I have to say, we had a very exciting weekend because…
We put an offer down on a house! It’s in Chicago and is what I would call a refinished vintage gem. We’re waiting to hear if our offer is accepted so please cross your fingers for us! We should find out later today or tomorrow.
You know when you get the feeling that you’re searching for something more, but you don’t know what it is yet? Perhaps it’s your life calling — a passion, a truth, a religion, just something to make you feel like this is truly who you are, shining in all your glory? Well, that’s me. Right at this moment. HELLO QUARTER LIFE CRISIS NUMBER 15.
Seriously, it might be number 15.
When I first started my blog, I had just moved to Washington D.C., was utterly confused about what to do with my life and had endless amounts of student loans. I knew that that I needed to support myself, make a decent income and be independent. So I took a job in marketing at a engineering consulting firm.
Guys, it was terrible. I mean truly awful.
Imagine that you could find an absolutely delicious cookie full of flavor, protein, fiber and nutritious ingredients.
I’d like you to meet your new BFF: Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies.
Bread is back baby. That’s right, we’re toasting it up, then throwing on ALL the toppings on today’s Wellness Wednesday in partnership with my wonderful friends over at Blue Diamond.
I don’t know about you, but morning toast happens to be one of my absolute favorite ways to enjoy a quick, nutritious breakfast. Over the past few years, bread has gotten a bad rap mostly due to people experimenting with gluten or grain free diets. Today I’m making a claim that bread (or toast) is back and ready to be enjoyed again!
So, why do I love bread so much? It’s easy to throw in the toaster making it a quick on-the-go breakfast. Of course I’ve been through my peanut butter, almond butter & avocado toast phase, but today we’re moving on to bigger and better toppings. Toppings that are as beautiful as they are delicious to eat. Toppings that you may have never thought to put on your toast…
Tony got me a wonderful ice cream maker for my birthday last December and I finally put it to good use with this absolutely amazing vegan wild blueberry lavender coconut ice cream.
The first time I ever had lavender ice cream was at Jeni’s here in Chicago. It was a marvelous wildberry lavender flavor that was bright purple, sweet, floral and uber creamy. Probably one of my favorite ice creams that I’ve ever had. During the summertime, fruity ice creams are where it’s at.
Meet my favorite new brownie. Trust me, it’s an important introduction. It’s kind of like when you meet your soulmate and want to make sure your friends all approve. This brownie situation is similar; I really, really hope you all approve. How could you not? They’re freaking fantastic fudgy almond flour brownies! Too many f words?
When was the last time you had a brownie anyway? I’m talking about a rich, fudgy brownie that talks to sweetly your soul and warms your heart with love. One that you need a big glass of milk for.
Those are exactly these kind of brownies.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a cookie for breakfast. Now raise your hand if it was an epic buttery chocolate chip cookie, or basically anything leftover from holiday or party festivities.
Yep, that’s what I thought. We’ve all been there. Sometimes leftover chocolate chip cookies sitting on the counter are just too good to pass up at 8am. I feel you.
But hold up! I’ve got a fantastic recipe for you today that’s nutritious, free of refined sugars, is naturally vegan AND gluten free. Sounds a little too good to be true, right?
Just the other day I was dreaming about donuts again and then I realized that I’ve had these beauties in my drafts since last October. Yep, over 6 months ago.
Memory issues? Perhaps. Or maybe I just had too many other delicious things to post back then. I’ll really never know, I’m just sorry these didn’t come sooner because THEY ARE SO DAMN GOOD.