How to Make a Good Smoothie + A Recipe for a Chocolate-Peanut Butter Smoothie

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This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  The summer that Paul first moved to Cincinnati, we started making lots of smoothies. I don’t know why, but it became a nightly ritual from July through September. I started buying up the discounted brown bananas every time I went to the grocery store and keeping a stash […]

Easiest Stovetop Oatmeal (+Peanut Butter-Banana Oatmeal)

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If you cook oatmeal on the stove regularly, I’m sure you’re familiar with the standard instructions: Boil water or milk, add oats, and cook and stir until they reach the consistency you like. Then immediately throw your pot in the sink and fill it with water to loosen the crusty bits that are liable to […]

Black Bean Brownies

I know you're skeptical, but give the black bean brownies a chance! Who could say no to that plate?

Paul and I have been on a health kick lately, so I’m revisiting some lighter recipes. Here’s a simple dessert that’s filling, gluten-free and high in fiber, thanks to these little guys: Yep, black beans! I know it sounds strange, but the beans replace all the flour and produce a thick, fudgy brownie. The trick […]