peanut butter cranberry energy bites

I found a great snack recipe from a sweet pea chef  that is full of good-for-you ingredients (like peanut butter…one of my personal favs!), and perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up or to give you a boost of energy during a long run (which is exactly how I used it this morning, and it was great!).  I modified … More peanut butter cranberry energy bites

5favs for #NationalPeanutButterDay – jan. 24

peanut butter is one of my top lovefest foods – the ones I GASP over whenever they’re in front of me.  and with today being #NationalPeanutButterDay, I just had to share my 5favs ways to enjoy peanut butter.  it’s one of the foods that I find so comforting, and it can be enjoyed as simple or as decadent … More 5favs for #NationalPeanutButterDay – jan. 24

taste test: ben and jerry’s non-dairy pints

ice cream is the perfect dessert for a summer outdoor celebration.  but what if you (or some of your guests) are dairy free?  you’d want to choose something delicious that everyone can enjoy, right? so, I recently held a mini taste test with ben & jerry’s non-dairy pints (I know, I know – they’ve been out for a … More taste test: ben and jerry’s non-dairy pints

chocolate hazelnut granola bars.

sometimes I crave granola, and today was just one of those days.  I wanted something very easy and quick, and I found it with Martha Stewart’s peanut butter granola bars.  I made just a few changes to the original recipe (swapping peanut butter for chocolate hazelnut butter for one) but it filled my need for granola … More chocolate hazelnut granola bars.

chocolatey chewy cocoa brownie bites.

this easy cocoa brownie recipe from Nestle is perfect for a quick dessert and even better when made into brownie bites and dipped into melted chocolate.  take them to the next level and get creative with toppings and make these brownie bites the star of your holiday party.  recipe is below.  let me know if you make … More chocolatey chewy cocoa brownie bites.

meatless munchies.

for when munchies are just, well…absolutely appropriate.  during the day, during a meeting, after work, midnight…anytime can be snack time!  🙂  check out our 5favs munchies to munch on.  which ones do you like?   morning: stone fruit salad via passionately raw mid-morning: homemade granola via brown sugar mid-afternoon: 5 ingredient peanut butter cup energy bites via … More meatless munchies.

12 summer sweets to chill with.

these summer sweets are best served up cold.  what are your favs? no stove needed one ingredient creamy banana ice cream via the kitchn berry mango sunrise tarts via the fitchen individual no bake cheesecake via chef savvy chocolate peanut butter refrigerator cake via woman’s day veganlicious vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough ice … More 12 summer sweets to chill with.

piece of cake.

try out these vegan cake recipes at your next celebration.  which ones will become your favs?  enjoy! traditional flavors vegan vanilla birthday cake via cake merchant vegan yellow cake with creamy chocolate frosting via oh ladycakes vegan chocolate hazelnut cake with whipped ganache via vanilla and bean  gluten free  vegan gluten free carrot cake via gimme … More piece of cake.

protein packed meals for #meatlessmonday

these are our 5favs ways to enjoy protein on #meatlessmonday! breakfast vegan ginger pear smoothie via (12 grams of protein from hemp & flax seeds and almond milk) vegetarian breakfast enchiladas via living well kitchen (eggs + beans equal 22 grams of  protein per serving) lunch or dinner chipotle bean burritos via cooking light … More protein packed meals for #meatlessmonday

its a sweet leap for #meatlessmonday

it’s leap day! february 29, the one day of the year that will NOT be repeated for another 4 years.  so, we get one day every 4 years to balance out time.  well, in honor of this leap day — that happens to fall on #meatlessmonday — why not celebrate with vegan desserts?  (yes, I will … More its a sweet leap for #meatlessmonday