Amy Atherton

Amy is the author of "Foods for the Soul." She graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Chemistry, and she put her degree to use the following year by developing healthy recipes in her home kitchen. Although she spends most of her day baking (or doing the dishes), Amy still finds time for running, yoga, and eating lots of dark chocolate!

Web Site: http://foodsforthesoul.net


Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

Nov 22, 2014
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

These taste like your favorite drink! Rich chocolate cookies flavored with peppermint & studded with mini marshmallows. So sweet & irresistible!     For many of our Thanksgiving breaks during my childhood, we loaded up our suitcases into the minivan, packed the backseat full of books, and drove 8 hours to my grandparents’ house...

Maple Sweet Potato Casserole

Nov 20, 2014
Maple Sweet Potato Casserole

An easy recipe for creamy baked sweet potatoes topped with maple yogurt drizzle. This healthy side dish practically tastes like pumpkin pie!     Every Thanksgiving since I can remember, we’ve cooked and served the same dishes: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, Great-Grandma’s cranberry salad, Dad’s homemade whole wheat rolls, green bean casserole, and sweet...

Almond Joy Oatmeal Cookies

Nov 17, 2014
Almond Joy Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy almond-flavored oatmeal cookies filled with coconut & dark chocolate. They’re the best oatmeal cookies you’ll ever make, and they don’t taste healthy at all!     This past weekend, my guy flew out of town to travel for work, so it was just the girls—me and our little pup—at home. We spent lots...

Easy Pecan Hand Pies

Nov 16, 2014
Easy Pecan Hand Pies

Flaky pastries with a sweet cinnamon pecan filling. Only 5 ingredients & dangerously easy to make—and eat!     Although I absolutely adore full-time blogging and working from home, it felt a little isolating when I first began. (Those of you with blogs of your own are probably nodding your heads right now!) Working...

Hot Chocolate Cereal Treats

Nov 14, 2014
Hot Chocolate Cereal Treats

A fun twist on Rice Krispie Treats! Made with chocolate squares cereal & topped with itty bitty marshmallows. They’re absolutely adorable & taste even better!     Every so often, my guy’s stomach starts rumbling late at night. Since most restaurants shut their doors by 10 and the grocery stores close at 11, he...

Pumpkin Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies

Nov 13, 2014
Pumpkin Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies

This post was sponsored by the Soyfoods Council and the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network as part of their “#SoyInspired for Thanksgiving” campaign. As always, all opinions, text, images, and recipe are my own.   Chewy pumpkin cookies with a sweet cheesecake filling. Decadent & absolutely irresistible—they always disappear in seconds!     Food allergies...

Healthy Banana Split Banana Bread

Nov 10, 2014
Healthy Banana Split Banana Bread

Tender banana bread filled with chocolate & strawberries, finished with a sweet vanilla drizzle. This flavor combo can’t be beat—especially when it’s so easy to make!     Thank you. To each and every one of you reading this post, thank you. I have been absolutely blown away by the support and encouragement you...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites + My First TV Appearance!

Nov 9, 2014
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites + My First TV Appearance!

Protein-packed & a very easy snack. Full of fall flavors & lots of rich chocolate, they taste like a treat—but they’re still healthy!     Exactly one month ago, I woke up, groggily reached for my iPhone, and just about fell out of bed. On the lock screen, a notification from Twitter read that...

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Giveaway!

Nov 8, 2014
NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Giveaway!

A giveaway for a fancy single-serve coffee machine from NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto!     When I attended the BlogHer general conference in July, my blog friends and I wandered around the Expo hall every day, where countless brands had set up booths. We sampled Greek yogurt, soda, and gummy vitamins, but every single day,...

Chai Latte Muffins with Vanilla Drizzle

Nov 7, 2014
Chai Latte Muffins with Vanilla Drizzle

Tender chai- & cinnamon-spiced muffins topped with sweet glaze. They taste like the beverage, so you can have your drink and eat it too!     Last month, I spent some time at my parents’ house after all of the craziness of moving. That first weekend, it felt blissful to sleep in and not...

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