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Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Cake

Sep 11, 2014
Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Cake

An easy recipe for chocolate fudge cake made from scratch in the slow cooker. Seriously rich & decadent—no one ever guesses it’s lightened up!     At BlogHer Food in Miami this past May, multiple brands sponsored the Conference and set up booths in the wide hallway between the grand breakfast hall and smaller...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

A light & refreshing smoothie that tastes exactly like the Thanksgiving dessert! Healthy, skinny & completely clean-eating—but you’d never guess by the taste!     After hauling all of our furniture and hundreds of heavy boxes into our storage unit, my guy and I said good-bye to our tiny place and turned in the...

Foods for the Soul
Strawberry Maple Cookies

Strawberry Maple Cookies

An easy recipe for extra soft & chewy cookies made with maple syrup & fresh strawberry chunks. Seriously addictive—they never last more than a day!     Just over a week ago, on the same day I needed to start packing up my entire kitchen to move, a humongous cookie craving hit mid-afternoon. I...

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Bourbon Vanilla Cherry Blueberry Pie & Vanilla Bean Whipped Coconut Cream

Aug 28, 2014
Bourbon Vanilla Cherry Blueberry Pie & Vanilla Bean Whipped Coconut Cream




After a Saturday morning run with my sister to the farmers market, she said she needed to decide on a dessert to make for a potluck later that evening. I referred her to my recipe inspiration board on Pinterest where I go when I'm...

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Fudgy Lemon Brownies

Aug 26, 2014
Fudgy Lemon Brownies

An easy recipe for lemon squares with the texture of extra fudgy brownies. Sweet, low calorie & perfect for any lemon lover!     A few years ago, my little brother moved into the dorms to start college, just a few days before his birthday. Because very few kids from our high school were...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Blueberry Mango Crumble

Aug 22, 2014
Clean Blueberry Mango Crumble

An easy recipe for a healthy, fruity dessert. Topped with a thick layer of cinnamon streusel—the best part!     Last weekend, my parents generously offered to drive up and help me start packing, so on Sunday morning, I ran around the house with a yellow legal pad and pen, scribbling down what could...

Foods for the Soul
The skinny on the sweet and easty: Peanut butter banana bread brownies

Aug 16, 2014
The skinny on the sweet and easty: Peanut butter banana bread brownies

An easy recipe for dessert bars with the taste of banana bread & the fudgy texture of brownies. Sweet, skinny & seriously addictive!     Twice every week, I toss my reusable grocery totes into my car and drive across town to Trader Joe’s. After easing into a shady parking spot and grabbing a...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Almond Berry Crumble

Aug 12, 2014
Clean Almond Berry Crumble

An easy recipe for a juicy berry crumble with a cinnamon streusel topping. Completely clean-eating friendly & healthy enough for breakfast!     When I applied for graduate chemistry programs, every school that accepted me also mailed me an invitation to an all-expenses-paid visitation weekend with the other prospective students. I’d hop on a...

Petite Panettiere
Date Oat & Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Aug 11, 2014
Date Oat & Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies




Dates are one of the most versatile, sweet, delicious ingredients in our dessert arsenal.



They work hard to sweeten and hold together triple layer caramel creme bars, raw pie crustchocolate fudge balls,...

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Dark Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

Aug 10, 2014
Dark Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

A 5-ingredient recipe for large chocolate truffles with a fresh blueberry center. They taste as rich as store-bought ones, but they’re only 28 calories!     During my first quarter of graduate school, I taught a weekly lab class right after lunch. So every Tuesday just before noon, I slipped into the lab, drew...

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