• almond butter cookies
    Dairy Free,  Dessert,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Healthy Almond Butter Cookies

    Hi my friends! Last night, it dawned on me that I had so much almond and peanut butter in my pantry that I wanted to use to make a healthy snack for my husband since he is obsessed with nut butter! This is a super easy cookie to make yet healthy and delicious. It is more on the softer side and can be crumbly so be sure to cool it down completely before touching. This is super yummy with some almond milk in the morning and could be made with peanut butter too! Just use vanilla flavoring instead of almond. You can even use vanilla flavoring for this cookie if…

  • double chocolate chip cookies
    Dessert

    Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Where were these my whole life?! Double Chocolate makes everything better even being trapped in my house for the last few days from this brutal Chicago cold. I don’t know about you, but when its cold out; I have a tendency to bake. I was craving something rich, indulgent, and not so healthy. They were so good that I ate 2! If anyone knows me, that’s a big deal because I generally don’t eat much sweets. Plus, I told myself not to have more than half a piece but these were too addicting. You win some, you lose some! I hope you give these cookies a try. I know they…

  • chocolate lazy cake
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    Chocolate Lazy cake (Sookseeyeh)

    You guys loved the Nescafe cake!!! Not only because of how tasty it is but how easy it is to put together so I thought long and hard and remembered enjoying this chocolate lazy cake at my friend’s house growing up. It has similiar ingredients too but used differently! Ingredients 2 packs of tea biscuit coarsely crushed 5 1/2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk 3 tbsp of coffee (liquid form and I used Nescafe) Instructions In a large bowl, mix together the condensed milk, coffee, and cocoa powder really well. To that mixture, add the crushed biscuits and stir together really well until…

  • nescafe cake
    Dessert

    Nescafe Cake

    Let me start off by saying that this is actually my favorite dessert. What’s ironic is I don’t even drink coffee yet I find this so delicious. Its very reminiscent of Tiramisu. If you enjoy that then you will definitely enjoy this super delicious no bake dessert. It’s really easy to put together and only requires 6 ingredients. I hope you try this. I promise that you will LOVE IT! Ingredients 2-3 packs of Tea Biscuit (I used Ziyad brand but any would do) 1 pint of heavy whipping cream 10 oz. Sweetened condensed milk 3 tbsp Nescafe 1 1/2 cups hot water Coco powder for garnish Instructions Mix the…

  • Zucchini carrot blueberry muffins
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    Blueberry Zucchini Carrot Muffins

    This is what a healthy funfetti cake looks like! Oh man, these were so good. I couldn’t control myself. They were gone within 24 hours!! I literally had carrots, zucchini, and leftover blueberries. I wanted to bake something light, healthy and nutritious. These made for the perfect bite. So many of you asked about these so here is the recipe! Servings: 8-10 Total Time: approx. 35 min Ingredients 1 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Baking Flour 1/2 cup grated & drained zucchini 1/2 cup grated carrots 1 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup almond milk Pinch of salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 tbsp…

  • banana pudding
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    Magnolia’s Banana Pudding

    So, the last 2 weeks I was in New Jersey visiting my family and one of those days included a trip to the city to roam around. My brother had mentioned how good Magnolia’s banana pudding is so we wanted to get some for dessert in the city but it was closed. The next day, I decided to make it myself because now I was craving it! Here is the recipe with just very minor alterations. This dessert was a hit. You NEED to try it! Ingredients 11 oz. packaged of Vanilla wafer cookies 16 oz. of heavy whipping cream 5 sliced bananas (ripe but not too ripe) 14 oz.…

  • khash khash
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    Khash Khash Cake

    Last week my aunt made this cake for a get together and I fell in love. Today, my mom and I recreated this layered dessert for some guests. It always seem to be a hit! Why its name khash khash…I have no idea! Its layered crackers with cream and toasted vermicelli. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as we do over here! To watch how to make it, check my highlights on my instagram page! Servings: 15 pieces Total Time: 4.5 hours (4 hours are chill time) Ingredients Approx. 3 cups toasted vermicelli 5.5 oz. Goya Flan package (powder) 2 Cans of Nestle table Cream (7.6 oz can)…

  • anise biscotti
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    Anise Biscotti

    My mom would always make these cookies around this time of year. Anise is such a warm spice that it carries well in cookies and especially when enjoyed with some coffee or tea. These are super popular in the Middle East too. They go by the name Kirshalleh. I hope you enjoy this simple recipe from my mama! Ingredients 4 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla flavor 3 cups flour 2-3 tbsp anise seeds 1 tbsp ground anise (optional) (more anise flavor) 1 cup vegetable oil 1 tbsp baking powder Pinch of salt Instructions Preheat oven to 375 F. Beat together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Then mix in…

  • cinnamon rolls
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    Vegan & Gluten Free Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

    Hey, my friends! I have been working on a recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan cinnamon rolls for a while now. If you didn’t know, gluten-free baking can be so intimidating and adding vegan to that just makes it harder but I am proud of these rolls! Why not add pumpkin to the mix? ‘Tis the season, right? If you aren’t the biggest pumpkin fan then you can omit the pumpkin puree filling! You guys got to bake these ASAP! Ingredients 4 1/4 cups of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 Baking Flour 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (original or vanilla works) 5 1/2 tbsp of dairy-free unsalted butter (ex:…

  • french toast
    Brunch,  Dairy Free,  Dessert,  Gluten Free

    Healthier Stuffed French Toast

    I think I have had french toast once in my life. Can you believe it? I have never been one to eat sweet as opposed to savory especially with my toast. The other day, I wanted to change things up and treat my husband and me to some stuffed French toast for Sunday breakfast. Oh boy, it was so good! It isn’t the healthiest because of the carb component of being bread based but this is healthier. The jam is homemade with only 3 ingredients used with the addition of chia seeds for some extra fiber. I use organic almond butter as opposed to jiffy’s peanut butter that may have…