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…

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…

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…

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,…

Maple Cinnamon Latte

Have you ever had a kid bouncing in your face, brandishing a colorful scribble for you to praise? Right now, I am that kid. Here’s why: There are certain combinations that create pure bliss. For some people, it is music, comfy shoes, and forest trail. For others, it’s a free evening, cocoa, and a good book….

Cranberry Nut Quinoa

Can we all stop saying, “I’m entitled to my opinion”? You must have heard this line before. You are in a heated debate with someone, and when he or she cannot think of another way to defend their view, they fold their arms and say, “Well, I have the right to my opinion.” If you…

Citrus Green Beans

The strangest phobia I have ever encountered was a friend’s fear of raccoons. That was before I met Ma’ayan. Personally, I think raccoons are adorable. Yes, they are a nuisance when they rip through the trash, but who can’t love the furry masks and striped tails? The majority of people must think I’m insane for…

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Summer is like bananas, green today and brown tomorrow. While we get pumped up for the beach, we blink and it is September again, back to the humdrum of the school year. If you are anything like me, you eat, breath, and make bigs plans for the summer, such as meeting friends, traveling, and discovering…

Grilled Mushroom Paninis

My friend, Alice, has a love for trivia, which can be annoying. I’m sorry, Alice. I know you are reading this. Don’t get me wrong; I love random facts. Did you know sharks have no bones? Instead, they have cartilage for their skeletal system. Also, were you aware that Christopher Columbus was not Spanish, rather…

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…