Caprese Open Faced Sandwiches

One of my favorite appetizers to serve in summer time is a Caprese Salad. A Caprese Salad is not so much a “salad”, as an arrangement of mozzarella, tomato, and basil on a serving dish. And while it’s absolutely delicious, especially if fresh summer tomatoes are used, it’s also quite messy to eat. Imagine trying…

Chunky Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

What are some of your favorite foods? I tend to lean to the “sweet” side of the food group (if dessert is counted as a food group) when asked this question. My favorites are peanut butter, chocolate chip cookies, carrot cake, and coffee ice cream, to name just a few. And we all know I…

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

Did you ever think you’d see a recipe for healthy Chocolate Cupcakes? Okay, let’s be fair, healthy Chocolate Cupcakes aren’t the most unimaginable. But what about healthy Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting? Definitely less run of the mill, I can tell you that! A few months ago, when I first created the recipe for Gluten…

Healthy Zucchini Bread

A few years back, my family decided to start a garden. We planted tomatoes, basil, rosemary, peppers, and zucchini, among other vegetables. And to our surprise, that year we had quite a bountiful harvest. At least, of zucchini! Since we didn’t have much previous experience in gardening, we had all agreed to plant three or…

High Protein Buttermilk Pancakes

I’m slightly obsessed with Instagram. But in this day and age, who isn’t? Most people have some kind of media obsession, whether it’s an addition to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or even a good ole celebrity gossip show! And while I do enjoy Pinterest, etc., I usually spend most of my time online on Instagram. One…

Key Lime Pie Bites

Key Lime Pie has always been a summer favorite in my family. When the sun comes out, the temperature raises over 80°F, and the ice cream man can be found roaming kid-friendly neighborhoods, we all suddenly develop the biggest craving for Key Lime. Although we’re not really a pie family (more cakes, cupcakes, etc.), Key…

Double Chocolate Protein Brownies

You know what I love? This recipe for “Protein Brownies.” Gluten, vegetarian, egg-free, dairy-free, and downright delicious? Not to mention, chocolately! (After all, they are brownies.) Today I was craving chocolate (what’s new?) after my workout. So after a bit of brainstorming/debating, I decided to “spice up” my previous recipe for Butterscotch Black Bean Brownies. Unlike the previous recipe, this…