Spoiler Alert: My Cookbook is Out!

Spoiler Alert: My Cookbook is Out!

Ever get that feeling of being totally owned by your schedule?  Kind of like being tied to the back of a rampaging gorilla that’s really not cool with you being tied to its back? 

Sometimes this feeling occurs to me.  It probably means I need a self-help book on time management. 

Anyway, this is the part where I announce to you the wonderful reason I’ve been so terrible at posting anything consistently for a while…

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so very pleased to announce that today marks the official date that my very first cookbook is released!

YAY. 

I know I’ve been talking about it a bit, but this is kind of a lifelong dream come true here!  And I can tell you, it’s only the first big thing I’ll do this year.

(Also – today 1/12/16 is the last day… but you can still enter to get my book FREE through this page here!)

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7 Healthy Smoothies Video!

7 Healthy Smoothies Video!

With all the award shows going on lately, I’ve been inspired.  I’ve gotten into the movie-making business, people!

It hasn’t been up long enough to get nominated for anything… yet.  But just wait – who knows?

I mean, among movies about smoothies made at home on computers that have barely enough memory to edit a few minutes of film?  I have to say, it is just stunning.  And I’m counting the seconds until someone realizes I have incredible talent on film and throws money at me to just host my own dang FoodNetwork show, already.  No bigs.

I’ll stop waving my oversized toque now so you can instead appreciate the fact that I made you breakfast.  For, like, a week.  

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Most Fudgy + Chocolate-y Brownies Ever {+ Chocolate-y Giveaway!}

Most Fudgy + Chocolate-y Brownies Ever {+ Chocolate-y Giveaway!}

Friends, it has been about three years since I began blogging about food, fitness, and how cute baby elephants are when they run. 

Wait – not the last one.  That’s just something I was thinking about just now.  But, hey - aren’t they? 

Right.  It’s been just about three years since I started this blog.  I’ve enjoyed sharing my discoveries in the kitchen with you, most of which involve experimenting with strange and foreign ingredients (ie., yogurt, almond flour, avocados, etc.) to “magically” make delicious things healthy.

If you’ve stopped by before, you probably know that I sprinkle in health/fitness tips here and there among my recipes.  This is because the world would obviously be a better place if chocolate and health were not mutually exclusive. 

I mean, have it all, why don’t you?  That’s not too much to ask.

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2 Hot Drinks to Warm the Soul

2 Hot Drinks to Warm the Soul

On the 2nd day of Christmas, FitCakes gave to me 2 hot drink recipes!

When the weather outside is frightful, there's almost nothing better than to cozy up inside with a steamy mug of something delicious.

Now I imagine you are wondering just how I am going to justify putting tasty/alcohol-infused libations on my healthy food website.  Or maybe not?  Okay, so I'll admit, they may not be healthiest of all things, and drinking one's calories is not generally recommended for weight-loss purposes.  

That being said, I do enjoy the occasional holiday cocktail (or even just a nice hot-chocolate!)  And the ones I've listed here are special - something about each drink is beneficial in it's own way (think cocoa powder, coconut oil, or a fruit juice.)  Make them with or without the suggested alcohol, and they're still really delicious.

 

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