Month: September 2014

Chocolate-Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate-Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

I am not a morning person  I think a lot of people can relate to this, and if you can’t… we might not get along.  In all seriousness, mornings are not particularly enjoyable for me.  It definitely takes a while for me to wake up and feel alert.  I’m also not a coffee drinker, except the very occasional Java Chip Frappucino I have from Starbucks which my husband says is “not REAL coffee anyway”.  I like tea with milk and sugar.  So that basically means, I’m extremely sluggish in the mornings.  Aside from that, I really struggle with eating breakfast.  I just have no interest in food when I wake up and only want my cup of tea. Ok maybe that’s a lie.  I do have interest in food when I wake up, but only if it’s unhealthy, already prepared & loaded with sugar i.e. donuts, cookies etc.  For this reason I basically chose no breakfast vs. bad breakfast.  In lieu of a lacking healthy breakfast regimen, I have started making breakfast smoothies which we take to work …

Palak Tofu

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Lately it feels like I’ve been talking a lot about eating organic with close friends and I realized I almost never specify the type of ingredients I use in my recipes.  I don’t like to force my preferences and methods on others because that is just not my thing and quite honestly- I don’t know if my methods are the “right” way to do things either.  I definitely do try to buy organic & non-GMO ingredients and food stuffs.  I don’t think I do it to an annoying extent, but I try wherever possible. If you google ‘organic’ today, you will find a TON of contradictory articles.  Some say organic is much better, some say organic is just the same as conventional and some even say conventional is much better!  It’s like falling into a rabbit hole when you start goog-ling this stuff. At the end of the day, I say people should do what feels right to them!   And for the sake of being neutral I keep my recipes non-specific so it doesn’t feel like a requirement  Which brings me to today’s …