DOUGHNUTS WITH RICH VANILLA CREAM

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At our household we only ate doughnuts once a year, in February for Shrove Tuesday. More than our parents, our grandparents were the ones who were doughnut masters. It was important that doughnuts weren’t too big, too oily and that they had a good white ring around them. Plus of course the filling had to […]

Lunch Break: 5 Healthy Pizzas

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Whoever said pizza isn’t healthy was wrong. Before you scoff at us for suggesting it, remember this: Even the strictest dietitians say pizza can be a great way to incorporate a variety of veggies into your diet. We rounded up some of the healthiest pizzas you can order. Just keep your serving size down to two […]

BAKED CHEESY TOMATOES

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These baked tomatoes are filled with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese. I purchased these beautiful tomatoes on the vine this weekend. As summer is winding down, I’m trying to buy and eat as much fresh produce as possible. For some reason though, when I saw these tomatoes, I immediately wanted to stuff and bake […]

Ways to Make Healthy Smoothies

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Healthy smoothies are a valuable addition to any diet. Packed with nutrients and offering many health benefits, many people have turned to a smoothie to help them out with their weight loss regimens. Make Them By Yourself The best way to make a healthy smoothie is to do it yourself. Buying smoothies may be more […]

3-INGREDIENT HUMMUS-CRUSTED CHICKEN

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3-Ingredient Hummus-Crusted Chicken is simple, requiring just 5-minutes prep. A healthy whole-food,  protein packed, weeknight meal. The obsession continues, therefore I have a gift for you: 3-Ingredient Hummus Crusted Chicken. This recipe is so simple, requiring just 30 minutes start to finish. You game? I have been looking for a versatile chicken recipe for quite some time. […]

Smoothie Parfait

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Strawberry & Banana Smoothie layered with fresh fruit and granola.  Beautiful, healthy, and refreshing! Smoothie parfaits.  My new love.  So cold, refreshing, easy to make, and customizable!  This one that I’m sharing the recipe for starts with a strawberry banana smoothie, it’s my favorite, some delicious fruits and granola.  But you could really make any […]

Healthy Chocolate Pudding

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A classic, creamy, rich and chocolatey healthy chocolate pudding recipe. No avocado, no banana, no tofu or pumpkin. As much as I love recipes where you can’t taste the hidden vegetable, such as in the famous Cauliflower Chocolate Cake, my everyday meals are usually much more simple. This healthy chocolate pudding can be: Soy-free / Sugar-free […]

Garlic Mozzarella Margherita Pasta

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25 Minute LIGHTENED UP Margherita Pasta bursting with fresh tomatoes and basil in a garlic, mozzarella Parmesan sauce!  AKA your favorite Margherita pizza in creamy, cheesy pasta form! If you ever visit Carlsbad, California you owe yourself a trip to to the best hole in the wall Italian spot with the best Margherita pizza  – Spiritos Italian Diner.  The restaurant […]

Blueberry Turnovers Recipe

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Flakey pastry dough is filled with gooey homemade blueberry filling and topped with a sweet vanilla glaze. Breakfast pastries are my love language. I love going to bakeries and picking out all of the delicious stuff. My favorite are the fruit-filled pastries with flaky crusts. UGH, so good! They’re so good for breakfast with a cup of […]

Homemade Vanilla Cake Recipe

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This made from scratch Basic Vanilla Cake recipe is one that must be added to your repertoire. It’s light, tender, and full of vanilla flavor. The buttery, moist texture makes it a great cake for all occasions. Vanilla Cake Recipe I’ve been on the hunt for a great vanilla cake recipe that I can use […]