Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe with Four-Ingredient Creamy Cocoa Frosting

My semi-homemade Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with 4-ingredient creamy cocoa frosting is simple enough for even non-bakers (like myself) to make and is absolutely scrumptious!   This post is for any of my last-minute types out there. If you want to make a dessert but they all sound too complicated, run out to your […]

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Creamy Choco-Minty Oatmeal 2

Sometimes oatmeal is boring. Creamy Choco-Minty Oatmeal is a really cool twist that might add some excitement into your morning. Mint and chocolate are one of my most favorite flavor combinations.  I love that aromatic freshness with the rich chocolate.  When I noticed that the chocolate mint coconut milk was on sale at […]

Creamy Chocominty Oatmeal

No-Bake Samoa Bites

Samoa No-Bake Energy Bites 4

Happy Holidays!  Before I get to the last of my rolled cookie recipes…..(this one posted because of MANY requests)….Samoa No-Bake Energy Bites ….I want to show some love to an amazing lady I met through my business – Andrea Peltier.  This is my second post in my “inspirational women” series […]

Chocolate with Sea Salt Toast 1

I have written several posts featuring Justin’s Nut butter; Peanut Butter Cup Toast, Baked Monkey Oats and Chocolate Hazelnut and Peanut Butter Baked Oats but there was one more version that was calling my name. The idea was suggested in a comment on my peanut butter cup toast post by Lynn […]

Peanut Butter Cup Toast 3

Toast. What else can I cover in chocolate, peanut butter and bananas? I think I’ve got a problem. Peanut Butter Cup Toast Serves 1 Vegan Ingredients 1 slice sesame Ezekiel Bread 1 Tbsp chocolate hazelnut butter, Justin’s 1 Tbsp natural chunky peanut butter (or smooth) 1/2 banana Sprinkle of ground […]

Baked Monkey Oats 2

Baked oats are so satisfying that I made it again this morning. This recipe is very similar to the last but uses fresh bananas……next time I might put a bit of ground flax seed on top as well. YUM! The nutrition info below is listed for either one or two […]

Almond Dark Chocolate Covered Holiday Popcorn 5

And for my second you-wish-you-joined my pot luck recipe:   Almond Dark Chocolate Covered Holiday Popcorn   Almond Dark Chocolate Covered Holiday Popcorn Printable Recipe Ingredients 1 bag Homestyle Popcorn, popped, picked through for unpopped kernels Sprinkle of salt 1 tub Bakers Dipping Dark Chocolate, melted according to package directions […]

Holiday Chocolate Covered Popcorn 3

  This Friday is our holiday pot luck that I, personally, planned.  Originally my thought was to have a soup and salad pot luck.  How wonderful to have some fresh and healthy foods with all the holiday parties, Christmas, New Years….basically lots of eating  going on over the holidays.    That […]

Baked Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Steel Cut Oats 10

In this delicious variation of my my baked steel cut oatmeal, Baked Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Steel Cut Oats, I added cacao for a classic peanut butter cup taste.  The result was dessert-like yet still healthy and light for breakfast.  The great thing is it will keep you full until lunch. Steel cut oats are […]

Baked Chocolate Steel Cut Oats

Raw Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cup Truffles 4

Weekend visits with my grandmother while I was growing up were magical.  First on our list to do was a trip to Kings Castle Land.  Upon arriving at this small amusement park in Whitman, Mass you would cross a drawbridge over a moat.  As a child I found this sort […]

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chickpea Spread 2

I came across this post for a chocolate chickpea spread quite a while ago and finally decided to try it this morning.  My goal for this year as far as weight goes is to lose 6 lbs in the short term and eventually 3 more ideally.  I always want a small […]