Coconut Protein Bars with Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt (gf, paleo)

Let’s talk about chocolate and coconut…. I enjoy but rarely make ‘macaroon-type’ things – you know, stuff with shredded coconut. I don’t know why, but my first instinct would probably be to make my collagen cookie dough protein bites for the eighty-billionth time (they’re just so tasty!). Having made these delicious coconut protein bars, though, I […]

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No-Bake Muesli Energy Bars with Almond Butter

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It’s a gorgeous day here – blue skies, breezy, warm but not hot, and no humidity. I’ve gone for a bike ride, bought strawberries at the farmers market, picked up my books from the library, walked about, and now I’m blogging and eating maca chocolate. In other words, utter perfection. Let all summer days be […]

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Plant-Based Paleo Granola with Figs and Honey

Posting a paleo recipe on what is generally a plant-based blog? That’s right folks! Gird your loins – we’re about to break free from some labels. Seriously, though. I’ve been doing a lot of reading about Paleo eating and I think there is a lot about Paleo to admire and adopt. Based on my (albeit beginners) […]

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Raw Macaroon Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend! Or wait, is it wrong to refer to an entire weekend by the holiday that only takes up one of its days? Probably. But, bear with me. Commercial though it may now be, Valentine’s Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the people that you love. At my office, we did […]

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Vegan Chocolate Maca Macaroons (gluten-free)

vegan chocolate maca macaroons

Sometimes I write posts about a recipe before I’ve actually tested the recipe. It’s true. I admit it. It’s risky, because sometimes it means I’ll test something, realize it’s not nearly as good as I’d hoped, and then remember I have an entire post already written that waxes eloquent about how delicious it is. On the other […]

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Easy No-Bake Almond Butter Protein Bars with Chocolate and Coconut – v, gf

I love a good vegan protein bar. Convenient, tasty, and portable, they can sometimes be the perfect answer to “me so hungry.” But, it’s easy to start relying on them to fill in the gaps, well, just about everywhere. After the gym, as an afternoon snack, in place of supper, and so on. It’s an expensive […]

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Love Your Heart: Easy No-Bake Energy Bites with Chia, Dark Chocolate, and Coconut Oil – v, gf

Ah, the delicious and nutritious “energy bite”: a bunch of nuts, grains, healthy fats, and super foods smushed up together and rolled into a ball for snackable ease and delight. Throw in some dark chocolate chips (I always do) and you have yourself something magical. Energy bites are very hot these days. Google “energy bites” (or “energy […]

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No-Bake Seedy Granola Bars with Brown Rice Syrup and Almond Butter (v, gf)

I’ve talked about granola bars before on the blog – my Twice Baked Oat and Raisin Granola Bars with Dark Chocolate – so perhaps it will come as a surprise that I’ve venturing into granola bar territory again. Why this enduring granola bar fascination? Well, to my mind, the granola bar is among the ultimate in portable snacks. Portable, customizable […]

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Chickpea Blondies with Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate (v, gf)

chickpea blondes with peanut butter and dark chocolate

Chickpea Blondies with Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate (v, gf) As someone who has greatly extolled the virtues and deliciousness of the black bean brownie, I’m sorry to report that I had to read it in a magazine before making the connection that if black beans made brownies, chickpeas could make blondies. Once that lightbulb […]

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Heavenly Vegan Chocolate Chip, Coconut, and Zucchini Muffins

Baking with coconut milk feels so luxurious to me, like the equivalent of taking a bath in milk like Cleopatra – if the milk were non-dairy, of course, and bathing in it weren’t so wasteful and excessive. But you get my point. There is something decadent about coconut milk. It’s the velvet of the non-dairy milks, […]

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