Coconut and Roasted Rhubarb Smoothie

Coconut and Roasted Rhubarb Smoothie- A perfect sweet summertime smoothie, with roasted rhubarb and plenty of coconut!

Can you believe I haven’t really worked with rhubarb much until just this year (outside of the usual strawberry rhubarb crisp)? It’s always been one of those fruits that baffle me because you can’t really eat it on its own and it usually needs to be paired with something else to bring out the real taste and sweetness. For my first round of experimenting with rhubarb, I went with a sweet roasted rhubarb smoothie, (more…)

Maple Bourbon Candied Pecans

Bourbon Maple Candied Pecans- The perfect topping for ice cream, oatmeal, and everything in between! Candied pecans with a perfect sweet salty mix, with a touch of bourbon.

These bourbon roasted pecans are singlehandedly one of my favorite things I’ve made in..oh the last year? I helped Kate from Cookie and Kate test a few recipes from her cookbook (!!) and this pecan recipe one one of my favorites.  It’s a seemingly unassuming recipe, starting with a healthy dose of maple syrup and ending with a roast to perfection in the oven. Each time I’ve made these sweet bourbon roasted pecans (more…)

Hydrating Cucumber Spinach Smoothie

Good morning and happy Tuesday! I feel like this start to the week has already flown by (seriously, where did Monday go?!) and I’m ready for a cucumber spinach smoothie and a lot of  getting things done today. It kind of feels like time sped up and it’s almost April, but there are no complaints on my end! I’m a notorious winter hater, so when spring is finally showing that it really will come back to play, I’m really ready for it. Although we haven’t had the best of weather lately (i.e. lots of rain), I will say that getting up into the 40s and 50s has been something that feels wonderful. The warmer-ish weather has gotten me thinking about smoothie, berries, and all the (more…)

Smoked Paprika and Garlic Roasted Almonds

A savory and quick happy hour snack, garlic roasted almonds that are perfect for snacking! 

Smoked Paprika and Garlic Roasted Almonds-A savory and quick happy hour snack, garlic roasted almonds that are perfect for snacking!

Second Sunday post in a row, I’m on a roll! I’ve decided to start sharing more simple and savory recipes, partly because my body can’t keep eating desserts all the dang time (if only) and partly because, after putting out the reader survey, I’ve found that many of you want more simple, healthy recipes, which I totally understand. Hence, this easy and savory batch of garlic roasted almonds. While this will still remain a dessert blog, I will be incorporating more savory/dinner/simple recipes in too, just to vary things a bit. (more…)

Orange Matcha Smoothie

Orange and matcha come together to create a perfect cold busting matcha smoothie!

Orange Matcha Smoothie-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…)

Creamy Raspberry Coconut Smoothie

A creamy and dreamy vegan raspberry coconut smoothie, with a dose of cashews and the summer’s best red raspberries!

Creamy Raspberry Coconut Smoothie-4

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…)