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Flourless Plantain Blondies

Flourless Plantain Blondies

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitter If you’re in the mood for a quick and easy treat, look no further. I was feeling creative the other night and wanted to use a couple very ripe plantains and the last scoops of cashew butter in my jar. The result? Super […]

Firecracker Zucchini Cornbread Muffins

Firecracker Zucchini Cornbread Muffins

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterMark and I served these cornbread muffins at our wedding. No joke. At a wedding, when you sit down to eat dinner, what is usually right in front of you? A big fluffy roll or piece of bread and butter right? But alas, I […]

Mountain Granola Bars

Mountain Granola Bars

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterWho else loves granola bars in the summer? They are the thing that I always had growing up on road trips or as a late night snack after playing outside all day. Now that I am older, you can bet they are the first […]

Mango Poppy Seed Muffins

Mango Poppy Seed Muffins

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterTwo things that I have much love for are mangos and cornbread. Both remind me of summer and both have beautiful memories tied to them. I was inspired to make these after seeing a few recipes on other food blogs incorporating fruit and cornmeal. […]

Brownie Batter Hummus

Brownie Batter Hummus

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterThis brownie batter hummus is like nothing you have ever had before and, though it may sound strange at first, be prepared to be 100% addicted after your first bite. I have been raving about this sweet dip for so long that I can […]

Plantain Cookies

Plantain Cookies

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterOne ingredient that I have been really digging lately is plantains. While they are similar to bananas, I have really fallen in love with their starchy texture, and mild flavor. My most recent plantain experiment turned into these sweet and super soft cookies and […]

Carrot Cake Muffins

Carrot Cake Muffins

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterOne of the many things that remind me of summer is carrot cake. I love carrot cake’s bright colors, its earthy flavor, and its soft texture. These muffins were inspired by my beloved carrot cake—as a way to turn a summer classic dessert into […]

Mango Energy Bites

Mango Energy Bites

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterSummer to me means long hikes, soccer tournaments, long days photographing weddings, and thus—all the energy bites. These easy mango energy bites have saved me on many long days when a decent lunch just couldn’t happen. Mango, coconut, and cashews scream summer and these […]

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterWho else loves muffins with berries on spring mornings? Nothing screams spring to me like a vibrant muffin next to a big green smoothie. I whipped these lemon blueberry muffins up this week and haven’t been able to get enough of them. I’ve posted […]

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterOne thing that I just can’t get enough of these days is banana bread. Honestly, it never gets old. The other night I whipped this recipe up and haven’t been able to stop snacking on it. I believe that everyone needs a quick and […]