Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I have a confession to make: I have a MAJOR sweet tooth. If I crave foods, it’s almost always a dessert of some sort, probably consisting of something chocolaty and rich. I’ve never been a candy person, but oh boy put a bar of chocolate in front of me and game over. Continue reading “Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies”

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Chunky Minestrone Style Stew

Where the heck did this snow come from?! Come on Mother Nature, it’s APRIL. We aren’t supposed to be having snow! Sorry about that, I’m honestly feeling a little salty about all of this snow still on the ground. I was looking at my Timehop, and there were pictures of sunshine, skirts, and flowers… warm weather, where are youuu? Because of this strange cold weather, my body was craving a super warming and comforting bowl of stew, so I whipped up this variation on Minestrone soup. If I have a colder breakfast or meal for lunch, I find that I am freezing immediately following eating, does this happen to anyone else? This stew was my cure for the shivers this week.

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Grain-free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

I cannot believe it has been a year since I began my Instagram  account @TheBalancedRose, originally @Roseinthe_Kitchen! Happy 1st birthday! Woohooo! (Sorry, I am just super excited!) Quite the year it has been, so full of growth, of rebirth and of falling apart, ups, downs, amazing memories, and trying moments, but such a beautiful and wonderful journey along the way. I thought a celebration recipe was in order so I thought back to one of my favorites.

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Turmeric Spiced Overnight Chia Oats

TRUE LIFE: I am obsessed with turmeric- I think that should be an episode. I love turmeric and all of its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. This wonderful golden spice does wonders for our bodies at the cellular level as well as our bodies as a whole. As I discussed a few posts back, turmeric’s main active ingredient is curcumin, which contributes to the amazing effects turmeric has on the body. It contains high levels of manganese, iron, vitamin B6, fiber, copper, and potassium, and is a quite strong but extremely safe anti-inflammatory.

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Superfood PIPcorn Balls

I have a confession to make; I LOVE sweets. I have a huge sweet tooth and sometimes it gets me in trouble (i.e. too many cookies, pieces of dark chocolate, or brownies- or is it too many?). Something about popcorn, chocolate, and caramel reminds me of going to the movies with my parents as a little kid. Sitting there in the seat, so excited for the lights to dim and the picture to start, while munching on overly buttered and salted popcorn and chocolaty sweet bites of whatever candy I begged my parents to buy me. Oh, good times.
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Turmeric Spiced Porridge

Before I get started on how amazing and delicious this bowl of goodness tastes, let’s talk about turmeric. “What is turmeric?” You may ask. Turmeric is a golden spice which comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant that is native to southeast India. It has a warm but bitter, and peppery flavor with a mild fragrance almost like orange and ginger. It is traditionally used in a great deal of Indian cuisine and is behind the bright yellow color of mustard.

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