Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

So my birthday passed. That brought on much introspection. Now you may be wondering, “Sarah! What is with your blog posts? Why are you giving us your theories and rambling nonsense? Why don’t you just talk about cooking or how delicious everything is, like other food bloggers?” That is what my introspection was about. I…

Paleo Banana Mug Cake

Phase noun 1.1 A stage in a person’s psychological development, especially a period of temporary difficulty during adolescence or a particular stage during childhood. Sorry, Oxford, but I have to disagree. Phases can occur past adolescence. And not necessarily the bad kind. In my humble observations, I’ve found that some people are more prone to…

Healthy Sweet Potato Muffins

To those who don’t know (AKA most of you,) I work as a theatre director at a high school. I don’t think any of the students know I have this blog… (Hi?) Either way it doesn’t matter since I will not be discussing any of them. (But I still can, so behave, girls!) Towards the end…

Flourless Banana Muffins

By definition, I am a foodie. I try new foods, invent recipes, photograph dishes, and post them on the internet. The problem is I dislike that term. Ironic? Yeah, it is. I don’t like the word ‘belly’ or ‘bae’ either. The sound of ‘foodie’ just feels off to me. It sounds like a fan name, like…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…

Easy Chocolate Drops

Life is about finding balance: healthy eating and sweet indulgences, work and play, dark and light, fire and water, yin and yang, and socializing and solitude. Therefore, last week’s Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes must be countered with today’s chocolate recipe. Me: Did you know that chocolate is actually healthy? People: Really? That’s awesome! (Proceeds to eat…