Archive for February, 2013

Feb 27

Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake has been on my Recipe Wishlist (or “Desserts to Healthify” list) for over two years now, before I even started this blog!  Angel Food Cake is often seen as a guilt-free treat because it is naturally fat free…  that means no egg yolks, no butter, no oil.  But fat free does not necessarily […]


Whenever I buy a bunch of bananas I always always always have a few leftover that I don’t feel like eating plain on their own.  And sometimes I just don’t have the time to bake a whole loaf of banana bread.  So I make this super quick microwave cake…  a single-serving microwave cake…  a peanut-butter-infused banana microwave cake. […]


After finally perfecting a healthy brownie recipe, I thought I would make a little spin-off dessert recipe and make a delicious white chocolate version.  And guess what?  It is freaking ahhhmazing totally delicious  ;) I love it. I used gluten free sorghum flour instead of cocoa powder, I used cocoa butter instead of non-hydrogenated shortening, […]


Just like most foodies, I am totally obsessed with the Food Network channel.  Even though the chefs don’t necessarily make any of the food I’m “into” — aka, nutritious food…  they throw around three sticks of butter like it’s no big deal! — I just love each of their personalities and I love watching them […]


I’ve told you time and time again, I suck at baking cookies.  Cookies are so much harder to healthify than cakes or other desserts because they require a different ratio of butter:sugar:flour…  or maybe they are so much harder to make because I don’t use butter, sugar or processed flour. I have always struggled with making cookies, […]


A chocolate muffin.  From the microwave, not the oven!  Made and baked in less than 10 minutes flat? You bet.  Mix the batter, pop it in the microwave, dive right in…  with no need to share.  Really. So skip the oven preheating and an insanely long baking time and make the ultimate healthy microwave muffin […]


Happy Valentine’s Day!  Single, married, dating, whatever your relationship status is, this cheesecake is going to be delicious and you are going to enjoy it  :) Creamy, tangy, smooth and sweet.  Everything you would expect from a cheesecake, except this one is guilt-free!


I guess I’ll just admit it.  I’m a total newbie when it comes to baking with yeast (kind of like how I’m an amateur at baking cookies!).  The only yeasted recipe I have had success with are these Dinner Rolls, so I guess it didn’t really make sense for me to give cinnamon rolls a try… […]


Want to know a secret?  Well here it is:  Healthy DIY Vanilla Sugar! It’s every baker’s secret weapon.  Just like homemade vanilla bean paste, DIY vanilla sugar is yet another ingredient that sets yourself apart from all the other bakers out there.  It’s what makes your cupcakes, cakes, muffins and breads that much better than the competition’s. […]


Feb 08

Vanilla Cupcakes

When I was a senior in high school, I attempted going vegan.  I thought that anything vegan was automatically considered healthy, so I indulged in every animal-free product I found — chocolates, candies, cookies… and batches and batches of cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.  Vegan can definitely mean healthy, if it’s done the […]


I love vanilla bean paste.  It’s a baker’s secret weapon.  It is much more potent in flavor than plain old vanilla extract, and is speckled with the expensive and luxurious vanilla beans straight from the pod.  BUT…  I have an iiiitty bitty problem with the storebought kind–the first ingredient is sugar. I know, you probably […]


My kitchen is a healthy dessert factory!  I have been baking cookies, brownies, blondies and cakes like a crazy woman.  My oven has not had a days rest in over two weeks.  It feels natural to preheat the oven to 350 and whip out my baking pans…  on a daily basis…  oh, how I wish […]


I think we can all agree that peanut butter is like, the best thing that has ever happened to mankind (neck and neck with chocolate, of course).  Honestly, any nut butter is pretty darn amazing, but peanut butter just has an incredibly unique flavor.  It’s smooth, it’s addictive, it’s memorable.  So it’s a given that […]


This is definitely an exciting recipe for me to share.  As embarrassing as it is, it took me nine trials to make a successful all-natural, healthy, nutritionally balanced Red Velvet Cake.  I’ve done the research, I’ve done the measuring, I’ve done the thinking, and I’ve definitely done the taste testing (where do you think all those batches went?!).  Thank […]