Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins

*Let’s talk about focus during an afternoon concentration slump. We live in the age of the monkey brain. Our minds are constantly stimulated by information from our phones, TVs, ads, and anything else we see in the course of a day. So when the time comes to sit and work, be it homework, a college thesis,…

Squash Pear Soup

Toronto has committed a false spring. The weather became warmer, the snow melted, and I was feeling ready for summer. Except it stormed a few days later, the air is frigid, and hand lotion can no longer heal my dry skin. In other words, Toronto pulled a “hey, you want spring? Here’s spring! Yeah, you want…

Carob “Hot Chocolate”

Let’s keep it real. Today, I’d like to make a confession about… Coffee. If you have been following me for a while, you’ll know that I love coffee. In one previous post, I discuss the types of coffee. In another, I talk about the types of coffee drinkers. Then there’s the Maple Cinnamon Latte post,…

Peanut Butter Bark (Low-Carb)

There’s no wrong way to make food. After all, cooking is a creative process. Foods and spices are like colors you mix together to create a culinary masterpiece. Some people say chickpeas don’t belong in brownies. Yet this happened. Others say peanut butter does not belong in soup. Yet this happened. You get my drift? Speaking…

Vanilla Protein Pancakes

From the obesity epidemic to the rising divorce rate, political opposition, terrorism, and violence, we as a society have many prominent issues. Yet there is a problem that every person faces every day, from teenagers to the elderly, no matter your race or culture. It’s a force that diminishes our health and overall quality of…

Flourless Peanut Butter Blondies

I didn’t know blondies existed until I was in ninth grade. A girl brought a huge tray of what looked like cookie bars to play practice and gave everyone a piece. After all, nothing brings people together like free food. “Want a blondie?” a friend offered me. I asked what those were, and she replied,…

Vegan Banana Waffles

Pop the champagne, blow the balloons, and pass out the cake, it’s time to celebrate! After years of waiting, I have acquired… (drum roll, please) a waffle maker! Yes, this is a big deal. Don’t judge me. During a casual conversation with my sister-in-law, I mentioned that I like waffles, to which she replied, “You…

Veggie Fritters

“You would make a good motivational speaker,” a friend once said to me. I was in the middle of giving her advice, which meant I had many made dumb analogies and tripped over my words. Motivational speaking is a cool idea, but I explained to her that no one would pay to hear me speak….

Mini Pink Lemonade Muffins

Pink lemonade does not make much sense at all. It makes us wonder: What is the pink in usually yellow lemonade? Some people assume it is from added strawberry or cranberry juice. Today, that may be true, but the origin of pink lemonade is a lot shadier. Josh Chetwynd, the author of How the Hot Dog…

Protein Granola Balls

Many adults like to think themselves young at heart, but some are young in appearance as well. I happen to fall into the latter category. Here’s a rule to live by: Never assume age. Whether you guess too young or too old, it can be offensive. Too many times I met someone new and they…

Gluten-free Oat Buns

  Pop quiz: What do these five quotes have in common? “The poor man lived on nothing but bread and water.” “She loved art, but accounting was her family’s bread and butter.” “The trio sat by the table and broke their bread.” “The high taxes were taking the bread out of the miller’s mouth.” “He…