Dessert recipes

Gluten-free, vegan banana pudding

[This post is sponsored via my new partnership with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. Each month, I’ll be creating a recipe using their fantastic Almond Breeze almond milk. Read on for a vegan and gluten-free banana pudding!] Banana pudding is one of my all-time favorite desserts. The bummer is that many restaurants don’t serve it.. unless…

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Salted Baileys Chocolate Truffles

Here’s a fun dessert option for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities this week–salted Baileys chocolate truffles! In a nutshell, I took my favorite vegan cashew truffle recipe and de-raw-ified it by using Baileys instead of almond milk. It was a wise decision, indeed. I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day. It’s always been one of my favorite holidays,…

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Double Chocolate 2-Minute Protein Muffin

I have a filling and delicious 2-minute chocolate protein mug muffin recipe for you below, but first- I can’t believe that Winter Shape Up is over!! <3 Thank you again to all of you for your awesome check-ins, feedback, energy and motivation. Our Facebook group was an extra-amazing place to be this past month. I…

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Grain-Free Peppermint Brownies

Last night, we braved the cold (ok, Tucson cold, but still) to head up to Mt. Lemmon for our family photos. The chill was just the perfect weather to enjoy the peppermint brownies I have for you today. Perfect for a wintery dessert after being out in the cold! I think our photographer Jacquelynn got some…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hi friends! Happy Monday! How’s your morning going? I’ve got a yummy and healthy fall recipe for you below–pumpkin chocolate chip muffins! But first, I’m excited to share about last night. Sasha and I had a crazyawesome Soli Beat event last night at lululemon La Encantada. We’re friends with their amazing staff, and they reached…

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Chocolate orange goji berry clusters

I’ve been bit by some ravenous holiday beast. It’s even more intense than usual, and I’m so excited to start decking the halls. The Pilot keeps catching me trying to sneak Christmas decorations in from the garage.  Along with the normal holiday excitement and preparation, we’ve also gotten into our longtime marital dispute: real Christmas…

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Peanut butter and jelly crumble

 Hi friends! Happy Monday! Anything exciting going on this week? Anyone recovering from a weekend race? The Pilot ran 18 miles yesterday. 18!! That’s 5 more than I will ever run, and I can say that with full confidence. Even though I have to admit I had a little bit of running jealousy, I’m still…

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Pumpkin Cranberry Energy Bars

Best cure for a case of the Moan-days? A trip to the park to feed the ducks 🙂 Even better with pumpkin cranberry energy bars for a snack (recipe below!). I headed to the gym early this morning to get in a water treadmill run for the first time. Per an awesome suggestion, I wrapped…

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Black forest Paleo brownies

There’s this dessert I’ll often make when we have a squadron function. It’s super easy, looks pretty, and tastes amazing.  We’re in a training squadron now and things are different than an operations squadron (and we’re due to get our assignment any day ….and they’re probably getting rid of the A-10 and things are a…

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Cashew Brownie Batter Bites

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you may remember that I went to raw culinary school. I ate raw while I was there, and learned so much about nutrition, plating and knife skills. I also learned what it’s like to lack knife skills. I sliced my hand hacking a coconut, and there…

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Grain-Free Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

For yesterday’s dinner, I had an awesome picnic in mind, but the rain had another idea. So hot bar inside it was.  Noodle has the hot bar routine down pat. We walk around and pick our eats, grab a drink (either water or a fresh juice) and then she looks up at me and says,…

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Avocado mint chocolate chip ice cream

Hiii! Thank you so much for the wonderful anniversary wishes! <3 I was so excited to tell you about my run this morning. That is, until said run happened. Or didn’t happen, rather. I finally got new sneaks yesterday (Pearl Izumi) and took them for a 6-miler test run. My heel started throbbing after mile…

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