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Foods for the Soul
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Apple Crumble

Oct 20, 2014
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Apple Crumble

A cozy fruit crumble, full of cinnamon and ginger and molasses, that’s perfect for chilly fall evenings—and yet still healthy enough for breakfast too!     Almost every single day during elementary school, I found a bag of apple slices when I unzipped my lunch bag. Always Gala, always half (my younger brother received...

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies & “Dessert Mash-Ups” Giveaway!

Oct 16, 2014
Chocolate Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies & “Dessert Mash-Ups” Giveaway!

A fun mash-up recipe of chocolate sandwich cookies & cheesecake! They taste like soft-baked Oreos with a cheesecake filling. SO irresistible!     Last year on September 20, I met Dorothy from Crazy for Crust. Now, before you think I’m incredibly creepy for remembering the date… It was the day before her birthday, and...

Foods for the Soul
Peanut Butter Cup Parfaits

Oct 14, 2014
Peanut Butter Cup Parfaits

An easy recipe for peanut butter pudding parfaits with chopped chocolate peanut butter cups. A peanut butter lover’s dream—for barely 100 calories!     Last week, on the same day I planned on baking these cookies, the electrician showed up. Originally built in the 1950’s, our house had one of the craziest layouts he’d...

Vegetarianized
Smothered Spanish Greens with Aged Manchego

Oct 13, 2014


Foods for the Soul
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Oct 10, 2014
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

A fun twist on carrot cake! Soft & chewy oatmeal cookies loaded with lots of sweet carrots & cinnamon. They’ll disappear in a single day!     Two weekends ago, my mom started craving carrot cake. She talked about it at lunch, mentioned it at dinner, and finally caved at 9 pm and drove...

Petite Panettiere
Coconut Almond Kind Bars

Oct 9, 2014
Coconut Almond Kind Bars




You know that moment you sift through your mail and see an envelope with a hand-written address, and inside is a hand-written letter to you? 
Such a captivating method of communication. The way it used to be.


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Foods for the Soul
Skinny Apple Pie Smoothie

Skinny Apple Pie Smoothie

A low-calorie smoothie that tastes just like a slice of apple pie! Only 4 ingredients & ready in less than 5 minutes. Easy as pie!     Every 4th of July, first day of fall, and almost any other day I asked, my grandma would bake her famous apple pie. With its golden flaky...

Foods for the Soul
Pumpkin Pie Bars with Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie Bars with Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream

Sweet pumpkin pie bars with a spicy gingersnap crust. Topped with the best lightened-up whipped cream, they’re the perfect easy fall dessert!     Throughout childhood, we spent most of our Thanksgivings at my grandparents’ house in southern California. After driving down a little earlier in the week, we spent the holiday watching the...

Foods for the Soul
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts

Rich dark chocolate donuts topped with a sweet peanut butter glaze. These practically taste like Reese’s, but they’re baked, not fried—and 100% healthy!     During my stint in graduate school, my professor brought in a big box of donuts for us nearly every Saturday morning as a semi-peace offering for working weekends. They...

Foods for the Soul
Chili-Spiced Fruit Salsa: Sweet ‘n Spicy Gluten-Free Brunch Recipes {Part 3}

Chili-Spiced Fruit Salsa: Sweet ‘n Spicy Gluten-Free Brunch Recipes {Part 3}

An easy Sweet ’n Spicy Brunch with a homemade quiche, scones & fruit salsa. Completely gluten-free for a healthy & guiltless morning meal!     Because I start every morning with fresh fruit (usually bananas—I must be part monkey because I love them so much!), I wanted to finish off our family brunch with something...

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