Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it’s so much healthier than storebought creamer.

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer // This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it's so much healthier than storebought creamer.

While I was on vacay last week, you can bet I spent a few nights staying up a little later than I’m used to. 

And of course, with less sleep, I always woke up late and still felt groggy. So every morning, coffee was a necessity. But the thing is, there was a big bottle of french vanilla coffee creamer sitting in that fridge just waiting to be used (spoiler alert: I used it). I hadn’t ever realized that coffee creamer is such a convenience. 

I mean, you don’t have to add sugar (or what ever sweetener you fancy) into your coffee until it tastes just right, or risk adding too much sweetener and then the whole thing is just a sugar bomb.

It’s not CRAZY convenient, like canned ravioli or something, but it’s convenient enough to the point where I realized I needed it in my life. Just without all the corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, and artificial flavors.

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Cardamom Almond Coconut Granola Cereal

Crunchy, sweet, and bursting with warm, toasty flavor, this cardamom almond coconut granola cereal is a keeper! Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also much healthier than storebought granola.

Cardamom Almond Coconut Granola Cereal // Crunchy, sweet, and bursting with warm, toasty flavor, this cardamom almond coconut granola cereal is a keeper! Not only is it easy to make, but it's also much healthier than storebought granola.

I’m baaaack!

It’s been QUITE a while since I last shared a recipe, and I apologize for such a hiatus. But this girl needed a vacay. BIG TIME.

Now, you guys know I loooove granola. With a passion. It’s like cereal but 8,000x better. Seriously. But why should you love homemade granola, you ask? 

Well, for starters, since you’re making it at home, you can control the ingredients that go into. Meaning you can leave out all of the yucky preservatives, dyes, and artificial ingredients that do your body no good. It also means that you can change it up HOWEVER you’d like. Don’t like almonds? Leave ‘em out or swap them with another nut. Don’t have maple syrup? Sub in honey! 

And that’s just the icing on the cake, in a manner of speaking.

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The Best Homemade Bagels + An Announcement

Made with only 8 ingredients, these homemade bagels are easy to make and taste heavenly. They’re of much higher quality than the store bought kind and are also way cheaper!

Made with only 8 ingredients, these homemade bagels are easy to make and taste heavenly. They're of much higher quality than the store bought kind and are also way cheaper!

So, a long, long time ago, I shared with you a recipe for easy homemade bagels. Turns out you guys loved the heck out of it despite the god awful pictures included in the post.

To date, it is in my top ten most popular posts. And it still has crappy pictures. So today, I decided to do that amazing bagel recipe justice with new pictures, more explanation of HOW to make them, and improved recipe instructions. And I’ve even got a little video down there from the Maria Alison from Ten at the Table (also my sister) that shows EXACTLY how to shape the bagels.

Shaping the bagels was BY FAR the biggest question I’ve gotten regarding the recipe.

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Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bites

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and PACKED with that comforting “cinnamon roll” flavor. They’re so easy to make and are actually healthy for you!

Cinnamon Maple Sweet Potato Bites // Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and PACKED with comforting "cinnamon roll" flavor!

Not too long ago I shared a recipe for sweet potato fries, and while I was making them, a brilliant idea popped into my head…

“Cinnamon roll flavored sweet potato fries”

Of course, whilst cutting the sweet potatoes I changed my mind and decided to make them bites. I also decided that instead of coating them with olive oil (because cinnamon and olive oil don’t go together), I’d use melted butter. Ooh, yes.

Because, when in doubt, add butter. Honestly, it isn’t that much added calories and it makes it taste 20x better. TRUTH.

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Chipotle Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

These sweet, salty, and spicy chipotle sweet potato black bean tacos are a simple and delicious meal. Topped with a tangy chipotle crema dressing, you’re sure to love these delicious tacos.

Chipotle Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos // Natural Chow

I have always been a taco kind of girl.

I would eat tacos everyday of my LIFE if I could. But until a couple of days ago, I had only ever tried a “regular” taco—beans, meat, cheese, lettuce—the whole shabang. 

I’ve never had sweet potato in a taco before, but after remembering how fabulous and tasty last week’s sweet potato fries were, I kinda wanted to try something different. I mean, the sweet/salty/spicy combo was pretty dang good, so I figured—why not improve on a flavor combo I KNOW will taste great?

The result was taco perfection.

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