Pumpkin Oat Cookies

 

Hello friends! I feel like I’ve been eating these pumpkin oat cookies so often (think every day!) and for so long (nearly 2 years now!) that everybody knows about them. But in reality, I think only Theda and a dear friend who happened to come over at an opportune time actually does.

Time to remedy that….

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Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cups

Merry Christmas Eve, friends!

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!…

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Sweet & Sour Chicken

This sweet & sour chicken can be made with vegan “chicken” pieces or regular chicken breast…either way, it’s perfect for an easy weeknight meal!

Howdy, friends… I realise it’s been forever since I’ve passed along a main meal recipe to you.  I blame this on the hungry people in my house (myself included!)- just when I think I’ve made enough to have for dinner, leftovers for lunches the next day, AND still have some in reserve for the “blog photo shoot,” it turns out I’ve underestimated my household appetite once again.  …

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Vegan Banana Bread

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…

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Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins

Hello friends! These pumpkin applesauce muffins remind me of fall… even though autumn is not really an official “season” here in Philippines.  We like to pretend it is, though, and it’s easy to do when a typhoon rolls through and it gets dark and stormy like it did this past week.  If the air-con is turned up high enough, we can cuddle up under a cozy blanket, watch the winds outside, and think to ourselves it must be cold enough to turn on the oven and bake something….

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Chocolate Zucchini Almond Muffins

These chocolate zucchini almond muffins are a BRAND. NEW. RECIPE.  As in, I’ve only made them twice in my life.  And I feel desperate to share them with you immediately, even though my most recent post was also for a breakfast item.  But as our mothers will tell us, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  I take this to heart…

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Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot Hummus

This beetroot hummus proves you can train for a bikini fitness competition without following the “standard” diet.

Before I committed to doing a bodybuilding competition, I really did my research.  As in, I wanted to make sure I could eat something besides oatmeal, egg whites, chicken breast, and broccoli!  Haha.  Because all over the internet I kept finding “Bikini Diets” that included only those foods, and in proportions that highly favoured the egg whites.  No thanks.

Food is very important, people!  And so is eating what you actually like.  …

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Blueberry Protein Smoothie Bowl

Blueberry 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 been a bit rough at my house, …

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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 meal where I wind up standing in front of the open fridge and just hoping for inspiration.  Anybody relate?…

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