Dairy Free Chocolate Cherry Overnight Oats

Breakfast, Recipes | March 21, 2017 | By

I recently got a really big craving for oatmeal. These hankerings aren’t a frequent occurrence for me. I am more of an egg person in the morning. But, sometimes the only way to relieve a craving is to give into it. With about a dozen overnight oats pictures on my Instagram feed every morning, I’m shocked I’m not indulging every day.

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Chocolate Tart with Gingersnap Crust (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Today I am discussing my recent death by chocolate experience. You guys, this is one of my proudest baking moments yet! Granted, I had a little help with an original recipe that I adapted from. BUT, I made the most decadent chocolate cake and one of my favorite dessert recipes into a dairy and gluten free version!! Did I mention it still tastes exactly the same?  I just about did cartwheels in my kitchen.

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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter and Nutella Zucchini Bread

Today’s recipe is absolutely nutty! It’s an over-the-top, over-indulgent, but oh-so worth it spin on zucchini bread.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats Recipe

The Dish | September 15, 2015 | By

In honor of the first few crisp mornings alerting us that Fall is truly on it’s way I am bringing you the first pumpkin sighting on Behind the Plates. This is a repeat recipe from last year but, with overnight oats still still trending on the food circuit I thought you might need the reminder! Enjoy…

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Rich Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Recipe- Paleo Friendly and Dairy Free

There’s no pudding this baby in the corner (see what I did there….). Today’s dessert recipe is a showstopper. Not only are these dreamy chocolate treats made with only 4 ingredients, they also fit into my Paleo diet! (Insert happy dance!!). This also means they are gluten, dairy, and soy free too.  

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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake Batter Truffles Recipe

Desserts, Recipes | February 12, 2015 | By

I’m sharing a throwback recipe…this has been a popular one for both the readers and in my own household. I make these for all occasions, not just Valentines Day but they are an extra special, great gift idea for the holiday of Love!

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February Foodie Happenings Around NJ

Hello Everyone- Welcome to the month of love…and chocolate {mostly chocolate 😉 }. Gear up for quite a handful of chocolate inspired events. They are all great excuses to pick up you’re Valentine’s Day gifts while getting to sample all the sweets for yourself! There’s also some wine, beer, and Mardi Gras celebrations going on around the state that are noteworthy. Its the perfect time to get out from being stuck indoors and embrace the winter spirit by attending one of these exciting events!

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Chocolate Covered Peppermint Pretzel Smores

Desserts, Recipes | December 15, 2014 | By

Its Christmas Cookie season! The only problem with that is….my baking abilities aren’t quite caught up to my cooking ones yet. I dabble in trying recipes out and changing an ingredient here or there. But, I truly have not yet mastered the art of baking. But I do love to partake in the annual tradition of making edible treats to bring to parties, set out on the holiday table, and even package up as gifts.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats Recipe

I’ve taken up a new morning hobby, working out. I’ve decided I like having my evenings to myself so I am starting to shift my workout class schedule to pre-work times (And yes, it’s as miserable as it sounds. I give all you early birds credit!). This new AM agenda also means an updated breakfast ritual. While I constantly change my morning meal I am into this new phase of overnight oats.

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Almond Joy Banana Ice Cream Recipe (Gluten & Dairy Free)

This is it….the end of summer has arrived. And while I do love Fall, I’m just not ready for the cooler weather to be back already this year. I’ve decided I need to savor the last bit of warmth with some über summery things for instance, ice cream!

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