Thick & Creamy Superfood Chocolate Dessert Smoothie (V/GF)

There’s nothing I love more than a thick, creamy, luscious dessert smoothie. Specifically, a chocolate one. Makes me weak at the knees. I’m sure you’re already well aware of this, but one of my favorite things to do is venture out into Los Angeles and eat dessert. For the past few months, I’ve been on a very specific dessert mission: I’ve been trying as many chocolate smoothies/shakes as possible at restaurants in L.A. in order to find the best one. Let’s talk criteria. First of all, the smoothie obviously has to be very delicious. I’m looking for a thick, rich, deep chocolate flavor. A real chocolate…

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Chunky Monkey Nice Cream Scone Sandwiches (GF / Vegan)

Almost exactly a year ago, I visited the magical land of New York City for the very first time. While there, I had dinner at the Butcher’s Daughter and scarfed down the BEST dessert I had ever tasted in my life – an ice cream scone sandwich. Creamy, dreamy banana ice cream mashed between two huge, gloriously delicious chocolate chip scones. Banana is my all-time favorite ice cream flavor, and I’m allllll about anything with chocolate chips. Actually, I think that was the first time I had ever tried a scone in my life. Scones don’t usually sound very exciting to me, but…

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Flourless Chocolate Coconut Fudge Muffins (GF/Vegan)

  Two very important pieces of information to know about me: I’m obsessed with baking. I have a MAJOR sweet tooth. I used to be a chocolate ADDICT. Like, that was my “thing,” and everyone knew it. No amount of chocolate was too much. However, over the past year or so, my taste buds have totally changed. Although I still proclaim myself to be a chocoholic, I find that some things can actually be too sweet for me nowadays. (If you know me personally, that probably comes as a huge shock to you. I’m not joking about this!) It’s gotta be that perfect balance of sweetness. Enough…

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It’s BUTTERBEER TIME!

If you’re a Harry Potter addict like me, or just obsessed with warm, delicious cups of goodness, then I’ve got a real treat for ya. I stumbled upon a great Butterbeer recipe on Pinterest last weekend, and with a few modifications, a miracle was born. Unfortunately, I am everything but a fan of the “Butterbeer” at Harry Potter World. After being extremely excited to finally taste the magical drink I had been dreaming of for years, I was thoroughly disappointed when I tried my first mug of the beloved drink of the wizarding world. It was literally cream soda with foam on top. This…

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Holiday Soiree

The holiday season is always a busy time for everyone, but this year it feels especially jam packed with things to do. For example, last week was insanely busy for me because it consisted entirely of prepping for my family’s Holiday Soiree! Back in the day, my parents threw an annual Christmas party during the holidays and invited all of our friends and family. It was always one of my favorite days of the year growing up because it was like a huge reunion for everyone I loved most, and I got to see people I didn’t normally get to spend time with.…

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