If you are looking for a high-protein, high-calorie, high-energy recipe for your active lifestyle– these are the bars for you! The dark chocolate, raisins and maple syrup make sure they taste delicious, while the chia seeds, flax meal and hemp hearts provide a sustained energy. I used Sunbutter since Ben is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, but you can sub almond butter, peanut butter or any other nut butter of your choice.
I can’t believe that I almost forgot to share this recipe before the Holidays. For all you last-minute folks, you are in luck! Even though I have only been to Red Lobster once, the memory of the Cheddar Bay Biscuits will never leave my mind. They were the best biscuit I had ever had. After talking about them with Ben, I decided there had to be a copycat recipe out there- and go figure- there was!
I finally finished eating all of the vegetables from my harvest (which included about 15 heads of kale!). I am definitely going to miss the days of walking around back to cut my lettuce for lunch. My last hope for harvest are my tomatillo plants that I brought inside. They have a TON of little tomatillos on them, but I am not sure if they are going to grow inside… Fingers crossed!
It snowed here this weekend… on the EXACT same day as the first snow last year (thanks Facebook!)… Crazy right? Being cooped up in the house this weekend led me to cleaning out the large amount of rotten bananas in my freezer. Sometimes I think Ben purposely lets them rot, just so I will make banana bread…
It is harvest season! That time of the year when you don’t know what to do with your copious amounts of (insert vegetable here). For me, it is lettuce, kale and zucchini. I try to eat salads daily, but it seems like it has all grown back by the time I finish my stash in the fridge. After letting some of my kale sit in the fridge for a little too long, I knew I needed to use it up ASAP. I also had half of a bunch of green onions that were looking pretty sad. Voila! Sad looking vegetables turned into a match made in heaven.
I saw a crepe cake on social media a while back and knew I HAD to make one. I went with a berry compote and powdered sugar glaze, so that it could be served as breakfast or dessert, because who doesn’t want this for breakfast? This recipe is meant to be shared and is great for a brunch!
In the spirit of Meatless Monday…This recipe is a vegetarian dish for meat eaters. You will not even miss the meat! The quinoa and cheese provides the protein that you may be wanting from the meat. You can also add black beans, but I chose to leave them out for Ben. And I have to admit, as much as I am an advocate for making everything from scratch, I cannot stop buying the Roberto’s Vegetarian Burrito Sauce used in this recipe. It is just TOO good, you need to try it.
…Because everybody needs a rich, fatty, comforting meal every now and then. This dish is truly decadent. The tarragon cuts through the creamy sauce with its intense anise-like herbal flavor. The fettuccini noodles are the perfect noodle for a dish like this, because they have a ton of surface area to soak up the sauce. Leave out the chicken to make this a (very rich) vegetarian option.