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…

Banana Peanutty Pancakes

What is your favorite food? Among the top ten for the most popular foods in the USA include pizza, chocolate, ice cream, tacos, burgers, and French fries. This is reflected in the fast food chains all around the country that feature these foods as a specialty, not to mention the traditions that centerpiece these dishes. Pizza…

Cranberry Oat Morning Muffins

Mornings are hard. Even as a natural early bird, I still suffer from morning syndrome from time to time. It always starts off the worst way possible: with a near heart attack. Imagine you are dreaming about something wonderful, like a summer beach. The sky is blue (if you dream in color) and the wind…

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

I get deja vu at the start of every season. It can happen by the first snowfall or hot cocoa by the fireplace in the winter, the warm weather and daffodils in the spring, the beach and iced coffee in the summer, or the pumpkins and colorful leaves in the fall. I think to myself, “Why is this not…

Savory Eggplant Toast

We all love bread, but choosing a healthy brand can be tricky. Multigrain bread doesn’t guarantee that the bakers used whole grain. Whole wheat bread can become problematic for those who suffer from inflammation and gluten sensitivity. Even gluten-free options are dizzying, and manufacturers often slip nasty ingredients into the dough. Therefore, there is no…