Fruit Spring Rolls
I love spring rolls. Like, an eat-them-once-a-week kind of love. And I would probably eat them every day if it wasn't such a chore to roll them. But recently it occurred to me that I've been wasting an opportunity by using the rice paper wraps only for savory rolls. By combining coconut sticky-rice style noodles with fresh fruit, I created a desert spring roll to satisfy any sweet tooth. Just trust me and try it.
Cauliflower Eggplant Dip
Last week I had the pleasure of playing around in the kitchen with Amanda Williams or Gourmanz. She whipped up this creamy cauliflower eggplant dip. Delicious with pita points or veggies, it would also make a great spread for a veggie sandwich. Below is my version of the dip, but check out Amanda's site for the vegan version and other great recipes!
True Botanicals aka The Natural Skincare Line That Transformed My Skin
Okay, I don't know how to talk about True Botanicals without sounding over the top, but this is the absolute best skincare line I have ever tried.
Blueberry + Spinach + Cacao Smoothie
Every single morning since I've been pregnant I have woken up craving smoothies. I switch up which ingredients I use for the sake of variety, but this is my go-to smoothie of choice. It is thick and creamy enough to keep me full, but fruity enough to quench my thirst. This smoothie is a great source of healthy fats and antioxidants. And somehow the baby never seems to get sick of it.
Local Produce Delivery!
When Fresh Harvest asked me to try one of their produce baskets, I really didn't think this was a service I'd use. I was excited to try it, but I like going to the store and picking out my own produce. I thought it might be a great option for someone else, but not for someone like me. And of course I was totally wrong. But first, here is how Fresh Harvest works:
Banana Birthday Cake with Cream Cheese and Chocolate Frosting
My best friend Emily of Whisk and Whittle makes this amazing cake with caramelized bananas and Nutella. If you are in the mood for all the butter, flour, and sugar (which sometimes I am!), her cake is definitely the winner. But last week I was in the mood for that cake, but I wanted a healthier version. I decided to adapt the recipe from my Maple Pecan Banana Muffins to make a healthy gluten-free/refined sugar-free version. And while it is a different cake experience completely, it turned out great!