Scrambled Tofu with Tomatoes and Kale

Last weekend, while my fiancé and his friends were celebrating his last months of singleness in New Orleans, I spent some time with my friend Megan (who’s husband was also on this trip). Being the wonderful hostess that she is, she cooked me a delicious meal that included kale, tomatoes, and a cracked egg on top….

Chocolate Peanut Butter Strawberry Parfait

This is a little bit time consuming but totally worth it. There are some weird ingredients in here (like dates and avocado?!) but it all comes together in the end. I made this for Ryan’s 24th birthday and it was ever so delicious. It makes about 2 large parfaits– which I couldn’t finish, but that’s…

Tofu & Vegetable Pot Pie

So although I continuously vow to eat “better,” my boyfriend’s birthday dinner was way overdue. These pot pies do not require as much assembly as you might think; and regardless of how long they take, it is totally and completely worth it! Note: Before you start, make sure you have 2 medium/large ramekins (12-ounce is…

Patriotic Yellow Cupcakes!

Although its already July 18th (wow!) I think it’s still appropriate to post cupcakes I made in honor of the 4th. I made these for a very “kid-filled” fireworks party, hosted by the parents of the baby I nanny for. The party was delightful, as was the reaction to these cupcakes. Enjoy for any occasion!…

Asparagus and Lemon Risotto with Spinach and Arugula

I absolutely L 🙂 VE lemons! They are tangy, fruity, and remind me of my favorite season: summer! Since summer is terribly far off, I had to make this yummy risotto to suffice until it comes again. Although I hold the belief that risotto is God’s gift to man, warning: it can be very time…

Baked Oatmeal: Apple Cinnamon-Craisin & Walnuts

Healthy and delicious–baked oatmeal is where it’s at for a breakfast that keeps your satisfied but you don’t feel guilty about later 😉 [unlike most things on this blog] Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats) 1/2 cup of walnuts–toasted and coarsely chopped 1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder 1/2…

Banana Bread!

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips Ingredients: 1/2 stick of butter (4-5 Tablespoons), softened 2 eggs (or 1/2 cup applesauce) 2-3 ripe bananas (use fork to mash) 2/3 cups of sugar 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour  3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon  1/2 cup chocolate chips I’ve wanted to post this for…

Vegan Mac ‘N’ Cheese

I’ve been craving something hearty and thought that this would be the perfect winter comfort food! I have made other versions of vegan mac ‘n’ cheese before, but so far this has been my favorite. I like that instead of using “fake cheese,” soy milk and nutritional yeast are used to make the creamy sauce….

Chubby Hubby Truffles (Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles)

Yes, I know this title sounds like the most caloric treat on the face of the earth. However: they are so easy to make, small enough so you don’t feel bad about it, and truly a party in your mouth. Plus, they’re no bake! Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups of pretzel pieces  1/2 cup of creamy peanut…

Molton Chocolate Pudding Cakes

I made these for my boyfriend’s sister’s last night home from college during her winter break! They were definitely a hit. Chocolate on chocolate, how can you go wrong? The cakey outside concaves in as you dive into the gooey chocolatey center. Bonus: they are surprisingly not that laborious! Ingredients: 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar…

Caramel Apple Mini-Monkey Bread

My boyfriend is obsessed with monkey bread…however, the one time I made it it took like 4 hours. I made it from scratch and let the yeast rise, rolled each piece into individual little balls, and dipped them into butter and cinnamon sugar. Labor intensive is a good action word for monkey bread. But behold: an easy recipe for…

Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes

Happy “Almost” Halloween! Today I baked with the kids that I babysit. It’s one of their favorite activities 🙂 We made chocolate cupcakes with orange icing. They are vegan and gluten free because the one year old I babysit is allergic to almost everything (wheat, dairy, eggs, peanuts…). But I love that she can eat…