Dec
18

Healthy Baked Oatmeal with banana, strawberries and chocolate chips — great for serving during the holidays or to meal prep for breakfast throughout the week. Simply reheat and enjoy! Recipe made in partnership with Almond Breeze almondmilk.

Happy holidays friends! Currently I’m on my honeymoon in one of my favorite places on earth: Australia! We left on the 16th and arrive on the morning of the 18th in Sydney. LONGEST FLIGHT EVER but worth it.

Our travel plans consist of Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Daintree rainforest, wineries, Byron Bay and a few other stops along the way — we certainly have an amazing two week itinerary here before we leave for Hawaii for another week. We’re thrilled to be able to spend this time together as newlyweds and I can’t wait to share all of the details with you. And of course, all of our wedding photos!

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Dec
13

Beautiful vegan nachos with tofu taco meat and a creamy nacho cashew cheese sauce. Everyone will love these loaded nachos for their next favorite appetizer!

Lately, I’ve been loving sitting on my emerald green velvet couch with my heating pad and writing blog posts. I play the latest discover weekly on Spotify and jam out while I edit photos and write whatever comes to mind. This is my process. Today I’m sitting here dreaming about how incredible these nachos were…

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Dec
12

Learn how to make a delicious vegan cashew cheese sauce made with a few simple ingredients — tastes just like a creamy nacho cheese sauce!

I’m here for a quick how-to recipe today all about my new favorite cashew cheese sauce. I can’t stop making versions of this creamy VEGAN cheese sauce.

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Dec
06

Adorable paleo gingerbread cookies made with coconut and almond flour. These grain free and gluten free cookies are the perfect treat for the holidays!

It’s day 3 of cookie week and I’m loving today’s spicy paleo gingerbread cookies!

When I was young I never really appreciated the deliciousness of gingerbread cookies. I was never one who enjoyed molasses cookies either. The flavor of molasses just wasn’t in the cards for a girl obsessed with pumpkin pie.

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Dec
05

The softest grain free snickerdoodles with hints of cinnamon + sugar in every bite. These will be your new go-to snickerdoodle recipe!

I’m laying on our couch watching Tony eat a huge plate of my latest creation: vegan tofu nachos (recipe comin’ soon). The best part is that he has no idea that I made them with a healthy cheese sauce made from nuts, or that the ‘meat’ is actually tofu. This is exactly why I love doing what I do: I love helping people eat healthier and more nutritious without sacrificing taste.

And sometimes you need a cookie that’s the best of both worlds: both sweet and a little more nutritious.

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Dec
04

No bake Peanut Butter Cup Protein Bars that taste just like a Reese’s. This protein bar recipe will be your new favorites snack to keep in your fridge and enjoy all week long.

Hi friends!! Welcome back to Monday and the start of #AKCookieWeek17 — I can’t tell you how excited I am to share incredible cookies recipes ALL WEEK LONG with you. I’ve got everything from one bowl recipes, paleo, gluten free, grain free and traditional buttery cookies.

If you don’t want to miss a single recipe, make sure you sign up here to get my new posts in your inbox.

Okay, now let’s get to it…

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Nov
14

Gluten free paleo orange bread kissed and infused with fresh orange juice & zest, then covered with dark chocolate for the ultimate treat. This bread will blow you away by how good it is.

It might be my wedding week, but don’t think I forgot about all of you. My passion and joy in life involves making recipes and I couldn’t neglect you during the holiday season.

I’m going to keep all posts this week pretty short and sweet, which means we can avoid talking about my obsession with Jelena (justin + selena getting back together) and get straight to these delicious recipes.

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Nov
10

Bacon wrapped plantains with a hint of sweetness from pure maple syrup and a little spicy thanks to a kick of cayenne pepper. Everyone will be raving over this unique, easy appetizer!

Meet my favorite appetizer that’s making an appearance at my wedding (in one week!) thanks to Fig Catering here in Chicago: bacon wrapped plantains. I know we are supposed to do weekend favorite on Fridays, but it’s almost Thanksgiving and I’m here to give you what you need: RECIPES!

These bacon wrapped plantains are sweet, spicy and all things nice and I swear you guys are going to fall head over heels as soon as they pop out of the oven.

And I have to say: they make an outrageously delicious holiday season appetizer. Hehehehe.

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Nov
06

Incredibly flavorful yellow curry chicken and rice made in one pot with plenty of veggies and delicious flavors from coconut milk, ginger, garlic and turmeric. Great for meal prep!

Hello, hello! I hope you’re reading this with a smile on your face, a cup of coffee or tea in your cup and of course that you had a relaxing, rejuvenating weekend. Did you do anything fun?

We spent Friday night dining out at my favorite sushi place in the world and sipping wine. I was craving the roll called the black mafia — if you’re ever craving sushi in Chicago, this place is where it’s at!

Saturday went by quick too — we met our wedding photographers and scoped out beautiful spots around the city to take wedding photos (we’re less than two weeks away). And on Sunday, I relaxed on the couch, made a puerto rican chicken stew with tostones and caught up on several episodes of Stranger Things.

(The stew was fantastic by the way, I’ll post the recipe soon.)

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Nov
02

No bake vegan and gluten free cherry cheesecake bars with a chocolate almond date brownie crust made in partnership with Northwest Cherries. Made with healthy fats, naturally sweetened and SO easy to make!

November has arrived. Which means my wedding is almost here. I can’t believe it. I still remember the day we got engaged like it was yesterday.

THANKFULLY we aren’t taking our honeymoon right away, but instead plan on taking a small mini moon, then coming home and simply relaxing, celebrating Thanksgiving with our families and being officially husband and wife.

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