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Foods for the Soul
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
Mixed Berry Green Smoothie

Aug 24, 2014
Mixed Berry Green Smoothie

An easy 3-ingredient recipe for a thick, fruity smoothie packed with a full serving of greens. Light, rejuvenating & the perfect start to your day!     Yesterday, my parents bravely backed a huge U-Haul into our driveway—no easy feat, with the sheer length of both the truck and concrete! They immediately hopped out...

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...

Petite Panettiere
Lemon Cream Meltaway Fudge

Aug 21, 2014
Lemon Cream Meltaway Fudge




These days I'm eating more food and craving more sweets now that training is in full swing for my fifth half-marathon event taking place in October. I will be running this one with my two heartening sisters and my motivating brother-in-law through the resplendent...

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

Aug 20, 2014
Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

A 4-ingredient recipe for healthy granola that tastes like a chocolate peanut butter cup! It tastes like you’re eating candy for breakfast!     Back in May, my friend Sally mentioned that Trader Joe’s sold dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Already infatuated with Reese’s milk chocolate version, I immediately scribbled down her suggestion on my...

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
Skinny Buttered Popcorn

Aug 14, 2014
Skinny Buttered Popcorn

An easy, 3-ingredient recipe for buttery air-popped popcorn. With all of the flavor and almost none of the fat, it’ll disappear in seconds!     Two weekends ago, Mom and I received an exclusive email from the Oakland Athletics, our favorite baseball team. As season ticket holders, we were invited down to the field...

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,...

Foods for the Soul
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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