To top
13 Jun

A Salted Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe Worth Blowing Your Summer Diet For

cookie-featured
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset
Hey there! I love chocolate, I really do. So I am not going to elaborate on that very special relationship between chocolate and me again ’cause that would just be incredibly boring. Though I haven’t talked to you about how I also love cookies, well as a matter of fact, I love anything that’s sweet. Yes, I’ve got a major sweet tooth… OK, let’s get to the actual point of this recipe: salted double chocolate cookies. I mean, this already says it all, double chocolate, hell yeah! I was actually pretty skeptical while I was preparing my cookies as I’ve never actually come up with an amazing cookie recipe. I’ve prepared a few decent ones, but this one—this one...
Continue reading
13 Jun

A Roundup of the Most Thirst-Inducing Iced Teas on Instagram

1
On a hot summer day, that big steaming cup o’ joe, the one you order by rote from a hipster barista, can seem less inviting than usual. Which might explain why June has been designated National Iced Tea Month. The market for this type of “brewski” continues to expand, which means that there are plenty of places other than a bodega and Starbucks (hello, Argo!) to grab an iced tea. There are so many enticing flavor options—fruit infused, hibiscus vanilla Thai–style, matcha, Arnold Palmer—that you could probably make the celebration extend well into July. Things have gotten easier for DIYers, too. No time to sun-brew? There are newfangled home brew iced-tea bags to try. Poured over ice, nothing looks better...
Continue reading
12 Jun

Vegan Raspberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream

vegan-raspberry-coconut-milk-ice-cream-18

There’s simply no such thing as too much ice cream in our books. But, if you want to go for quality over quantity and whip up something seriously delish, why not give this extra-special recipe a whirl? Not only does it combine two of our favourite flavours (oh, raspberry and coconut – we do so love it when you mingle in our mouths), but it also happens to be a vegan treat, which means that sweet tooths everywhere can gobble some down. Head over to Baking Magique for the easy-peasy instructions – and may all your dreams be made of cream.

 

 

 

From Frankie

...
Continue reading
9 Jun

Rainbow Sushi Is Here and It’s Magical AF

rainbow-sushi

Rainbow food is all the rage lately—and if you've ever seen a rainbow bagel or the magic of arainbow grilled cheese being pulled apart in slow motion, it's easy to understand why. Adding some extra color to your food is a surefire way to bring a little more magic to your everyday; and now, people are starting to do it with their sushi.

Rainbow sushi, ready to eat 🌈❤️ #vegan#whatveganseat#vegansofig#food#foodstagram#instafood#eeeeeats#rainbowsushi#rainbowfood#gay#japanesefood#asianfood#whpedibleart#sushi#weekend#lunch#veganspo#foodspo#veganfoodshare#bestofvegan#foodglooby#eattherainbow
JWLS(@gut_symmetries)님이 게시한 사진님, 2016 5월 21 오전 6:33 PDT

Also known as "mermaid sushi," rainbow sushi is about to be the latest food fad flooding your Instagram feed. It's as beautiful as it is delicious, and while recipes vary on how to achieve the gorgeous array of colors for the sushi's rice, most include healthy, natural options to help you avoid food coloring....
Continue reading
8 Jun

Lemony Broccoli, Chickpea & Avocado Pita Sandwiches

Cookie + Kate

What day is it? What time is it? I’m in a tornado of last-minute cookbook details. Imagine a vortex of words, vegetables and papers with notes on them, swirling around a very frizzy-haired me in the middle. Then add Cookie running in circles around my feet, catching the crumbs and stray kale leaves. That’s about right.

