Category Archives: dessert

Strawberry-Apple Smoothie

And, to add to last week’s smoothie, here’s a classic. This one has been my standard for ten years or so. It’s the perfect crisp, sweet treat on a hot day. (Not that we’ve had any of those recently!) One … Continue reading

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Mango-Peach Smoothie

It’s unseasonably cold here in New York, but my tastebuds don’t seem to care. They’re hungering for lighter, springier fare. So following my run yesterday, I satisfied them with a smoothie to end all smoothies. I usually go in for … Continue reading

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Grilled Pears with Walnut Cream Cheese

Cooler weather always makes me crave comfort food. I love sweet and warm fall foods that make you feel like you’ve just bundled up in flannel pajamas. And if that food also happens to be good for you? Well, what’s … Continue reading

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Coconut Milk Rice Pudding

I know, I know. Slap me on the wrist; I have been a bad blogger. Between work and school and more work (I have two jobs, one in research and the other as a personal trainer), I’ve been doing 14-hour … Continue reading

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S’mores Truffles

Ok, I know I promised to put away the junk food as my training kicks up a notch, but really, how could I not finish perfecting the truffles I’ve been working on all summer? How could I leave you without … Continue reading

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Red, White, and Blue Granita

Remember when you were a kid and a Sno-Cone was the height of summer cuisine? Confession time: I still kinda feel that way. I mean, really, who doesn’t love a sweet, icy treat on a hot day? Popsicles, Slushees, Sno-Cones…I … Continue reading

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Basil Brownie Cake

My basil plant is a little out of control right now; I dream about basil taking over my apartment. I’ve even named him Audrey, because there’s no way I’m going to control him. So, thanks to Audrey, I’m always thinking of … Continue reading

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Chocolate Loaf

Inspired by my successful foray into loaf cakes a few weeks ago, I decided to make a chocolate loaf this week. This recipe turned out delicious and so easy to make–it’s the perfect thing for a Tuesday night chocolate craving! … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcake

Well, sort of strawberry shortcake. Purists believe that strawberry shortcake is only strawberry shortcake when you use a biscuit. When I was a kid, it was done with a spongy cake–an angel food cake or those little cake shells that … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Almond Scones

On Wednesday, I had to visit a customer out in the farthest reaches of Queens. Round-trip, my commute that day was about five hours. Three trains and a bus ride each way. Ugh. But I did discover that after a … Continue reading

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