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Baking Soda Boss: Unconventional Uses

Baking soda (Sodium bicarbonate) is possibly the most underrated, cheap, multi-purpose compound. There are literally hundreds of household and beauty uses. I might actually get a “NaHCO3 for Life”  tattoo sometime in the future… Seriously, it is that amazing. I will likely be making additions to this post in the future as I think of more, “Oh yeah! That too” uses. And if I missed any or if you have any secret tips, please leave them in the comments! (more…)

Cinnamon Coconut Granola

Cinnamon Coconut Granola

Cinnamon Coconut Granola

A while ago mini-me (my sister) sent me a recipe for Crunchy Quinoa Granola which looks amazing. So, I wanted to try it this morning BUT there was one serious problem. I didn’t feel like rinsing my quinoa… because it is so much work, I know. I am just lazy on Sunday mornings, okay? Give me a break! So I decided to make the recipe without the quinoa, and without raisins, and without flax seeds because I had none… but with the addition of shredded coconut and extra cinnamon, it turned out AMAZING. Bake on, BITCHES! (more…)

Pad Thai Noodles

Pad Thai Noodles

Sorry the picture sucks… I couldn’t wait to eat it!

There is an amazing restaurant in my hometown called Pad Thai. Believe it or not, their pad thai noodle dish is absolutely TO DIE FOR.  I am not really sure why I haven’t just asked them for their recipe yet, next time I go I certainly will. For now, my never ending quest is to duplicate the delicious flavors in their signature dish. I am pretty sure if I am ever on death row, I would request Pad Thai pad thai noodles. They are that good. I promise. Anyway, here was my most recent attempt, which turned our relatively decent, and I actually pretty much followed the recipe as is!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Protein Bites

No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Protein Bites

No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Protein Bites

So, this evening as a was contemplating what to eat for supper I realized that my fridge and pantry were quite bare. If you’ve read any of my other posts, you are likely noticing a trend. I really wanted to make these No-Bake Energy Bites from Gimme Some Oven, however I found myself without shredded coconut. So, first I cried a little bit. (more…)

Shout Out to Nutritionists and Dietitians!

My mini-me baby sister (everyone thinks we’re twins, and I’m 4 years older… I’m not even mad because we do look exactly alike) is currently studying dietetics in college and it has been so amazing to learn REAL things about diet and nutrition from her. My knowledge base prior to her studies was basically internet articles… and everyone knows that 100% of the content on the internet is 100% scientifically accurate and well sourced!!  (more…)

Healthy(ish) Tiramisu

Healthy(ish) Tiramisu

Photo credit goes to my lovely roommate/taste tester 🙂

So, tiramisu is, hands down, one of my top 5 favorite desserts of all time. I am uncertain on the other 4 right now, but tiramisu it definitely up there. Traditional recipes call for full fat mascarpone cheese and egg yolks. This healthier version uses reduced fat cream cheese, cool whip and only includes egg whites. This recipe super simple and quick to make. The hardest part is waiting 2 hours for it to set in the refrigerator  Waiting to eat it might be worse than Chinese water torture. My notes below are in bold, you know the drill. (more…)

The Doritos Office Thief

Sorry I don’t have any Doritos recipes, and no, there is no one in my office that steals Doritos. I don’t particularly like Doritos, but that’s all beside the point.Turns out, some guy who’s originally from hometown stars in a video that is one of 5 semi finalists of the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. What’s more ‘Murican that football and Doritos!? Okay, actually, there are probably a lot of things…

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