Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Ingredients: 2 Ripe Bananas 1/4 cup applesauce 3/4 cup sugar (coconut sugar or white sugar) 1 stick (1/2 cup salted butter), softened* 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/8 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg dash of cinnamon 1/4 chopped walnuts or pecans (optional) 1/2 cup chocolate chips (& a few more to sprinkle…

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 55 mins Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins Ingredients 3 large eggs, separated (you will use 2 large eggs, 1 egg yolk) 1 CUP (2, 5.3 ounces each) containers Greek yogurt (lemon, vanilla or plain) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, optional 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature 1 large lemon (2 teaspoons zest and 2 tablespoons juice) 3/4 cup white sugar or coconut…

Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli

INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 lb Sausage (I used TJs Sundried Tomato Basil Chicken Sausage) 32 oz or 1 carton chicken or vegetable stock (plus 1 cup water) 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes 1 15 oz can great northern or cannellini beans 1 yellow onion 3-4 cloves garlic 3 stalks celery…

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Banana Bread (dairy + gluten free)

Recipe via @balancewithb Yields about 10 slices Ingredients: For the bread: 3 ripe bananas, mashed (small or 2 medium/large ones) 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/2 tbsp. vanilla 3 eggs 1/4 cup almond flour 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or sub) pinch of sea salt…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes YIELD: Serves or Makes 1 – 9″ pie Delicious, easy and only a few ingredients needed! Recipe via @LOSKITCHENCO FOR THE CHOCOLATE COOKIE CRUST INGREDIENTS 24 chocolate sandwich cookies 4 tablespoons melted butter FOR THE FILLING INGREDIENTS 1 cup peanut butter 4 ounces cream cheese 1/2 cup powdered sugar 11/2 cups heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract FOR THE…

Brown Butter Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies prep time: 20 mins cook time: 10 minsinactive time: 2 hours total time: 2 hours, 30 mins Makes: 24-26 cookies These Brown Butter Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies are ultra thick and chewy! Ingredients 1/3 cup shredded coconut 3/4 cup flaked coconut 8 oz unsalted butter, melted until browned 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon…

Risotto al Barolo (Red Wine Risotto)

Risotto al Barolo (my specialty & favorite) serves 6 INGREDIENTS: 1 yellow onion 2 cups Arborio Rice 2 glasses Barolo/Nebiolo or other dry red Piemontese wine 1 litre /32 oz. chicken stock/broth (preferably homemade) 3/4 stick of cold butter (cut into small pieces) 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (more for serving) Optional: 1/2 cup…

Stove Top Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Ingredients: 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2-3 Garlic Cloves, minced 32 oz / 4 C chicken or vegetable broth 1 15 oz can cannellini beans 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes  3/4 cup of Ditalini or any other small pasta  12 oz. package Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage 1 Bunch Kale, stems removed and leaves…

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

These are my new favorite cookies, they are so healthy yet taste so darn good, slightly obsessed (the best part is they are justifiable as breakfast cookies). I made them not expecting them to be super tasty, and made another batch of “unhealthier” regular oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for a party and we ended up…

Butternut Squash, Sausage, Kale, Mushroom Egg Bake

I like to cook with as little dishes as possible, so we’re only going to use one glass baking dish for this recipe, choose your size based on the number of servings you desire and adjust quantities accordingly! Ingredients: 1 C Butternut Squash Chunks (I like to buy the pre-cut and peeled) 1 C Sliced…

Guac It Out

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! One of my favorite days of the year, because guac and margaritas are a few of my favorite things. I make this homemade guac just about every week. It is so easy, and will impress anyone! Ingredients: 2 Ripe Avocados 1 bunch of cilantro (to taste, I overload always) Cherry Tomatoes…

Broccoli Crunch Salad

Homemade Sushi Bowl with Tuna, Avocado, Mango & Cucumber This is my all-time favorite, me and my dad came up with the dish and tweaked it a few times while making it over the years! The most important aspect of this dish is to use fresh and great quality, tuna (and/or salmon). See bright red color of […]