Chocolatey Coconuty Magic Bars

Magic Bar Recipe – The perfect goey chocolate and caramelly bar that’s actually healthy! Gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free! yes please

Peaches n’ Kale Smoothie Bowl

Peaches n Kale Smoothie Bowl Recipe – A delicious peaches n’ cream smoothie bursting with antioxidants and protein. Topped with fruit and wholesome granola, it’s a perfect way to start the day or treat yourself at night.

Grilled Peaches

If you’ve been following along, you know that I have a very big thing for Peaches, especially late season Palisade Peaches! Peaches make an amazingly sweet and healthy dessert all on their own, but sometimes you want just a little more. Throwing the peaches on the grill gives them a slightly caramelized taste and it’s always…

Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake {vegan + grain free}

June was busy… busy, busy, busy. I lead into the month with a Memorial Day wedding, followed by a relatively calm first week. Then I dove right in with a 10 day trip to Prague and Dubrovnik (which was amazing!!! more to come on that soon :)) before rocking it for my  friend’s last single Hoorah at her…

Cinnamon Pecan Bread

Its surprisingly cold and rainy this week in Denver. April showers are definitely taking their turn and not quite ready to turn over their rein to May flowers. To celebrate the rain I made this delicious cinnamon-pecan bread. It is a great ode to winter-time flavors and sweet spring cakes at the same time. Plus…

Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Shake

Milkshakes used to be my Jam! I worked in an ice cream parlor all of high-school, for goodness sake. I might have grown a teeny-bit of an addiction to the stuff. There is something about the cool creamy consistency of a shake that I really love and can’t seem to give up. Even when I wasn’t on…

Shamrock Shake – au natural

Shamrock shakes are super interesting things. They are green; they are sweet; they are minty fresh. You can celebrate the Irish while also looking forward to spring which makes them perfect for March. But… I’m not quite sure what is in them… and that’s nothing to celebrate. So as I would LOVE to have a green…

Banana Boats – Grilled Banana Heaven

What happens when you grill a banana? Even better.. what happens when you stuff a banana with peanut butter and chocolate and THEN grill it? The answer is amazingness. Pure awesome. A great alternative to my formerly favorite fire-friendly dessert: s’mores. What I’m talking about is grilled banana boats. These were so delicious they seemed to…

5 minute cake 

One of the hardest things about a cleanse is wanting something rich and not having 45 minutes to create it. Hence, the 5 minute cake. It’s all the glory of something instant with all of the health of made-from-scratch baking. Well, health might be a stretch but its a heck of a lot better than…

Cantaloupe Carpaccio

This is a great treat for an afternoon where you want something light, especially as the weather starts to warm up and we see hints of spring. The complex flavor of fig really adds to the dish, complementing the light and wispy flavor of the cantaloupe. And the sprouts add great texture.        Ingredients: 1/2 cantaloupe…

PB&J Pancakes

Sometimes you wake up wanting a banana, but not really wanting a banana; wanting pancakes, but not wanting to feel like you ate pancakes all day (nap time – please?). That’s when I make banana pancakes. It looks and feels like a pancake, but its secretly a banana, in disguise. What?! It’s true. I thank…