine all…

{paleo peanut butter truffles}

{paleo peanut butter truffles}

I’m doing the happy dance as I scarf down my 3rd no-sugar-added peanut butter truffle!  These truffles satisfy my sweet tooth and showcase a decent amount of protein and fiber!  Thanks to a secret ingredient (pssst…flax seeds) these little gems…

{vegan flap jacks}

{vegan flap jacks}

It’s no secret, breakfast food is my absolute favorite thing to make, eat, and photograph. There’s nothing quite like Saturday morning light hitting your short stack of freshly made pancakes. Nothing as comforting as the sound of percolating coffee as…

{creamy rosemary mushroom pasta}

{creamy rosemary mushroom pasta}

All this talk about a New York blizzard is making me crave comfort food!  This creamy concoction was easy to throw together and it held up nicely to the January chill. Featuring one of my favorite flavor duos, this recipe features…

{coconut macaroon pancakes}

{coconut macaroon pancakes}

I can’t help but have tiny obsession with coconuts. Aside from being incredibly delicious, coconuts are full of nutrients and they are such a versatile ingredient.  Coconut products have made healthy cooking so much easier and more satisfying. Coconut milk…

{NOLA Beignets and a feature in FeedFeed}

{NOLA Beignets and a feature in FeedFeed}

I promised myself not to blog until I completed my MCAT exam (scheduled for this Friday…yikes!) but when your favorite recipe curators {feed feed} inform you that you’ve been featured in their New Orleans inspired blog roll…you blog gosh darn…

{chocolate coconut protein bars}

{chocolate coconut protein bars}

Getting enough protein to build lean, strong muscle can be a challenge for anyone; it doesn’t have to be with this easy recipe! All you need is a few simple ingredients and a food processor to whip up wholesome protein…

{copycat Quest Bars}

{copycat Quest Bars}

I love a yummy on-the-go snack as much as the next gal but I also insist on eating whole, natural foods. Unfortunately, many protein bars on the market not only cost an arm and a leg but they are packed…

{3 ingredient banana pancakes}

{3 ingredient banana pancakes}

There’s nothing like a pending tropical vacation to get you motivated to drop some L-B’s.  With a trip to Hawaii only 3 weeks away, I really buckled down this past week and have been very happy with the results so…

{perfect banana ice cream}

{perfect banana ice cream}

It’s no secret that I love my banana ice cream.  It’s a delicious, nutritious way to satisfy my sweet tooth without spending a lot of time and money on ingredients.  I’ve been known to walk out of the grocery story…

{vegan mango lassi ice cream}

{vegan mango lassi ice cream}

I was first introduced to Mango Lassi a few years ago and it was love at first sip. My friend, Gayu, whipped up my first lassi using vanilla ice cream and frozen mango. The delicious smoothie was cool and refreshing,…