Allergy-Friendly Black Bean Brownies

Black bean brownies – allergy-friendly, fudgy, sweet, and made out of completely black beans! A great healthy alternative for regular fudgy brownies!

Allergy-Friendly Black Bean Brownies - Black bean brownies - allergy-friendly, fudgy, sweet, and made out of completely black beans! A great healthy alternative for regular fudgy brownies!

Black bean brownies – sounds unusual right? They’re not made from the typical type of brownies that have flour and eggs, but instead are made of black beans. Though they made sound strange, don’t worry, because they taste just as great as regular fudgy brownies – maybe even better!

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No-Baked Salted Chocolate Oat Cookies

Crispy oatmeal cookies covered in salted chocolate – well, with butter that has salt.

No-Baked Salted Chocolate Oat Cookies - Crispy oatmeal cookies covered in salted chocolate - well, with butter that has salt.

Who doesn’t love easy to make and no-bake cookies? I do and you will too! Whenever you’re having a craving for cookies, a small snack or dessert, or just having a bad day and want something to make you feel better, these no-bake salted chocolate cookies are for you! They’re full of yummy crunchiness from the oats, sweet from the chocolate, and has a punch of salt from the butter. The taste is quite unique because of the butter since it’s not necessarily the type of salt taste you’d imagine. (But in a good way.)

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Vegan California Rolls

Classic California rolls but the vegan and veggie way – rolls filled with green and yellow cucumbers and avocados.

Vegan California Rolls - Classic California rolls but the vegan and veggie way - rolls filled with green and yellow cucumbers and avocados.

It’s time to roll into the weekend! Get it? Roll… like California roll because it’s today’s recipe? Yeah, I try to include a pun into blog posts these days but sometimes they don’t really make sense… lol I try I try. (Though I’m pretty certain this pun makes sense.)

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Seasoned Fried Rice 

Seasoned fried rice – the perfect flavorful meal full of variety from green and yellow veggies to scrambled eggs.

Seasoned Fried Rice - The perfect flavorful meal full of variety from green and yellow veggies to scrambled eggs.

How’s your week been so far? I’ve been busy with cooking and testing recipes because I’m leaving for vacation soon. It’s also been kind of stressful because I procrastinated on some homework (shhh it’s a secret) so I need to make video quickly that’s due tomorrow.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola

Crunchy and sweet no-bake granola filled with creamy peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola - Crunchy and sweet no-bake granola filled with creamy peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Has your week been as crisp and nice as you wanted? Or have you been crunching your way down to get to the weekend? Get the pun? Sorry, I know it doesn’t really make sense and sounds bad, but I’m trying to be punny because today’s recipe is about the wonderful crispy and crunchy granola. (Hence why I’m trying to come up with punny/corny jokes to get us started.)

Anyways, onto granola.

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Pumpkin-Filled Mochi

Classic mochi with a mildly sweet pumpkin filling.

Pumpkin-Filled Mochi - Classic mochi with a mildly sweet pumpkin filling.

Mochi has been one of my all time favorite snacks since childhood. I remember going to the supermarket and buying the individually wrapped colorful mochi filled with different flavors including the popular sweet red bean. As soon as after my parents bought it, I would quickly devour it before I even got home. If you have ever tried mochi, what’s you favorite memory of mochi?

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Overloaded Chocolate Coconut Granola

Overloaded chocolate granola filled with lots of crispy coconut flakes and cocoa powder.

Overloaded Chocolate Coconut Granola - Overloaded chocolate granola filled with lots of crispy coconut flakes and cocoa powder.

Who loves chocolate in chocolate? Meeee!!! (waves hand frantically in the air) As I have mentioned in many previous posts regarding chocolate related desserts, I LOVE chocolate. Chocolate itself, chocolate cake, chocolate cream (especially boston cream donuts) you name it – it so sweetly delicious.

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Mini Cheesy Cauliflower Flax Crisp w/ Avo-Green Spread

Crunchy cauliflower crisps with flaxseed topped with melted cheese and avocado green spread.

Mini Cheesy Cauliflower Flax Crisp w/ Avo-Green Spread - Crunchy cauliflower crisps with flaxseed topped with melted cheese and avocado green spread.

Cauliflower crisps? Is it like cauliflower pizza, a trend that blew up a couple years ago and now is resurfacing because Trader Joe’s just came out with a new pizza? As you may be wondering, it is but in a certain way it’s different because it’s a crisp not a soft pizza.

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Gluten-Free Blackberry Cream Cheese Tarts

Flaky, gluten-free crust filled with sweet cream cheese and tart blackberries.

Gluten-Free Blackberry Cream Cheese Tarts - Flaky, gluten-free crust filled with sweet cream cheese and tart blackberries.

Tarts are flaky, crusty, and best of all buttery. The delicate crust that falls apart and leaves a crummy mess everywhere after the first bite is totally worth the aftermath. It may make a mess, but the sweet decadent flavors of the filling will surely make you be forgiving of possibly, your food-filled hair, oily stained clothes, and most importantly, a pile of crumbs scattered everywhere on the floor, waiting for ants to come hunt them down.

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Classic Hummus

Classic hummus – a wonderful snack that can be used as a dip for chips or a spread for toast.

Classic Hummus - a wonderful snack that can be used as a dip for chips or a spread for toast.

Hummus has always been one of my most favorite dips/spreads ever. It is so creamy, thick, and delicious! Every time my mom buys hummus from the store, I always dip chips into and eat it as a snack, everyday, until they are gone – in less than a week! However, my mom doesn’t really buy it often – either because I eat too much, too fast, or she just doesn’t want to buy it. Well, I have my own homemade hummus so it doesn’t really matter now, right?

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