Nutella Batter Crepes: The Experiment

I may or may not have a whole board on Pinterest dedicated to crepes… So why not celebrate the four day weekend with crepes? My favorite crepes are the ones filled with Nutella and strawberries and bananas and blueberries. But today, my sister and I came up with the brilliant idea to put Nutella inside the crepe batter. Our own invention. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!

Vegan Apple Crisp

After two hours of dancing (hip hop and zumba), my sister and I decided to treat ourselves to some dessert… warm, gooey apple crisp. Here is how it went: I made it. I baked it. Then it was gone. The whole pan was literally devoured seconds after I took it out of the oven (thanks to my family, but mostly me…whoops). Even though you might associate apple recipes with the fall time–I don’t! Apples are one of my many favorite fruits because they are just soooo delicious. And if you never tried apple crisp– you definitely are missing out! The soft baked apples with the crispy sugary oat topping is to die for! Try eating it with some greek yogurt or a nice big scoop of rich vanilla ice cream. Yum! Best part is, this recipe does NOT contain butter and is vegan! About this recipe: I mention adding pinches of salt and […]

Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta

When my sister is home, we make all of her favorite foods (as you can see by the previous posts here and here). She loves avocado. And basil. And I love lemon and lime, so this dish was a perfect medley for us! And it surely a way to spruce up pesto sauce (even though that is just wonderful in its original form). It took 15 minutes tops, and we added in some cooked shrimp. Feel free to add cheese too! The vegan sauce is light yet creamy and not to mention that it contains the superfood avocado! Note: Don’t blame me if there are no more avocados at the store…..It’s not my fault. Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta  Serves 3 Takes 15 minutes 1/4 cup basil leaves 1.5 garlic cloves 1 medium avocado, pitted 1 tablespoon water 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste oregano to taste 2 tablespoons lemon juice […]

Heavenly Chocolate Covered Pretzel Peanut Butter Brownies

My sister is a lover of sweets. So, at the grocery store yesterday,when we were getting ingredients for dinner, we stopped by the baking aisle as well. That’s when we saw rows and rows of brownie mixes and decided we needed to whip up some ourselves. Of course, we didn’t get the box mix, but we used it as inspiration for this idea we found on Pinterest. So what is this exactly? Let’s take these glorious layers apart: Rich, fudgy chocolate brownie + peanut butter topping + chopped chocolate covered pretzels + marshmallows.  If you are looking for an easier version of this recipe (that requires less effort), have no fear– you can used prepackaged chocolate covered pretzels and box brownie mix. Of course, I always say go with the homemade way. Don’t worry if you don’t cover the pretzels all the way, they will eventually be crushed up. When you […]

Single Serving Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

Dessert time anyone? Here is another late night snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth before bed. Forget regular cheesecake, this greek yogurt alternative will take you under 20 minutes to make and is a whole lot healthier. And it’s the perfect serving size for one person! 🙂 20 Minute Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Yields 1 serving For the crust: 2.5 graham cracker 1 tablespoons almond butter 2 tablespoons of water pinch of cinnamon pinch of nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon Truvia sweetener For the filling 4 oz. greek yogurt 1/4 cup blueberries Using a plastic bag and a rolling pin, smash the crackers into fine crumbs. add in the sweetener, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix well with almond butter and water to form a sticky consistency. Place in a ramekin. Next, smooth the yogurt on top. Place the blueberries on top and chill for 20 minutes before eating. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends […]

Blissful Blueberry Bagels

My sister loves blueberry bagels. The purple kind. Especially topped with bright pink strawberry cream cheese. So in honor of her week off before her next semester, and as a stress reliever for my own midterm week I decided to make my very own bagels for the first time ever. The recipe below says to place the bagels into boiling water. This is because it provides that tough crust which bagels have, while still preserving the soft and fluffy inside. If I were to redo this recipe, I would definitely add more blueberries to make the bagels look more purple! I also tried to make strawberry cream cheese, but failed. I think it might have been the cream cheese I used or that I didn’t use fresh strawberries. Nevertheless, it was great having fresh bagels out of the oven on a morning of a snow day! I guess it’s time to […]

Best. Bread. Ever. Easy, Quick Vegan Whole Wheat Flatbread

Best bread ever. I repeat. BEST. BREAD. EVER. Okay, so normally pita bread is my favorite( blame my Greek roots) bread, but this is pretty damn close. Everything about it is perfect. Its crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and is just plain out amazing. Also it’s National Cheese Day and this pairs insanely well with cheese! I’m planning on keeping one of these flatbreads for a sandwich tomorrow. This takes me back to summers in Greece when they always serve pita with everything. Instead of a baguette, it would be pita. And the way they grilled it and seasoned it, to die for! You must try this recipe! it takes less than a half an hour since this doesn’t involve yeast–meaning none of that boring rising time! Plus, it is vegan!  Use it as a pizza crust, or for a flatbread sandwich, or just to much on! When […]

Healthier Chicken Nuggets

Remember when you were younger and all you would eat were the dinosaur chicken nuggets? And for me, I had this chicken tender craze for a few years when I was younger. Every time we would go out to eat, I would always ALWAYS order the chicken tenders/nuggets– no matter what restaurant it was. If they had it, I ordered it. My mom would joke that I was a critic and I had to find the best chicken nuggets at a restaurant. I just that they were all really good. I wish I could still get away with ordering chicken tenders off the kids menu(even though I still do sometimes (: ). But, unfortunately we can’t just survive on chicken nuggets alone. So here is my version of those chicken nuggets. Instead of pan “frying” them, you can also put them in the oven to bake, but they take longer and I […]

Favorite Pasta Dish

I’m going to let you in on a secret… This is by far one of my favorite pasta dishes to make. It’s simple, quick, tasty, and JAM PACKED WITH FLAVOR. I created this recipe some time ago when I was craving Hamburger Helper.  The cheesy goodness that melted in your mouth as you bite into the pasta with little hamburger pieces. It reminded my of a mix between mac and cheese(I need to make that soon (: )and hamburgers. Mmmmmmmmm. But since Hamburger Helper is sooooooooooo unhealthy and bad for you so this is my version of that- somewhat healthier and cleaner. There are so many ways you can make variations of this from the cheese you use, to red sauce, to pesto sauce, to even the type of ground meat you use– this recipe is the basis for it. This is always one of my go to recipes when I’m […]

Healthy Crunchy Zucchini Fries

Looking for a healthier alternative to french fries? Look no further! Zucchini fries are a great substitute to put into your dinner plan! They have a wonderful crunch and the Italian seasoning puts that extra pinch of yumminess. Once you taste one, you will not want to stop eating them–they will be gone in seconds 🙂 Healthy Zucchini Fries Yields 4 servings 2 zucchinis, cut in half length wise and again width wise, and then into wedges 2 egg whites, whipped until frothy 1 1/2 Tbsp. flour 3/4 tsp salt 1 tsp Italian Seasoning 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs Preheat oven to 425 Degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray. In one bowl, place the egg whites. In another bowl, mix together flour, salt, and Italian Seasoning In another bowl, place the bread crumbs. Dip each zucchini wedge into the flour mixture, then into the egg whites, […]