No-Bake Marble Cheesecake is for Lovers

No-Bake Marble Cheesecake is for Lovers

Yes, this cheesecake is for lovers.  Whether you’re a lover of creamy dreamy chocolate, strength training, eating lower carb, easy dessert recipes, cheesecake in general, and/or a lover of someone who is a lover of one of those things… this recipe brings it to the table.

This cheesecake is one smooth operator, I have to say.  One bite and you totally forget that you just made the angelic version of a devilish dish.  It just seems too naughty to actually be full of protein and not full of sugar.

I really just can’t shake it – I think I’ve already made this five whole times – even before I’ve even given up its delicious secrets at all.  That’s really unusual!  Despite my love for you and my respect for your baking needs, I guess I’ve been keeping this one all to myself. 

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Sweet Potato-Pesto Hash Stuffed Peppers with Cashew Cream

Sweet Potato-Pesto Hash Stuffed Peppers with Cashew Cream

When food catches me off guard by being extremely delicious, I find it much more gratifying than if I had been prepared for it to be that good.  That’s what makes seeking out new restaurants and constantly creating new recipes so appealing to me.  And it is what made my trip to Prasad an eye-opening and revitalizing experience, reminding me of how completely satisfying a well-prepared vegan meal can be.

Spoiler alert: the food I ate there inspired this recipe!

Last week, I took my first solo vacation.  It was to somewhere I’d never been, but had always wanted to go – Portland, Oregon.  

I think my expectations of the city had just been accumulating over time, from friends who had visited some of the many epic breweries there, or whose aunts cultivated massive personal gardens in the area, from magazine articles touting the burgeoning culinary scene, and even quirky TV shows that poked fun at the laid-back hippy/hipster vibe Portland is reported to exude.

All of it made me want to go.  

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Summertime Grilling Roundup

Summertime Grilling Roundup
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There’s nothing quite like getting outside to cook and enjoy good food, good friends, and good weather.  Except maybe watching a baby elephant run.  But, come to think of it, that’s nothing like grilling either.  Just that it’s also totally great.

So when the urge strikes you, what do you do?  No, I don’t mean the urge to watch a baby elephant run.  We all know that you go straight to YouTube for that.  When you want to grill – do you immediately call all your friends and fire up the barbie?

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Chili Chocolate Almond & Cantaloupe Parfait (Giveaway!)

Chili Chocolate Almond & Cantaloupe Parfait (Giveaway!)

We live in a world of opinions.  Because we have freedom of choice, disagreements among people have been flying around making things difficult since, basically, the beginning of time.   

Still, while the world may not agree on many things, we do ALL agree on one thing.  Cake is delicious.  Everybody likes cake.  Right?  Even more than that, as one wise donkey said…

You know what ELSE everybody likes? Parfaits! Have you ever met a person, you say, "Let's get some parfait," they say, "Hell no, I don't like no parfait."? Parfaits are delicious! 

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