Breakfast
Berry Ricotta Muffins

Berry Ricotta Muffins

Oh muffins, how you satisfy me with your carby, not-quite-cake versatility. You are a delicious breakfast indeed. Okay! So this muffin recipe combines berries and ricotta cheese. The combo is great. Due to the ricotta, the muffins stay moist and slightly tangy inside while developing a nice chewy crust around the edges. Bursts of bright...
Roasted Red Pepper & Ricotta Frittatas

Roasted Red Pepper & Ricotta Frittatas

I’ve been trying to eat eggs more often, especially since posting 20 facts about eggs last week. They’re just so darn healthy for you! Eating eggs in the morning also helps you lose weights, so I figured it was a good breakfast habit to get into. To be honest, I don’t feel like waking up...
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are a dime a dozen, but one that fills you up, tastes delicious, and is healthy…well that’s pretty rare. The combination of peanut butter and bananas can never go wrong, and in this recipe they’re blended to silky smooth perfection. The smoothie gets thick, creamy, and decadent while giving you the necessary nutrition to...
Banana, Raspberry, Lemon Pudding Parfait

Banana, Raspberry, Lemon Pudding Parfait

Parfait please! This is a recipe for either a breakfast or dessert parfait. Parfaits are great aren’t they? They taste decadent, but are usually surprisingly healthy (considering other snack/meal options). In a parfait, you can layer any ingredients that you like…so they are readily adaptable to every flavor palate on the planet. In this recipe,...
Strawberry Basil Jam

Strawberry Basil Jam

Okay, so I really like strawberries and basil together. The flavor combo makes you feel like you’re eating something exotic, but familiar. Regular strawberry jam is a dime-a-dozen, so I thought I’d spice it up a bit by tossing in some fresh basil and slightly nutty black sesame seeds. With this recipe you get a...
Garlicky Pepper Packed Egg Whites

Garlicky Pepper Packed Egg Whites

I’ve said it before, I’m not a big egg person, but I do like egg whites! They cook quickly, can be used in so many different ways, and are healthily delicious. In this recipe, I throw in a lot of red bell peppers, sliced thin (or red sweet peppers). Combined with a nice amount of...
Mom’s Almond Soy Fruit Smoothie

Mom’s Almond Soy Fruit Smoothie

Although I do most of the cooking for my family, my mom insists she makes the best smoothies. She blends together three different kinds of berries, almonds, and soy milk. Toss in a splash of vanilla and you’re good to go! I usually make my smoothies with juice, but her recipe is pretty good so...
Zucchini Bread/Muffins

Zucchini Bread/Muffins

  Zucchini is a staple at my house, but sometimes we buy or grow too much and it starts to go bad. Since I absolutely hate wasting food (especially produce), I always like to come up with fun and tasty ways to use everything. Zucchini is a perfect product to do that. Using a microplane,...
Blueberry Lemon Thyme Scones

Blueberry Lemon Thyme Scones

So tight, airy, and fluffy – these scones are delicious. The blueberries burst in your mouth surrounded by subtly lemony thyme dough. I really love this recipe – the yogurt keeps the insides moist, while the lemon brings a brightness to every bite, and then the thyme gives it that little something unexpected. I made...
Soft Granola

Soft Granola

My throat was sore this week, so I wasn’t able to have any crunchy foods due to the pain :/. Because of this sad sad fact of my life, I decided to bake a soft granola crumble that I could snack on and add to my yogurt in the morning. It has a slight bite...
Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

You know that Jack Johnson song Banana Pancakes? Well, it was stuck in my head so I thought I’d channel it into my cooking. These are healthy! All the flavor and moisture comes from the mashed bananas…I don’t even use butter or oil, instead I substitute in some sweet applesauce. They are a light and...
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

To me, Eggs Benedict is a fancy breakfast item that’s reserved for special occasions. Because I think that, I decided to pair it with another fancy ingredient – smoked salmon. The saltiness of the salmon compliments it perfectly, even though it’s more delicate than the traditional ham/bacon pairing. It’s a nice twist on a classic....