I Dream of Chocolate Smoothie

I Dream of Chocolate Smoothie

Americans seem to go crazy for Thanksgiving.  The turkey, the stuffing, the dinner prayer, the cranberry sauce.  It's really the one day a year when dinner prep takes an entire day. Unfortunately for me, the day when most stuff themselves to bursting, I remain only somewhat satisfied.  The reason being, I do not like Thanksgiving [...]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Bars (GF, Vegan, semi-raw)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Bars (GF, Vegan, semi-raw)

Oh the glory of being glutinous! The grey days of San Diego fall have rolled in and my desire for sweets and comforts have rolled in with it.  I have a problem making decisions.  I'm that annoying girl who makes the waiter keep coming back, because she can't decide what to order.  The other day [...]

Gettin’ Figgy with my Friend-Date Bars

Gettin’ Figgy with my Friend-Date Bars

I could make some self-deprecating comment about the status of my social life since moving back from Italy, but I won't.  All I can say is that, over a year out of college, I am coming to understand the beauty of the friend date. "Friend Date: a situation in which two friends partake in activities [...]

Cashew Fig Pie or “Cheesecake” sans Cheese

Cashew Fig Pie or “Cheesecake” sans Cheese

Having recently eaten at a raw food restaurant, I was fascinated by the creative dessert options.  It seemed impossible to me to eat anything other than fruit, vegetables, and nuts; which I believe would get boring after about two days, or for the less controlled, five hours. I was awed and inspired by the creativity I [...]