Posts tagged ‘homemade’

December 2nd, 2013

Smoked Paprika & Sriracha Pumpkin Seeds {toasted w/ coconut oil}

by Chrissy

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I’m about to head out on a much needed vacation with no agenda besides rainforest adventures, surfing, monkey-ing around (literally, I plan on sneaking a pet monkey back to San Diego), beach-bumming and relaxing. I couldn’t be more excited!!

Soon, I’ll be reunited with my amazing little sister, Sarah, who has been studying abroad there since August. Plus, my main man is coming along for all the fun…and the surf, mainly the surf, if we were being honest.

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November 21st, 2013

Pumpkin Parmesan Sauce with Farro {+ Homemade Pumpkin Puree}

by Chrissy

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If you have never made homemade pumpkin purée and maybe just figured it came out of a can, don’t worry, I used to think that too.

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But now that I’ve crossed over to the other side, I can assure that you are missing out on the good stuff.

Pumpkin Parmesan and Fried Rosemary Sauce over Farro_LYK3

Try it this season. Try it now. With Pumpkin Pie’s biggest day coming up, you will be doing yourself, your family, friends, and the glorious pumpkin a great service, if you make … Read more...

October 30th, 2013

Baked Cinnamon French Toast

by Chrissy

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Eat your hearts out.

This baked French toast is decadent, full of cinnamon-sugary flavor and perfect in texture.

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Some of my favorite memories of Christmas morning or other family gatherings, start with a sweet scent wafting out of the kitchen, down the hall, and into my bedroom, to gently alert me that it’s time to get up.

This is the only alarm that I wake up to, on the first time.

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October 17th, 2013

Toasted Coconut Chia Chai Banana Bread

by Chrissy

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Sometimes you have some pretty gnarly ripe bananas, but just don’t feel like making plain old banana bread with them, it’s time to get crafty. I like to change up the banana bread flavor, quite often. Here’s proof:

Mango & Chocolate Chip

Healthy Cranberry Flaxseed

Almond Joy

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Bread 

Healthy Banana Carrot bread with Cranberries

And a personal favorite: Dark Chocolate Banana bread w/ Coconut

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Besides getting crafting with banana bread, I got a little crafty with … Read more...

October 14th, 2013

Pumpkin, Coconut & Banana Oatmeal

by Chrissy

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So I’ll finally admit that it’s feeling like Fall. I’m all about it now.

I love a hearty bowl of homemade oatmeal in the mornings to get me energized for the day.

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My usual go-to consists of oats, cinnamon, chia seeds, vanilla protein powder, and dried cranberries and/or fresh fruit, like bananas, strawberries or pear.

Well, with the fall season officially here and the craving for pumpkin-spice flavored EVERYTHING constantly leaves me with half-used cans of pumpkin puree, this is … Read more...