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Category: Healthy Snacks

Perfecting the Granola Bar

It’s been a bit of a journey trying to find the ultimate granola bar recipe for me. With the latest craze for coconut, all recipes now seem to incorporate coconut oil and shredded coconut. Unfortunately, yours truly has a serious aversion to all things coconut, and I can…

Whole-Wheat Blueberry Bars and a Sneak Peek

Hokay, so… Oh, man, I haven’t said that in forever, but sometimes it just seems so perfect. Do you all know where it comes from? It was this brilliant little YouTube video that came out during my early years of college (um, that might be before YouTube…

New Bike (!!!) and Two Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Watching the Tour de France has been especially inspiring lately, since I have (drumroll, please….) a NEW BIKE!!!  Yes, the carbon-fiber fairy has finally come to my door in the form of a fancy pants new bike that is one sweet ride. I know that cycling is 90…

Banana Bread with Bittersweet Chocolate and Crystallized Ginger

This past Sunday, I completed my first open-water swim race. You know the saying “Do one thing every day that scares you” from Eleanor Roosevelt? CHECK for Sunday! And you know what? It wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. It&#8217…

Is it snacktime yet?

I’m a person that requires frequent feedings. Close friends and family know that provisions are needed if there is any trip that will be longer than a couple of hours, otherwise the hangry me will rear her ugly head. I try to control it (honestly!), but that&#8217…

Avocado Yogurt Dip

My latest obsession comes in the form of a delicious yogurt dip with a lovely green tinge. Dangerously easy to make, it goes with everything from rice cakes to toast to quesadillas to chips…the list could go on at length. When I say “obsession”, I&#8217…

Buckwheat Pancakes

Breakfast is, by far, my favorite meal.  Nothing beats a fluffy Dutch baby that rises to impossible heights in the oven, or a plate of sunny-side up eggs with biscuits and bacon (this one is absolutely necessary after an indulgent night involving a few too many glasses of Rioja…

Dates with Ricotta

I’ve found a new favorite snack.   Dates filled with ricotta both  satisfy my sweet tooth and fill me up (which is no easy task).  I first came across this idea at a cheesemaking workshop that I went to last year (http://www.cheesemaking.com/ cheesemakingworkshops.html), when we…

Chocolate turds

I think the name for these should probably be “Chocolate Nut and Fruit Balls”, but a friend of mine referred to them as “Chocolate turds” in college once, and the name stuck!  (It’s much more interesting to offer people a chocolate turd anyways &#8211…