Chai Frappe

Chai FrappeDo 3 ingredients still count as a recipe? I hope so, because I am beyond addicted to this drink. For a long time now I haven’t been able to drink coffee. It upsets my stomach, makes me super jittery, and if I have it past 10 am, I can still feel it in my system when I go to bed. No thanks. On one hand this is great – it saves me a ton of money on morning coffees and lattes. Downside? What to drink when I meet someone for “coffee”. What do I order?

A few weeks ago I met a coworker at little coffee shop in Manhattan and scanned the menu. Chai Lattes? Iced? And they had soy milk? Sold. What I was not expecting was the most delicious thing I had ever tasted. Suddenly, I was addicted to Chai and buying boxes of the stuff at the supermarket, and mixing myself Chai Lattes 2 to 3 times a day. I wish I was kidding.

I also started experimenting with Chai – and this little Frappe is the result. Perfect for the approaching warm weather, this iced drink has only 3 ingredients (and one of them is optional.) It is dangerously easy.

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Coconut Panna Cotta with Fried Peaches

Coconut Panna Cotta with Fried PeachesThis is, hands down, one of my favorite things I’ve ever made. I’m controlling myself not to say the #1 favorite thing, even though I’m pretty sure it is. Yes, I’m aware that this goes against my whole speech the other day about eating better and losing some weight – but to be fair this was planned before that, and it’s for a holiday. And in my book, holidays are special days for extra eating where calories don’t count.

And this treat is omg worth it. The panna cotta is so rich and creamy (with only 4 ingredients!!!!), but not overly sweet, and when mixed with the crunchy, oh-so-sweet peaches: I’m in love. And I better enjoy it for now – because calories (and my diet) start counting tomorrow!

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Lemon White Wine Seitan with Quinoa and Broccolini

Lemon & White Wine Seitan

Seitan is one of those things, when you don’t know what it is, you think it’s weird and you avoid it. Me? Guilty as charged! But then a few months ago I went out to dinner with a friend, ordered Seitan and nearly fell of my chair. It was incredible! I started doing some research on it, and found out that it’s an amazing, protein packed, poultry substitute. (Want to know more about meat-free protein substitutes? Read my article on MyFitnessPal!)

So the next time I ventured over to the oh-so-pricey Whole Foods, I picked some up – and this dinner is the result. Whether you are vegetarian or not? This is a must try. The flavor? Wow. And so easy! [Read more...]

Buttermilk Pancake Donuts

Buttermilk Pancake DonutsYou know how I have a love/ hate relationship with pancakes? I love eating them, but I haven’t gotten around to buying a griddle so that I can make more than one at time. I may have found my solution. Buttermilk Pancake Donuts! I can make a dozen of these donuts in a half an hour – but I only need to be in front of the stove for like 12 minutes. 13, tops. Plus they are donuts! Of pancakes! Now, I personally don’t drink coffee, but I’d imagine these would be pretty dreamy dunked in your coffee for breakfast. As for me? I found a way to get my pancake fix, so I’m a happy girl!

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