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

Overnight protein muesli + full shot protein shakes

Overnight muesli

This post was created in partnership with Califia Farms.


Hi guys. Ashlae here. Remember me?

I was planning on coming here today and unloading the novel that is my transition from long distance running to heavy weight lifting but I kinda feel like I can’t come back after six weeks away and just be like HEY GUYS WANNA TALK ABOUT ALL THE WAYS I SABOTAGED MY LIFE FOR 15 YEARS? It’s a really sad and ugly story, and I’m very much content with it living in the privacy of a document on my laptop for just a little bit longer. Yesterday I nearly had a panic attack just thinking about the fact that soon the worst parts of my life would be on the WWW for anyone to see, so I listened to my gut and pumped the brake. And damn I felt so much better. Continue Reading

Smoky tempeh breakfast sandwiches

Smoky tempeh breakfast sandwiches

This post was created in partnership with Califia Farms.


I originally titled this post How to Make a Kickass Breakfast Sandwich but then I realized you guys probably don’t need step-by-step instructions on how to construct a proper (vegan) breakfast sandwich. Do you? Unfortunately I didn’t realize that until after I finished carefully crafting a novel-length post about the importance of condiments (very important when you don’t have an egg-y component, BTW) and the type of bread you choose. And then I read it one last time and realized I would roll my eyes at the person who published an in-depth how-to for a fucking sandwich. Continue Reading

Fauxnut holes

Fauxnut holes

This post was created in partnership with Bob’s Red Mill.


FAUXNUTS! Because I knew if I called them doughnuts my inbox would receive a steady stream of hate mail for the rest of the week. I was planning on using a nearly identical recipe (plus Bob’s Red Mill egg replacer, a splash of oil, and some almond buttermilk) to make a baked gluten-free doughnut but when I couldn’t find my doughnut pan (there’s a chance it may have accidentally gotten placed in the Goodwill donation pile before we moved) (WHOOPS!) I decided to go a different route. And now I’m here with fauxnuts (AKA wannabe doughnuts). Which, admittedly, aren’t nearly as delicious as a glazed doughnut from Voodoo but the trade-off is that these things won’t leave you with the post-Voodoo bloat and.. that counts for something, right?

RIGHT. Continue Reading