Monday, March 11, 2013

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaat? Say YEAH. I saw this recipe on Pinterest (I know weird, right? Psych) and I was like yep, that's what I'm doing with my Spring Break.

I am not even a huge fan of buffalo wings, but my little brothers are. Since they are my biggest food critics, I knew if I could impress them, I could impress all of you. So I made these, impressed them, and now, you. Okay. Here is my version, modified from the original recipe!


For the Batter:
1/2 cup flour (I used whole wheat, but if you're gluten free, I recommend rice flower)
1/2 cup water
Pinch of salt

For the Buffalo Sauce:
1/4 cup Wing Sauce (See what I used below)
1/4 cup oil (I used vegetable oil)

Sorry there aren't any pictures of the prep. I didn't think they'd turn out that well so didn't take pictures. I was wrong, okay?!


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix together the batter ingredients in a small bowl. Dip the cauliflower pieces in the batter until coated evenly, then place on a greased baking sheet. (Note: The batter shouldn't be SUPER thick. I used a little more than 1/2 cup water, but start with that)

2. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the batter hardens on the cauliflower.

3. While they're baking, mix together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl/cup.

I used this kind of wing sauce:

You're supposed to make your own but I was

4. Once the cauliflower is done baking, brush them with the sauce mixture and bake again for a few more minutes (I baked mine for 6 more) until your cauliflower is crispy.

5. Remove from oven, devour with some bleu cheese dressing OR what I used, a yummy vegan ranch.


Monday, February 25, 2013

Organic Strawberry Gummy Bears

I love candy. If you know me, read my blog, are a woman, are a man, are a human being, you know and understand this. But sometimes, as I'm lying on the couch and reach my hand into my bag of Sour Patch Kids for my last one (please be red, please be red, please be red) I get upset. One, because obviously they are gone, and two, because now I feel sick. Not sick enough to not pour the remaining sugar in my mouth, but still, sick enough.

Usually, my candy eating/couch laying is accompanied by a nice, long scroll through the pages of Pinterest. And it is there where I found a recipe for Organic Gummy Bears with the nutritional information as follows:

20 Gummy Bears

14 Calories
0g Fat
4g Sodium
38g Potassium
2g Carbs
.05g Fiber
1.5g Sugar
2g protein

And I was like..what.

So I made them. And they were pretty damn good.

*Dice up two cups of organic strawberries

*Squeeze as much juice from your orange as possible. Should equal about 1/2 cup. It took me 1 1/2 oranges.

*Measure out 1/4 cup of lemon juice, and 1/4 cup lime juice.

*Combine lemon juice, lime juice and orange juice and strawberries in a pot. If you do not want to waste the orange, add the remainder (pulp) into the juice.

*Let the mixture simmer on medium until the fruit is extra soft.

*Remove mixture from stove and add to a blender or food processor.

*Add 1 packet of Stevia in the Raw.

*Blend until smooth and let the mixture cool down a bit. I let mine cool in the blender for 10 minutes.

*After the mixture has slightly cooled, add 5 packets of gelatin.

Then I added a few drops of vanilla stevia because I felt like it and I don't follow rules.

*Blend again until there are no clumps.

*Add the mixture to a flat baking sheet. I used a cookie sheet. The thickness of your pan should depend on how thick you like your candy to be.

*Throw it in the fridge for 1 hour to firm.

*While mine were in the fridge, I made a cute little "cookie cutter" out of foil. The original recipe said she found her bear cookie cutter at Hobby Lobby but I was like:

So this is mine.

*After your mixture had cooled and firmed, remove it from the refrigerator.

*Test your patience then by cutting them all out. And then enjoy.

 *Disclaimer* They're no Sour Patch Kids. But yes, delicious nonetheless.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dairy Free, Egg Free, Sugar Free Chocolate Chip cookies

Today, my cousin (who is an amazing photographer, like unreal, like legit, real, her blog can be found HERE) texted me this recipe. Completely unprompted, just texted me a paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe in the middle of the day. We get each other.

So tonight, instead of going out like a normal 21 year old, I baked cookies and watched One Direction on X-factor. I know. You all want to be my friend. It's fine. I accept.

