Pumpkin Spice Truffles

OK FRIENDS. Pumpkin spice truffles are finally made and in the freezer and I couldn’t be happier. 🎃 These bite sized treats are the perfect snack for anytime of day (especially cozying up while watching a holiday movie) 🎄


Ingredients:

2 ounces cream cheese
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1/3 cup pumpkin purée
1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbles
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice seasoning
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
(Topping): semi sweet Enjoy Life chocolate chips with a little bit of added oil (I used coconut)

Directions:

1. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and pumpkin purée until fully combined
2. Fold in graham cracker crumbles and seasonings
3. Cover and chill mixture for about an hour
4. Roll mixture into little 1 inch balls
5. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together – I did this in the microwave in 30 second intervals and mixing in between each interval
6. Roll balls in chocolate and set on tray
7. Place tray in freezer until chocolate solidifies (about 2-3 hours)
8. Store in fridge/freezer and ENJOY!
9. Optional – enjoy while watching Christmas movies and with a large mug of hot cocoa ☕️

Gooey Banana Bread

In my humble opinion, there is nothing better than fresh, chocolate chip banana bread 🍌 Especially warm, gooey, right out of the oven banana bread….THE BEST 🍞


Ingredients:

1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup Better Body Foods coconut sugar
1 egg
4 mashed bananas (1 extra banana for topping, optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F
2. In a large bowl, mash 4 bananas
3. Mix in other wet ingredients. Make sure wet ingredients are fully combined
4. Fold in all dry ingredients
5. Pour into a greased bread pan
6. Bake at 350 F for 55 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean when poked through the center of the bread)
7. Let cool. Slice and serve 🍌 🍫

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!

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Reese’s Cups

DROP EVERYTHING YOU’RE DOING AND MAKE THESE ASAP! These are PUMPKIN PEANUT BUTTER CUPS and they…are…life changing 🤤

(also special shout-out to MeresGoodEats for the recipe/inspiration for these) 🎃


Ingredients:

1 cup Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips
1 tsp coconut oil
3 tbsp pumpkin purée
3 tbsp Jif natural peanut butter
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon

Recipe:

1. In a bowl, mix peanut butter, pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. Set mixture aside
2. In another bowl, add chocolate chips and coconut oil
3. Melt chocolate in microwave. Microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing between intervals
4. In muffin tin place cupcake/muffin lines. Spray lightly with cooking oil (I used Pam)
5. Cover bottom of liner with thin layer of chocolate
6. Add layer of peanut butter/pumpkin mixture
7. Top with chocolate. Make sure peanut butter/pumpkin is not visible
8. Place in freezer until solid
9. Remove from freezer and enjoy! These need to be stored in the fridge or freezer.

Pita Pizza

Well, I have covid right now so I can’t exactly taste. 😞 I’m passing the time by reminiscing on delicious meals of the past. Starting with this AMAZING naan pizza from last week 🍕


Ingredients:

1 slice garlic naan bread
Tomato sauce
Sprinkle mozzarella cheese
Cherry tomatoes
Fresh basil

Garlic and Honey Marinated Shrimp


I cannot explain how much happiness this meal brought me. I was watching @haleypham the other day and she tried to make marinated shrimp. Spoiler…it didn’t turn out well, so I knew I NEEDED to give it a try🍤


Ingredients:

16 oz. bag shrimp
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp paprika
Brown rice w/ spinach
Chopped cherry tomatoes
Green onion

Recipe:

1. Devein and peel shrimp
2. Mix honey, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic salt and paprika in large ziplock bag
3. Add shrimp to bag. Marinate in fridge for 1+ hours
4. Sauté shrimp on stovetop and enjoy!
5. I chose to serve my shrimp over brown rice, spinach, and cherry tomatoes

Vegan Mediterranean Bowl

Can we have a moment for my moms vegan cooking? 😍 My mom recently decided to start eating more plant based and she is doing SO GOOD! 👏🏼 These vegan Mediterranean bowls are so easy and seriously…the perfect meal ♥️


Ingredients:

1/2 cup brown rice
Baked veggies (broccoli, sweet potato, & zucchini)
Diced tomato
Diced avocado
Kalamata olives
Topped with a drizzle of homemade garlic hummus)

Banana Oat Pancakes


BANANA, OAT, PANCAKES. Need I say more? 100% inspired by Linda Sun most recent video with Abbeys Kitchen 🥞

Video Linked Here


Ingredients:

1 banana
1 egg
1/4 cup oats
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
(topping): 1 tbsp coconut oil
(topping): 1/4 cup mixed berries
(topping): maple syrup
(topping): 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Recipe:

1. Blend banana, egg, oats, cinnamon and vanilla together
2. Pour onto hot pan in pancake shapes
3. Flip, when small bubbles form, and remove from heat
4. Once pancakes are done, put coconut oil in pan with mixed berries
5. Sauté until berries are soft
6. Top pancakes with berries and drizzle your favorite topping. I chose maple syrup!
7. Bonus points if you add seeds or nuts for added protein/healthy fats ♥️

Choosing Balance Pasta Salad


Pasta salad anyone? 🥗 THANK YOU again to @choosing_balance for the incredible recipe inspiration 😍


Ingredients:

1 12 oz box pasta
1 avocado diced
1 cup fresh mozzarella balls
1/3 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
1/3 cup sliced cucumber
1/4 cup red onion
1/4 cup lite Italian dressing
Salt and pepper to taste

Mixed Berries

My wonderful boyfriend spilled his coffee in the fridge and soaked all of our berries in coffee 😅 (if you saw my tik tok you know) ANYWAYS, I decided to rinse all the berries together and make a big fruit/berry salad and I am not upset about it 🍓