Grain-free Double Chocolate Coconut Cookies (Paleo)

These Coconut Cloud chocolate cookies are what dreams are made of. Lightly sweetened, grain-free, gluten-free, nut-free, packed with protein, and absolutely decadent and delish --- you'll want to make a second batch asap. ... Read more » about Grain-free Double Chocolate Coconut Cookies (Paleo)

Maple Bourbon Bacon Dark Chocolate Bark

Dear Hubby and I will be celebrating our eleventh wedding anniversary this year. You know what that means?!?! I am officially old. LOL. But all joking aside, when I said "I do" I meant it. With my whole heart. Through thick and thin, sickness and in health, in times of plentiful and in times of need, when all in the world is right and when it's all crumbling down... I will be there. By his side.

Love is... 

A choice. 

A sacrifice.

A beautiful thing. ... Read more » about Maple Bourbon Bacon Dark Chocolate Bark

Gym Update + {Almond Mocha Green Smoothies}

It's been a week since I joined a gym, the first step towards my summer goal. I went every single day, which is more than I'll normally go...but I wanted to get in the habit of being there and I wanted to take a couple different classes to see what was most challenging and motivating. ... Read more » about Gym Update + {Almond Mocha Green Smoothies}

Yay Water + {Brownie Batter Zucchini Muffins}

I already declared my love for Silk almondmilk in this post, but now I have even one more reason to love it! I recently learned that switching to Silk once a week (instead of regular cow milk) will save over 26,000 gallons of water in a year!! Say what?!?!? I had no idea. Here's the deal. It's easier and takes less water to produce a gallon of almondmilk than to feed/nurture the cow and associated pasture and barn ... Read more » about Yay Water + {Brownie Batter Zucchini Muffins}

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}