The Lighter Side of Paris – Juice Bars, Vegan Restaurants, Gluten-Free Crepes, Oh My!

In a culture where red meat is forefront on every menu, butter is the first ingredient in most recipes and chain-smoking is still cool, it seems unlikely that those looking for a slightly less hedonistic diet will succeed. However, Paris, like a fine wine, is beginning to mature when it comes to its long-established, and often,… 

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Goat Cheese, Fig and Walnut Tartine + Where in the World is HRx?

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego Michelle? I hope the Carmen Sandiego theme song is playing in your head right now because it’s been playing in my head for days. If you don’t know the Carmen Sandiego theme song, well, thanks for making me feel old. Anyways, back to my point. Last time we talked (well,… 

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Georgia Peach Cupcakes + Savannah Wedding

You know what I haven’t had in a while? No, I’m not talking about fettuccine alfredo again. I’m talking about a vacation. A real vacation. Sure, I travel all the time for weddings, work, visiting the in-laws in Scotland, but I’m talking lying on the beach in 85-degree weather with a daiquiri in one hand and a… 

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Oatmeal Coconut Moon Pie with Dark Chocolate Drizzle (DF, V)

I know I say this a lot, but this oatmeal coconut moon pie may be the best dessert I’ve ever made. Is it a dairy-free oatmeal coconut moon pie or dessert crack? Jury is still out, but I’m going with crack. This cookie sandwich is A-D-D-I-C-T-I-V-E, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t even like moon pies…. 

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Detox Part 2: Almond Butter Banana-Blueberry Tortilla

Yes. That is all I have to say about this breakfast. Just, YES. How can this possibly be on the day 4 menu of a detox? I don’t believe it. This is more like, ”Hey, girlfriends, let’s go out for a hip, healthy breakfast in LA or Portland. Then, let’s go shopping and buy some fabulous shoes.” I thought the… 

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Detox Part 1: Avocado and Pear Smoothie

Juice Fast!!! That’s what I’ve been running around my house screaming ever since I went to the library the other week and found my new favorite book, “The Detox Prescription.” Per usual, I was perusing the new books section after systematically filing through the fiction system (basically I look for any book that is pink, by Jane Green,… 

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Chicken Sausage, Squash and Fennel Hash (DF, GF)

I feel like we’re all a bit stuck in Mother Nature’s purgatory, teetering between the hope of sunny 70-degree days and the reality of a late March snow storm. Really Mother Nature? Did you really put snow on the agenda for tomorrow? I mean, that’s just cray-cray. Despite the impending day of below freezing temps, hope… 

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Superfood Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette + Blue Chai Tea

I recently realized that there are several levels of blog success. Stage 1 = your mom and your coworkers who you’ve plied with trial cookies are pretty much the only people who know your blog exists. Stage 2 = a couple hundred people are visiting your blog each day, and you realize, wow, strangers are looking… 

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Coconut Brown Sugar Scones with Coconut Clotted Cream (DF, V) + Giveaway Winner

Remember when I was obsessing over making the perfect vegan scone? Welllllllll I maybe forgot to tell you guys that I finally succeeded. I think we’ve already established that I suck at sharing (because I’ve been too busy running giveaways – winner below!!), but, in the interest of all that is delicious, please forgive me…. 

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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Honey Apple Cake

All that talk about almond cookies and Cooking Light reminded me that I have completely neglected to tell you guys about one of my favorite Cooking Light desserts. Sorry, guys. I’m the worst. I just gave myself a little bad girl smack on the hand. Bad Michelle! But, in my defense, I’ve been a little… 

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