Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes

Hey everyone - I’m Shivani from ‘Shivani Loves Food’, and I’m so excited to be guest posting on Gina’s incredible blog!  Today I am sharing a recipe for something which is universally approved. Naturally, I wanted to make a good impression on you, and let’s be real, talking about my love for broccoli probably isn’t the best way to do that! So, I turned towards my second love: pancakes (okay pancakes take the top spot and you know it). These aren’t just any old pancakes. These deliciously fluffy peanut butter banana pancakes are scattered with fresh berries and drizzled in rich chocolate peanut butter sauce. Swoon! Okay, let’s talk more about these Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes. You only need 5

Sesame Cookies Sponsored by New Chapter Vitamins

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of New Chapter®, maker of whole-food, science-based vitamins and supplements. The opinions and text are all my own. The product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!  All my sesame lovers, where ya at?! This one is for you! It’s no secret that I am already obsessed with tahini, which y’all know is a paste made from ground up sesame seeds, but I’m gettin’ crazy today and using these nutrient-rich seeds both ground and whole in these gluten-free, vegan cookies that only require 4 ingredients, and about 15 minutes of your time. It all started when I was brainstorming on ways to use my New Chapter Fermented Black Seed Booster Powder. Sure you

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Shortcake Sponsored by Taylor & Colledge

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Taylor & Colledge. The opinions and text are all mine. The product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!  Until recently I forgot about shortcake, you know- the strawberry kind. I forgot how much I love this classic dessert and just how simple it is to make. My dad had the idea to make it for Easter this year and with a two year old and two month old I was all on board for an easy dessert. If you're like me (and this may be showing my age...) the strawberry shortcake from my childhood included those store bought spongy shortcake cups, sliced strawberries, and Reddi Whip. Not really all that impressive, but I sure did love it. So

Quinoa Falafel Tangerine Crunch Wraps

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Taylor Farms. The opinions and text are all mine. The product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!  So here's how my day went: I woke up to both babies screaming- one because she was hungry, the other because he dropped his favorite dinosaur out of his crib. We then proceeded to slide downhill with everything being a catastrophie (talk about the terrible twos) and a growth spurt where eating non-stop seemed to be the only thing that would satisfy my little miss. I know you mammas feel me, I barely had time to brush my teeth and change out of my pajamas before the next mood would strike and super mommy was called to the rescue. Which by the way, my

Coconut Mango Parfait

This post is a guest post from Annebelle Smolders. Annebelle is 24 years old and lives in Winterthur, Switzerland. She has a full-time job in strategy consulting and loves spending her free time creating vegan recipes for her blog Avobelle. Her main goal is to “veganize” everyday and traditional Swiss dishes, which are mostly full of butter, cheese, etc. and show that plant-based eating poses no restriction in any way and that every dish can be prepared just as well without animal products! Follow along on her Instagram! When deciding on what recipe to create for my guest post for lovely Gina, it was soon clear to me that it had to be something sweet. After all, we both seem to love cookies and desserts! So I started brainstorming, recipe testing, and,

Beet Hummus Pizza Sponsored by Love Beets

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Love Beets. The opinions and text are all mine.   This is a story, a love story, about when pizza met hummus, hummus met beets and it was magical! You see, when you're me- the pizza possibilities are endless. The day I decided to pair hummus and pizza together ranks right up there with the day peanut butter met chocolate... For this particular pizza recipe, I decided to marry one of my all time favs with my newest obsession- Love Beets for one unBEETable pizza creation! You take your favorite pizza crust recipe and combine it with beet powder, then top it with beet hummus, red onion, arugula, cooked baby beets, peas, avocado, and toasted pine nuts. You might be thinking

Avocado Banana Matcha Creamsicles Sponsored by Suncore Foods

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Suncore Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. The Suncore product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!  I've been dying to make some kind of popsicles for quite a while now, but I have been waiting for the right recipe idea to strike... Then Suncore Foods launched their Premium Midori Jade Matcha Supercolor Powder and I knew it was time to bust out the popsicle mold I bought last summer (that I haven't yet used). We've been having some pretty nice weather here in Ohio- so it was definitly Mother Nature pretty much begging me to make them asap! These Avocado Banana Matcha Creamsicles are creamy and dreamy and represent all things

Sriracha Peanut Cauliflower Rice Bowls Sponsored by Sharp USA

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sharp USA. The opinions and text are all mine. The Sharp USA product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use for this recipe, thank you so much!   It always comes down to this- what and how can I serve my family a healthy, nutritious meal the fastest way possible leaving us all with empty plates or bowls and full bellies? And preferrably minimal clean up... Well today I bring you a delicious plant-based meal that does just that! Kick up your rice and veggie bowl from ordinary to over-the-top flavorful without sacrificing the healthy or hours in your kitchen. And yes! It includes minimal clean up too! I've partnered with Sharp Home USA to bring you these delicious Sriracha