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Perfect Soft Boiled Egg in 6 minutes, in collaboration with Mikes Mighty Good Ramen.

Your girl mastered the perfect soft boiled egg to top my Mikes Mighty Good Ramen. No need to go out for ramen anymore, I HAVE ALL I NEED RIGHT HERE. 

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Felt fancy the other day eating my ramen because of this duo right here. I’m not sure what was better: the soft boiled egg or the insanely rich and flavorful broth from Mikes Mighty Good Ramen Miso Ramen. I love Mikes Mighty Good Ramen ramen because it’s SO easy to throw together and top with whatever I want or nothing at all. Their ramen packs a punch and every flavor I’ve tried is a knockout.

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Soft Boiled Egg: Bring water in a medium size pot to a boil then lower the heat so that the water simmers gently. Lower in the egg. Start the timer. After six minutes remove the egg and run it under a cold tap for 15 seconds (or set in an ice bath for 5 minutes to cool).


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Vanilla Grain Free Cake, in collaboration with Driscoll’s.

I’m so torn. 😫🍓 I thought my cashew butter cacao mug cake was the best thing I’ve ever made… but then I made this vanilla grain free cake. It’s moist (not mad about this word) and topped with a peanut butter chai frosting, my strawberry chia seed jam, and Driscoll’s strawberries. Don’t knock the combo until you try it.

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Vanilla Grain Free Cake:
* 2 + 1/2 cups almond flour
* 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
* 1/2 cup maple syrup
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1/2 tsp baking soda
* 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
* 2 eggs
Frosting:
* 1 + 1/4 cup powder peanut butter
* 2 scoops vanilla chai lactation booster (may omit and add 2 more tbsps powder peanut butter)
* 2 tbsp manuka honey
* 1/2 cup nut milk (may need more depending on desired consistency)
Toppings:
* Strawberry chia seed jam (made with fresh Driscoll’s strawberries, recipe below)
* Chopped Driscoll’s strawberries (would taste great with blackberries too, Driscoll’s berry of the month)

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare your 8-inch pan by cutting a circular round of parchment paper to fit the base of your pan. Spray the pan with nonstick spray and place circular parchment round inside the cake pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla until well incorporated. Add almond flour, himalayan pink salt, and baking soda. Mix until batter is formed, then pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake about 25-30 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool, completely before frosting.
  • Prepare the frosting while the cake is baking. Combine all frosting ingredients in a medium size bowl (you may need to add more nut milk depending on your desired consistency). Frost cooled cake, top with chia seed jam, and fresh strawberries. Enjoy!

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Peanut butter, chai, and strawberries: thoughts?

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Grain Free Cashew Butter Cacao Mug Cake, in collaboration with Yumbutter.

Tooting my own horn here because this, THIS, is the best thing I’ve made to date: cashew butter cacao mug cakes. They’re grain free, super moist (why do people not like that word?), and perfect for anytime of day. I just ate this second one after spin this morning. Dollop on extra Yumbutter superfood cashew butter, vanilla dairy free gelato (or homemade cocoyo), and sprinkles of cacao nibs. Or you can simply add some vanilla ghee on top to give this more of a brownie feel.

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Cashew Butter Cacao Mug Cake (makes two cakes):

  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp Yumbutter superfood cashew butter (plus extra for topping)
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 whole egg 
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp nut milk
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs (plus extra fo topping)
  • Dash of nutmeg (can omit, I just love nutmeg with cacao powder!)

Instructions:

1. Whisk together coconut flour, cacao powder, dash of salt, and baking powder in a small bowl.
2. Add egg, Yumbutter superfood cashew butter, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, nut milk, cacao nibs, and vanilla. Mix until combine.
3. Divide evenly into 2 small mugs (or ramekins) sprayed with nonstick spray and microwave on high for 60 seconds, or until cake is puffed up.
4. Add an additional scoop of Yumbutter superfood cashew butter, vanilla gelato, cacao nibs, and enjoy!