Here's the recipe. No milk, no eggs, no processed sugar. Just pure organic deliciousness.


*2 cups almond flour
*2 tablespoons coconut flour
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon baking soda
*1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
*1/2 cup maple syrup of agave (i prefer maple)
*3/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips

Mix it all up until it looks like this:

 Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or spray it, whatever, I just hate cleaning. And scoop 1 tablespoon scoops onto it, like so--

 Set oven at 350, and bake. Here's the thing, Brooke said hers took 10 minutes. Mine took 17. So just keep an eye on them after 10 minutes.

Make sure the cool COMPLETELY before you try to take them off the tray. Or else they will crumble and fall apart. And then you eat them. & then they're delicious.

Ps- I'm going to start posting my outfits when I blog, because as we all know, there is nothing better than food and fashion.

Plaid boutique Dress and tennis shoe wedges. Rock on 90's, rock on.

Hot pink skinnies from Target, cream sweater from Brandy Melville, platform tennies. (I'm obsessed with them)

Peace, yo! x

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Paleo Cinnamon Banana Muffins

I am so happy tonight. I am so happy for two reasons:

-Tomorrow, the election will be over. Thank GOD. I don't care who wins, I only voted for the propostions to be totally honest. I didn't vote for president because I wasn't passionate about either of them. I like some things Obama stands for, I like some things (very few) Romney stands for, but really, I don't like either of them. So I voiced my opinion via proposition, not president. (I know you're all like ''Who cares, we came here for muffins, not political gibber jabber".

-And two, tonight I made muffins. PALEO muffins.

So here's how it went down, and here's how you can make them too.

Banana Cinnamon Bun Muffins
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
4 eggs
1/3 cup almond milk 
1/2 cup ripe banana, mashed (about 1 banana)
Cinnamon Topping
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons ripe banana, mashed
2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional, not paleo if used because of the sugar in the syrup)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
In a small bowl mix mashed banana, eggs, and almond milk and mix with a hand mixer until well blended.  Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and with a hand mixer until well combined.
Add batter until prepared muffin cups.  Filling to about 3/4 filled. (Mine only filled 11)
In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, mashed banana, melted coconut oil, and maple syrup (if using).  Drizzle mixture over top of muffins and using a toothpick swirl the topping into the muffin batter. 
Bake muffins for 20 – 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.  
Allow muffins to cool in pan 5 – 10 minutes then transfer to wire rack.  
If you make 11 muffins, each one is about 82 calories. YA.
Enjoy yo! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

No Mayo Tuna Salad!

This recipe came to me while I was on the eliptical watching Breaking Bad. Sometimes I question my sanity...but nonetheless this was amazing, filling, nutritious and delicious.

-1 can of tuna in water (drained)
-mustard to taste
-about 2 tablespoons of 2% greek yogurt (do NOT use 0%, it will be too tart and you'll hate it. Just trust me)
-1/4 of a granny smith apple, sliced
-1 tablespoon raisins
-1/4 of an avocado, sliced

*mix, mix, mix, mix, mix*

Until you get this delicious looking Waldorf inspired tuna salad.

& here's the nutritional info.

High in protein, loaded with healthy fats, low in sodium AND carbs? You're welcome America. x

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Maturity vs. Keeping it to Yourself

Disclaimer-- I'm PMSing. I'm moody, and anyone that so much as looked at me the wrong way today was getting it. I mean if looks could kill, I'm like Medusa today. Does that even make sense? Whatever. Go with it. Or else...

So today, when one of my lovely friends showed me this on instagram...

I KNEW that I had met this month's unlucky guy! Obviously, I commented. Which yeah, I guess makes me immature too but at least I can admit that :)

(xo is always the bitchiest thing I can thing to sign out with...thanks Gossip Girl)

Sooooooo sweet. I bet his mom is so proud. And then he screen shotted his er--clever? responses and posted them for all of instagram to see. Wisely leaving my comments out because that just would have been embarrassing for him.

So, I've got good news and bad news for you LITTLE BOY. Good news is you think you won by posting your comments back to me. Bad news for you is that I run a very successful blog AND we have mutual friends so I hope you see this.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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