{dark chocolate salted caramel brownies}

{dark chocolate salted caramel brownies}

 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…

{paleo sweet potato hash browns}

{paleo sweet potato hash browns}

I don’t consider myself paleo by any means. I just love good, wholesome food. I don’t follow any diet and eat real food made from ingredients I can pronounce and 90% of my food is prepared by me. However, there…

{paleo zucchini fritters}

{paleo zucchini fritters}

For the passed few weeks I’ve been a part of an amazing fitness class, held by one of the talented PE teachers who instructs at the school I work for.  The commraderie, accountability, and team work has been super fun…

{vegan coconut ice cream cups}

{vegan coconut ice cream cups}

Seriously? I can’t believe I didn’t start making these 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…

{peanut butter chocolate n-ice cream}

{peanut butter chocolate n-ice cream}

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 techniques has been perfected, and the flavor is amazing! I’m obsessed with trying different…

{cream-less creamy tomato soup}

{cream-less creamy tomato soup}

 I’ve never been a big fan of soups until fairly recently. Now I can’t get enough! Since my obsession started, I’ve tried everything from Creamy Mushroom to Split Pea and yet one of my all time favorites is this tomato…

{cauliflower pesto breadsticks}

{cauliflower pesto breadsticks}

The infamous “cauliflower crust pizza” gets a little make over with this breadstick recipe. I added some great flavor to the cauliflower simply by adding some pesto. It was so easy and delicious…and pretty unique. If you’re looking for ways…

{vegan chocolate truffles}

{vegan chocolate truffles}

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 sugar not only threatens your…

{broccoli pesto soup}

{broccoli pesto soup}

Inspiration for my recipes usually comes from cook books, restaurants, and seasons. Sometimes inspiration  hits simply because I happen to have a certain ingredient on hand and I start to feel adventurous.  During a routine freezer clean out, I noticed…

{sundried tomato & kale egg muffins}

{sundried tomato & kale egg muffins}

The biggest complaint I hear from people who are trying to eat healthy is…”I just don’t have time for breakfast in the mornings!” That’s why I love these mini egg muffins. They are packed with nutrients and protein and  you…

{mint chip ice cream}

{mint chip ice cream}

I whipped up a healthy “mint chip ice 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….

{leprechaun truffles}

{leprechaun truffles}

I’m always trying to sneak raw greens in my diet and I’m using St. Patrick’s day as an excuse to whip up a dessert using…SPINACH! I know, I know…it looks and sounds kinda weird, but these truffles are delicious. Spinach…

{no bake carrot cake bars}

{no bake carrot cake bars}

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 eating a dessert that…

{banana nut bread energy bars}

{banana nut bread energy bars}

A hectic schedule is not something foreign to me…especially lately. I got a promotion at work a few months ago and have been blessed with an exciting schedule that definitely keeps me on my toes. I know many of my…