This past weekend, I finally got to experience all the amazing madness that is Natural Products Expo West otherwise referred to as Expo West.
I’ve expressed this before but I can’t say it enough:
To me, food is as a vehicle to consume condiments. And one of my favorite ways to do that?
I love me a fry. Thick cut steak fries, hand cut, wedges, waffle, curly, sweet potato- I’ve rarely met a fry I don’t like. But for me, traditional fries live in the “20” category of the whole 80/20 thing.
But! I still have the urge to dip dip dip. So carrot fries have been my new go to as of late.
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?
Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Have you guys heard about this place DO (pronounced Dough) in New York City? It looks absolutely UNREAL. It’s full of all different kinds of edible cookie dough and they even have a couple of gluten free, grain free and vegan options! The lines have been absolutely ridiculous. I know someone that went and said the line was 2 and a half hours long.
For COOKIE DOUGH.
Pretty sure the only thing that would make me wait 2 and a half hours for cookie dough is if the Backstreet Boys were spoon-feeding it to me while simultaneously serenading me when I got to the front of the line….
For the last two weeks I’ve had a major, serious, very real craving for waffles.
The only problem? I didn’t own a waffle iron.
When we were registering for our wedding, we decided we would be satisfied with pancakes and that we didn’t need another gadget taking up space in our cabinets.
What a mistake that was.
Because when waffle craving strikes you, no pancake in the world will substitute the peaks and valleys and crispy edges paired with the soft fluffy-ness you get from all of that waffle goodness.
So last week I mentioned to my husband that I wanted to get a waffle iron and well, that man took it to a whole other level.
But how can something that has nothing be so delicious, you ask?
I’m not sure but I think the answer lies in bananas & chocolate.
All I can say is – This bread is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
Last week all of my college friends came in to town to celebrate and shower one of our friends who just had the most precious baby girl! We’ve done this for every one that’s had a baby- we all fly in for the weekend, we all buy a new book for the baby’s library and we all cook brunch together and spend the day eating and drink mimosas and we are usually asleep by 10 pm because well… it’s been TEN years this spring since we graduated college and those crazy late nights are noooo more.
Usually these brunches are filled with foods that are delicious but full of gluten, dairy, soy and the like. But my friend/the new mom is doing an elimination
Pumpkin Season seasons seems to be stronger than ever.
Have you set foot inside a Trader Joe’s recently? That entire store got a Pumpkin Makeover. And I’m not talking about that weird Today show horrible slapped together makeover. I’m talking about the back in the day Oprah Winfrey Show circa 2008 ‘there’s NO way that’s the same woman that just walked out there on the stage and now I’m crying tears of joy’ kind of makeover. There are things on those shelves that got Pumpkinified that I wouldn’t even think could be pumpkinified. But nevertheless, I still want it.
What is it with us and pumpkin?! I can’t say for certain why this obsession runs deep but whatever it is, I’m happy to be on the bandwagon and admittedly also spend my mornings from september-january craving something delicious and warm and pumpkin (of course) but as you know by know, I’m also looking for something filling and gluten-free, dairy free and won’t
I’m a constant snacker – you will find wrappers in my purse, car, desk, bed and anywhere else that a snack can be consumed. I won’t leave the house without at least one emergency snack because in my world, snacks > meals.
Since I’m always testing and trying out new snacks (often of the gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and paleo/paleoish variety), I wanted to share three of my new snacks finds with you!
(And by new, I mean I made this over the summer and in typical me fashion, forgot to post it… #oops BUT I still stand by these picks and figured better late than never to spread the snack love)
So here they are! Have a favorite snack to share? Let me know!
Is there anything better than the start of pumpkin season? For some reason as soon as August hits, everyone is jonesing for some of the orange stuff.
The annual return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte might as well be a national holiday- there are currently countless articles on the interwebs speculating the release date of the OG Starbucks beverage, and Dunkin Donuts just announced their PSL will return August 29th! Pumpkin recipes (bars! pies! muffins! scones! soups!) are already flooding your Instagram feed and while every year you TRY to fight off the pumpkin frenzy because, well it’s still SUMMER and like 85 degrees outside, you can’t help but feel the need for some pumpkin.
But since I can’t get my hands on a Pumpkin Spice Latte just yet, I kicked off pumpkin season in a whole new way. Besides, I’m trying to save that beloved sugary PSL (and the calories that come with it) for the first brisk day