January 15, 2013
January 12, 2013
For some reason I have been craving marshmallows lately, so I made a slightly healthier version made without refined white sugar or high fructose corn syrup. But don't let the word "healthy" turn you off, these marshmallows are soft, fluffy and airy. And sweet, of course, just like the storebought stuff.
January 10, 2013
I've gotta admit, I'm not really a fan of bittersweet chocolate. I agree with Ina Garten who always says on her show, Barefoot Contessa, that bittersweet chocolate is too bitter and semisweet chocolate is too sweet (except I don't think anything is too sweet!)
As I made these cupcakes I was expecting them to have a super sweet chocolate flavor, like the cupcakes you can buy at a bakery. But as I sunk my teeth into the first cupcake, I realized that these weren't your typical sugary baked good. These were bittersweet, sophisticated, and left me wanting more... to my surprise.
I like sweet cupcakes, you know, the kind that make your teeth twinge and stomach ache. Why did I like these cupcakes so much? I think it's because these cupcakes were just sweet enough where you wanted (needed?) to grab another one. Kind of like eating potato chips, where each chip is just salty enough where you want to grab another few
These cupcakes are fluffy, springy and packed with chocolate flavor. It's tough to tell that they are made with healthy ingredients such as quinoa flour, flax and yogurt!
January 8, 2013
So many chocolate cravings, so little time!!
If you agree with that statement, then this post should be the answer to your prayers. This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prep and cook... and eat, if you are a chocolate monster... and I certainly hope you are ;)
Oh yeah, and this recipe is 100% healthy and totally guilt free.
YES. Gimme gimme. Like, now.
So get rid of any boxed mixes and make this instead. You will save your day a chunk of time while saving your body from the white sugar, harmful hydrogenated oils and refined flour in a storebought mix. It's hard to believe that this individual chocolate cake is filled with fiber and protein and made without butter and eggs!
This moist and fluffy chocolate cake is the perfect breakfast, snack and/or dessert. I love to eat it as is, because it is quick, hassle-free and 100% chocolate, but you can top this with your favorite nut butter, fruit, yogurt, maple syrup, etc, the choices are endless!
January 5, 2013
I'm sure that after reading the word "quinoa," your stomach isn't growling for an entire batch of these. But trust me, these are deeelicious (c'mon, have some faith in me)
These are like brownies but in cookie form. Sweet, rich, fudgy and packed with chocolate flavor. But they are soft and light, rather than dense and heavy like regular brownies.
Oh, and the best part? They melt in your mouth!
No, wait... I think the best part is that they are actually good for you, but don't taste like it at all. These cookies are low fat and have fiber and protein (unlike the cookies you'd find at a bakery!)
January 3, 2013
My family devoured that Maple Pumpkin Pie Mousse Pudding a few weeks back, and after hearing comments (or hints?) here and there about it, I knew I needed to make it again. Don't tell my family, but I am secretly reserving my canned pumpkin for when my next pumpkin withdrawal symptom strikes. Or when I feel like I need some more vitamin A... ;)
Butterscotch Pudding is a popular dessert that desperately needed some healthifying, so I decided this would be a great flavor to try out after the Pumpkin Pudding. Once again, my family loved it. The texture is firm like a mousse, yet smooth like a pudding. It tastes incredibly rich and satisfying, it's hard to believe that what you are eating actually has some health benefits!