Vanilla Chia Seed Bowl – Just a Thought

Good Morning! This recipe is nothing new or original, but rather something I’d like to share that is my personal way to curb a sweet tooth in the right direction. I hate that feeling when you succumb to those devilish cookies! So many people have “instagrammed”/”pinterested” these acai bowls but to me, they just seem…

Chickpea Curry with Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli- Vegetarian Friendly

In today’s food-obsessed world, there’s so much focus and hype about leafy green vegetables but for good reason. I love myself a good kale salad too and it’s probably one of the most clean and detoxifying meals we can eat, but sometimes that can also mean we overlook other produce. Legumes like beans and lentils are…

Old-fashioned Snickerdoodles! – Simplicity at Its Best

I love a good and simple cookie every once in a blue moon, and snickerdoodles are top-notch in my book. They’re sweet buttery flavor along with a generous roll in some cinnamon-sugar makes them sparkle and a delightful little treat. In retrospect, they’re similar to sugar cookies in the ingredients, and while most traditional recipes seemed…

Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake – Sweet Secrets

One of my all-time favorite flavor combinations has to be mint and dark chocolate. Whenever the weather got hot in foggy SF, I’d have the exciting decision of which ice cream to pick. While vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate are hard to beat, mint chocolate chip was something other-worldly. Today, there’s still something alluring to this sweet,…

Colorful Tofu and Veggie Stir-fry- Healthy, Simple, Delicious

Good Morning! Since it’s Monday, a quick, easy weeknight dinner is necessary. Unfortunately, it also happens to be notorious for being a bad day to start any diet plans because it’s already stressful enough when people need to work after a relaxing weekend. Regardless, dinner doesn’t have to be takeout and with a short trip to…

Coconut Mango Gelato – A Sweet and Creamy Vegetarian Alternative

TGIF! So many food combinations stem from our childhood memories, and whether they were excepted back then or not, sometimes our taste buds take a turn for the best (or vice versa!). I remember going to middle school up the street and around lunch time, I would take note of what my friends had packed in their…

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownie Torte – Chocoholics Beware!

Calling all self-confessed or closet chocoholics – this recipe is intensely deep and dark with everything you love about brownies. Swirled in are clusters of salty, creamy peanut butter that is a match made in Willy Wonka heaven! As an aside, did any of those little orange people creep you out? Don’t know what it…

Vegetable Legume Tomato Soup – A 20 Minute Dinner in a Pinch

Happy Tuesday! In a day and age where efficiency is key, cooking is often put on the back burner. As a college student with midterms and papers looming, something quick for dinner is necessary to pull off those all-nighters. Food is fuel, and to get the “car” in its best shape, it’s probably better to…

Pina Colada-Inspired Whole Wheat Oat Cakes- A Fun Breakfast Idea

Breakfast can be habitual sometimes and even I get tired of porridge every so often. Omelettes are versatile and delicious, but when you’re wanting something sweeter, there’s nothing like pancakes (but don’t forget crepes & french toast!). While a typical stack can make a dietitian cringe, it’s almost too easy to make healthier. For this…

Basil-Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breast Bake – Healthy Italian-French

Hi! Isn’t refrigerator/pantry shopping one of America’s greatest past times? Convenient, economical, and a variety of ingredients- just like McDonald’s (but better)! When gathering ingredients without a real plan, I find that picking a theme first is a great starting point. Sometimes I feel like Mexican, sometimes Chinese, sometimes Southern, but working around what was on…

Roasted Rainbow Carrot Salad with a Creamy Basil-Lemon Dressing

Good morning! We can never get enough salad recipes especially when spring time rolls around and the sun tends to stay out for just a little longer. Although it’s getting chillier than usual here, I still like to embrace my local farmer’s market vegetable stand that has all the colors of the rainbow. It’s incredibly…

Tropical Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Spin on Old Favorites

Happy Easter Weekend! With all the coconut macaroon recipes popular on the Web this time of year, I was tempted to join the crowd. However, sometimes you just want more, and in my case, had an oatmeal-raisin craving. In my mind, coconut is a flavor that goes with pretty much anything sweet, and adds a fun…