Cookie + Kate
Cookie + Kate
With all the recipe testing, I’ve hardly been eating proper meals. Don’t worry, I’m not going hungry. I’m just eating bites here and there, all day long. I don’t remember the last time I ate a real sandwich, or a pita sandwich for that matter, so this recipe was a refreshing change of pace. Basically, it’s a fresh, lemony broccoli and chickpea...
Continue reading
7 Jun

Anything-you-have Coconut Curry Soup

15
Well, well, well. Soak it all up, friends –> the glory that is this rainbow veg bowl of coconut curry soup which is turning my face into a permanent heart eyes emoji.   😍😍😍😍😍 Yesterday, when it was Sunday and I couldn’t think more than Weekend Thoughts, I drafted this post with this very non-descript name, thinking I would change it when I went to publish it because surely I’d get some more professional inspiration when the clock struck Monday morning. But my professionally inspired brain is, how can I say this… taking a break? and I guess I’m actually officially going to call this the Anything-You-Have Coconut Curry Soup. 🙆🏼 Are we all okay with that? Here are my thoughts. You come home from work, you’ve had a long day,...
Continue reading
7 Jun

Make These Healthy Vanilla-Chocolate Raw Energy Bars to Fuel Your Week Ahead

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

So, guys, as you all know, life’s better with food, so much better. Uni’s better with food—with food that gives you energy, cause all the listening can be somewhat exhausting. Can’t it? So what else could one ask for than chocolate-vanilla energy bars?

Vanilla-Chocolate Raw Vegan Energy Bars
Ingredients
½ vanilla bean
8 fresh dried dates, pitted
3 tbsp cashew butter
1 tbsp water (optional, my cashew butter was very dry, if yours is super liquidy you might want to omit the water)
½ cup oats
½ cup shredded coconut
½ tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cacao powder
10 pecans, chopped

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset
Instructions Scrape out the seeds of the vanilla bean, add the vanilla bean seeds, dates, cashew butter, water, oats, coconut, and cinnamon in a food processor and pulse until...
Continue reading
6 Jun

Cook Up These Fluffy And Healthy Blueberry Oat Pancakes

blueberry-oat-pancakes
This article originally appeared in the June 2016 issue of SELF. These healthy blueberry oat pancakes will make you love mornings again—the blueberries add juicy flavor and a vitamin C boost. Enjoy a serving of these for 271 calories and 10 grams of muscle-building protein. Serves 2 1 cup old-fashioned oats 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1/4 tsp baking powder 1 large egg 1/4 cup 2 percent milk 1 tbsp maple syrup 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup blueberries cooking spray In a food processor, coarsely chop 1 cup old-fashioned oats with kosher salt and baking powder. In a bowl, beat 1 large egg; whisk in 2 percent milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Stir in oats and blueberries. On a griddle coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat, cook batter in 2 tbsp batches, about...
Continue reading
2 Jun

Rainbow Popsicles

Rainbow-Popsicles-4B

We have a double whammy! Last week we shared our recipe for rainbow smoothies and today we’re sharing a recipe for rainbow popsicles! One fun recipe – 2 great ideas!

I like to think of it like muffins and bread. You can make banana bread muffins or banana bread out of the same batter. Same thing here – rainbow smoothie or rainbow popsicles but the base recipe is the same!

thefirstyearblog
thefirstyearblog
In the rainbow smoothie recipe I talk a lot about how to make the smoothies, what kind of ingredients you’ll need, and how to layer the smoothie. Today I’m going to talk about taking this recipe from a smoothie and making it into a popsicle! In order to make...
Continue reading
2 Jun

Sno Ball Cake

39

When I’m recipe testing, I like to prop up my computer on a cutting board and watch trashy television. It helps cake and pie and cookie failures go down a bit easier.

Oh and my standards for trashy tv are SO low. It has been everything from Say Yes to the Dress (the Atlanta season is my favorite) to Rich Kids of Beverly Hills (oof!) to what I’m currently watching, Teen Mom.

40
Teen Mom always makes me want to throw things at my computer because the teen boys are usually gigantic babies and can’t get it together. Like, you have 3k worth of speeding tickets and you’re still getting them!! (This actually happened.) This cake, inspired by my...
Continue reading