Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Today we're pairing decadence with no-bake convenience in this Nutella inspired tart. It looks impressive, yet it's quite easy to make. Although I won't deceive you, peeling the hazelnuts takes a little time, that will more than rewarded when you take your first bite! The ultimate dessert for me is one that can be made ahead, and kept in the ... Read More

Carrot Cake Energy Bites

Who doesn't need all the comforting flavors of carrot cake wrapped up into a healthy snack!?! It's clearly no secret around here that we love energy bites. They're so easy to make, and they're absolutely invaluable for keeping me on track for healthy eating. It seems like more often than not I'm in need of a quick snack, and these ... Read More

Tips for Exploring Los Angeles

My #1 tip for exploring Los Angeles is to know your interests! (There's a short form version of all my tips at the bottom of the post.) LA is absolutely packed with things to do and see. And there are so many amazing restaurants to try, it's dizzying to try and figure out an itinerary. Once you figure out what your ... Read More

Healthy Broccoli Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

This is my interpretation of the classic broccoli salad - but there's no mayonnaise in this version! Not that I have anything against mayo, (I love homemade mayo) but I've never cared for it as a salad dressing. However, I do like things creamy as a general rule, so I used avocado to make this deliciously creamy dressing. I've been ... Read More

Superfood Smoothie Boosters

So why bother adding superfoods to your smoothie? I mean.. smoothies are already packed with fruits and veggies which are pretty healthy all on their own. But I guess I'm more along the lines of why not? Superfoods pack a lot of nutritional punch in small doses, so adding a little goes a long way! I definitely suggest using a ... Read More