Black Bean Brownies + A Plant Powered For Life Giveaway

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Update: The giveaway is now over, but I'd love for you to check out the Black Bean Brownie Recipe and read my review of Plant Powered for Life by Sharon Palmer. I think you'll love them both!These Black Bean Brownies with Walnuts from Plant-Powered for Life by Sharon Palmer are the most delicious "healthy" brownies you will ever taste! Heck, they might even be some of the most delicious brownies period. … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux || Cinnamon Orange Syrup + Oatmeal Pancakes

Oatmeal Pancakes with Cinnamon Orange Syrup

One spoonful of this Goldschlagger spiked Cinnamon Orange Syrup alone or on top of my new favorite Oatmeal Pancakes {vegan and gluten-free}, and you will think you have died and gone to Heaven! Yes. It's that good. … [Read more...]

Let’s Celebrate! Double Berry Lemon Bundt Cake

Double Berry Lemon Bundt Cake

Make this super moist Double Berry Lemon Bundt Cake with raspberries, blueberries , and fresh lemon glaze, and and I promise it will be your new favorite cake. Now let's celebrate! That's a bold statement, I know. But seriously, how can you go wrong with summer sweet berries, zesty lemon juice from lemons plucked fresh from the tree, a hint of coconut flour, and, of course, a little healthy boost from good-for-you kefirr? You can't. Oh, and we're having a party too. … [Read more...]

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie

Divinely indulgent, packed with protein and other super duper nutrients, my "secret ingredient" Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie is a delicious way to start the day! Disclosure: By posting this Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie recipe, I am eligible to win a prize in the "Pure Encapsulations PureLean Blogger Smoothie Contest". Pure Encapsulations provided me with a free sample of PureLean Protein powder to create my smoothie recipe.  As always, my opinions of this product, and all products mentioned on The Spicy RD, are … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux ~ Ginger Matcha Green Tea Infused Chia Pudding

Ginger Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding // EA Stewart

Ginger and matcha green tea infused chia pudding with coconut milk plus fresh mango or strawberries on top, is an absolute matcha match made in Heaven! Oh my goodness, I think you're going to love this one! I've got 3 jars of this Ginger Matcha Green Tea Infused Chia Pudding waiting for you in my fridge. First come, first serve... … [Read more...]

Coffee Talk + Fresh Strawberry Chia Baked Oatmeal Pie

Strawberry Chia Baked Oatmeal Pie

Pull up a seat because we're having pie tonight.  As in Fresh Strawberry Chia Baked Oatmeal Pie. … [Read more...]

{Almost} Raw Chocolate Walnut Pudding + #OlympicMoms Confessions

{Almost} Raw Chocolate Pudding

#OlympicMoms Confession time... I wanted to share this {Almost} Raw Chocolate Walnut Pudding with you a couple of weeks ago. I created it in the spur of the moment, one morning when I hadn't eaten any breakfast yet {guilty as charged!} and I was having a wee bit of a chocolate craving. Fortunately, as the chocolate Gods would have it, I discovered some leftover black beans in the fridge, along with some raw cocoa powder in the pantry, plus a few other healthy goodies. Yes-beans. In pudding.  Just stay with me here and trust me that … [Read more...]

{Recipe Redux} Pistachio Pairing Party for One

Pistachio Party for 1: Tangerines, Melted Chocolate, Pistachio Nuts & Green Tea

"By posting this pistachio pairing with in-shell pistachio nuts, tangerines, melted chocolate, and green tea, I am entering a contest sponsored by the Pistachio Health Institute and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I received free pistachio samples from the Pistachio Health Institute. I was not compensated for my time." Today you are having a party. It is just for you.  No one else is invited. Shhh...Don't tell a soul. … [Read more...]

Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae

Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae

Disclosure: By posting this Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time. Ever have a sundae for breakfast? Ever have a sundae for breakfast and feel super virtuous while eating it??? If you have {eaten one that is} that's A-ok. But you could probably eat this "Maine meets the Tropics" inspired Warm Tropical Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast … [Read more...]

Orange Spiced Cashew Cookies {Jam Optional}

Orange Spiced Cashew Cookies // The Spicy RD #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Last year I was a Grinch, and didn't make you any Christmas cookies.  Not even any super easy, perfect for last minute holiday cookie baking scrumptiously delicious Orange Spiced Cashew Cookies {Jam Optional}. Bah humbug to me! Speaking of the Grinch, did any of my San Diego friends make it to this year's production of The Grinch at The Old Globe?  If not, you should! What a fabulously mean and FUNNY Grinch! {Last show is December 26} Ok, ok...back to these fabulous cookies, which are not only super EASY to make, but also, you guessed it, … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan & My Happy Things: Raw Caramel Dip, A Trip to Palm Springs, & More!

Raw Caramel Dip w/ Sliced Apples // The Spicy RD

So many happy things to share with you today, including a weekend getaway to Palm Springs, the most delicious {and kinda' healthy} raw caramel ever, and a delicious weekly meal plan too! What have you been up to lately?  Pull up a chair and let's chat!!! My Happy Things... HAPPY THING #1 Palm Springs Family Weekend Getaway It's hard to believe that it was only 3 weeks ago that we took a weekend road trip up to Palm Springs for a pre-Thanksgiving getaway with our friends.  It's been so busy, right??? Although I've been to Palm Springs … [Read more...]

Grasshopper Pie Shots

Grasshopper Pie Shots // The Spicy RD

Grasshopper Pie Shots ~ 1st Runner-Up in the California Avocado Commission Recipe Contest! I received free samples of California Avocado mentioned in this post.  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Avocado Commission and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time. I think you're really going to like these grasshopper pie shots. And, just for the record, there are no grasshoppers in them. They are vegan and gluten-free, and loaded with heart … [Read more...]

#peachlove: Peach and Berry Cream Cheese Tart with a Cinnamon Almond Crust

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I'm sitting here writing this post feeling bad.   REALLY bad. Because I can't share this delicious peach and berry cream cheese tart with a cinnamon almond crust with you for breakfast... Yes, breakfast. Loaded with healthy stuff like fresh, in-season peaches {duh}, rasp/boysen/blue/straw berries blended in to a lovely sauce, cinnamon spiced almond flour, a little dose of calcium from Greek Yogurt and Neufatel or cream cheese, plus a hint of maple syrup sweetness, this tart is DEFINITELY breakfast worthy. And, that's why I'm … [Read more...]

Singing the Blues…Blueberry Lassi and a Blue Berry Basket Giveaway.

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Blueberry Lassi~Best enjoyed poolside while listening to Billie Holiday singing the stormy blues. Update June 18, 2012: Congratulations to Sue {#46 chosen via random.org} for winning the Blue Berry Basket Giveaway!  The giveaway is now closed, but please scroll down to find and enjoy my Blueberry Lassi recipe, and happy berry eating everyone! At least a couple of times a week, a bowl of berries {blueberries...strawberries...raspberries...blackberries...and boysenberries}, graces our dinner table come spring and summer, when these healthy … [Read more...]

#icecreamlove: Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Ice Cream

oatmeal raisin cookie dough ice cream

Remember this post from the other day? Where I promised you a {Part Two} surprise??? Well I wasn't sure I could make raw maple cinnamon oatmeal raisin maple pecan cookie dough any better than it already was. But, you know what? I did. And if you like ice cream, and you like oatmeal raisin cookies, you will LOVE this Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Ice Cream. There's really not much to say about this creamy, oatmeal raisin cookie studded dish of deliciousness other than this... You.MUST.make.it. Trust me. Here's the … [Read more...]