Category Archives: Desserts

Healthy and healthier versions of delicious sweets and desserts.

Grilled apricots + almond pistachio ricotta (vegan)

When I was younger I never ever dreamt about my wedding. To give you some background I never carried a blanky, but rather a pair of rubber pliers and a skeleton key. Yup, I was into my own thing and was always dreaming of secret, magical worlds to which I could travel and unlock my fantastical mind. I also use to dig mazes in a sandbox and take the mice that my cat caught and tried to make them run through it. I guess you could say I was not into the average girlie things. Maybe that was because my mom gave me a boy haircut and gave me all of my brother’s old clothes. I’m pretty sure I loved it.

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Chocolate peanut butter donuts + salted PB glaze (vegan, GF)

“Mmmmmm donuts. Mmmmmmm chocolate. Mmmmmmm chocolate and peanut butter donuts. Mmmmmmm salted peanut butter glaze.” This was my thought process on making these donuts. I had done a chocolate peanut butter donut way back that got a crazy response on social media, but I never nailed down a recipe. In comes a month of weddings out of state and out of the country and in comes my crazy “need to use all of our food so it doesn’t go to waste” bakeathons and cookathons. I’m pretty sure I have made about 324 baked goods this past week. (And yes, I gave most of those away). But these donuts take the cake. Errr donuts? Continue reading Chocolate peanut butter donuts + salted PB glaze (vegan, GF)

PB & J ice cream sandwiches (vegan)

It’s peanut butter jelly ice cream sandwich time! Summer is on like Donkey Kong. Pools are open, school is out, and it’s starting to get hot. These sandwich throwback ice cream sammies couldn’t be any easier. With just 5 ingredients (yes, I said 5) and less than 30 minutes you can be lying in your lawn chair with one of these treats in your hand and your feet in the kiddie pool.  Continue reading PB & J ice cream sandwiches (vegan)

Peanut butter caramel ribbon golden milkshake (vegan)

When I think of marriage I often think of food 😛 And when we think of peanut butter food marriages we often think of chocolate, banana, and jelly. Peanut butter and turmeric hardly comes to mind. Then the other day I was making a stir-fry and threw in some peanut butter with the turmeric and really loved the bold, spice of the turmeric combined with the smooth and somewhat sweet flavor of the peanut butter. The gears began to turn. I started adding turmeric to my smoothies, especially when adding peanut butter. I loved the flavor combo. So now that we’re heading into summer months and we’re looking for drinks to cool us off instead of warm us up, I hooked you all up with this amazing peanut butter caramel turmeric milkshake drank. Continue reading Peanut butter caramel ribbon golden milkshake (vegan)

Grilled cinnamon peach, pecan + honey parfait

I have this great memory from a Sunday in summer after a night out with my girls. We woke up in the morning and wanted to go for an exercise walk through town. We stumbled upon a farmers market at the high point of peach season.As we walked into the square the sweet aroma of my favorite stone fruit met my nose and I knew that we needed to try one. I had about $3 in cash and had just enough to buy us each a peach. We sat outside eating and laughing at the ridiculous image of 3 women having peach juice running down our chins and all over our clothes. This is summer.
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1-bowl fig + cacao nib almond pulp cookies (vegan, gluten-free)

Seriously, Vada Sultenfuss? Could you get a cooler name or be any cooler of a role model for a girl? Riding your bike around all summer in your eccentric funeral home-home with Thomas J as your best bud. I wanted to be her so badly. Her and Thomas J became blood brothers. Blood brothers! Not that I would recommend that at all, but the idea was so bad ass as a 9 year old.

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Strawberry, chocolate & vanilla almond milk + almond milk pulp (vegan)

Never have I ever made homemade strawberry or chocolate milk (not including the syrup kind). I’ll take a swig of all 3 of these delicious homemade almond milks for that statement. Please try this at home!

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