Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe comes as a request and it was long overdue. Chocolate chip cookies are a classic, the kind of food that reminds you of fuzzy and happy things. With all of the depressing things happening nowadays, it’s time to spread a little positivity. Here are 60 reasons why you should smile: Bunny rabbits exist…

Maple Spiced Nuts

Bring out the fingerless gloves and throw some pumpkin spice in the air, because autumn is here! For those with their glass of apple cider half-empty, they see the days getting shorter, the plants dying, bipolar weather, dry skin, catching colds, and they complain about people who won’t shut up about fall, while they themselves…

Gluten-free Cinnamon Cereal

I conducted an intensive and official poll about handedness. Abstract Abstracts in lab papers are pure spoilers. If you want to read a study, examine the whole thing. I’m not annoying enough to spoil the ending. Introduction We encounter hundreds of people throughout our daily activities, but 10% of those around us are mutants. They…

Sunny Side Up Eggplant

How to become an adult: Step 1: Realize you have no clue what you are doing. Step 2: Realize nobody else does either. Step 3: Fake it til you make it. Step 4: Decide to buy a coffee since that seems like an adult thing to do. Step 5: Go to a coffee shop. Step…

Frozen Banana Popsicles

Take note of the title of this recipe: Popsicles, not ices. This is how I understand it: The ice lollies on sticks are called ‘Popsicles’ and the ones in a tube are ‘freezies.’ In Brooklyn, however, both seem to be under the broad term ‘ices.’ I understand the name, ice pops, ices, but I still…

3 Dairy-Free Coffee Creamers

Note: This is going to be a ‘there are two kinds of people in this world’ post. I would apologize in advance, but I am not sorry. There are two kinds of people in this world: Morning larks and night owls. Most of the world would be able to identify as one of the two,…

Lemonade Cookies

There was a strange viral headline on CBS News: “Man Trapped in ATM slips handwritten ‘please help’ notes through receipt slot.” My initial impression is that the story is ludicrous.  How can a person get stuck in an ATM machine? This sounds like an incident out of a novel that critics will chastise the author for…

Maple Cinnamon Latte

Have you ever had a kid bouncing in your face, brandishing a colorful scribble for you to praise? Right now, I am that kid. Here’s why: There are certain combinations that create pure bliss. For some people, it is music, comfy shoes, and forest trail. For others, it’s a free evening, cocoa, and a good book….

Cranberry Nut Quinoa

Can we all stop saying, “I’m entitled to my opinion”? You must have heard this line before. You are in a heated debate with someone, and when he or she cannot think of another way to defend their view, they fold their arms and say, “Well, I have the right to my opinion.” If you…

Maple Baked Doughnuts

To all, doughnuts are round, fried cakes with a filling or a hole, but the presence of them can mean many different things. For some people, it could be school birthday parties when the birthday child brings a box for the whole class. For others, it could mean the mouthwatering display in a coffee shop or…

Citrus Green Beans

The strangest phobia I have ever encountered was a friend’s fear of raccoons. That was before I met Ma’ayan. Personally, I think raccoons are adorable. Yes, they are a nuisance when they rip through the trash, but who can’t love the furry masks and striped tails? The majority must think I’m insane for thinking this,…

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Summer is like bananas, green today and brown tomorrow. While we get pumped up for the beach, we blink and it is September again, back to the humdrum of the school year. If you are anything like me, you eat, breath, and make bigs plans for the summer, such as meeting friends, traveling, and discovering…