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. High-quality dark chocolate is actually beneficial to one’s health. It is rich in antioxidants, improves cognitive…

No-Mayo Mushroom Dip

I’ve been flipping through cookbooks recently, (it’s a common pastime) and it struck me how many ingredients are in each recipe. This is not some sort of epiphany; of course, it takes a lot of foods to create something unique, but sometimes it seems that there are so many ingredients, they all get lost in…

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…

Goodbye Summer Snap Peas

Late September can mean one of two things: You are beginning to adjust to the new routine of school/work. You are wondering if you will ever adjust to it. The hardest part of an enforced schedule is at the start: waking up early. No one wants to leave a warm bed and stagger onto the…

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…