Chocolate Banana Muffin

Almond Crunch and Toasted Coconut Jumbo Chocolate Banana Muffins

Muffins so moist and soft they’re like chocolate pillows. Dubbed “wicked good” and not too sweet, these are breakfast babies, especially since I snuck in some whole wheat flour.  I gave out a batch of these to a household of 5 and it was reported back to me that Girl Roommate wolfed one down and Asian Guy Roommate said they were really good… twice. Yay. A jumbo muffin pan will deliver 6 puffy top …

LuAlmond Crunch and Toasted Coconut Jumbo Chocolate Banana Muffins
Red Velvet Beet Cupcake

Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes

Naturally red cupcakes that smack of orange zest and might be mistaken for carrot cake. Moist, dense, untraditional, and super healthy. Also the coconut cream frosting is dreamy. I was originally going to make more traditional red velvet cupcakes naturally dyed with beet juice but not quite THIS beety. Then my barnacle got sick, and in researching healthiest foods to cure a winter cold, beets came up as …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars

These melt-in-your-mouth chocolate & peanut butter energy bars taste light and crispy, but don’t be fooled, they will power you through an intense workout without giving you a sugar rush or feeling heavy in your stomach. Nuts, dates, brown rice krispies, and toasted coconut chips are held together by bittersweet chocolate melted into peanut butter. Super simple and no-bake! So… little old me has started rock …

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Coffee Blizzard

Coffee Cookies & Cream Blizzard

I was inspired by Food52’s Instagram hashtag #blizzardblizzard to make a sweet, creamy, and caffeinated blizzard in a blizzard. You might think that’s crazy, but I feel like snow is a good insulator, making my apartment extra toasty, so an icy-cold blizzard really hits the spot. This recipe is dead simple. I feel silly even writing it out. It goes …

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Vegetarian Chipotle Chili

Vegetarian Chipotle Chili

Super Nummy is back! After some technical snafoos last week, here we are again with a smoky chipotle chili full of fresh veggies. No cans, all fresh, and just in time for the apocalyptic awesome blizzard tonight. Sweet and spicy butternut squash melding together with creamy slow-cooked beans into a rich and super healthy wintertime chili… Vegetarian, gluten-free, and all that. Last week was the 1 year anniversary of …

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5 Grain Porridge

5-Grain Hot Cereal with Maple, Persimmon, and Coconut

Cuddle up with a creamy, flavorful, whole grain hot cereal that’s less sticky and nuttier than oatmeal, nutritious, filling, and cheaper than store-bought. This recipe will make enough dry mix for a week’s worth of hot breakfast to kick-start our winter booty detox, cause, you know, too many cookies. Clockwise from left to right in a swirly pattern ending in the center: millet, oat bran, amaranth, Himalayan pink salt, stone-ground cornmeal, …

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