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Microwavable Blueberry Quinoa Flake Muffins

Don’t have much time to make multiple muffins and sit there waiting for them to bake? These muffins are microwaveable and only take a total of 10 minutes to make. You can also make them for one person, so they are perfect for you if you only want one muffin. These muffins are even gluten-free and vegan due to the use of quinoa flakes and flaxseed, so they are safe for many to eat and enjoy.
Who doesn’t like a blueberry muffin? Blueberries have a lot of benefits towards the body and are a healthy fruit to consume. Blueberries support combat …


Allergy-Friendly Brownie Cookies

It’s the best of both worlds! The combination of two of our favorite sweets for one delicious dessert. Who would of thought to mix brownies and cookies together to form a brownie cookie or brookie? These brownie cookies are gluten-free, vegan/plant based, nut-free, soy-free, and refined sugar-free. They are an allergy-friendly treat that everyone can enjoy.
The soft and chocolatey texture of the brownie fits on top of the crunchy and chocolate chip texture of the cookie. Since it’s a brownie layer over a cookie layer, you get a piece of brownie with some cookie in each bite. It’s a win, …


Homemade Eggless, Gluten-Free, Sugar Free, Vegan Oreos

Ever since I developed my food sensitivity to rapeseed, which is in canola oil and soy lecithin, Oreos, which have both canola oil and soy lecithin in them, has been one of the food items I can no longer eat. There are many different alternatives for Oreos such as Gluten-Free Oreos or Organic Oreos, but every alternative I have found still has soy lecithin in them, therefore, I still can’t eat them. I decided to look for a homemade version of Oreos that are still quite similar to Oreos, but slightly different in ingredients so I can enjoy them.
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UnReal Cookies

If you read my story about developing food sensitivities, you’ll know that chocolate is one of the food items I can no longer eat if it has soy lecithin in it. Read Blog Here: https://goo.gl/bmvT2a
UnReal candy is another brand that I found after developing my food sensitivities. You can find them in most grocery stores or buy them online here: http://bit.ly/2C41W1Z.  Their chocolate has sunflower lecithin in it instead of soy lecithin, which allows me to eat them. They have an alternative to M&M’S and Reese’s, that taste just as good, which I was very excited about because M&M’S were …


Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Dairy-Free and Refined Sugar-Free No Bake Breakfast Brownies

Brownies for breakfast? Sounds good to me! How could you pass down a sweet for breakfast? What better way to start off the morning than a no bake, gluten-free, Paleo, vegan, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free breakfast brownie. That’s right! This brownie is allergy-friendly and perfect for anyone who is on a diet. They are healthy brownies and you don’t need an oven to make them. You do, however, have to refrigerate them for about 30 minutes, so they are not a brownie you can eat right away.
These brownies are soft, chewy and rich in flavor. They are perfect for chocolate …


A Great Corn Salad for Summer

It is summer and corn is in season across the country. Therefore it is a wonderful time to try corn in a new way! This wonderful corn salad from Ina Garten is my go to recipe for bbq, picnics during the summer and anytime of the year.
It can be made with fresh corn or if in a hurry with frozen corn thawed. I have done it both ways and if using frozen corn, I use two bags.  I also have cooked the corn in the microwave instead of on the stove in boiling water.
Its refreshing flavors make it a perfect …


Sweet potato hummus

I could eat hummus every day. Chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus, are a great source of protein, and may even have cancer-fighting properties. Plus, it’s so simple to make.
Although most of the time I just make a traditional garlic and lemon recipe, this week I had some extra sweet potatoes lying around and I thought I’d try something new. I roasted the sweet potatoes to bring out their sweetness, and added them in with a little garam masala, an Indian spice blend with coriander, cumin, and cinnamon.
Scoop it some up with broccoli florets or homemade pita.

Sweet potato hummus

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Restaurant Review: Sweetgreen

My friends work in the Back Bay/Copley area in Boston and have been raving about their new favorite lunch spot there, Sweetgreen, right across from the Boston Public Library. Sweetgreen serves fresh, made-to-order salads and wraps, using local and organic ingredients. What can be so great about a simple salad? I had to see and try it for myself.
During peak lunch hour, the lines are usually out the door, and one can expect to wait up to 20 minutes in line! Fortunately, I visited during an off-time and didn’t have to wait in line at all.

The menu is simple and …


Vegan Brownies

Cleaning up is quite possibly the worst part of baking.  After the desserts are plated and the plates licked clean, the kitchen is a disaster zone of leftover ingredients and utensils dirtied in the name of a fancy production.  More often than not, people overlook the simple desserts–delicious treats that require very little time, energy, and clean up.
Raw vegan recipes are the best examples of stress-free baking.  Raw, in this sense, means uncooked and generally unaltered ingredients.  No processed products, no artificial preservatives, just healthy ingredients and their natural nutrients.  Often these desserts call for berries, nuts, and other easily …


Looking for Healthy? Try Vegan!

For bakers, summer provides two problems: heat and swim suits.  It doesn’t take long for the warmth and humidity to send us running out of the kitchen and into the nearest body of water.  Still, desserts must be made and figures kept healthy and beautiful.  To reconcile these opposites, try baking vegan this summer.
Vegan foods are made sans any sort of animal byproducts; without milk, eggs, and butter a baker’s arsenal appears limited, but in fact, it is not.  Many websites such as the Savvy Vegetarian provide comprehensive conversion charts and tips for those unfamiliar with vegan cooking and baking.  …