Peach Blackberry Crisp

When I was a kid, I had a dog that used to collect rocks. She used to dig in the ground for them and pile them up under trees and chew on them and steal them from children. She would have liked this crisp! I’ve always thought “stone fruit” was a funny name for something edible. It’s not exactly that stones are unappealing, but when I think “inedible rock-like substance,” I don’t exactly think, “name of a delicious, sweet, ripe, […]

Coconut Scones

Coconut makes just about everything better. Adding it to an already delicious scone recipe? Sign me up! With the Magic Bullet, you’ll be able to whip up a batch of these delightful snacks in a shockingly small amount of time. And by preparing them on your own, you get to avoid all the nasty preservatives and other hard-to-pronounce ingredients that you’ll find in store bought versions of a similar treat.             Coconut Scones Ingredients 1/2 […]

Pumpkin Mousse

If you find yourself craving pumpkin pie this holiday season, why not skip the extra calories and make a healthy pumpkin mousse instead? This pumpkin mousse is vegan and gluten-free, and tastes just like a delicious pumpkin pie filling. The secret ingredient is tofu, which makes it really thick and creamy. You can sweeten it with almost any sweetener, from honey to maple syrup to brown sugar. I’ve tried a few different sweeteners in this recipe and they all work […]

Mango Lime Sorbet

It’s so easy to get caught up in the many delicious treats that surround us, but don’t forget that fruits can make the best desserts! Instead of going for ice cream, why not whip up a quick batch of this mango lime sorbet? Simply add frozen mango chunks, fresh-squeezed lime juice, plain Greek yogurt and a pinch of sugar to your Magic Bullet blender, and you have a healthy, refreshing dessert in almost no time! This mango lime sorbet is […]

Three-Seed Protein Bites

Three different seeds add a lot of protein, fiber and healthy fats to these energy bites. They’re a perfect post-workout snack to help refuel your muscles and give you a boost of energy. You can add other nuts and seeds if you like, but remember that the more stuff you add to these, the more peanut butter you will need to add to compensate so they don’t fall apart! They’re really easy to make – no baking required. Three-Seed Protein Bites Ingredients 1 […]

Blueberry Good Morning Bars

Breakfast bars are great for those busy mornings when you’re on the go! These blueberry breakfast bars are the perfect snack to boost your energy first thing in the morning, or as a sweet addition to your breakfast. I love how easy they are to make with my Magic Bullet. The fresh blueberries add so much flavor! I also added shredded coconut and walnuts to give them more of a crunchy texture. These blueberry bars are soft and chewy, so […]

Hazelnut Cocoa Spread

Who doesn’t love a good hazelnut spread? It’s a delicious and decadent treat that’s almost universally approved of. Have you met anyone who doesn’t love Nutella? Seriously? Stop being friends with them. Or make them this instead! This recipe highlights a fun and easy way to make your own spread, so you know exactly what you’re eating. Enjoy it for dessert or as an early morning treat. Or any time, really. It’s that good. Hazelnut Cocoa Spread  Ingredients 1 cup roasted hazelnuts 1/4 cup sugar (powdered […]

Compost cookies

Have you ever completed the pantry challenge? Two weeks ago, I filled a box with everything in my pantry that I hadn’t used in more than a year. It was a big box. Amid the scones and bloody mary mix, I found ancient graham crackers and dried milk powder, as well as a bunch of old snack food. These compost cookies (made famous by Momofuku milk bar in New York) do a great job of using up whatever’s in your pantry […]

Piña Colada Smoothie

Whenever I make this smoothie, I always get that piña colada song stuck in my head: if you like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain… It gives me that tropical, vacation-y feeling. All you need to make it is pineapple juice, coconut milk, and frozen pineapple chunks. Don’t you think coconut and pineapple go so well together? I like to make fresh squeezed pineapple juice (piña colada means “strained pineapple,” after all), but I won’t tell if you use juice […]

Fudgy Cardamom Squares

These fudgy squares use ground-up almonds to mimic the texture and taste of the khoa (milk solids) in the common milk burfis. It may be hard to believe that it works, but it does! Try it. Recipe by Richa Hingle from Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen. Fudgy Cardamom Squares Ingredients 1/2 cup almond milk 2 teaspoons vegan butter or safflower oil 1/2 cup ground sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder 1 cup ground raw or blanched almonds or fine […]