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 the aroma wafts into sleepy bedrooms. In my mind, breakfast equals comfort! Since I’m constantly […]

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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 mushrooms and rosemary as a satisfying alternative to meat.  Just grab a few ingredients and […]

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{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 in dairy free recipes, coconut flour instead of wheat, the list goes on… After some […]

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{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 bars that you can grab on you way to work, school, or the gym.  Recipe:  […]

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{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 with brown rice syrup (AKA processed sugar), sucralose (AKA Splenda), and soy protein isolate, which […]

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{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 far!  I’ve been exercising and eating healthy as long as I can remember- even when […]

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{coconut bacon}

Coconut. Bacon. Need I say more?! I was intrigued when I first heard about this amazing concoction and started scouring the internet for places to purchase it. To my surprise, I found a ton of recipes that seemed very easy to execute with a few ingredients that I already had on hand.  After some experimentation, […]

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{beet the heat smoothie}

Just in time for the fourth of July, this red, white, and blueberry smoothie is delicious and filled with vitamins! Four simple ingredients make this a refreshing way to beat the July heat while staying fit and fabulous.  Simply blend: 1 banana 1 cooked beet (pssst: you can get them ready cooked from Trader Joe’s) […]

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{no-bake carrot cake truffles}

  #sepgoesveganish! As I get older…not that I’m old by any means ;-)…my motivation to eat well is shifting from looking good to being healthy. I don’t claim to be vegan by any means but I have been focusing my weekday diet on mostly plant based meals.  So far, I feel more energized and have even […]

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{coconut cardamom muesli}

coconut cardamom muesli

A delicious and simple mix of oats, cereal, fruit, and nuts lightly toasted in coconut oil; homemade muesli is the perfect fuel for a busy day. The perfect blend of complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and protein to jump start your metabolism, stave off late afternoon sugar cravings, and keep you energized all day long! I […]

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