My Favorite Chewy Protein Bar Recipe

I am a sucker for bars.  By that I mean snack/protein/granola bars (I like the other kind of bar, too, don’t get me wrong!).  I prefer chewy protein bars, but will try just about anything. I have spent years trying every snack bar on the market, looking for the perfect combination of taste, texture, protein, fiber, […]

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Tofu Recipe Round-Up

I feel like I’ve been through the ringer with soy.  “Soy is good for you”.  “Soy is bad for you”.  “Eat more soy!”.  “Eat less soy!”.  What’s a girl to do?  When all the information about the possible downfalls of too much soy came out years ago, I was eating soy milk, soy lattes, frozen […]

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The Easiest Chia Seed Jam Recipe

I make as much food as possible for my 15 month old daughter, which can sometimes be a lesson in patience when working with a finicky toddler who is just discovering her own tastes.  A few months ago, when she had turned down all veggies in sight, I gave her a piece of bread with […]

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The Healthy Margarita

For 15 years, I’ve been telling people I don’t like tequila. 15 long years avoiding margaritas and Tequila Sunrise’s and Freshie’s (for my Hawaii folks :).  That now makes me very, very sad.  Recently I’ve realized that what I thought was a tequila aversion was actually a Triple Sec aversion.  Who knew?? Since moving to San Diego, […]

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The Perfect Appetizer

First off, I want you to know that my instinct was to call this post “The Perfect Pupu”.   After living in Hawaii for eight years, it’s habit for me to call anything eaten before the meal a “pupu”.  But I know that can confuse people and can sound like kindergarten humor sometimes, so for […]

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Amazing Vegan Banana Bread with Beets

I am always on the lookout for healthy bread and muffin recipes.  I don’t even make them all that much, but I love the smell of something baking in the oven, and the transportability of muffins for a quick snack or breakfast.  What I don’t love is the usual suspects in muffins – sugar, oil, […]

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Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Say that 5 times fast!  Pumpkin Protein Pancakes, Pumpkin Protein Pancakes… I had an extra can of pumpkin in the pantry after Thanksgiving, and all the pumpkin-themed recipes out there inspired me to do something with it!  I didn’t want any more sugary treats or pies around, so I had to be creative in ways […]

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Perfect Protein Pancakes

I have searched high and low for a perfect breakfast food.  I used to have a protein shake every morning, but when I had my daughter I stopped using the blender in the morning (when a baby is sleeping you do NOTHING to risk waking that baby :)).  I was looking for ways to use […]

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