Quinoa & Nuts Brittle

I have been so incredibly busy with my custom cookie business (and a full time teaching job) that I barely have time to cook or bake (for pleasure) hardly anymore. But the warm days are over, cooler ones are approaching with a sprint, and baking for pleasure becomes a yet-again natural habit of mine. Or,…

A Classic Cheesecake Recipe (& it’s Keto, too)

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.- Leo Tolstoy I am eager to blog about my recent trip to Dubai, and the overwhelming excitement that one carries once they’ve crossed oceans of intangible cultural immersion. But I will hold off on that for now as I do want to…

A healthy deconstructed Lasagna (noodle-free)

  I know what you’re thinking: Deconstructed? what does that even mean in relation to food? … but actually, that’s not what you were really thinking. You were thinking “A healthy lasagna that’s also noodle-free?” come on. I don’t blame you. I have previously danced to the drums of recipes that swore their low-fat, low-calorie, or…

No-Bake, Non-fat, Super Addictive Cheesecake

THIS CHEESECAKE RECIPE WAS HEAVENLY. I am so extremely excited that I have found a super delicious non-fat cheesecake recipe. I LOVE that this recipe was super easy to make, and was gone (entire plate empty) within a few hours. A FEW HOURS. Insanely good. Time to make: 10 minutes, then 30-40 minutes to chill…

Authentic Indian Samosas (but with a healthy twist)

I love Indian food! My fiancé and I order Indian food all the time (OK, not all the time :))- but whenever we do order Indian food (especially from descent Indian restaurants), it’s usually a heightened, enjoyable experience. I am not sure why ordering food with a loved one is a heightened enjoyable experience, but it just…

The Addictive (Super Healthy) Pancakes

I am not exaggerating when I say that I am extremely addicted to these pancakes. I have always loved pancakes, but when you’re eating healthy and exercising, it’s hard to think of pancakes as ‘healthy’. Maybe it’s just me. But before I discovered these pancakes, I used to leave eating pancakes only to my cheat…

Quinoa Salad

My friend and I are constantly cooking together, and that means lots of new healthy recipes that we come up with on a daily basis. She is the same friend who gave me the black bean idea to incorporate into my tuna salads, and now I can’t go back. So, she just introduced me to…

Low-Fat Fruit Parfait

I literally have one day left before I attend my meet and greet grad orientation on Wednesday. Though I’ve started in the summer, I was the only one in my program who got an early enrolment into the program; I figured I’d get a head-start this summer, and it wasn’t such a bad idea. In fact,…

Healthy Bean and Tuna Salad paired with Eggplant Dip

My friend was telling me this morning about some bean recipe that she recently got from her co-worker that sparked my interest to have bean for lunch! I find myself growing bored of my daily healthy food routine (eggs; salads; etc.) that I was eager to try something new (anything!). I really do love beans,…