dark chocolate almond biscotti

This dark chocolate almond biscotti is made with coconut sugar and whole wheat flour and it’s absolutely delicious! bis·cot·ti {biˈskädē/}: a delicious Italian cookie that is twice baked and perfectly dunkable! It took me about 10 bakes to perfect this healthy “twice-baked” cookie recipe! Batch number 5 of my almond biscotti finally turned out the […]

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roasted veggie beef chili

beef and roasted veggie chili

Make this one pot roasted veggie beef chili dinner Sunday night and eat for several days during the week! A personal vow I made after getting married just a few months ago is to always serve my family a home cooked dinner. I live and work full time in Silicon Valley, where the pace of […]

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blueberry lemon smoothie bowl

blueberry lemon smoothie bowl

This blueberry lemon smoothie bowl is the perfect breakfast or snack for a hot summer day! Lemon and blueberry have always been good friends!  Lemon brings out the delicious brightness in blueberries and both parties host a ton of health benefits!   Lemons give your body Vitamin C so you amp up your immune system […]

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Mexican hot chocolate banana ice cream

Mexican hot chocolate banana ice cream

A delicious chocolate treat with a secret kick; this Mexican hot chocolate flavored dessert is my favorite banana ice cream variation to date!  The coconut cream adds extra richness and helps bring out the chocolate flavors of the cacao powder.  You secretly mix in dashes of warm cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne pepper that hits […]

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peanut butter protein squares

peanut butter protein squares

These gluten free peanut butter protein squares are small but they pack a big punch!  The best way to enjoy them (in my humble opinion) is 15-30 minutes before a workout so you have energy to work hard without feeling too stuffed to move! Especially if you work out early in the morning, like I […]

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beef enchilada casserole

beef enchilada casserole

Beef enchilada casserole is the perfect meal when you’re in the mood for Mexican food but you’re too lazy to wrap individual enchiladas! The addition of lean ground beef gives you a healthy dose of protein and keeps you full for longer!

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paleo chocolate banana muffins

paleo banana chocolate muffins

Here is a recipe I’ve been dreaming about for some time – paleo chocolate banana muffins!  Those who know me well understand my deep love of breakfast.; more specifically, breakfast pastries!  I’m constantly experimenting with ways to make traditional flour-sugar-butter-type pastries much healthier for you.    These paleo muffins combine two of my favorite flavors (chocolate […]

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rosewater cardamom lazy oats

rosewater cardamom lazy oats

Rosewater cardamom lazy oats is a delicious, quick breakfast that requires ZERO active cooking time!  All you need for this exotic twist to the “overnight” sensation (get it? overnight oats?!….okay I’m done 🙂 )  is a few ingredients and a fridge!

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vegan banoffee pie

vegan banoffee pie

Vegan banoffee pie recipe that you can make during the warm summer months without turning on the stove! Banana + Toffee = Banoffee!  The traditional recipe for this delicious pie calls for condensed milk and butter.  Although delicious, sugar and saturated fat are not exactly on the list of “super foods” and should only be […]

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mushroom chili twice baked potatoes

mushroom-chili-twice-baked-potatoes

These mushroom chili twice baked potatoes combine the comforts of a pot of chili with cheesy taters for a delicious autumn meal! I love it when warm, cozy comfort food is stuffed into another comfort food classic!  That’s exactly what happened when this chili twice baked potato was born! Hearty, beef and mushroom chili – […]

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dark chocolate orange truffles

dark chocolate orange truffles

These dark chocolate orange truffles combine two of my favorite dessert flavors! Chocolate and orange…a classic flavor combination that I find irresistible!  February has been mostly warm and sunny in Northern California and our orange trees are in full bloom.  I spent some time picking ripe oranges over the weekend and I knew something chocolatey HAD […]

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date sweetened mounds bars

healthy raw coconut dessert

These date sweetened mounds bars have all the flavor of my favorite childhood candy bar without any of the processed sugar! Date, coconut, and chocolate…what could be better? I love finding ways to keep my chocolate craving satisfied without sacrificing my waistline.  Dates have become my best friend and my secret weapon when it comes […]

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golden milk hot chocolate

golden milk hot chocolate

I’d like to introduce you to golden milk hot chocolate.  She is the delicious alter ego of “golden milk”, which is a turmeric infused drink that gained popularity in India and parts of Asia for its amazing health benefits.  Traditional golden milk is a delicious concoction of milk (usually coconut milk) and turmeric, sweetened with raw […]

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sweet potato brownies

sweet potato brownies

This rich, sweet potato brownies brownie allows you to feel good about chocolate and bone up on nutrients while you indulge a little!  Nothing excites me more than cheating “cheat meals” by making healthy desserts that actually taste great.  The recipe helps satisfy your sweet tooth with very little sugar (only 1 Cup of sugar […]

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