Recipes

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

MY BOYFRIEND SAID THE NICEST THING TO ME TODAY! I baked these fresh double chocolate peppermint cookies today and asked Justin to try one!
He looks up and says…”did you put fudge in the middle” 🥺 I was about to cry. If that’s not a testament to how fudgey and delicious these cookies are…idk what will convince you


Ingredients:

1 cup peanut butter (I used PB Fit chocolate flavor)
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1-2 tbsp flour – until batter is firm
1 tsp peppermint extract
1/2 cup Enjoy Life dairy free chocolate chips
(optional: 2 crushed candy canes for topping)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Mix all ingredients into large bowl
3. Form into 1 inch balls and place on greased baking sheet
4. Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top (press them in a bit so they stick)
5. Chill batter in fridge or freezer until cold to touch! Batter that’s too warm will spread and melt in the oven – and make flat pancake cookies
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes
7. Let cool and enjoy! Happy holidays! ❤️

Splendid Spoon Product Review

SPLENDID SPOON JUST LAUNCHED NEW WINTER NOODLE BOWLS AND I AM IN LOVE 😍 My favorite ready to eat, plant based meal delivery kit Splendid Spoon just launched the Dan Dan Noodles bowl and oh my gosh, what a wonderful surprise. 👏🏼

This bowl features rice noodles, tofu, Sichuan peppercorns and bok choy 🥬 The noodles were warm, spicy, and incredibly flavorful. The perfect cozy (and healthy) meal to keep you warm this fall 🍃

Also, launching is the light and refreshing tofu and veggie noodle bowl with shiitake mushrooms and edamame. How could you go wrong!!?

2 Ingredient Homemade Bagels


One of my favorite, incredibly simple recipes, is 2 ingredient..homemade bagels 🥯 AND YES, it’s as easy as it sounds.


Ingredients:

1 cup self rising flour
3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
Optional: 1 egg for egg wash
Optional: seasoning/toppings (I chose everything but the bagel seasoning and garlic powder)

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, mix flour and Greek yogurt
2. Add heavy pinch of salt and knead until fully combined dough forms
3. Form into 4 small/medium sized bagels
4. Place in air fryer (be sure to grease bottom so it doesn’t stick)
TIP: these can also be baked for 20-22 minutes on 350 F – and 450 for last 4 minutes until golden
5. Brush tops of bagels with egg wash (just a whisked egg) and sprinkle on toppings of choice – I used EBB and garlic powder
6. Air fry on 350 F for 10 minutes, flipping the bagels halfway through
7. Remove from air fryer. Slice and enjoy warm!

Apple Cider Donuts


These donuts were really a labor of love 🙈🙈 Halfway through making the dough I realized I left my donut pan at my moms house, so I made these in muffin tins with little balled up pieces of tin foil in the middle 😂 Nevertheless, they were still DELICIOUS!


Ingredients:

1.5 cups apple cider
2 cups wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter (unsalted)
1 egg
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup golden sugar (or white)
1/2 cup Milkadamia unsweetened macadamia milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Simmer apple cider on low, in a nonstick pan. Simmer until only about 1/2 cup of thicker “apple cider” remains. Be careful not to over reduce, it will turn to a sticky stringy mess if left too long
2. Preheat the oven to 350 F
3. Mix together all dry ingredients: four, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt
4. In a separate bowl, mix all wet ingredients: cooled reduced apple cider, butter, egg, sugar, milk and vanilla extract
5. Combine wet and dry ingredients
6. USING A DONUT PAN, or a muffin tin (like I had to 😂) pour dough into greased pan – if using muffin tin, make very small muffins. If you fill the entire tin it will take MUCH longer to bake
7. Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. For muffins, make sure toothpicks come out clean when poked through the center
8. Optional, I made a quick powdered sugar, milk, cinnamon and vanilla icing that I drizzled over the warm donuts
9. Happy Fall! Enjoy your apple cider donuts 🍩

