Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl is smooth, creamy, and delicious – the flavors will bring you right back to your favorite childhood sandwich. This gluten-free and vegan breakfast bowl has a secret vegetable ingredient packed in too – shhh! This post is sponsored by Silk.

This Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl is smooth, creamy, and delicious - the flavors will bring you right back to your favorite childhood sandwich. This gluten-free and vegan breakfast bowl has a secret vegetable ingredient packed in too - shhh!

Happy Wednesday, friends! If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I loooooove my smoothie bowls. They’re one of my favorite breakfast treats – so versatile, and way more filling than plain smoothies.

There’s something just more satisfying about being able to dig my spoon into my breakfast and eat it, rather than just slurping it down through a straw. Oh, and with bowls, you get TOPPINGS, and we all know that’s the best part anyways ;) [Read more…]

Superfood Overnight Oats with Easy Berry Chia Jam (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free + Vegan)

These Superfood Overnight Oats with Easy Berry Chia Jam are the perfect filling breakfast, loaded with superfoods to give your day a kickstart. This gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan recipe can be prepped in a just few minutes for a delicious grab-and-go breakfast. This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.

These Superfood Overnight Oats with Easy Berry Chia Jam are the perfect filling breakfast, loaded with superfoods to give your day a kickstart. This gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan recipe can be prepped in a just few minutes for a delicious grab-and-go breakfast.

I’m going to be straight up about something – overnight oats are usually not my favorite oat preparation. Maybe a weird confession to come at the beginning of a post convincing you to eat these delicious overnight oats? Yes, but these overnight oats convinced me to be an overnight oats lover, so maybe they’ll be your catalyst too.

I totally understand the positive thought behind overnight oats – we want them to be prepped ahead of time and ready to grab and go in the morning. That’s all good and well, but usually the taste just wasn’t all there for me. They ended up a little bland, sometimes not moist enough, and just sort of *bleh*. [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups

These Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups are homemade peanut butter cups with an added layer of jam or jelly! This healthier candy recipe is only 5 ingredients, and uses an easy refined sugar free chocolate recipe.

These Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups are homemade peanut butter cups with an added layer of jam or jelly! This healthier candy recipe is only 5 ingredients, and uses an easy refined sugar free chocolate recipe.Making copycat candies, but way healthier, has become a recent favorite activity of mine. It started with these paleo + vegan Twix Bars, moved onto these Girl Scout cookie copycat Samoa Bars, candy-inspired Almond Joy Brownies, and then these homemade peanut butter cups.

The homemade peanut butter cups got me all excited (because I love a good peanut butter cup – or a peanut butter anything, really) and I started coming up with all sorts of peanut butter cup related recipes. [Read more…]

Jam Thumbprint Cookies (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Jam Thumbprint Cookies are a simple and delicious cookie made with only four ingredients! You won’t be able to have just one of these gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo-friendly cookies.

These Jam Thumbprint Cookies are a simple and delicious cookie made with only four ingredients! You won't be able to have just one of these gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo-friendly cookies.UPDATE! I’ve been having a lot of fun remaking some of my old recipes that I think could use a little *erm* refresh, shall we say. Some of my older recipes are definitely outstanding, while the pictures representing the recipes were far from it.

This recipe was originally posted back in January of 2014, when I had first arrived to London for my semester abroad. Remembering that first week, I barely remember getting sick, and just remember how much freaking FUN I had on my semester abroad. Oh, nostalgia…these cookies, too, are still totally outstanding. I don’t like erasing old posts…soooo, here’s the original (pictures replaced, except for one) from 2014! [Read more…]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies (Gluten Free + Refined Sugar Free)

These Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies are a super gooey and delicious way to enjoy this classic sandwich combo! These dessert bars are gluten-free, grain-free and refined sugar-free.

These Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies are a super gooey and delicious way to enjoy this classic sandwich combo! These dessert bars are gluten-free, grain-free and refined sugar-free.It’s peanut butter jelly time! Every time I think about peanut butter and jelly, the peanut butter jelly time song starts playing involuntarily on repeat in my head. In fact, it’s been playing in my head non-stop as I’ve edited photos and it’ll probably be playing in my head while I write this post. It’s so catchy (and mildly annoying).

But, it commemorates arguably the most American lunch there is: peanut butter and jelly! Were you a peanut butter and jelly kid in elementary school, or did you prefer other meals packed in your lunch box? I’ve always loved PB&J, which my peanut butter obsession no doubt contributed to, but there’s so many other totally delicious ways to enjoy the combo than in just a sandwich. [Read more…]

Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam (Refined Sugar Free)

This Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam has fresh and vibrant fruit flavor, and it’s made without pectin – it uses chia seeds as the thickener! This easy refrigerator jam is refined sugar free, vegan and Paleo-friendly.

This Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam has fresh and vibrant fruit flavor, and it's made without pectin - it uses chia seeds as the thickener! This easy refrigerator jam is refined sugar free, vegan and Paleo-friendly.Are you one to make your own jam? If you are, you already know the beauty of transforming a bounty of fresh fruit into a delectable spread you can enjoy on everything. If you’re not, it may seem like a time consuming process that’s not particularly worthwhile – you can just grab a jar of your favorite flavor for a few bucks when you’re at the grocery store, right?

Right, in theory…but, wrong. Because the jam that you buy from the supermarket will never be as fresh and vibrant and delicious as the jams that you can taste warm from the saucepan, watching the fruit as it bubbles along into jammy goodness.  [Read more…]

Jam Shortbread

Jam Shortbread are made with just four ingredients, but they’re delicious and impressive enough to serve to guests or display on a holiday cookie platter. This easy recipe will become a holiday favorite.

Jam Shortbread are made with just four ingredients, but they're delicious and impressive enough to serve to guests or display on a holiday cookie platter. This easy recipe will become a holiday favorite.Happy Monday, friends! I know, I know…most people don’t use the word “happy” to describe their Monday, but when we’re talking about cookies first thing in the morning, how could it be a bad day?

Since I started working for myself, I don’t mind Mondays. It doesn’t mean going back to school like it used to, but instead it means I get to jump back into my work…and for me, my work is definitely more like fun, so I really can’t complain. [Read more…]