Coconut Cream Fruit Tart

This recipe has been in the works in my head for quite a while. I have always loved looking at fruit tarts in the grocery store and bakery, but they are such a disappointment whenever I actually try them. I don't much care for pastry crust or custard, which already kills two thirds of it. Good … Continue reading Coconut Cream Fruit Tart


Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

I actually made this pie the same day I made the chilled dark chocolate pie. I couldn’t decide! So when I said I ate pie for dessert and snack and breakfast, I actually ate BOTH pies… I tried so hard to figure out which one I liked better, and I really couldn't. Dark chocolate and … Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie


Warning before reading this post: no secret health benefits or hidden ingredients. Just a really delicious dessert with rich chocolate, heavy cream, and sugar. If you are looking for something healthy, try nectarine blueberry chia pudding or cinnamon roll pie. You will actually have to run for this one, but it’s worth it. I ran … Continue reading Chocolat

Almond Pulp Cookies — Three Ways

Here they are: three ways to use the leftover pulp from homemade almond milk. If you were to examine what I’ve eaten between the hours of 8am and 6pm this week, I’m pretty sure everything would involve almonds. But all used in such different ways that you would never know! Here are three almond pulp … Continue reading Almond Pulp Cookies — Three Ways

The Creamiest Almond Milk

Here is another recipe I can check off my bucket list. Continuing along with my almond theme, I decided to make almond milk. I’ve always heard how easy it is, and after reading a much longer than expected ingredient list on my store-bought milk, I gave it a try. It’s a long process, as it … Continue reading The Creamiest Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Butter

One of the staples of my diet always seems to be nut butter, no matter my level of training, time to spend in the kitchen, or occupation. Peanut butter and honey sandwiches in elementary school turned into peanut butter and banana by high school. By college I got more creative with lots of almond butter-banana … Continue reading Homemade Almond Butter

Welcome Home Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Today my youngest sister returned from a three-week service trip to Peru! I celebrated her return the way I celebrate most things—by cooking something special. I have a huge to-do list of recipes (in the form of too many tabs open in my internet browser), so this was the perfect occasion to cross one off … Continue reading Welcome Home Chocolate Raspberry Tart