I always think I’m going to post waaaay more recipes for you this season than I actually do… in fact, nearly every time I make something I think, “I should post this,”… and then we eat it so fast I can never take any pictures! It almost happened with these chocolate peppermint cups also, but as you can see it didn’t take too many to do the photo shoot, so I got lucky. And to be honest, these are one of the best things I’ve made this holiday season. They’re fast, they’re easy, and they’re absolutely delicious!…
Hello friends! I’m now 2 days out from my upcoming bodybuilding competition, and today is my last day of carb and calorie depletion before refeeding tomorrow in final preparation for the show on Saturday. I’m hungry!! In every sense of the word.
The fun part of “peak week” for me is deciding what post-show treat I’m going to indulge in. …
- extra chocolatey,
- and everything a brownie should be. In a healthy baked oatmeal. What could be better?!
These little cinnamon oat energy bites will not only remind you of biting into a soft, chewy oatmeal cookie… but they’re also hugely portable, full of energising carbs and perfect for on-the-go snacks.
This weekend we’re housing athletes from Taipei American School for the international track meet (IASAS- International Association for Southeast Asian Schools) that our school is hosting. It’s fun… our 2 lovely guests are 10th grade distance runners. Both girls are running multiple events throughout the weekend, and I figured the best way to be a good host mom was to just keep a lot of food on hand at all times….
Howdy folks! This no-bake peanut butter fudge is hands-down one of my “must-have-in-the-house-at-all-times” recipes, not only for contest prep, but for every single day of my life. I hope it will become one of yours as well.
Remember my no-bake sweet potato brownies? Well, these are a close cousin… …
These vegan and naturally gluten-green thumbprint cookies are the perfect treat for Christmas Eve, to sustain you as you wrap up preparations for your Christmas celebration.
Advent always passes by very quickly for me, and I’m usually caught up in the throes of shopping, wrapping, baking, making lists, and panicking a bit over everything I haven’t done. I think this is common for many women, moms especially, as we try to create the perfect Christmas for everyone. No wonder I used to feel so drug out on Christmas morning!
But this year has been different. This year I’ve been deeply impressed in my heart that God long ago already created the perfect Christmas for all of us. He sent His Son as a baby in a manger. And that is the good news of peace and salvation for all people. This is Christmas, my friends.…
These peanut butter pumpkin salted caramels will get you in the holiday spirit no matter how much you’re dragging your feet on your Christmas preparations. How did we get to the middle of December already?? My mother always started her Christmas baking around December 8 or so, and maybe it was just to put off going shopping! Now that I’m in the midst of my own crowd-fighting experiences every time I go out, this makes all the sense in the world. I’d much rather be in the kitchen than the mall….
I’ve been on a banana bread kick lately. Not only do we always seem to have bananas going soft on our counter (who doesn’t?), but also I’m finding so much more freedom in my diet now that my show is over. I’m still eating well… plant-based, plenty of veggies, adequate protein to fuel my lifting… but I’m definitely indulging in treats if I want them. Whereas in the weeks leading up to the show, my diet was pretty strict and I focussed on completely nutrient-dense foods with very few extras. I didn’t mind, because…
Hello friends! In Philippines you’re allowed to celebrate your birthday all month long… and so I have. Even though my calories have been lowered (boo!) and my workouts have been stepped up (whoa!), I’ve still found time to relax a bit and really enjoy turning 47.
47!!! I know!! I kind of can’t believe it… especially when I consider that I remember my Granny Cox (my Ma’s mother) when she was 47….
Hello friends! This here chocolate mousse is soooo rich… soooo creamy… soooo chocolatey… sooo0 decadent, and sooo0 easy to make, that even though I didn’t do my usual photo shoot, I’m giving you the recipe anyway. I know a picture is worth a thousand words, but one taste is worth more, in this case. Please trust me here….