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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Asparagus with Raspberry Dipping Sauce

Asparagus with Raspberry Dipping SauceShockingly healthy for me, right? Well, coming off a cleanse you not only should eat healthy – you want to, too. Don’t get me wrong, the chocolate and sugar cravings are already back, but for the first few days after I finished my cleanse I didn’t really want to eat much and was only craving healthy foods. (Um, maybe I should do a cleanse every week?)

So when I was thinking of yummy, healthy things to make, I remembered a roasted asparagus recipe with raspberry dipping sauce I made back in college. Except there wasn’t much healthy about it. I remember there being a ton of oil, cream and sugar in the sauce. It was definitely delicious, but not what I was going for now.

So this dipping sauce? Raw, and only 4 healthy ingredients. So basically: this recipe tastes great, is easy, and is totally healthy!

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Matcha Green Tea Smoothies!

How perfect would this have been for St. Patricks Day?

Matcha SmoothiesI dropped the ball on that, didn’t I? Oh well. It’s still delicious and green a week later!

This smoothie was not what I had initially planned – it was supposed to be a matcha muffin. We know how much I love my muffins. (And more muffins. And more. ) But they turned out kind of gross. ( I think too much lemon peel and baking soda made for a gross chemical reaction. Blegh.) Which honestly was for the best, because coming off the cleanse you are supposed to transition into solid foods and carbs and this was the last thing I should have been eating.

Instead we have a super yummy matcha smoothie – that tastes a lot like Starbuck’s Green Tea Frap – except you know, actually healthy for you!

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S’mores Cups

I’m back!Smores CupsDid you miss me? It’s ok if you didn’t, but I sure have missed you! I really hate not posting regularly, but sometimes life gets in the way and: somethings got to give. We’ve all been there. And sadly, for me in the last week, the blog had to give a little bit. More about this in a minute.

First, lets talk about s’mores cups. They are scrumptious! I came up with the idea a few weeks ago up in Vermont. I suggested to Joe we make s’mores over the fireplace and he loved the idea. But then, when I unpacked my mini marshmallows and bake-able dark chocolate chunks, he looked at me like I had 3 heads. Apparently, these mini ingredients are not conducive for making s’mores.

But now I was craving them! And I couldn’t help but think – there had to be another way to enjoy these besides smushing everything between 2 graham crackers and hoping it doesn’t all fall apart. Enter S’mores Cups!

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