• Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats: Breakfast on the Go

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    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day: that’s what they say right? When I was younger I was never really a “breakfast person”. I always felt like I was too rushed in the morning to make anything substantial, so half the time I just didn’t bother eating. When I started college, however, I started noticing that I was really hungry during my morning classes and needed to get into the breakfast groove. Alas: I was introduced to overnight oats and it totally changed my feelings on breakfast. Not only was it healthy, but I was able to make it in 2 minutes at night and have breakfast ready for the next day.

    Today, I am a strong promoter of oatmeal and eat it basically every day. Some days I make it hot (like this), but most days, I choose to eat overnight oats, which are a cold version of oatmeal that kind of taste like a parfait. Don’t knock it till you try it. Overnight oats are creamy, sweet, and crazy good. The best part? You make them at night so you don’t have to worry about getting anything out in the morning. Now that I’ve been making overnight oats for the past few years, I wake up excited about breakfast since it’s stress-free & already made. This recipe literally does all of the work while you sleep, what could be better than that?? Most times, I even make it in a mason jar so that it’s easily transportable wherever I go. Just pop on a lid, grab a spoon, and head out the door.

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  • Super Simple Death by Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes

    death by chocolate vegan cupcakesLet me let you in on a little secret: growing up I was never a chocolate person. M&M’s? Not a fan. Hershey bars? Underwhelming. I was always in to the fruitier side of life: strawberry ice cream, sour watermelon candy: now those are the things I can get down with. As I got older, however, my taste preferences changed and damn am I happy about it. While I’m still not in to milk chocolate, I love all things dark and delicious…which is where these chocolate vegan cupcakes come in. When I think of baked goods, decadent and rich flavors always come to mind.

    These death by chocolate vegan cupcakes are rich, satisfying, and just the right amount of sweetness you need in your day. Their chocolate flavor is perfectly dark coming from cocoa powdered and melted chocolate chips. Naturally vegan, dairy free, and nut free, this recipe is great for your allergy-plagued friends (cough cough: me) & they can easily be made gluten-free by subbing out one flour for another. Since I myself follow a plant-based diet and know how frustrating it can be to have to make a million changes to a recipe, I try to make all of the recipes I share all inclusive so that they can work for any diet.

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  • Protein Packed Buddha Bowls

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    While it’s really fun to make new dishes and try out recipes every night, often times its unrealistic because you always have leftovers lying around in the fridge. That’s where these Protein Packed Buddha Bowls come in.

    Basically: there’s no rhyme or rhythm to Buddha Bowls which is what I’m all about; freestyling with food is my favorite. It’s where new recipes are born, and where old ones come to life. When I started getting into cooking, I followed a lot of recipes to the T and felt like everything had to be perfect or the recipe wouldn’t be a success. Over time, however, I’ve realized that while following a recipe is awesome and fool-proof, sometimes it’s fun to play around and try out different combinations. My current obsession: avo toast with agave & black pepper. It’s a weird combo but amazing, try it out and come back and thank me. 😉 (more…)

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Sincerely Katerina

Sincerely Katerina