Guys, I'm kind of obsessed with carob powder lately if you haven't noticed (check out my coconut carob balls recipe here). This ingredient is a truly magical plant-based ingredient. It's a fantastic alternative to chocolate and is loaded with health benefits. Carob comes from ancient Greeks who were the first to grow carob trees. Today however, you'll find these trees all over the world. What's unique about this tree is that it actually has a sex and it takes a male and female tree to produce the carob pods. A single male tree can pollinate up to 20 female trees (he sure gets around.. haha). After pollinated, it takes 6-7 years for the tree to produce pods.
Okay, I know I'm not the only one that's a mega fan of the love affair between chocolate and peanut butter. The combo is just a classic that is always to die for. Any recipe that these two ingredients are in together is guaranteed to be one that satisfies that sweet tooth!
Ready to get energized? I sure am. This time of year can be draining. The days are short, the weather is shit, and it can be incredibly hard to stay motivated despite still being so busy. I find one of the biggest struggles people have when they're busy is finding time to eat nutritious meals. When you're constantly on-the-go, the first thing you skip is a healthy meal and instead you reach for quick snacks that are usually loaded with sugar and not many nutrients.
Okay, so to preface this recipe, this is probably the most unhealthy thing on my blog. But hey, I'm pretty happy I've reached a place of balance and happiness when it comes to the foods I eat and the way they make me feel. It's okay to treat yourself!
Okay, I know I'm bias but these are seriously bomb AF! This recipe is not a typical FoodByMaria recipe as it does have butter and sugar but hey, balance is key! This recipe is easy to make, versatile, gooey, and sooooooooooo good that it's making my mouth water just typing this. These brownies are perfect for your next party, or to just make up for a sweet treat for yourself because you deserve it!
Looking for the perfect recipe to take to your next pot luck that's simple to make, will impress your friends and family, and is fantastic even leftover? Look no further! This creamy, dreamy potato gratin recipe is just what you're looking for. I love this recipe because it's filled with flavour and it's super forgiving. Add what you know your family loves to the recipe and don't look back. This potato gratin is incredibly versatile and will surely become a staple in your kitchen.
Pizza and pie are two foods that please just about anyone, including myself. So what's better than combining the two of them in a sweet prunes and granny smith apple pizza pie? This recipe is the perfect combination of tartness, from the granny smith apples, and sweet, from the dried prunes, a fruit that is in my opinion, underrated.
Tis the season to eat Stuffing falalala lala la la! I love this stuffing! Its easy, it's fuss free and its MEATLESS!!! Sure, sure, no meat, no flavour?! Bull shit! Its packed to the brim with character, crunch and aromas! I love this because it's made with staple household ingredients and can literally be made by anyone! Note: if you're Gluten Free then just use GF bread! VOILA!
This recipe is perfect for the holiday season. It's filled with nuts, veggies and goodness which will complete any holiday dinner. Who ever made the rule that you needed to have turkey at a holiday dinner anyway?