Desserts · gluten-free · vegan

Sweet Potato Brownies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

It's 5:45 am and I'm revitalizing myself with a SECOND round of coffee.  Please tell me that I'm not the only one who comatose-ly wakes up in the middle of the night to drink water only to have their brain check in mid-gulp to remind them of all the things that they have to do… Continue reading Sweet Potato Brownies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Beverage · gluten-free · vegan

Citrus Honey Rosemary Cocktail

It's Tuesday and something about today makes me want to be hungover tomorrow (in a totally non-self destructive sort of way 😉 ...).  So I'm starting my night off the right way: with some citrus infused vodka 🙂 Hello summer! Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons of Honey Juice of 4 Large Oranges Juice of 1 Lemon Juice… Continue reading Citrus Honey Rosemary Cocktail

Breakfast · gluten-free · vegan

Cinnamon Pecan Almond Granola

Summer officially starts on June 20, but it's been insanely hot here in Phoenix for almost two months now.  Summer mornings here don't usually elicit cravings for hot foods so cold yogurt mixed fruit and granola is a great way to cool down and fuel for a busy day.  I hope that you enjoy this… Continue reading Cinnamon Pecan Almond Granola

Breakfast · gluten-free · vegan

Banana Pancakes – Vegan & Gluten-Free

My perfect Saturday morning would take place near a beach.  I’d wake up early after sleeping for 9 hours (almost impossible, but we’re talking about ideals here lol).  Go to yoga with a friend.  Shower and make these babies ...what kind of Saturday would it be if pancakes weren't part of the picture?!  Not a… Continue reading Banana Pancakes – Vegan & Gluten-Free

Desserts · gluten-free

Ginger Cake with a Lemon Coconut Glaze

This sticky ginger cake is absolutely incredible!  It's like a Christmas gingerbread cookie brought to life in the summer.  Taking a bite of it elucidates memories of past Christmases.  Subtle hints of lemon remind me of summer nights cooled down with sweet iced tea.  The coconut adds a sweet nutty flavor.  The whole thing is… Continue reading Ginger Cake with a Lemon Coconut Glaze

Breakfast · vegan

Berry Cocoa-Nutty Smoothie Bowl

It's starting to heat up in phx, and I love the implications that come with hot weather: summer, sunshine, the beach, road trips, sundresses, mimosas, margaritas, flip flops, early morning hikes, and SMOOTHIE BOWLS to cool down 🙂  This smoothie bowl is soooo unbelievably tasty and it's packed with nutrients.  I've been eating so much… Continue reading Berry Cocoa-Nutty Smoothie Bowl

Sides · vegan

Baked Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries with Maple Mustard

This has got to be one of my favorite lazy dinners.  The savory-sweet combination satiates my sweet tooth and the savory note makes me feel as though I'm having a "proper" dinner.  There's not much to it, but 2 sweet potatoes can fill anyone up!  And they're packed with good-for-you nutrients.  If you're not using them to… Continue reading Baked Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries with Maple Mustard

dinner · Lunch

Arugula Avocado Pesto with Cannellini Beans & Zucchini

“The most attractive thing about you should have less to do with your face and body and more to do with your heart and how you treat people".  We all grow up being told that beauty comes from within and that being kind, compassionate, and gracious are important.  Meanwhile, the media is constantly reminding us of societies idealistic opinions… Continue reading Arugula Avocado Pesto with Cannellini Beans & Zucchini

Breakfast

Healthy Apple Muffins

"The thing you are most afraid to write.  Write that.”  ...For me that’s happiness and sadness.  Two mutually exclusive feelings that define and alter our lives.  The summation of many variables influence our product of perceived happiness.  Priorities change, interests change, insecurities dissolve (or, in some cases, grow) and, in turn, our definition of happiness… Continue reading Healthy Apple Muffins

Breakfast

Sunday Morning Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pancakes

I have turned into a pancake freak.  If I had the dedication and stamina, I would make these pancakes every morning ...and thank god that I don't because I'd probably end up 30 pounds heavier as they are SO yummy that my brain stubbornly ignores the stop signal that my stomach is sending, which results in me consuming… Continue reading Sunday Morning Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pancakes