The BEST Carrot Cake Cupcakes

I’ve been on a little baking kick this week. Carrot cake is my favorite dessert of all time. It is so rich, moist, and I love the different textures. The 7-layer carrot cake from Mitchell’s is to-die-for. Sam and I always get it whenever we go there or when we are celebrating something. Considering that that cake is 7-layers of straight sugar, I decided to recreate it and ohhhh man… I think I nailed it. Sam took a bite, looked at me, and said, “These are way better than Mitchell’s, I promise.” SUCCESS. The mixture of carrot, coconut, and cinnamon is

U.S. Virgin Islands

I think I said to Sam, “Let’s move here” about 2947439x while in the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S. territory, in the Caribbean, fresh fish for every meal… I mean, c’mon. Who wouldn’t want to move there? Plus, you know what they say – happy wife, happy life. Needless to say, we’re moving in the Fall. Just kidding 😉 We had so much fun exploring the islands! The minute we walked off of the plane, we got fresh coconuts, devoured some crab wraps, and enjoyed some Carib. We rented a Jeep Wrangler, which made exploring even more exciting. I’m surprised we

Toasted Coconut Almond Butter

Coconut anything, please! It has always been my favorite flavor for everything. Coconut shrimp, coconut La Croix (obsessed), coconut body lotion, coconut ALMOND BUTTA. Totally winged this recipe and it turned into something that I have been making weekly. Sam is obsessed with it, even more than I am. And we all know how obsessed I am with almond butter. The cinnamon adds the perfect amount of spicy warmth and the pink Himalayan salt brings the flavors to life in your mouth. I like my butter extra coconutty, hence the “heaping” cup I add to it. 🙂 Spread this pure

Raw Chocolate

National. Chocolate. Day. Also known as every woman on planet earths favorite day (I’m assuming). Anyone who knows me well knows that I have one of the biggest sweet tooths you’ve ever seen! I’m constantly shocking Sam with how much sugar I can consume (not proud of that). Chocolate is my favorite, so creating the perfect raw chocolate recipe was a must. I’ve always loved dark chocolate, beware that this is a little bit more bitter than the milk chocolate you would pick up at the store – but man oh man is it delicious. Toasted coconut and toasted almonds

Top 5 Protein Bars

Do you ever stand in the grocery store, staring at the millions of protein bars and wonder “which do I choose?” or “which is the best for me”? I’ve definitely been there. Luckily, I have done my research and tested many bars to give you the top 5 best protein bars! What makes a protein bar the “best”? Here are some questions that I ask myself when looking for a yummy bar: 1) Does the company source organic, local, non-GMO, fair-trade ingredients? 2) What is the ratio of protein, fats, and carbohydrates? 3) Am I looking for a quick protein snack