eating evolved

Banana Chocolate Breakfast Mookies (Grain, Gluten, Dairy + Refined Sugar Free)

Let me start this off by saying this Mookie is not what I had set out for this recipe to be.

And the first batch came out GREEN… and not because I intended it that way.

Okay, I think we should backtrack for a second here.

Originally, I wanted to make muffin tops because aside from the ones your jeans give you when you’ve eaten a bit too much, muffin tops are downright delicious and the best part of any muffin. I think we can all agree that you eat a muffin for the top. Crispy edges, fluffy center, contains the most topping, it’s the best.

Which, naturally, is why I tried to make them.

Only the first go round, I used sunflower seed butter. Sounds like it would be delicious, right? Right! Except that when sunflower seeds mix with baking soda it releases chlorophyll and your baked goods turn an exceptionally bright

Coffee Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream (Dairy + Refined Sugar Free!)

There are few treats that I like more than Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

Actually now that I’m really thinking about it,  there is no treat I like more than Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

My mom said she ate a LOT of Haagen Dazs Java Chip ice cream when she was pregnant with me and I’m pretty sure that’s why I’ve had a life long affinity for chocolate and coffee (I remember being in like 4th grade at dance class and helping myself to the coffee pot that was left out for the dance moms… so there’s that.)

And of course, a lifelong love for coffee chocolate chip ice cream.

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Paleo + Refined Sugar Free)

These cookies are incredibly easy to whip up and even easier to eat! Totally free of refined sugar but full of delicious chocolate chunks! 

You guys. I’m experiencing a bit of a break through over here. Oprah always called it an a-ha moment, others an epiphany. But By George, I think I’ve got it (yes I just said that).

I’ve finally figured out what takes chocolate chip cookies to the next level.

No matter what batter you’re using, everyone wants a cookie with gooey melty chocolate goodness and after baking them for countless years and trying recipes of every kind from gluten-free to gluten-filled, grain-free to vegan and everything in between, the key to making your chocolate chip cookies the envy of all other chocolate chip cookies?

My Holiday Gift List for The Fitness / Wellness Obsessed!

The holidays are almost here which means the gift giving bonanza is almost upon us!

But what do you get a fitness/wellness loving gal (or guy)? Surely not a basket of sugary Christmas cookies or chemical filled beauty products! If you’re shopping for a fitness fanatic, makeup/beauty product obsessed, chocoholic (refined sugar free of course!) or kitchen/cooking goddess, here are some my favorite go-to gifts for 2016 that will help your bestie/sister/boss/significant other stay healthy and happy this holiday season!

Chocolate. Enough said.

Let me make this short and to the point: I like chocolate. Like a Backstreet Boys song, I’ve rarely met a piece of chocolate I didn’t like.

But in my attempts to eat paleo(ish) and therefore avoid cane sugar, and since sooo many chocolate bars have soy lecithin in them (uh, thanks but no thanks)