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes


I know pumpkin season is technically over…but I’m not going to stop making pumpkin pancakes for breakfast 🎃 (using Lovely Delites pumpkin pancakes recipes, but edited slightly to fit what I have in my pantry) 🥰

Ingredients:

1 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1 pinch salt
3/4 cup pumpkin purée
1 cup @silk vanilla unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup @enjoylifefoods chocolate chips

Milkadamia – Macadamia Latte Milk

Life is not always perfect, but my morning coffee sure is. ☕️ I am obsessed with fun, foamy, warm and delicious lattes (especially this time of year)

In walks Milkadamia latte de macadamia milk…the yummiest, dairy free, plant based milk EVER. 🥛 Seriously, the box isn’t lying when it says ~foams beautifully~

Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies


Ingredients:

1/3 cup agave syrup
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup oats
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
1/4 cup dark sweet cherries (dried)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. In a large bowl, mix agave, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla. Mix well
3. Add in dry ingredients and stir
4. Fold in chocolate chips and cherries
5. On a greased baking sheet, place 1 inch balls of dough
6. Bake at 350 F for 9-10 minutes
7. Let cool and enjoy! ☺️

Avocado Deviled Eggs


Pls ignore the sun attacking this photo, but DEVILED eggs? (for spooky season, get it?) 😅 I love deviled eggs so much, but I really only eat them at parties. 🎈 So being the absolute genius I am (😂), I shrunk down my regular recipe and made it into a snack size recipe (serves 2) 🥂


Ingredients:

3 eggs
1/2 small avocado
1 stalk chopped green onion
1 tsp sriracha
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp lite Mayo (or plain Greek yogurt)
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp garlic powder
(Optional) sprinkle paprika for garnish

Directions:

1. Bring water to a boil. Drops eggs in and cover.
2. Boil for 10-12 minutes
3. Drop eggs into an ice bath and let cool
4. Peel eggs and scoop yolk out into a medium sized bowl
5. Add all other ingredients to yolk and mix until combined
6. Add mixture into piping bag and pipe back into egg white “cups”
(You can also use a spoon, I just wanted to be extra)
7. Sprinkle with paprika and enjoy!

Raspberry Thumb Print Cookies

We’ll it’s been long enough. TIME TO SHARE the recipe for these delicious raspberry thumb print cookies ☺️ These bite sized delights are absolutely getting added to my ‘go to’ easy and versatile recipe list.


Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted softened butter
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1 1/4 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar (for rolling)
1/4 cup raspberry jam (for center)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Combine all wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl
3. Add in flour and salt. Mix until thoroughly combined
4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Roll each ball in granulated sugar and place on a greased baking sheet
5. Using your thumb, poke a small hole in the middl of each cookie. Be sure not to poke all the way to the bottom
6. Spoon raspberry jam into each hole
7. Bake at 350 F for 12-14 minutes
8. Let cookies cool and enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispy Treats


Say HELLO to your new favorite fall treat 🎃 Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispy Treats!!! 🍫


Ingredients:

3 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup pumpkin purée
1 10 oz bag marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
5 cups crispy rice cereal
(optional): 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

1. In a pot on low heat, melt coconut oil
2. Once melted, add pumpkin purée, marshmallows, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, cloves and cinnamon
3. Mix on low heat until fully combined
4. Turn off heat and let mixture cool slightly
5. Pour in crispy rice cereal and stir until combined
6. Pour mixture into GREASED baking dish.
7. Let cool completely
8. Melt chocolate down (I microwaved mine in 30 second intervals until completely melted)
9. Drizzle over cooled Rice Krispies
10. Let chocolate cool/harden in fridge
11. Slice and enjoy!! Happy fall! 🍁

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.

If you know me, you know the two most important things in my life are my sweet puppy Riley, and my morning Coffee. Hence my EXTREME excitement to introduce Grounds & Hounds ☕️

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My 2 year old Australian Shepherd Riley was a great model!