Orange and matcha come together to create a perfect cold busting matcha smoothie!
It’s been a minute (more like 2 weeks!), right? Between the holidays, needed time to chill out and trying to get over two nasty colds, a break was well needed. I have the whole month of January already planned out, so I am excited about the recipes that are coming in the next few weeks! My goal is to start trying to incorporate more savory recipes too, since a girl can’t subsist on waffles and cake alone (much as I might try). My past self must have known that my future self was going to need this power packed matcha (more…)
A creamy and dreamy vegan raspberry coconut smoothie, with a dose of cashews and the summer’s best red raspberries!
Hello and welcome to my new favorite smoothie combo, raspberry coconut, with a hint of lemon! This raspberry coconut smoothie was really borne out of a few of the things I had leftover in my pantry, with a dash of ‘but I want it to be just a touch creamier’ and a lot of hanger (made this in a hurry on a Sunday morning!). Adding a tablespoon of cashews ups the creamy factor and makes everything (more…)
Sweet and hearty little oat bites, with oats, filling peanut butter, and sweet cacao nibs, just like a healthy truffle!
Confession time: I almost ate all of these oat bites before I could even photograph them, maybe even ate 6 in one day? So I really don’t need to blather on about how good these are because that should tell you everything, right there. But I will tell you that I have this habit of (more…)
Call me crazy, but I love working with a good yeast dough. There’s just something about having that intuition in knowing if the dough is going to rise (sometimes it it’s more of a frustration feeling but, you win some you lose some) and when the dough is just right and for rolling out. Case in point, these everything soft pretzel knots for example, I actually made this dough twice. The first time I over worked the dough and realized it just wasn’t rising, no matter how many times I took a peek at it and the second, finally achieving fluffy dough success. (more…)
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t usually my holiday of choice, but I can always get behind a holiday that has a milkshake all its own! While everyone else is out partaking in green beer and wearing green on St. Partrick’s Day (I don’t even think I own anything green), I’m sipping on a shake and justifying how to get away with (more…)
If there’s anything I hate the most about winter (besides for unending inability to feel my toes and always wearing ice-conscious footwear), is all the colds that are constantly being passed around. In one winter, I usually get one cold/flu/something that takes over and renders me only able to lay on the couch, watch lots of Gilmore Girls or Parks and Rec and cuddle with my sweet cat for hours on end. This year, my sickness came in a more mild form, with a cold that stuck around for a couple weeks and just would not give up, even after lots of tea and naps.
Alas, this was part of the reason I just went ahead and took last week off from posting new recipes. I needed a bit of time to regroup after working a lot and giving myself a break, so I did and made this cold-fighting citrus smoothie along the way! I was actually super freaked out about turmeric at first when I started hearing about it. It’s orange, stains absolutely everything (I have the stained dish towels to prove it!) and kind of has the ability to make everything a bright yellow color. But, did you know that turmeric has all kinds of awesome superfood powers and is all around amazing for your body and immune boosting abilities? Combine that bad-ass spice with a healthy punch of in-season citrus and you have the perfect solution for that cold that just keeps dragging along. Put into a citrus smoothie, turmeric is the perfect compliment to the tart grapefruit.
Also, don’t worry, I have more of an indulgent recipe for those pretty grapefruits that are hanging out in the grocery stores right now. I’m taking my popular lemon bars and turning them into a winter citrus dessert that is perfect for your next baking project!
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