Tahini Truffles with Chocolate Drizzle

These tahini truffles with chocolate drizzle taste like halvah. They are seriously the easiest treats to make! Five ingredients, 10 minutes, and a little patience stand between you and chocolate treat nirvana. They are vegan, gluten free, and beyond delicious. Don’t miss that flaky salt on top! Shall we?

If there is one thing I have learned this year, it is that meal prep saves lives. As a graduate student, if I do not have something in my fridge that takes more than five minutes to prepare, I will be eating popcorn for dinner. Not that popcorn for dinner is bad… just not all the time.

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Paleo Apple Cider Donut Mug Cake

An apple cinnamon dream! Apples, almond flour, maple syrup, and spices combine to make the perfect fall treat. Make this paleo apple cider donut mug cake in less than 5 minutes and have apple cider goodness right at your fingertips.

You knew this was coming, didn’t you?

I needed to add in some apple cinnamon flavors for fall ASAP this year. I actually prefer apple to pumpkin but we just went on a major pumpkin/squash binge. Safe to say, this needed correction. But don’t worry. We are back on course with this cider donut mug cake.

My body is ready.

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Sweet Potato Pie Stuffed Dates with Chocolate Drizzle

Sweet Potato Pie Stuffed Dates by @thecuttingveg #realfood #healthydesserts #vegandesserts

Whipped sweet potato pie stuffed dates are pretty much the non-recipe recipe you didn’t know you needed! A dairy free sweet potato filling gets stuffed into juicy medjool dates before a quick drizzle in melted chocolate. Top with coconut whipped cream, close your eyes, and be taken to fall nirvana.

As a lady with not a whole lot of time (hello midterms!) but with a whole lot of basic-ness in my soul, I am always on the hunt for a quick and delicious no bake treat. Now, I haven’t really dabbled in the no bake dessert life. I am mostly a eat all the popcorn for dinner type of gal. But these sweet potato pie stuffed dates? Oh you better believe I am here for it

So let’s get talking.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake #thecuttingveg #eatrealfood #Pumpkin

It’s fall now… and now time to break out the fall flavas. Normally, I am a summer girl, loving all the summer flavors. And, for the past few weeks, I’ve been nagging y’all about how much winter squash does not get a whole lot of loving. Well, we will be changing that ASAP with this Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake. I cannot BEAR to go this entire season without a recipe with pumpkin in it.

Who’s with me?

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Dark Chocolate Hummus

I’m so excited that I can barely speak.

Which is good news for y’all, because I’m typing this so I have have absolutely no need to speak. We can just communicate like we are robots on an episode of Guardians of the Galaxy and I am totally here for it… THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE!

Dear goodness, what have I become?

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5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

These are just what every Monday needs.

I mean… it’s funny. I fully intended on writing a post about a salad this week, but just something about the weather made me think warm carb-y goodness. Granted it’s currently very, very cold, and very, very rainy outside, so talking about a  salad, just didn’t seem right. Rainy days need cookies, and hey, at least these cookies are healthy…ish!

Now we’re talking!

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Sunflower Butter Crispy Rice Treats + My Trip to Giant

Crispy rice treats was the snack I always begged my mom put in my lunch as a kid. Even as an adult (with an arguably more sophisticated palate), I still can’t get enough of them. They are so easy to make, easy to eat, and require NO OVEN. The PERFECT summer treat, if you ask me.

Especially with sprinkles. Because everything is better with sprinkles.

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Paleo Coconut Banana Bread

There’s really nothing I love more than food that tastes good and is pretty too. It’s not something that’s easily achievable, but in the summer months, the food is really pretty, full of colors, and delicious. I love it. Colorful bowls am I right??

However, usually when it comes to sweet things, you guys know how I do it, chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. It’s pretty obvious though that, even lately I’ve been slowly changing my ways and incorporating more fruit based desserts into my life, I still need to have some chocolate. As you might expect however, I don’t really consider this banana bread a dessert, more like a sweet breakfast or brunch item, but I’ll let you guys decide what course you’d like to serve this with.

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Ice Cream Truffles (DF/GF)

Is there anything better on a hot day than homemade ice cream truffles? I don’t think so, and these easy little bites are made with only FOUR real food ingredients. And of course, they are completely delicious, extra chocolatey, and so creamy.

As if it wasn’t clear from all of the feels from my feed this week, I am really ready for the summer weather. I get the feeling most people are, as it’s that time of year when everyone just craves a day full of sunshine and hot temps, maybe glass of summer Rosé, and ice cream!

Always ice cream.

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