Ricotta Toast w/ Edamame, Sesame Oil & Brown Mustard Seeds

Ricotta toast gets an Asian flair with edamame beans, sesame oil & brown mustard seeds. I could do a whole post on edemame beans. They are so nutritious (lots of protein, not so many calories), yummy, versatile, and fun to eat. You might have seen them at your Japanese restaurant, as they’re usually an appetizerRead more

Salted Chocolate Truffle Cookies

This intensely chocolatey, fudgy, rich cookie is the epitome of indulgence, and is perfectly balanced out with a sprinkling of sea salt. I’m just going to put it out there: I’m a chocolate person. I will almost always pick a chocolatey dessert over a fruity one, and love whichever nutritionist endorsed eating one piece ofRead more

Caramelized Banana Smoothie

Just read the title- need I say more? Well if you’re not convinced yet, let me break it down for you. Imagine some ripe bananas cooking in a bubbly brown sugar and butter mixture, developing its natural sugars and lovely deep caramel flavor. Then imagine those bananas being blended up into a creamy, indulgent smoothie. Are you droolingRead more

Tomato & Avocado Farro Salad with Mustard Dressing

A simple salad made of tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and farro is tossed in the perfectly sweet and spicy mustard dressing. WHAT IS FARRO, you may be wondering. Great question! I group it in the “good-for-you grains” family along with things like buckwheat, barley, quinoa, wheatberries, etc. It’s an ancient grain packed with a slew ofRead more

Oatmeal with Cardamom Roasted Apples

  Apples tossed in cardamom and maple syrup are roasted until tender and sweet, and served with a hearty bowl of oatmeal. This scrumptious, comforting, and nutritious dish makes waking up on a cold day a little easier. Confession time. Before this post, I totally thought cardamom was spelled with a “U” instead of anRead more

Mexican “Fried” Ice Cream

It’s incredibly easy to make this creamy, cinnamon-infused vanilla ice cream sandwiched between sweet and crunchy corn flake layers, then topped off with chocolate sauce! If you’ve ever had doubts that we live in gluttonous times, please consider the fact that we have such a thing as fried ice cream. As if ice cream wasn’t indulgent enough,Read more

Veggie Tray(n)

A veggie tray served up in the form of a train! Perfect for a baby shower, birthday, office party, or pretty much any event (including snack time at home). A veggie tray train…tray(n). Get it? I tried. This veggie platter doesn’t really require instructions or a recipe because if you just look at the picture, youRead more