Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Hello friends!  I’m hoping that this brownie baked oatmeal will help me pull out of the blogging slump I’ve been in lately.  And if it doesn’t, I’m not sure anything will! This yummy little treat is:

  • chewy,
  • rich,
  • dense,
  • moist,
  • extra chocolatey,
  • and everything a brownie should be.  In a healthy baked oatmeal. What could be better?!

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Vegan GF Thumbprint Cookies

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.

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse

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….

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Homemade Fruity Gelatine Blocks

Homemade Fruity Gelatine Blocks

Watch it wiggle… see it jiggle…  It’s full-on summertime here in Philippines, and any kind of dessert we can make without turning on the oven is likely to be a BIG WINNER.

Sara went to a birthday party the other day and came home asking if we could make Jello sometime, because they’d had it at the party and it was “soooo good!!!” I don’t need to tell you I’m not a big fan of Jello, what with the ingredients being just sugar, artificial colours, and artificial flavours.  In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever made “real” Jello at my house.  EVER.  But I did always love…

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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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Strawberry Papaya Smoothie

Strawberry Papaya Smoothie

One of the beautiful things about writing an international blog is being able to post this refreshing Strawberry Papaya Smoothie in the dead of January, and no one will bat an eye.  Because it’s not winter everywhere!

Bex with papaya

While North American bloggers are wrapped in fleece blankets, posting warming lentil soups, hearty potato stews, & filling lasagnas, here I am…

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The Best Vegan Brownies

The Best Vegan Brownies

Folks, this is a special day…

I MADE VEGAN BROWNIES WITHOUT ANY TYPE OF BEANS!! OR ANY VEGETABLE, FOR THAT MATTER!

This recipe has been a loooonnng time coming, and my kids are thrilled it’s finally arrived…

I hate to say it, but they get a wary look on their faces when I tell them, “I made dessert!”  Even more so when they know they’re going to be taste-testing a “wonderful new recipe!”…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies

Sometimes you stumble upon a beautiful thing… sometimes you make it happen… and sometimes, it’s a combination of the two.

Yesterday I held a workshop with my dear friend Ana.  It started out to be a seminar with the basic idea of “how to maintain your health while running your small business at the same time,” and evolved into the visionary realm of empowering expat women to find clarity & purpose in their lives beyond the end of their husband’s next work assignment….

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Espresso Energy Balls

Espresso Energy Balls

Sometimes the best things are born out of necessity… like these wonderful little bite-sized balls o’ energy.

I often come in from teaching 2 bootcamps so ravenous I could eat my right arm off, and feel like face planting into the closest food handy.  I usually take time to make a smoothie bowl or chickpea omelette, but sometimes I just want something quick (and healthy!) to munch on while I’m whipping it up.

What’s a hungry dietitian to do??…

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