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What would you add on top of this mug cake? I added a dairy free key-lime ice cream on mine this morning. Is there anything that wouldn’t taste good on these?! The answer is no.


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Skinny Dipped Dark Chocolate Mint Balls, in collaboration with Skinny Dipped.

Back at it again with the Skinny Dipped Dark Chocolate Mint Balls. This time they’re covered in dark chocolate and legit taste like an ungraded thin mint!

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Made these thin mint balls over the weekend and I couldn’t wait to share! I’ve been so hangry lately and needed something with an extra punch. I took my favorite Skinny Dipped dark chocolate mint almonds and mixed them together with a bunch of other goodies (cashew butter, flax meal, manuka honey) and covered it with dark chocolate. I have a major sweet tooth and these have been keeping me real happy. Your tastebuds can thank me later.

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup natural nut butter ( I used cashew butter)
  • 1/3 cup of ground flax seed
  • 3 tbsps crushed Skinny Dipped Dark Chocolate Mint Almonds
  • 2 Tbsp Manuka honey
  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips or 1 whole dark chocolate bar

Directions:

  • Mix together 2 tbsp coconut oil and your nut butter together and microwave until melted and mixed well (45 seconds to a minute).
  • Mix together your nut butter mix, GF oats, manuka honey, crushed Skinny Dipped almonds, and flax seed. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Mix together 1 tsp coconut oil and dark chocolate chips (or broken up chocolate bar) and place in the microwave and let melt for 1 minute. Mix until smooth.
  • Take your cashew balls and cover them in the melted dark chocolate and place back on the baking sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour. Devour!


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Gluten Free English “McMuffin” casserole, in collaboration with Canyon Gluten Free Bakehouse.

Here for the gluten free English “McMuffin” casserole.

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If you’re anything like me, you grew up on McDonald’s. I didn’t grow up with money so groceries were scarce and making a McDonald’s meal last a few meals was the norm. I no longer eat McDonald’s but I do get cravings for a McMuffin! That’s how this glorious casserole was born. It’s gluten free, easy to make, and perfect for a weekly meal prep. Makes 4-5 servings, winning!

 

GF English “McMuffin” Casserole:

  • 4 Canyon Gluten Free English muffins (you can find them at Von’s!) chopped into strips
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 + 1/4 cup plain kefir or nut milk
  • 1 cup shredded shard cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz breakfast sausage, chicken, turkey, or pork. Cooked and crumbled
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Maple syrup to top.

Directions:

  • Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with non stick spray.
  • Cut each half of the English muffins into 6 long pieces. Add half of the sliced GF English muffins in a single layer. Top with half of the sausage and 1/2 of the cheese. Layer the remaining GF English muffins and sausage and 1/2 more cheese.
  • Whisk together the eggs, kefir/nut milk, sea salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until combined. Pour the mixture over the casserole. Wrap the baking dish with plastic wrap and place refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Remove plastic wrap and bake at 325F for 45-50 minutes. Let cool slightly, top with maple syrup, and enjoy!

Would you eat this? Yes or no. I’m a “strange but good” kinda gal so you know I’m ALL about this. Tag a friend you’re thankful for. I’m thankful for Natalie Griffo. It’s her birthday today and it has been so fun getting to know her since we moved to SD. Watching our babies together is pretty cute too. HAPPY SUNDAY!!


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Vanilla Chai Chia Seed Pudding, in collaboration with Ancient Nutrition.

Oh hellloooo beautiful chia seed pudding with the works.

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Saw my girl Olivia from @olive.eeeats enjoy some chia seed pudding before her Disney adventure and had major chia pudding fomo. It had been ages since I made chia seed pudding so I had to do it up with the works. I used Ancient Nutrition’s new multi collagen ultra vanilla chai with CBD hemp (5 mg of CBD hemp per serving and 10 g of collagen per serving) to give this pudding the perfect flavor. This mix is so easy to use and it’s perfect on it’s own blended with some nut milk for on-the-go or in a recipe. Now available at ancientnutrition.com.

