Goat Cheese Pear Salad

Salads. No cookbook or food blog can be complete without them. (Unless it is a specified book or blog that only features desserts, bread, etc.) Yet I have kept this blog for a year now, and this is my first fresh salad recipe. It’s not that I don’t eat salads because I do, yet I have…

Turmeric Rice Pumpkin Bowls

It’s been one year since my first post, the Decadent Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, and in honor of the first anniversary of The Creative Palate, it’s time we delved into the meaning of creativity. When one thinks of creativity, the image of an artist with a paintbrush or a novelist with a typewriter comes to…

Protein-Packed Gluten-free Bread

When anyone becomes gluten-free, the number one food that goes bye-bye is bread. Oh, glorious bread, the crux of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grilled cheeses, toast, and paninis, farewell for the betterment of health and sanity! But no more! As you can see from the title, bread is making a comeback! In my Ginger…

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…

Flourless Peanut Butter Brownies

You may wonder why I identify as a writer. Or you don’t because you have better to things to consider in your life. But if the question did strike you, or it has now that I brought it up, the answer is clear: Spoken words are not my forte. Let’s say I write a paragraph…

Drizzled Pumpkin Cookies

I am a self-proclaimed introvert. That means most people who know me personally heard me explain the following: I get my energy from solitude, as opposed to social interaction. Being around crowds for extended periods of time exert my energy. I prefer small groups and one-on-one interactions. As a general rule, I am more bored…

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…

Decadent Chocolate Banana Cake

We all have the desire for some comfort food now and then, but often make the mistake of indulging in the wrong dish. It has been scientifically proven people crave high sugar and fat foods because it lights up the emotional section of the brain, resulting in a better mood. However, overeating the wrong foods like…

Coconut Glazed Carrot Cake

Sometimes when I am giving out food, or I’m telling someone about a recipe, he or she would say something like this: “Wait, you put WHAT in this cookie? That’s so healthy, it defeats the purpose of a cookie. When I have dessert, I’m going all in for it, sugar, white flour, all the unhealthiness….

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…