Double Take

With copious amounts of rich cocoa powder AND an abundance of dark chocolate chips, this loaf cake just might stop you in your tracks.

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The Inescapable Hole–Part II

If it was not enough to be captivated by the first batch of high protein donuts, I do not blame you. Once you have fallen into the hole of {better for you} donut excellence, you may seldom have the desire to be lifted out by their sugar-laden alternatives. Prepare to fall even harder and faster this time, however, because chocolate and peanut butter have arrived to join in. Enter chapter two of the grand donut-fest…

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The Inescapable Hole–Part I

Donuts. There is something about them (especially for those of us with a voracious sweet tooth) that draws us in with a relentless force of confectionary greatness. It is as if they have their own gravitational field that lures us near enough to the point where we cannot turn back after the first…or the second…or the third…until we have obliterated that last crumb in the box of one dozen. It is without a doubt that donuts are the black holes in the universe of pastires.

All cosmic forces aside, however, they do not need to be bad news for the mindful and/or high-volume eaters.

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Bento #3

Here is another bento idea to spark your interest. Thanks to the power of high-volume ingredients including crabmeat, mushrooms, and fat-free Icelandic yogurt, this box full of bounty is as satisfying as it is delicious!

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Cuckoo for Coconut 

At some point in time, among the quinoa, kale, chia seeds, and goji berries, coconut became snugly nestled into the plethora of health-food crazes. And what is one of the most effectively entertaining ways to take advantage of superfood trends?…Cupcakes!

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A Seemingly Devilish Match Made in Heaven

Chocolate and peanut butter…the world’s most wonderful combination. I am not leaving that open for debate; that is just the way it is.

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Pump it Up!

I hope that everybody had a lovely Thanksgiving and feasted well. Surely, there would have been no better way to round off that giant holiday meal you enjoyed than with a classic pumpkin pie. Your traditional recipe, however, may have been missing one utterly important element to contribute to a truly satisfying dessert: CHOCOLATE!

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Big Portions Come in Small Packages

I have always been quite attracted to bite-size foods. Consider how many poppable treasures nature has created for us: nuts, seeds, berries, grape tomatoes, ice cream bonbons…(okay, perhaps that last item does not exactly grow from the ground, but I’m just sayin’)…

Bonbons aside, crafting wholesome homemade bite-size treats is quite a joy. There is something so charming about small edibles. Perhaps they bring me back to fond childhood memories, such as eating fun-size candy bars at Halloween, or the teeny-tiny foods in the kitchens of my Polly Pocket play sets. Despite their small size, however, little bites can still satisfy a big appetite…

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins!

Oh, how I love chocolate. I simply cannot get enough of it, and I go to bed sad and hopeless if ever going a day without it. Even the things in life that bring us the most joy and elation, however, can get excessive at times. Yes…there are extremely rare occasions (as much as the thought makes me cringe) in which I do need a break from chocolate. When a refreshing change of pace is desired, this recipe hits the spot–while still satisfying my Bottomless Stomach-sized appetite.

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So Good, You Just Might Lose Your Marbles!

Brownies are good. Cheesecake is good. Ultimately, they are a marriage of near perfect indulgence when combined. Neither of them, however, particularly scream “have another, and another, and another… and you won’t regret it.” Unless of course, you are doing things Bottomless Stomach style.

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