Canned coconut milk + coconut cream 101

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Guys! It’s here. The coconut milk + coconut cream post I’ve been talking about for the better half of this year. What started out as a quest to find a can of coconut milk that didn’t completely suck turned into a bunch of late-night experiments – one of which resulted in me figuring out how to salvage a bad can of coconut milk (well, only if that can of coconut milk is one of my go-to brands) – and me realizing the canned coconut stuff isn’t talked about nearly as much as it should be, considering how finicky it is. So basically I’m here to divulge more information about coconut milk/cream than anyone ever needed or wanted to know. And in the process I’m going to help ensure shitty cans of coconut milk (and cream) are a thing of the past.
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Chocolate-covered peanut bites

Chocolate-covered peanut bites

This post was created in partnership with Califia Farms.


It’s been a while since I’ve been up at 4AM to write a blog post but here I am, bleary-eyed and un-caffeinated – squished between Thom and the very edge of our bed – and kinda/sorta wishing I was still asleep. In the old days (HA), I used to wake up at 4AM on the regular and now I can’t remember the last time I was up this early.. and I feel really good about that because starting the day at 4AM is totally fucking insane, you guys.
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My favorite cup of pour-over + homemade soy creamer

My favorite cup of pour-over + homemade soy creamer

This post was created in partnership with OXO.


If it wasn’t clear from my old radiator shelfie lined with coffee-making devices, I like coffee. A lot. So much that I drink two or three big mugs of it a day. At one point I tried reducing my coffee intake (you might remember this) but I quickly realized that I feel pretty miserable when I don’t start my day with copious amounts of coffee (and then Thom informed me that I’m also a miserable person to be around when I’m trying to lay off the coffees). Thankfully, a switch flipped and I realized coffee wasn’t entirely to blame – it was the fact that I would drink three mugs of the stuff on an empty stomach. One mug on an empty stomach? Ok. Three? Not a good idea. For anyone. Ever.

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Chocolate chunk freezer cookie dough

Chocolate chunk freezer cookie dough

This post was created in partnership with Chocolove.


The last time I shared a proper baked dessert recipe was back in February (FEBRUARY!) so I figured I should probably hop back on the real deal dessert train because, well, the ratio of naturally sweetened desserts to cane sugar sweetened deserts was starting to become a little.. bothersome. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about some naturally sweetened goodness but when I want to indulge I want a dessert that’s made with cane sugar – not maple syrup or medjool dates. And not coconut sugar, either. I haven’t always felt this way but since I’ve started eating more intuitively – you know, listening to my body – I’ve noticed that my late-night sugar craving is easy satisfied with a measly 10 grams of refined sugar. But when I try to go the natural route? Try 30+ grams. Which makes it really easy to reach for one of these cookies instead of something that might be deemed “healthier” based solely on the fact that it’s naturally sweetened. Continue Reading