Cherry Bourbon Barbecue Sauce - no refined sugar! |

Cherry Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Cherries are the harbingers of good news. When those little rubies make their appearance, I know it’s almost time to break out my dresses, sandals, mini paper parasols for iced cocktails, and that itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini. (Just kidding, I don’t actually own one.) Well, those cherries are coming out, which means summer is… 

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Strawberry and Rhubarb Chia Seed Jam - a delicious naturally sweetened jam with NO refined sugars! |

Strawberry and Rhubarb Chia Seed Jam + GIVEAWAY

Don’t like overly sweet jams? I hear ya’. This strawberry rhubarb chia seed jam is naturally sweetened with orange juice and maple syrup and has a hint of cardamom spice. Spread it on your morning toast or pair it with some herbed goat cheese for a delicious treat! Thanks Mamma Chia for sponsoring this giveaway!… 

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Vodka Infused Melon Balls - perfect for your parties! |

Vodka-Infused Melon Balls

Seven years ago, I had no problems downing shots of cheap vodka, as long as I could take a sip of soda right afterwards. Always soda. The fizzy bubbles helped scrub away the taste of regret that still lingered in my mouth. Those were desperate college times. Things have changed since I’ve gotten longer in the tooth though…. 

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Double Chocolate Almond Cookies FF

Double Chocolate Almond Cookies with Coconut

These cookies are kid tested, Mama Lin approved. We should all make them. Mama Lin is picky with a capital “p” when it comes to desserts. Every time I make something for the family, she doesn’t hold back on her “constructive” comments. For starters, she never likes it when I throw fruit into a dessert. “Fruit should… 

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Soy Milk Pancakes Sweet Lime Whipped Cream FF

Soy Milk Pancakes with Sweet Lime Curd

Super fluffy soy milk pancakes are topped with a luscious sweet lime curd and sliced strawberries. Great for breakfast! This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. Many moons ago, I was a low-level cashier at my college’s main food court on campus. To all of my friends who ever doubted… 

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Churro Waffles with Cayenne Whipped Cream - delicious waffles sprinkled generously with cinnamon and sugar, and topped with a homemade cayenne cinnamon whipped cream. Perfect for brunch! |

Churro Waffles with Cayenne Whipped Cream

I’m writing this post as I sit in one of the darkest sports bars I’ve ever frequented. I managed to pick the seat under the AC vent, and I’m freezing my toes off. The bar is lit only by neon signs, lights above pool tables, and the bursts of color coming from the seven television screens. The… 

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Vegetarian Carrot Top Pesto Pizza |

Vegetarian Carrot Top Pesto Pizza

For no good reason at all, I declared that this is the year when I start growing my own herbs. I don’t have a clue about what I’m doing. I just want my balcony to look less barren, like someone actually lives here. It took me a good 19 months to realize this. Raising herbs is a huge… 

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Crispy Tofu Pita Sliders - deliciously crispy tofu strips with quick pickled vegetables and a miso aioli |

Crispy Tofu Pita Sliders with Miso Aioli

Sweet, crispy tofu strips are the main attraction in these fun, flavorful vegan sliders that are topped with quick pickled vegetables and a miso aioli. Disclosure: Thank you House Foods for sponsoring this post! Having used their soy products for a while now, I’m excited to bring this recipe to all of you! Someone once asked… 

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Delicious and creamy Vegan Neapolitan Cheesecake |

Vegan Neapolitan Cheesecake

About this time of the year, I begin to hear a familiar sound. Ring-a-ling-a-ding. It’s the ice cream man out in the distance, tugging his string of little bells that are tethered to his cart. And just like Pavlov’s dogs, I respond. It’s time to revive my cravings for cold treats. (By the way, has anyone ever seen… 

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Asian Jerk Meatball Wraps FF

Asian Jerk Meatball Wraps + Giveaway!

I can’t remember how old I was when I tried lettuce wraps for the first time. Maybe I was 8 or 9. It was some time when my big sister still lived at home. (Tangent: I never call my older siblings by their first name, they’re all big sister, big sister #2, and big brother to me…. 

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Mini Strawberry Scones with Red Bean Paste |

Mini Strawberry Scones with Sweet Red Bean Paste

Soft strawberry scones are paired with a creamy, perfectly sweetened red bean paste. These seasonal bites are a great addition to your brunch menu! In the past few weeks, I’ve done 2 big things: 1. I finally told a former mentor that I’ve become a food blogger. 2. I made my own sweet red bean… 

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Refreshing, gluten-free Vietnamese Tofu Shirataki Salad that's ready in 15 minutes! |

Vietnamese Tofu Shirataki Salad with Chicken

Made with gluten-free Tofu Shirataki noodles, this low carb, refreshing salad is packed with chicken and vegetables. Get ready to slurp this up! Thank you House Foods for sponsoring this post! Having cooked with House Foods’ Tofu Shirataki noodles for a while now, I can’t wait to share this recipe with you! Please don’t judge me, but I… 

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You can make delicious, fresh lasagna in a mug! All it takes is 15 minutes. Spinach Ricotta Lasagna In A Mug |

Spinach Ricotta Lasagna in a Mug

Fresh, easy spinach ricotta lasagna that’s ready in 15 minutes! All you need is a mug and a microwave. This dish is perfect for those days when you are craving a bit of comfort food.  We’ve all made food decisions that we regret. Most of mine happened during college. Finals time was a particularly dark period… 

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Simple and delicious - Shrimp Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce | healthynibblesandbits

Shrimp Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

We all love fresh spring rolls at restaurants, but did you know they’re easy to make at home? These delicious, flavorful shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce are ready in under 45 minutes! Six years ago, I was sitting on a beach in Thailand, sipping on a cold pint of Chang while playing a game of… 

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They're tangy, sweet, spicy, and the perfect 30-minute dish for your weeknight meals! General Tso's Brussels Sprouts | healthynibblesandbits

General Tso’s Brussels Sprouts

Are you ready for the best brussels sprouts recipe EVER? Imagine roasted brussels sprouts doused in General Tso’s sauce. They’re sweet, tangy, spicy, and better than you can imagine. A quick 30-minute dish to spice up your weeknights! General Tso probably never saw a single brussels sprout in his life, but this is the day when… 

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