I recently started making my own energy bars, and I’m blown away by how easy they are. I make mine with coconut, peanut butter, buckwheat, flax seeds, and whatever other healthy, protein-packed ingredients I find hiding in my cabinets. Most energy bar recipes are no-bake (just stir everything together on the stove top) and some just require a quick spin in the food processor and a couple hours in the fridge–they seriously couldn’t be easier to make. And in keeping with our travel theme this week, they’re perfect for snacking on airplanes or long car rides. Want to get in on the energy bar action? Click through for seven delicious, healthy recipes…
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I love to cook and will eagerly tackle pretty much any recipe, but for some reason I’ve always had a bit of a mental block about cooking fish. Few ingredients intimidate me more than a salmon filet or thick tuna steak (Am I going to cook it right? What herbs should I use? Do I bake it or broil it or grill it? Heelllp!). This spring and summer I’m challenging myself to cook more fish because it’s healthy, light, and delicious. Yep, my fish fear ends now. The first step: inspiration. Let’s take a gander at 10 delicious fish recipes, shall we?
Mmmphh. Excuse me, sorry, my mouth was full. I just made myself this sandwich and it’s too delicious not to share with you. I mean, look at that thing. I wish I could offer you a bite through the screen. Don’t worry, I’m not just being cruel and sharing the photo to torment you. The completely simple, unhealthy, belly-satisfying “recipe” is after the jump! Keep reading »
‘Tis the season for Easter candy, including the MVP of seasonal sweets, Cadbury Creme Eggs. As good as these ooey gooey treats are on their own, I went searching for recipes that transformed the humble Cadbury Creme Egg into something more, and oh boy did I find some creative incarnations: Cadbury Creme Egg Brulee, anyone? Click on the gallery for 7 recipes to make your Easter dessert spread one to remember!
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Peeps have begun their annual invasion of the grocery store candy aisle. I found a bunch of peeps recipes that involved melting them down into bright blue liquid to stir into popcorn, or heating them up and squashing them between two graham crackers, their drooping beaks peeking out from under a layer of molten chocolate. These peeps massacres made me kind of depressed, so I decided to go with a recipe that kept each Peep relatively intact: s’mores brownies with Peeps. No Peeps are harmed in the making of these brownies. At least until you eat them. Enjoy! [Shugary Sweets]
Happy Macaron Day, everyone! Today is a day to celebrate the delicious, delicate, and notoriously difficult little cookie, the macaron. If you’re in Paris or NYC, you might be able to score free macarons from a famous bakery (lucky you!), but if you live elsewhere, I suggest you take the opportunity to whip up a batch of your own macarons. Are they challenging? Yes, but the result is so, so worth it. Click on the gallery above for 5 classic macaron recipes, perfect for beginners, and good luck!
Ready to get in the St. Patrick’s day spirit tomorrow? You’ll need green beer, obviously, but don’t forget to enjoy a few minty chocolate treats too! From mint chocolate pancakes to mint oreo trifles to mint chocolate cheesecake brownies, we’ve got you covered when it comes to green desserts. Click through for recipes!
Store-bought pizza rolls always sound like such a good idea (pizza in crispy bite-size pouches? What could go wrong?!), but they tend to come with the undesirable side effect of making you feel like you’re gonna die. Whipping up a batch of pizza rolls at home lets you choose your own non-poisonous ingredients, and they’re the perfect appetizer to bring to a party. Bon appetit! [Tracey's Culinary Adventures]
OK, full disclosure: I love kale. I want to marry kale. I would gladly eat it at every meal. My favorite way to prepare it is very simple–sauteed with olive oil, minced garlic, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice–but I also love throwing it in soups, pastas, salads, and sandwiches. Whether you’re still on the fence about this leafy green or just looking for some different ways to prepare it, click through for 10 delicious recipes, from kale chips (so easy and soooo good) to kale pesto…