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

Healthier Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

I knew when I made this 3 weeks in a row it was time to write it down! I hardly ever measure when I'm cooking for the two of us. So when I know for sure I've got a keeper, I get serious about getting it written down to share. This recipe makes a pretty big batch of stir fry, ... Read More

Creamy Blackened Chicken Pasta

I used to make a dish similar to this Blackened Chicken Pasta all the time because we just loved the spice and cream sauce combo. But over the last few years we've both backed off on how much dairy we eat, since we both feel better eating less of it. However we both still crave cream sauce dishes all the ... Read More

Savory Vegan Cashew Cream Sauce

If you're in need of a good dairy free cream sauce, today's your lucky day! But even if you're not dairy free, hang with me for a moment to revel in the lusciousness of this incredible sauce. When I posted my family's special occasion recipe for Life Changing Rosemary Mushroom Cream Sauce around the holidays, I received lots of requests ... Read More

No Bake Fudge Frosted Brownies

I teased you a while back with a picture of these right around Christmas time, and I fully intended to get you the recipe right away. But... I got distracted with these Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins and then there was some Chocolate Fudge Skillet Cake. And somehow 10 weeks flew by, so you'll have to accept my full apologies for ... Read More