Chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons

Chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons

WHOA BABY.

I’ve been up since 5AM working on this post and – as of one minute ago – I deleted the entire thing (well, except for the recipe) because do you really want to waste five minutes of your precious morning reading about aquafaba and recent happenings with Alchemy (how I managed to make a connection there, I have no clue)? I went ahead and assumed the answer would be no, so.. instead of boring you with seemingly meaningless details about this recipe and my personal life, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite things on the WWW. Things that might make you hungry. Or make you laugh. Or make you blow your entire return from Uncle Sam. I also threw in a short life update because really good things are happening and I’ve been pretty terrible about keeping you guys in the loop (even though I’m almost certain that being “kept in the loop” is of no interest to anyone aside from my ma and pa) (HI GUYS).

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Spicy peanut + coconut curry bowls

Spicy peanut + coconut curry bowls

This post was created in partnership with Califia Farms.


I think I’ve told you guys precisely 1,319 times that I am not a good cook. I repeat: I AM NOT A GOOD COOK. I can bake a mean brownie and develop a cookie recipe that’s worth writing home about but when it comes to cooking there’s no denying one thing: I can be lazy AF. However – since we started meal planning earlier this year – I’ve been forced to not be lazy AF and make actual meals instead of throwing together some rice and bland vegetables and calling it dinner (I think we all can agree that the aforementioned “meal” is a pretty lousy thing to eat most nights of the week). Even worse? That approach to dinner almost always resulted in a lot of unnecessary snacking. And when I say a lot of unnecessary snacking I mean Thom would house three or four servings of peanut butter pretzels and I’d down more nut butter in one sitting than most people consume in a week. Continue Reading

Naturally sweetened toasted coconut granola

Naturally sweetened toasted coconut granola

I’m pretty sure you guys know this by now but we take breakfast pretty serious around here. I’m a firm believer that starting your day with a little wholesome goodness is the best (and only) way to start the day. As for Thom? Well, he’s a lot less concerned about the nutritional value of what he’s shoving into his face and more concerned with the fact that he just gets something – anything – into his body within a couple hours of waking. If there’s a healthier alternative, he’ll gladly eat it. But his request for homemade granola fell on deaf ears so, naturally, he started buying it from the grocery store. And when I picked up the bag and noticed multiple forms of processed sugar I knew I had to stop being lazy and make the man some damn granola because there’s no reason anyone should be eating that much highly refined sugar first thing in the morning. Continue Reading

One bowl peanut butter cookies

One bowl peanut butter cookies

This post was created in partnership with Califia Farms.


More brown things. More peanut butter things. More chocolate things. I know I know I KNOW. But I’ve been sitting on this recipe for far too long and at least once a week someone hounds me about sharing it. So here it is in all its Timberland-hued glory: the very best peanut butter cookies I’ve ever made. Continue Reading