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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites (gf)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites (gf)

Over the past couple weeks, as I inch closer to my March 10th due date, these all-natural, gluten-free gems have become my favorite salty/sweet snack.  Some important notes about these buttery bites: the texture is better if left in cookie dough ball form (not flattened); also, you may feel like you’re taking them out a … Continue reading

Flourless Mocha Brownies (gf)

Flourless Mocha Brownies (gf)

How is that for a healthy brownie!  I tested out Hummingbird on High’s “Flourless Mocha Brownies” today and I think this is a recipe worth passing along to you chocolate lovers. The Hummingbird Bakery in London is the inspiration behind this blog and you will certainly treat yourself to loads of eye candy should you … Continue reading

Southwest Chipotle Salad Dressing

Southwest Chipotle Salad Dressing

A Southwest Chipotle Salad showed up on Pinterest a few weeks back and I realized it had been years since I had enjoyed the Chicken Tortilla Salad that was served up at the local brew house in my college town.  Immediately, I set out to recreate this old fave with the help of a few … Continue reading

Pickled Jalapenos + Sweet & Spicy Pickles

Pickled Jalapenos + Sweet & Spicy Pickles

I am starting to think I am having some pregnancy cravings afterall.  Last Wednesday, I set out to make two different types of pickles – high octane spicy pickled jalapenos (for my husband), as well as sweet&spicy pickles.  I tested out The Comfort of Cooking’s Pickled Jalapenos (check out their blog for some beautiful food … Continue reading

Date Paste (all-natural, sugar substitute)

Date Paste (all-natural, sugar substitute)

Since being diagnosed with PCOS and, unsurprisingly, managing gestational diabetes during this pregnancy, I have nearly sworn off refined sugars (is anyone so incredible as to never cave?!) and have greatly reduced my gluten intake.  Baking without your “standard” ingredients – brown sugar, white sugar and white flour – was downright daunting when I first … Continue reading

Easy Breezy Coconut Macaroons (gluten-free)

Easy Breezy Coconut Macaroons (gluten-free)

Inspired by Detoxinista’s Blonde Macaroons (you really should check out her fantastic blog), I set out to create my own version of these chewy sweets.  Given that I can’t find unsweetened coconut flakes where I live (small town Germany), I knew I would need to tweak the recipe, as I would be using a sweetened substitute … Continue reading

Refreshing Carrot & Cabbage Slaw

Refreshing Carrot & Cabbage Slaw

Upon returning home from a trip (which, of course entails eating out at nearly every meal), my husband and I have grown accustomed to our “detox salad” ritual.  This habit actually started out as a joke.  Last April, we celebrated our first anniversary with many ‘a tasty libations and culinary treats in Holland.  As my … Continue reading

Ancho Chili Pepper Enchilada Sauce

Ancho Chili Pepper Enchilada Sauce

In an effort to blog about my favorite recipes before my son’s due date rolls around (March 10th!), I have been cooking and posting up a storm lately.  According to nearly every seasoned mom, the beginning stages of motherhood are rough.  From sleepless nights to hormones to unpredictable events, I’m pretty certain that when March … Continue reading