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Minimalist Baker + {No Bake Samoa Bars}

Since submitting my superfoods cookbook to the publisher, I've been juicing more and posting recipes like the Super Green Juice, Super Red Juice, and Strawberry Lemonade. But today you're in for a super special sweet treat!! These Samoa Bars were inspired by the wonderful Dana & John over at Minimalist Baker and their recent 5 Minute Espresso Walnut Brownie recipe. If you haven't read their blog before, they love sharing simple ... Read more » about Minimalist Baker + {No Bake Samoa Bars}

Pretty Valentine's Dessert: Pink Swirl Brownie Bars!

Do you look forward to Valentines' Day? Do you have any traditions or expectations?  I'm not much of a flowers, or candy, or even jewelry person.  I usually just request some sort of handwritten note, that I treasure for weeks to come.  Traditions aside, your significant other will thank me later: you should definitely make THESE for Valentines' Day dessert! ---> Guys love these brownies. I mean really really love them. Like beg you for seconds and thirds. ... Read more » about Pretty Valentine's Dessert: Pink Swirl Brownie Bars!

The Vegan Debate + {Cranberry Banana Bread}

It wasn't a philosophical debate about whether to be vegan. No, I had an internal debate over the word "vegan" this weekend. Put it in the blog post title, or no????? Call the recipe "vegan"? I know that some of you may see the word vegan + baking and go running the other way. Please don't!! Just because there's no eggs and no dairy doesn't mean it's weird or doesn't taste good. Actually it's quite the opposite. ... Read more » about The Vegan Debate + {Cranberry Banana Bread}

A Nourished Family + {Quinoa Brownies}

Let me just say, again: I'm so thankful for all of you!! I love the mutual encouragment and inspiration.  In a recent email exchange with one of my readers, I was reminded that my goal and my focus is about having a nourished family. Not just me. Not just my health. Not just my happiness...but Dear Hubby and Babycakes too.  And that is why so many of my recipes are tested, tried, and devoured by my family before they make their way to you. ... Read more » about A Nourished Family + {Quinoa Brownies}

E-Cookbook Giveaway!! + {Double Chocolate Brownies}

If you didn't already hear, yesterday my e-cookbook was made available for download. THANK YOU so much for those of you who already got your copy!! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the recipes, photography, and personal stories :)  Surprisingly perhaps, I priced the cookbook really low (ie. less than a latte --only $3.99) hoping more people would have access to the nourishing recipes inside ... Read more » about E-Cookbook Giveaway!! + {Double Chocolate Brownies}

Let them Eat: {Single Serve Double Chocolate Cake}

It all started when I was craving something sweet yesterday, but didn't want to make a giant pan of dessert to sit in my fridge and tempt me for the following days, or even weeks. For example, my family's been eating that Berry Cobbler for like 2 1/2 weeks now...hahaha.  I know, tough life. :)  Anyways, I was perusing my friend Lee's blog "Fit Foodie Finds" (which is a very regular occurance for me), and I stumbled upon her ... Read more » about Let them Eat: {Single Serve Double Chocolate Cake}

{The Best Fruit Dip Ever}

OK, first a confession: I HATE MARSHMALLOWS.  Ewww. Ewww. Ewww.  I don't like them in hot chocolate. I don't like them on sweet potatoes.     I don't even like them browned over a campfire.      (I know, I'm weird.) And I especially don't like them in spreadable jar form. Did you know they put blue dye in there?! That is just wrong. ... Read more » about {The Best Fruit Dip Ever}

Smiles + {Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bread}

This past weekend was all about my little girl and making as many smiles happen as humanly possible. #priorities #nonewblogpostonMonday  We hiked. We lowered the temp on the hottub and splashed around as a family. We fed peanuts to squirrels. We ate fish tacos with my inlaws. We swang at the park. And we accomplished nothing. And it was perfect... and needed.

Oh, and we ate chocolate-y peanut butter bread. ... Read more » about Smiles + {Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bread}

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