vegan chocolate chip cookie dough

There are times when cookie dough is necessary. I’ve noticed a national trend of local food joints now serving everyone’s favorite delicacies that we should’ve never indulged in as kids (yet somehow always avoided salmonella (?)). In fact, this recipe is inspired by the edible cookie dough I’ve experienced at Nadia Cakes in Minnesota. So let’s face…

Baked Apples

If I’m brutally honest, I am not a die-hard autumn fan. When you’re in the midwest, fall can only mean one thing: WINTER soon. That particular season and I aren’t the best of friends. 😉 I will admit, however, that with anything, if there’s food involved, you can count on me being there and mentally present….

zucchini chips

Another autumn season, another fall harvest with an abundance of zucchini, tomatoes, and cucumbers form the garden. Last year, I utilized the large zucchini I had from harvest and shared Zoodle Shrimp Scampi which is still one of my favorites! Go check it out –> 😀 This fall, I came up with something a little…

cocoa pb nice cream

Banana “nice cream” is all the rage for those who are vegan, lactose-intolerant, and those that are looking to enjoy a frozen treat without all the cals + the notorious “I-ate-too-much-dairy” digestive discomfort. I have seen and tried PLENTY of variations of this frozen goodness from the internet including chocolate mint, raspberry vanilla, oatmeal cookie,…

spicy snap peas

Hi friends! How many of you grew up hating your peas? I was one of those kids. However, we learn in nutrition that the more a person is exposed to a food, the more likely they are to grow to enjoy it – especially in adulthood. Sugar snap peas are now one of my favorite vegetables…

simple scones

‘scone on?! This recipe is egg free, refined sugar free, and can be personalized to whatever you’re in the mood for. Make ahead and eat for a snack, breakfast, or bring to your friends! INGREDIENTS: 1 & 1/2 c. flour of choice 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp COLD butter,…

watermelon caprese

Did you know watermelon has the same phytochemical, lycopene, that tomatoes have? This is what gives watermelon & tomatoes their red color. But not only that, it is an antioxidant which may help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer! Woo! While sitting in class today, I was craving watermelon and this is what…