Mushroom Ginger Congee {Vegan, GF}

Mushroom Ginger Congee is a thick and hearty Asian soup that is made with oats! This vegan soup is easy to make, super healthy, and tastes delicious!

Mushroom Ginger Congee {Vegan} |

Do you ever get in little food routines? I have weeks where I end up eating the same thing pretty much every day. And last week, it was this Mushroom Ginger Congee for dinner every night! Sidenote – TheBetterHalf was working late that week…he would not approve of only soup for dinner.  Although let’s be serious, I didn’t only have soup…I followed the congee with dessert of course!  It is all about balance, right?

This soup  is so simple to make and is so warm and comforting. Plus, it doesn’t get much lighter – only 140 calories and 1.5 g of fat per serving, and it is very filling!  This is a great recipe to make when you aren’t feeling well, because the ginger and mushroom will both boost your immune system. Healthy comfort food that tastes amazing and helps you feel better – no wonder I ate this for dinner every night!… 

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Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins

Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins taste like an indulgent treat but are actually light and healthy and full of tons of nutritious ingredients.

Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins |

I don’t know about you, but I can barely remember my new year’s resolutions. Ok correction – I remember them, I just haven’t exactly been sticking to them. I think my good intentions lasted all of 7 days. I just can’t say no to these and these. So to try to get back on track, I tricked myself into thinking I was eating carrot cake with these Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins! They taste delicious and are so moist, and they are packed with healthy ingredients – carrots, Sunsweet diced plums, oats, and Greek yogurt! These muffins are the perfect light and healthy snack to give you energy and satisfy your sweet tooth.


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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Classic soft and chewy oatmeal cookies are dressed up with tons of peanut butter chips. These Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are absolutely delicious!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chip Cookies |

Bonjour mes amis! I am writing to you from lovely Paris! If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that TheBetterHalf and I are off on a two week vacation. We went to Madrid, Marrakech, and now are finishing our trip in Paris. I have been working for over 7 years and have never had two weeks off in a row, so this has been such a treat for me!

I know I should be sharing a Thanksgiving recipe with all of you, but since I won’t be in America for Thanksgiving, I did all my cooking a few weeks ago. So to take a break from green beans and pie and stuffing, I have cookies for you! Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chip Cookies – soft and chewy in the middle, just slightly crispy on the edges, and full of tons of peanut butter chips. This is one delicious cookie!


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Toasted Almond Granola Bars

These crunchy Toasted Almond Granola Bars are fully of nutty, delicious flavor. These are my new favorite breakfast treat, and taste so much better than store bought!
Toasted Almond Granola Bars |

Today’s post is a very special one – some blog friends and I are throwing a virtual bridal shower for our friend Nora from A Clean Bake.  She is getting married in just a few short weeks! Meriem from Culinary Couture is the lovely host of this shower. If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you can see all of the amazing dishes that everyone made for the shower!

I made crunchy Toasted Almond Granola Bars. This is my first time making granola bars, and I am officially obsessed. The flavor of these granola bars is so nutty and delicious!

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Dark Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies are full of tons of dark chocolate chips and a hint of cinnamon – these cookies will be a new favorite in your cookie jar!

Dark Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies |

What a week it has been so far! I meant to post these cookies for you yesterday morning, but sometimes life gets in the way of the blog. Rude, I know. But no worries, because I’m sure your Tuesday morning could use a nice dose of gooey chocolate chips – am I right? Specifically, gooey dark chocolate chips coming out of an oatmeal cookie!

Yep, these dark chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are definitely improving my week already! Just looking at a picture of that melty chocolate makes me smile.

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