No-bake Sweet Potato Brownies

No-bake Sweet Potato Brownie

These no-bake sweet potato brownies have been my best sweet potato discovery since around Thanksgiving 2004… when I discovered (a bit too late for that meal!) that there actually are really great taters here in Philippines!

We had lived here for less than 6 months, and I was newly pregnant with Sara, when we thought it would be a brilliant  idea to invite about 30 people from Mark’s office over for Thanksgiving.  Never mind that my kitchen had exactly one…

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Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Blueberry Protein Smoothie Bowl

This blueberry protein smoothie bowl has had to wait 5 days and as many writing attempts before finally coming to you… but life is sometimes messy like that… very much like this smoothie bowl!  But that doesn’t mean it isn’t still good… the smoothie bowl, I mean… and life too! These past 2 weeks have…

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Chocolate chickpea protein pancakes

What I Ate Wednesday

Hello friends! The week that started slowly in bed with a cough & cold is ramping up and racing to the finish line with hosting 3 middle school kids from abroad for a band festival this weekend.  And more kids= more food, am I right??  I’ll have 6 kids in my house for 5 days… and…

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Spicy Tofu Wraps with Citrus Tahini Dressing

Spicy Tofu Wraps with Citrus Tahini Dressing

These spicy tofu wraps with citrus tahini dressing just might be the solution to all your lunchtime woes… Lunch is sometimes a problem, do you get me?  Like, breakfast is a no-brainer (good thing at 5:45am!) and dinner… well, I usually have some idea of what I’m going to cook.  But lunch… it’s usually the…

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Chargrilled French Beans with Chili & Garlic

Chargrilled French Beans with Chili & Garlic

Finally: a recipe that makes it easy to follow our Momma’s advice about vegetables.  These chargrilled French beans with chili & garlic take plain ol’ green beans to a whole notha’ level. She is right, you know… about veggies.  The more the better!!  Veggies are low in calories, high in fiber, filled with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants,…

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Snack: Vanilla chia oat pudding with fresh strawberries & cacao nibs, over mashed sweet potatoes... sounds weird till you try it!

What I Eat to Gain Muscle

As my aunt recently commented, “I don’t see how you have time to do anything but train… and EAT!”  And after seeing everything I eat in a day, you’ll probably agree!! I’ve always had a ridiculously easy time gaining weight… until I started trying to gain muscle. (Let’s be clear… no one tries to gain fat,…

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Homemade Peanut Butter

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a big deal in our house.  Like, we buy it in giant 2-lb jars… or, I should qualify… we ask Mark to buy it in giant 2-lb jars whenever he goes to Guam (because our summer supply has long run out)… bubble wrap it… and use 8 lbs of his luggage allowance…

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