Almond Joy Stuffed Dates

True story: I used to hate Almond Joys. I had a weird thing with the texture of coconut as a kid, so Almond Joys were a no-go for me. But something switched in adulthood, and coconut became one of my favorite ingredients. And when you combine a love of…

Almond Joy Stuffed Dates

True story: I used to hate Almond Joys. I had a weird thing with the texture of coconut as a kid, so Almond Joys were a no-go for me. But something switched in adulthood, and coconut became one of my favorite ingredients. And when you combine a love of coconut with a serious affection for dates and chocolate, good things are bound to happen. Introducing our latest easy dessert obsession: Almond Joy Stuffed Dates!

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No-Bake Mint Chocolate Brownie Bars

One bite into these beauties and it was pure love. Think Andes bar elevated x 1,000. We dreamt of a mint-layered brownie bar, did some experimenting, and totally nailed the landing (not to brag, but these are what dreams are made of). 
A no-bake b…

No-Bake Mint Chocolate Brownie Bars

One bite into these beauties and it was pure love. Think Andes bar elevated x 1,000. We dreamt of a mint-layered brownie bar, did some experimenting, and totally nailed the landing (not to brag, but these are what dreams are made of). 

A no-bake brownie is layered with creamy, minty coconut butter and topped with luscious chocolate ganache. Swoon! What’s not to love? Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required for these decadent, vegan, gluten-free bars.

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Cozy Turmeric Porridge (1 Pot!)

When the weather cools down, warm and cozy breakfasts get added to our menu.
This 1-pot oat and turmeric porridge is perfect for satisfying that craving.
This porridge starts with an optional step of the soaking steel cut oats overnight to help impro…

Cozy Turmeric Porridge (1 Pot!)

When the weather cools down, warm and cozy breakfasts get added to our menu.

This 1-pot oat and turmeric porridge is perfect for satisfying that craving.

This porridge starts with an optional step of the soaking steel cut oats overnight to help improve their digestibility (a step we highly recommend for creamier texture, quicker cook time, and easier-to-digest oats).

The oats are then drained and added to a saucepan where they’re boiled in a blend of water and coconut milk, providing the perfect amount of creaminess.

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Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate (5 Minutes, Low Sugar)

Lately I’ve been reducing my caffeine intake and reaching for this dreamy, creamy, adaptogenic hot chocolate. Why? Caffeine tends to exacerbate anxiety — which so many of us experience — and it can also increase cortisol, which I’m always t…

Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate (5 Minutes, Low Sugar)

Lately I’ve been reducing my caffeine intake and reaching for this dreamy, creamy, adaptogenic hot chocolate. Why? Caffeine tends to exacerbate anxiety — which so many of us experience — and it can also increase cortisol, which I’m always trying to monitor and soothe.

Admittedly, this drink isn’t for everyone. It requires a handful of adaptogens, which can be a bit of an investment. However, I figured I’d go ahead and share as I’ve been drinking and enjoying it daily.

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Raw Fruit Crisp (10 Minutes!)

Recently we’ve been suffering from a serious case of lazy cook syndrome.
The kind of thing where you want food but you can’t even. Yeah, that’s where the late summer heat has us: hungry and helpless. Has that ever happened to you?
Li…

Raw Fruit Crisp (10 Minutes!)

Recently we’ve been suffering from a serious case of lazy cook syndrome.

The kind of thing where you want food but you can’t even. Yeah, that’s where the late summer heat has us: hungry and helpless. Has that ever happened to you?

Like for instance, recently I was eating dinner and wanted fruit crisp for dessert but couldn’t be bothered to make a whole thing of it. So, I just cut up some fruit, put it in a bowl, made a “crisp” topping in the food processor, and ate half of it.

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