Pecan, Dates & Sweet Potato Brownies

Happy Saturday, friends! Hope this week has treated you well and that you are enjoying the weekend.

Get a load of these awesome brownies! They are made with wholesome ingredients that include cacao, pecans, dates, coconut, and sweet potatoes. Oh. my. gosh. These are so smooth, decadent, and are the most moist brownies I have ever had. My brownies standards are definitely higher after making this brownie batch. This icing is amazingly chocolaty and delicious. There’s no turning back now! Continue reading “Pecan, Dates & Sweet Potato Brownies”

Cilantro, Avocado & Zucchini Noodles

Happy Sunday, friends! In the U.S., it is Memorial Day weekend. A time to honor those men and women who died while serving and protecting the U.S. I am thankful to them.

Finally, something savory and super nutritious! I think I may have upped my green game with this dish. I am so excited to share this wholesome recipe with you. It is creamy, flavorful, satisfying and packed with all kinds of nutrients. Here is my “Cilantro, Avocado & Zucchini Noodles!” This veggie noodle recipe is one of the ways I try to add more vegetables and fruits into my daily meals. I hope you like it! Continue reading “Cilantro, Avocado & Zucchini Noodles”

Peach & Blueberry Cake with Grapefruit Frosting

First and foremost, Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and to all moms out there! I hope today brings you joy and good food. I don’t live near enough to my parents to drop by their house and bake a cake for my mom, so the next best option is to dedicate the cake I baked today to her.

My mom is one of my biggest inspirations in cooking and life. I remember when I was growing up, she baked all kinds of cakes, cookies and breads. I was one of her taste testers. Lucky me! Continue reading “Peach & Blueberry Cake with Grapefruit Frosting”

Coconut, Banana & Lime Vegan Cheesecake

Hello, friends! Happy Sunday to you.

Dear Cheesecake, we meet again! Only this time, you are vegan. I love traditional cheesecake as much as the next cheesecake lover, but I wanted to create something a little more guilt-free. Lately, I have been on this healthy baking roll and I would like to continue to make healthier conscious choices when baking some of my favorite desserts. Of course, there will be space for some traditional dessert recipes. For now, I present you with this…the “Coconut, Banana & Lime Vegan Cheesecake!” I hope you like it as much as I do! 🙂 Continue reading “Coconut, Banana & Lime Vegan Cheesecake”

Minneola Tangelo & Cardamom Bundt Cake

Hello! Happy Earth Day to you! Hope all is well in your part of the world.

This bundt cake is such a great combination to eat with hot coffee or a glass of almond milk when it’s raining outside. I did not grow up eating food with cardamom or the tangerine and grapefruit hybrid fruit called “minneola tangelo,” but I am very much loving it as an adult. Continue reading “Minneola Tangelo & Cardamom Bundt Cake”

Banana, Chocolate & Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Happy Saturday to you! Today I decided to make something really simple, easy, healthy and light. Kind of like the amazing spring weather that is happening outside right now. As much as I love the snowy winters, it is so nice to finally be able to open the windows and let the fresh air in.

These are the kind of cookies that you can eat while binge-watching your favorite tv series or when sitting at your desk typing away on the computer. It is also a good snack on the go for when you don’t have time to sit down and eat a wholesome meal because you have a meeting that you’re in a rush to go to. The latter is not the best scenario. I get that days can get hectic with busy work schedules that have us bounce from one meeting to the next, but we really should make time to enjoy meals even if it is a guilt-free snack like these oatmeal cookies. Continue reading “Banana, Chocolate & Coconut Oatmeal Cookies”