Guys, guys, guys, guys, guys!!!! Oh. My. Gosh. I fixed the BEST pumpkin chocolate chip bread EVER last weekend and it was everything I wanted and more! Do you know that feeling when you’re fixing something and you’re crossing your fingers that everything will turn out okay, because you have your doubts that it’ll taste good? That was me! But it couldn’t have turned out better 🙂
Crazy that Thanksgiving is over, right? Christmas feels like it’s right around the corner, and if I’m being honest I already started listening to holiday jingles a week ago. 😉 While the holiday mood is adding to my merry mood, I don’t understand all the people who pop up on my social media feeds who have put up their Christmas trees. Ours never lasts that long!
Who doesn’t enjoy brownies? To me, brownies are the perfect compliment to a movie marathon or a ladies’ spa night. A few weeks back I was invited to go to a spa night one of my girlfriends was hosting, and was asked to bring something. I had been dying to have brownies again, so I selfishly decided that was what I was going to do. These brownies were such a hit and I was asked to share the recipe several times!
One of the newer obsessions of Instagram is the ever popular matcha latte. Matcha is a type of green tea, available in powder form. With summer weather having arrived in the DMV area, it makes for a simple yet refreshing treat.
So Blogtober hit a bit of a speed bump. My computer started acting up, and my mouse went everywhere but where I wanted to. Trying to get this fixed took a while, but I’m back and will of course post all of the fall-themed content I had planned for Blogtober! So here goes!
Apples, apples, apples! They’re everywhere this season and in all different varieties, too! A staple snack of mine was apple slices with almond butter, but then I realized a perfect healthy dessert or treat would be a dessert “nacho” recipe made with sliced apples! Yes, I’m well aware that they’re not quite what others would consider nachos, but they’re awesome in their own way. So if you’re craving a dessert/snack/post-workout meal, grab some apples from your local grocery store (or your fridge) and get going! 🙂
I don’t know why I’ve never attempted making my own protein bars before. I mean, I’ve pretty much tried everything else: protein bites, protein muffins, protein pancakes, waffles, cakes, cookies, the list goes on…And I’m pretty sure that this will be the start of a new experimentation phase, so just as a forewarning: there will be more homemade protein bar recipes coming soon! (You have been warned!)
I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes I want cookies. Like, right now. There is no time to waste – it’s a state of emergency! And even more inconvenient than the emergency craving is that I often don’t feel like there’s enough time to run to the grocery store, because all I really want is that darned cookie! Now, I’m creative but not as creative to do much with a very limited pantry that caters to grain-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free diets, so when I finally figured out a recipe for a 2-cookie batch (not single serving, but you get 2 cookies) I felt like the clouds parted and I could hear angels sing. (Okay, I’m being a tad dramatic right now, but we’re talking about cookies.)
Every year on Halloween, I’d always give my parents the Reese’s peanut butter cups. I didn’t understand why they were so crazy about them! Having suffered from a peanut butter allergy as a child, though not officially allergic anymore I avoid peanut butter whenever possible. I just don’t like the taste, and I swear my throat starts closing up whenever I eat it. Instead, I’m crazy about almond and cashew butter! Thank god, for other nut butters! Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to find almond butter chocolate cups. If I would find them at a local grocery store, you can believe it that I’d be buying tons of them! I have, however, seen the sunflower seed butter cups (those taste almost identical to peanut butter to me, so I avoid those as well).
Hi, my name is Maxi! And I used to go to Starbucks everyday.. Yup, back in high school I went to Starbucks nearly everyday, which when I think about it now I can only shake my head at the money I must’ve spent. I’m not saying there’s something wrong with getting your Starbucks fix in, but the fact that I didn’t feel good after drinking any kind of frappucino (most likely due to the dairy, and maybe sugar) is what makes the amount of it I had so crazy to me!