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Peanut Butter and Apple Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Peanut Butter and Apple Jam Thumbprint Cookies

I’m starting to really dig into recipe development and try different exercises for coming up with original ideas. This is easier said than done because recipes are ALL OVER THE INTERNET. You get stuck on things you see all the time, things you really want […]

Mocha Peppermint Brownies

Mocha Peppermint Brownies

I made these mocha peppermint brownies twice in a week and gave away nearly all of both batches. I ate roughly 4 out of 32 of them. I gave some to my trainee, Ellie, some to Justin and a whole batch to a co-worker who had […]

Honey Ginger Tofu Quinoa Bowls

Honey Ginger Tofu Quinoa Bowls

These Honey-Ginger Tofu Bowls were the first and only time (to date) that I ate Tofu. I loved it! It wasn’t as good leftover because I did pan fry it so it would get crispy. When I experimented with a 100% vegetarian diet, it was […]

Spanish Black Bean and Plantain Turkey Chili

Spanish Black Bean and Plantain Turkey Chili

This is one of my favorite original creations lately. I took several different chili ideas and morphed them into one. This is because I wanted to make chili but something different than what I usually make. I wanted something new. So my list of ideas […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Waffle Sandwiches

Chocolate Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Waffle Sandwiches

Happy Waffle Wednesday again!! These peanut butter and jelly waffle sandwiches weren’t supposed to be chocolate. But I’m sure glad they were. I actually forgot I wanted to make them and started making a chocolate waffle instead of vanilla, which would be the more obvious […]

Vegan Mediterranean Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Vegan Mediterranean Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

After 2 months of vegetarian meals I can confidently say these Mediterranean stuffed sweet potatoes were my favorite vegetarian meal…EXCEPT for maybe a tie with one of the Indian dishes that I made. There were several. I feel like I had some sort of Indian food every […]

Buffalo Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers

Buffalo Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers

This buffalo chicken salad was actually kind of an accident. Well so were the stuffed peppers. Here’s the story: I had leftover stuff from making actual buffalo chicken salads (like regular salad, not chicken-salad if you know what I mean). But I ran out of […]

Everything You Need to Know About Meal Prep

Everything You Need to Know About Meal Prep

Meal prepping: It’s a big thing in the healthy-eating-instagram-pinterest-obsessed world we live in. Everywhere you look you see pictures of 10 perfectly portioned out meals lined up complete with chicken, green vegetables and rice captioned with something like #mealprepmonday. I’ll admit, I have made those […]

Barbecue Beans and Spinach Bowls

Barbecue Beans and Spinach Bowls

January first kicks off a new year, so why not start with a delicious, healthy and FILLING vegetarian meal like these barbecue black bean spinach bowls? Some of you out there my have made a resolution to try out a vegetarian or vegan diet. I […]

Spinach and Artichoke Hummus

Spinach and Artichoke Hummus

I made this once before and then ate it all before I got a chance to photograph it. Hummus is quite literally one of the easiest snacks to make yourself as long as you have a good blender. It doesn’t take long to blend everything […]