GF: Chai Spiced Coconut Pancakes with Macadamia Nuts, Toasted Coconut, and a Creamy Coconut Sauce

Oh my soul. Heaven. This morning I decided to break out of my oatmeal rut and make pancakes. Not gonna lie… It took me two rounds of failed pancakes to get the recipe down, but in the end I was rewarded with crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, chai kissed-coconut pillows. 🙂 The … More GF: Chai Spiced Coconut Pancakes with Macadamia Nuts, Toasted Coconut, and a Creamy Coconut Sauce

A phyllo-fail and guiltless cookie dough…

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope everyone’s weekends have been going fabulously. I have been studying and functionally procrastinating during the day and going out at night. One of my procrastinating activities was playing around with whole wheat phyllo dough. I assumed making little, stuffed phyllo pastries would be easy peazy. Wrong. The dough is so … More A phyllo-fail and guiltless cookie dough…

Gluten, Dairy & Sugar Free: Purely Coconut Muffins!

I, personally, am very tolerant of gluten. You could even say I love gluten because ingredients that contain gluten often have a high fiber content… and we all know I love fiber. However, I have been interested in gluten free and lower carbohydrate baking lately. My biochemistry class has emphasized over and over again how … More Gluten, Dairy & Sugar Free: Purely Coconut Muffins!

Inspired #2: whole wheat hazelnut & goat cheese biscuits

Emily at Sugar Plum is a culinary genius. Her photos are beautiful and her recipes are always sure to please. I enjoy healthifying them a tad and devouring the products. She recently posted Goat cheese-Hazelnut biscuits and I literally read the post, stood up, and went to bake them. Goat cheese-Hazelnut Biscuits See the hunk … More Inspired #2: whole wheat hazelnut & goat cheese biscuits

Quiche so good I ate it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner..

This quiche recipe is very simple and very healthy. I wanted to make a quiche that you could enjoy a huge slice of and feel truly satisfied afterwards. Satisfaction stems from both high quality taste and a food’s nutritional profile. This recipe includes both, and is also extremely quick to make because you can use … More Quiche so good I ate it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner..

My first try at gluten free baking and why you should cook with grape seed oil

I can be a little bit needy. Sometimes, I want my muffins to be carblicious. Other times, I want them to have more fat and fiber. And sometimes I simply make them to use up some bizzarre ingredient that I want to be rid of. That would be why I have two different gluten free … More My first try at gluten free baking and why you should cook with grape seed oil

Inspired #1: Sunflower butter cookies & crustless pumpkin pie!

This is the first post of a sporadic series of my creations inspired by other bloggers. I have been following Lori for almost a year now; she was one of my firsts! 😉 As soon as I saw her sunflower butter cookies and crustless pumpkin pie, I bookmarked them under “Must. Make.” A light, feel … More Inspired #1: Sunflower butter cookies & crustless pumpkin pie!