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…

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…

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 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…

Maple Nut Granola Bars

It’s time for real talk. The Maple Nut Granola article touched upon the issue of procrastination and displayed an example how it works. If you haven’t read that yet, do that now, or after, or never. Seriously, just do whatever you want.  Let’s be clear about one thing: I am not a true-blue procrastinator. I…

Eggs in a Pepper

Imagine you had four cups of soda in front of you. (Since this is a hypothetical scenario, let’s say the soft drinks are made with natural sugars, flavorings, and are completely healthy. Like I said, this is all hypothetical.) One cup is filled with a purple soda, the second with orange, the third is red,…

Maple Nut Granola

Today, we are going to discuss procrastination and how to overcome it. However, first I must warn everyone in my house not to disturb me while I write about this important topic. …Alright, they have been warned. Next, I should set my status on all my social media accounts to ‘busy – do not disturb!’…

Almond Overnight Oats (Dairy-Free)

I’ve seen Overnight Oats trending on other food blogs and wondered why oats soaked into mush is a popular recipe. What’s the appeal? Yet, of course, a whole bunch of people on the Internet cannot possibly be wrong. Usually when you hear the words ‘trend’ and ‘in-style,’ you think of fashion. Stripes are in, 5-inch…

Cinnamon Shakshuka

The first time I ordered shakshuka, I had no idea what I would be served. ‘Shakshuka’ ambiguously means ‘mixture’ or ‘to shake’ in Arabic, but I am not fluent in Arabic, and my friend wouldn’t tell me anything more than, “Just order it; it’s good.” The waitress was of the same opinion, so I took…

Carob Almond Loaf

I must be honest here. You all know I am a baker and cook, and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I told you this in the About the Palate section because I wasn’t sure if anyone would figure it if I didn’t explicitly say it… On that note, I must explain my…