Archive for September, 2012

I don’t know why, but whenever I buy apples I always pick way too many.  Like, enough so that I’d have to eat three a day before they go bad (I blame how nicely they are displayed at the grocery store).  By day two, I am sick of apples and am brainstorming ways to use […]

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After making the whole wheat graham crackers I wanted to bake the gluten free version as soon as possible.  And let me tell you, you can’t even tell these are wheat-/gluten-free!  These gluten free graham crackers are sweet, crunchy and completely addictive, just like the boxed crackers that you’d find at the grocery store.  Except these […]

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Happy National White Chocolate Day!  And how will we celebrate?  By making all-natural, healthy HOMEMADE white chocolate of course. I absolutely love white chocolate — it’s so rich, smooth and creamy.  I got hooked when I was young, I fell in love with Hershey’s Cookies n’ Cream chocolate bars… you know, the sugary white stuff with trans fats? […]

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Homemade Vanilla Extract just got better, because now it’s whipped cream flavored! Oh yes. Did you know you can make vanilla extract at home?  And did you know it takes only two ingredients:  vanilla beans + vodka! After reading this post I was definitely going to make my own, but then I thought, why use regular vodka when you […]

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I’ll get to the Carrot Cake Blondies recipe, but I have to tell you something first.     … My sister got a puppy!! He’s a French Bulldog and five months old.  He’s a tiny (yet heavy) ball of energy and when he runs he reminds me of a baby pig/cheetah, if that makes sense? […]

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My oh my, it’s been a while, I haven’t made brownie batter in months!  I blame the death of my Magic Bullet… or maybe the fact that I never have self control around a giant bowl of fudgy, chocolatey, secretly healthy goodness.  Plus, I wanted to use my toffee flavoring in something else other than […]

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Sep 11
2012

Raw Pecan Butter

A giant bag of pecans + 10 minutes = healthy, fast, cheap and easy nut butter! WIN. One 8oz (1 cup) jar of Artisana Pecan Butter costs $13.48, while three 12oz bags of Raw Pecans costs $23.58 (these 12oz bags have the capability of making you ~4.5 cups of nut butter)…  that means this homemade nut butter will only […]

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Remember the quinoa version of this bake from Tuesday?  Remember how I told you that took, um, fourteen trials to perfect?  What I didn’t explain was how many different flours, ingredient combinations, and baking temperatures I used for testing.  I guess I should explain them a little more… For trials #1-7, I used unflavored protein powder, […]

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I’ve been trying to make this single-serving Chocolate Quinoa Protein Cake bake for wayyy too long now… and by “trying” I mean there have been far too many failed batches.  Ugh.  And by “failed” I mean my trial and errors racked up to number fourteen.  So embarrassing.  Usually by trial 4 or 5 I just give […]

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