Vanilla Chai Chia Seed Pudding:

  • 1 cup nut milk
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 scoop Ancient Nutrition multi collagen ultra vanilla chai with CBD hemp
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or manuka honey

Toppings:

  • Strawberries
  • Granola

Directions:

  • Place all chia seed pudding ingredients in a jar, cover with a lid, and shake until everything is completely mixed.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning top with goodies and enjoy!

 


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#whatrobinfavors – June top five

Another month has flown by and I cannot believe it. As of yesterday, Poppy is TEN MONTHS old. You better believe I’m already planning her first birthday party because the closer it gets the more my brain becomes total mush. My sweet little gal is growing up!

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A new month means I have a new top five for my monthly series. I’m thinking of calling it #whatrobinfavors, thoughts? Shoutout to everyone who suggested names for this series, they were all so creative but this one stuck out to me most.

Food: Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies, do I even need to explain? I’ll be honest, I was SO bummed when I pulled these bad boys out of the oven. They were flatter than flat and I didn’t think they’d be worth tasting. Joel begged to differ and said they looked good to him so I let them cool to at least take one bite. At first bite my mouth was salivating and my tastebuds went straight to a bakery cookie I’ve had in the past. Lesson learned: don’t judge a cookie by it’s cover. Click here for the recipe!

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Drink:  If you’ve been following me over on the gram then you know I’m hooked on my cold brew chagaccino. I had my first chagaccino at Alfred last month in LA and was really sad to know I couldn’t go to Alfred everyday to get one. After a couple test recipes I finally got it right! I might be biased but I think my Chagacchino is better than Alfred’s.😊

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Exercise: When we left LA last year I was really bummed to be moving away from FlyWheel. I had been spinning at FlyWheel for the last four years and couldn’t imagine enjoying spin as much anywhere else. That is until I took a RushCycle class. I had heard great things about the class and all the instructors so I thought, “why not?!”. It’s free for your first ride so I wasn’t losing anything taking one class. Five minutes into the class I knew this was my new FlyWheel. RushCycle has a tech pack so you know your gear and speed, the ambiance during class is so fun with the blacklight feature, and the instructor was killing it! The workout was challenging but not too hard where you weren’t able to keep up. Anyone at any fitness level can step into RushCycle feeling confident that they will have a good workout. I now go four times a month and all the instructors I’ve taken are great. I highly recommend taking a RushCycle class at least once!

Item to wear: My postpartum body has been all over the place. A month postpartum I had lost a lot of my pregnancy weight (thank you breastfeeding!) but my hips had expanded a solid 2 inches from giving brith. I’ve been avoiding purchasing new jeans up until this last month. It felt so good to get rid of the jeans and jean shorts I’ve been holding onto because I really don’t see my hips going back anytime soon. If they ever do I’ll deal with that when the time comes, but I bought new Levi’s 501 high rise shorts last week! It feels SO nice to wear jean shorts that fit. If you’re waiting for the time to purchase new jeans/jean shorts, the time is now! Go to an outlet store or utilize apps like Poshmark. I’ve purchased three pairs of Madewell jeans for less than half the price on Poshmark and sold a lot of my clothes there too. You can shop my closet here!

A favorite of Pop’s: Bath time with Poppy is becoming so sweet as she grows but now that she’s growing her sink baths aren’t possible anymore. Joel did some googling and found the PRIMO EuroBath. It fits right in the tub and has a little section for 0-6 months and another section for 6-24 months. People have asked how we store if and we just leave it in our second bathroom tub. Poppy loves being able to sit up and play with her farm animal bath toys. She can stop growing now, k thanks.

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What are you loving this month? Have a drink you’re obsessed with or an item you can’t stop wearing? Comment below because I need to know. Happy Tuesday friends!