paleo peanut butter truffles

paleo peanut butter truffles

Paleo peanut butter truffles are sweetened with dried fruit and simply delicious. 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 are a good […]

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beignets

beignets

Beignets, doused in powdered sugar, and piled high in a delicious pyramid! 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 it! My favorite […]

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perfect banana ice cream

perfect banana ice cream

A few simple steps to help you make the 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 with 40+ […]

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mango lassi nice cream

mango lassi nice cream

Mango lassi nice cream is my favorite banana ice cream variation so far! 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, replete with […]

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dark chocolate salted caramel brownies

dark chocolate salted caramel brownies

Dark chocolate salted caramel brownies are a delicious, rich dessert your loved ones will devour! There are few things in the culinary world that I like more than brownies. In fact, I can pretty much resist any treat such as donuts or ice cream…but a well made brownie [especially a dark chocolate brownie] gets me […]

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vegan coconut ice cream cups

vegan coconut ice cream cups

I can’t believe I haven’t started making these vegan coconut ice cream cups earlier! In preparation for an upcoming trip, my sister and I have been detoxing from refined sugar for the passed week. For a couple of chocoholics, this has been a challenging feat. However, with desperation comes creativity! This sugar fast has caused my […]

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peanut butter chocolate nice cream

peanut butter chocolate nice cream

Peanut butter chocolate nice cream is the perfect summer treat for kids and adults alike! It’s made of bananas (nanas) and it’s a NICE creamy substitute to traditional ice cream…hence we have “n-ice cream”. The ingredients are inexpensive and simple, the technique has been perfected, and the flavor is amazing! I love trying different flavors of […]

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walnut chocolate truffles

walnut chocolate truffles

Walnut chocolate truffles are a quick dessert you can whip up with three ingredients and a little bit of TLC! My biggest dietary weakness is definitely chocolate! Even though tons of articles and doctors are advertising the health benefits of cocoa, the reality is that chocolate does contain refined sugar. As we all know, refined […]

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mint chip nice cream

mint chip nice cream

I whipped up a healthy mint chip nice cream in honor of St. Patrick’s day. The secret ingredient is green, has tons of nutrients, and….it’s a vegetable! Don’t let the spinach stop you from trying this simple and delicious treat. You won’t even be able to taste the spinach and it’s a great way to […]

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no bake carrot cake bars

no bake carrot cake bars

This no bake carrot cake bars is an easy way to enjoy carrot cake flavors without turning on the oven! I love the flavor of carrot cake but I hardly ever eat it. When it comes to dessert, my motto is “if it ain’t chocolate, it ain’t worth it”…so it’s always hard for me to justify […]

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banana ice cream sundae

banana ice cream sundae

I always keep frozen bananas on hand to make this banana ice cream sundae and other “n’ice cream” variations during the hot summer months! What’s the recommended daily dose of bananas based on the American Dietetic Association? Whatever that number is, I’m sure I exceed it by about 10 everyday! I can’t help myself, I […]

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nutella nice cream

nutella nice cream

Nutella nice cream is the perfect summer treat for 1. Frozen banana plus a dollop of nutella for a quick dessert you can whip up in 5 minutes. Nutella and ice cream…does it get any better. It sure does because you can whip up this bad boy in no time with only 2 ingredients! All […]

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dark chocolate candy cane truffles

Be sure to take these dark chocolate candy cane truffles to your next holiday cookie exchange! Okay, so it’s not a cookie but wouldn’t it be nice to show up with something a little more unique [and more impressive] than a plate of over-baked sugar cookies. This is about the time of year when I’m […]

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gluten free pumpkin pie

gluten free pumpkin pie

Gluten free pumpkin pie made with a delicious almond meal crust. I’ve never really been a big fan of pie. With all the delicious chocolates and cakes parading around during the holidays, I always thought it was a waste to spend my calories on pie. I would still take a nice piece of chocolate cake […]

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