Happy Valentines Day, you filthy animals! I neither know nor care about what your plans are on this Hallmark holiday, but I'm hoping it at least entails sugar. Who's to say you can't ogle your blue eyed honey (or dog) AND a tasty treat on this polarizing day? Some of you reading this might LIVE for the V-Day cheese, while others might prefer taking temporary residency in stretchy pants watching some below average Josh Duhamel flick through the bottom of a bottle of vodka.
Are you sick of seeing homemade chocolate cup recipes? Hope not! I literally just posted a chocolate espresso cup recipe, but I suppose one can never have enough cup-shaped chocolate around the holidayz. This treat is v seasonal, so if you're feeling festive AF, go ahead and place these on your Christmas table - err'one will thank you.
I am a ginormous supporter of incorporating collagen into our daily diets. Collagen is the basic building block of our skin, nails, tendons, bones, and joints. It's basically everywhere in the human body. Collagen peptides are a fabulous dietary supplement, as they provide our bodies with the amino acids necessary to produce new collagen...which, at the risk of nerding out too hard on the subject, is basically important for most (if not all) day-to-day human functions.
Posting a no-bake pumpkin-inspired recipe two days before Thanksgiving might be about as basic as my "workout Khloe Kardashian" Halloween outfit, but whatever - 'tis the season. Taking a hot minute to transition off of my basic cranberry obsession to pay some much needed TLC to the holiday's veteran MVP flavor...the most basic of flavors. If this flavor were a person, it would be a 22 year old chick wearing an oversized sweater, infinity scarf, brown boots and holding a Starbucks skinny latte (in a RED cup, mind you...god forbid it's one of those "Starbucks hates Christmas" green cups)**.
Literally get in my face. I can't stand how amazing these egg-free, gluten-free, dairy-free cookies are. Yes....they are even - dare I say it - VEGAN. When starting this blog I would never have guessed that I'd associate myself with anything vegan...not because I hate vegans or anything, but because I'm pretty sure 75% of my bloodstream is composed of bacon grease. But here I stand, having made a vegan friendly, gluten-free dessert than literally anyone can enjoy.
Oh yes. Come to momma you sweet, sweet cup of delicious whipped chocolate peanut butter magic.Similar to my recent rant about allowing oats back in my diet, I've also come to re-extend a friendly handshake to quality yogurt sources. Greek yogurt is my fave. I particularly stray towards Trader Joe's plain Greek yogurt, as it has a whopping 22g of protein in a cup and is super versatile - whatever flavor I'm in the mood for, I just dress it up accordingly. Drizzle it with some honey and sliced fruit? Great. Add it to a smoothie for extra creaminess? Nailed it. Whisk it with peanut butter and cocoa powder for the most simple yet mind blowing moussey cookie dough-like treat? Witchcraft.
Wow I think I've eaten like eight watermelons to myself in the past two weeks alone. It's the greatest summer fruit, and - in my newly formulated opinion - is tastiest when morphed into granitas. I thought this would be the perfect July 4th recipe to share with you, as everyone can enjoy it. Keep it basic for the kids, add some booze to it for the adults...everyone wins.
Remember those little cups of ooey gooey caramel that would conveniently be placed RIGHT by the apples in the produce section of the grocery store? Hilarious placement, actually..."yes, let's place this load of sugary crap right in front of the fruit and totally derail the choices of all the healthy schmucks that come through our store...muahahahah." It's like putting a sewage system next to a playground. Might as well toss a bowl of spaghetti squash with Hershey's chocolate sauce and M&Ms (....light bulb!).