Vanilla Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

You guys… Vanilla. Peanut Butter. Protein. Cookies. You just know it’s going to be a good day when your day starts with one of these bad boys, amiright?

I have to be honest – I have never been a big fan of protein powders. I think I have tried just about every brand / flavour available to me, and I have never been able to find one that I enjoy. I always find that they either just taste plain awful, or they taste okay at first, but then have a funky aftertaste, or a gritty texture or they are loaded with a bunch of ingredients that I’m really not comfortable putting in my body.

So when I tried Coast Protein Powders, I was absolutely blown away by not only by the nutritional info, but more so by how amazingly delicious they tasted. No weird aftertaste, no gritty texture. My life is totally changed.

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Carrot Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting

My Dad doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth. I got my obsession for baked goodies from my mum and my mum only.

As such he rarely requests baking – in fact he rarely even eats dessert at all. So when he does I get a little giddy and waste no time jumping at the opportunity to bake him a little something delicious.

Such was the case the other day when I got a text from him saying, and I quote… “I think I could go for a slice of Carrot Cake topped with an inch thick of Cream Cheese Frosting right about now…” My Dad may not share my love for baked goodies, but if there is one thing we can agree on, it’s that cream cheese frosting is pretty much the best thing in the whole entire world.

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Salted Double Chocolate Marshmallow Pretzel Cookies

I realized the other day that somehow I managed to go the entire summer without s’mores-ifying anything. So because I was pretty sure that’s a major faux-pas in the food blogging universe – but mostly because I love myself, and  I just really wanted chocolate cookies with a borderline excessive amount of chocolate, marshmallows, pretzels and sea salt in them – I decided to bake up a batch of these monsters. #selflove

PS. “s’mores-ifying” is not a word at all, but considering there isn’t a proper verb in the English language for the popular act of turning regular baked goods into delicious s’mores concoctions, I decided I would make one up myself…

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Lazy Blackberry Morning Buns

Blackberry season is glorious. I love it so much because we have wild blackberries everywhere here, so whenever I have a hankering for blackberries, I can always count on being able to pick a bunch with my own two hands.

Blackberry bushes have taken over the back roads that are just s short walk away from our house, so when Cole and I head out for our evening walks in August, we are sure to grab a big bowl to carry along with us to fill with those juicy purple beauties. We make a game out of who can pick the most blackberries, and end up coming home with a full bowl in a matter of twenty minutes.

Usually we enjoy a fresh juicy handful with some vanilla ice cream, and then I freeze the rest for future baking adventures. They are an especially exciting freezer find during the fall and winter months long after all of the fresh summer berries have disappeared.

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Espresso Fudge Brownies

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I feel like your weekend needs brownies, cozzz like brownies……

I feel like you just can’t go wrong with brownies. Whether you are baking them for a girls night in, baking them to pack along for your weekday lunches,  bringing them to a fancy party or just baking a pan to keep you company on the couch while you binge watch Dawson’s Creek on Netfilx… (clearly speaking from personal experience here) – Everybody loves a good brownie, especially when you lace them with espresso, douse them in a silky hot fudge sauce that dreams are made of, and serve em’ up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Who’s with me?

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Lemon Berry Olive Oil Cake

So if you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I fully ate three quarters of this cake all to myself. I went back for “just one more bite” about thirty times until the cake was just about gone, because I simply couldn’t help myself…

Do I have regrets about demolishing a cake in the span of a half hour that could easily have feed ten people? No, because that’s how good this cake is. It was absolutely worth every bite, and the subsequent trip to the gym the next morning for a gnarly work out sesh.

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Blackberry Greek Yogurt Crumb Muffins

I don’t know about you guys, but I absolutely love a good crumb muffin; Whether it’s an old fashioned cinnamon crumb muffin, or one that’s been loaded with juicy seasonal fruit – I am always game to devour one.

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Dark Chocolate Puffed Quinoa Bars

Fact; I have been promising many of you this recipe for wayyyy too long now. So first of all – I need to say thank you to you all for waiting so patiently for me to get my act together; and second of all – your patience was worth it, because this recipe is pretty dang tasty.

These Dark Chocolate Puffed Quinoa Bars are my definition of the perfect snack;
Sweet
Salty
Crunchy
Chocolatey
Chock full of healthy goodies

Seriously, what’s not to love?

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Pina Colada Popsicles

Hospitality; Friendship; Exploration; and Humanity. Did you know that this is the meaning behind the Pineapple?

Pineapple has always been my absolute favourite fruit – mainly because of it’s sweet, juicy flavour and it’s fun, spiky husk; And now that I know the meaning behind this delicious fruit, I can’t help but love it even more.

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