Peanut Butter Apple Rings

If you like ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins/craisins), you will love these apple rings. I’ve taken that classic childhood snack that I’m sure most people have eaten, and turned it into a sweeter/dessert version. This might be one of the easiest snacks to ever exist. The name pretty much says…

Berries & Cream

The past few weeks have been so hot and humid where I live. As much as I like to bake desserts, in times like these, I try to avoid adding any extra heat to the house. Thus, berries and cream. This is a super simple dessert with any fresh berries and homemade whipped cream. Since…

Nutty Energy Bites

I’ve been trying to make something interesting almost every day. Cooking has always been a great outlet for my creativity and energy, and I’m using my extra time at home to make more special things. If you saw my crackers the other day (link here), those were really fun and can’t wait to make them…

Recipe #79: Pineapple Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a fresh salsa, traditionally made with tomatoes. This pico, made with pineapple put a tropical twist on that classic. This was a very summery salsa which almost took my mind off the cold winter outside. Fresh salsa is just leaps better than jarred stuff. If you can, you should always try…

Recipe #73: Dark Cherry Almond Crisp

Happy Monday! I know I don’t usually post on Mondays, but I’m going to be switching things up for the next 2 weeks. I have 9 recipes remaining in this Love Real Food cooking challenge so I decided to make/post them all this week and next week. So I have 5 recipes this week and…

Recipe #53: Cinnamon-Almond Green Smoothie

This book finds ways to add lots of fruits and veggies to almost every recipe. That’s one of the many reasons why I’ve been loving this cookbook. Everything is just so fresh and healthy. So this smoothie is from the section of “make ahead green smoothies”. The idea is to measure out the ingredients in…

Recipe #41: Pomegranate Ambrosia

I have never heard of this dessert before this recipe. If you look online, the pictures of “ambrosia dessert” show these bowls full of creamy fruit salad with lots of marshmallows. It does not look appetizing to me at all but this is apparently a classic american dessert. I’d rather just have plain fruit without…

Recipe #37: Mango Lassi Smoothie Bowl with Toasted Coconut Muesli

Happy december! I know it’s already the 4th now, this year is flying. It’s so crazy that the DECADE is almost over. Make sure you end the year on a high note πŸ™‚ *** The only smoothie bowl I’ve ever made was during my yum and yummer cookbook challenge (link here). That was quite a…

Simple Mango Crisp

Happy monday! I hope everyone is doing well and had a good weekend πŸ™‚ I spent a lot of time in the kitchen this past weekend. My mom got this huge box of ripe mangoes from the store for super cheap. Since they were all ripe and ready to eat, we had to deal with…

Recipe #22: Lemony Almond Blueberry Cake

This was my first cake from this cookbook. Almond, citrus and berry sound like quite a good combination so I was excited to make it. I’ve also never done any gluten-free baking so I wanted to see how that turned out too. As you can see from the picture, my slice is not very tall…