• Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan Ice Cream 

  • Linzer Hearts

  • Layering Essentials

  • A Fresh Approach + Reader Survey and Giveaway

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan Ice Cream 

Since giving up most dairy, I’ve started to crave ice cream. It’s rare that I eat ice cream in the winter because it’s so cold outside. But when I have a craving for a food I make it a mission to shut down that craving by eating that particular food. I’ve also been eating a lot of dark chocolate lately. Is there a particular food you’ve been craving lately?

So I was watching the today show and saw Joy Bauer make a recipe for vegan ice cream. So I decided to create my own recipe for a Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Coconut Milk. This easy recipe is delicious and satisfies all of my cravings. The six ingredient recipe requires no ice cream machine and all ingredients can be found at your local grocer or Whole Foods. 



Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan Ice Cream 

Serves 4-6


2 cans of full fat coconut milk

3 bananas, frozen and sliced

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup peanut butter 

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 tablespoon vanilla extract


1. Place all ingredients in your food processor and blend until smooth. 

2.  Pour all ingredients in a wax paper or parchment paper line loaf pan. 

3. Freeze for 2-3 hours or overnight until firm enough to scoop with an ice cream scoop!

4. Enjoy!

Linzer Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you are spending the day with people you love. This morning I woke up in the mood to bake and felt the like making cookies. I love a good shortbread cookie and discovered a recipe for traditional linzer cookies and I decided to make ones with hearts. How are you spending your Valentine’s Day?

Linzer Cookies Linzer Cookies with Hearts

 Linzer Heart Cookies with Jam Linzer Cookies with Jame

Linzer CookiesLinzer Cookies with Powdered Sugar

Linzer Heart Cookies
  1. 2.5 Sticks of Butter
  2. 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  3. 1/2 cups of light brown sugar
  4. 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  5. 2 large egg yolks
  6. 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 3 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
  9. Strawberry Preserves with Champagne
  10. Linzer Cookie Cutter Set
  1. In a mixer, on a medium speed beat egg, sugar, butter, salt together until creamy. Slowly add in flour on a lower speed until you have a smooth batter.

  2. On wax paper, sprinkle a little powdered sugar. Roll out cookie dough onto paper and form a big ball with your hands. Allow dough to chill for 2 hours or overnight in refrigerator. Divide dough into four parts. Roll out each part on a powdered sugar surface until flat. Make sure your dough is about 1/4 inch thick.

  3. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

  4. Using your round cookie cutter, cut out the dough into circles. Cut hearts into half of the cookie cutouts.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Allow them to cool at room temperature. Once they have cooled spread strawberry jam onto the the sides that don't have the hearts. Sprinkle powdered sugar on the sides with the hearts. Press both sides together.
Adapted from Women's Day
Adapted from Women's Day
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Layering Essentials

This year in Atlanta Valentine’s Day is going to be a cold one. Temperatures are expected to reach record lows. So the Mr. and I have a romantic day and evening at home. I’ve partnered with ModCloth to recommend the essential items you need for weekend wear. On a cold weekend like this one I love to layer my clothing. I’ve picked three looks you will love to layer with. For other cardigan options that perfect for layering check out the rest of their website





A Fresh Approach + Reader Survey and Giveaway

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I’ve heard you can substitute avocado in baking for butter and I was intrigued when I saw a similar recipe to this chocolate avocado mousse in a Paleo cookbook got for Christmas. Throwing a Valentines Day party? This no-bake dessert is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for serving to your guests at the end of the night. Avocados are always on sale during season at my local grocery store so this recipe if an affordable and healthy dessert that won’t break the bank either. 




Chocolate Avocado Pudding


2 ripe avocados

½ cup of original coconut milk

¼ cup of honey

¼ cup of cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

¼ teaspoon sea salt


In a food processor or blender, add all of the ingredients and blend until very smooth and slightly fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Additional honey may be added for sweetness. Refrigerate for an hour to chill before serving.


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by Jewel at Foodie.com

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Foodie for Mode Media. I was compensated for this recipe.