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Ricotta Maple Oat Muffin Tops

Do you know those maple oat glazed scones at Starbucks? Now imagine them in muffin form. Mmm. I originally intended to make scones, but I wasn’t heavy handed enough with the butter, and was a bit too generous with the ricotta and ended up with muffin tops instead. At first I was disappointed, and packed …

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Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes (GF)

A while ago I posted a recipe for gluten free pancakes promising a recipe for gluten free chocolate pancakes in the future. Well, today’s that day! These pancakes are super simple to make (provided you have a blender) and they taste amazing! Chocolate lovers (aka me), these are for you! Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes (GF) 1 egg 1 …

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Lemon & Almond Ricotta Cake with Berries

Originally, my family’s Christmas eve plans included lasagna. My mom commissioned me to make it, and per my request went grocery shopping, buying noodles, tomatoes, and tubs of ricotta cheese among other ingredients. The problem was, no one really wanted lasagna, and I didn’t especially want to make it either. I made a sample batch, and with homemade …

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Costa Rican Banana Cake

I’ve been to Costa Rica twice. The first time was in 2009, when a past Spanish teacher invited some of his other former students to join a group of his current students on a trip there. Most of former students (the people I knew) couldn’t go, which left just my friend Sonia and me. By …

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Three Ingredient Banana Cookies

These are quite possibly the easiest cookies to make, ever. They are vegan, gluten free, and sugar free, yet still taste great and are fun to eat. I added some cinnamon and chocolate to make them even more fun. When it comes to baking on school nights, I’m super lazy, so these were an easy …

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Buttermilk Pancakes with Berry Syrup

Pancakes and I have a shaky history. I remember my brother Jonathan took me to an iHop when I was younger, around the time my dad switched to a raw food diet and cut my access to all “junk food” off, and being completely astounded by the sheer number of syrup flavors, let alone pancake …

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Classic Banana Bread

Last week I came home to six overripe bananas. They were sitting on the counter: mushy, with outsides spotted brown, and no one wanted to eat them. So I did what anyone would do; I made banana bread. I used a really simple recipe (normally I use one that calls for creme fraiche among other …

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