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Fall Fruit Dip-Peanut Butter Honey Yogurt Dip October 29, 2013

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I’ve been sick a lot lately, so I’m now trying the “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” approach since getting a legitimate amount of sleep is for the weak. I love nothing more than apples and peanut butter, and by that I mean I love nothing more than a lot of peanut butter with a little apple.

I found this dip, like most things on Pinterest and was blown away by how easy it was to make. Three ingredients and you’ve got yourself some delicious dip! What I loved most about it was how the greek yogurt balanced out the peanut butter, it toned it down just enough that I didn’t act like a dog with peanut butter on the roof of my mouth, but I still got my peanut buttery goodness.

I stuck to the recipe and now have enough dip for myself and my roommates for the rest of the week (its promoting sharing). So my recommendation would be to either cut it in half when you make it, or learn to share because it’s a lot. Also, while it calls for honey I for the life of me can’t taste it, next time I’ll try sneaking more honey in.

Give it a shot and tell me what you think! Happy fall!

Peanut Butter Honey Yogurt Dip Recipe on This easy and healthy dip only takes 5 minutes to make!


Peanut Butter Honey Yogurt Dip:


  • 1 (6 oz) container plain Greek yogurt (we use Chobani)
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 3 teaspoons honey


  1. Combine greek yogurt, peanut butter, and honey until well combined in a small bowl.



I’m sorry for leaving icecream October 16, 2013

Filed under: Recipes — LaurenTamony @ 1:12 pm
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It’s been awhile since I’ve written for the blog and in an attempt to apologize and make it right I wanted to share a quick and easy ice cream with you (nothing heals a broken promise like ice cream right)?

I saw this tons of times on Pinterest and never considered trying it, assuming that it didn’t work, but I had some bananas around that needed to be eaten so I figured hey why not! The ice cream is made with frozen chunks of banana and whatever other goodies you want to throw in this site has some good ideas. I tried the nutella banana ice cream since I haven’t met a nutella recipe I don’t love.

It was super simple and easy to make. I’ve copied the recipe down below and would strongly recommend giving it a shot! The hardest part was being patient and waiting for it to freeze up a little more, if you’re patient though it’s well worth the wait. The best part about it is it’s pretty darn guilt free! So give it a shot and welcome back to the blog!

Banana nutella ice cream:

  • 1 1/2 peeled medium bananas, sliced into coins and frozen until solid
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons Nutella or other hazelnut-chocolate spread
  1. Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in Nutella, and transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Baked Parmesan Tilapia March 7, 2013

Filed under: Recipes — LaurenTamony @ 10:58 pm
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One of my favorite things about having fish for dinner is how quickly it thaws when it’s frozen. It is my go to whenever I’m running late, starving, and forgot to plan ahead. Normally I just throw some marinade on it, I found this recipe a few weeks ago and loved it! The original recipe called for thyme but I didn’t have any so I just used basil and oregano and it worked out fine!  Give it a try and tell us what you think:

Baked Parmesan Tilapia:


  • 1 tilapia fillets
  • 1 Tbspbutter (room temperature)
  • 1/4 clove mincedgarlic
  • 1/8 tsp basil
  • 1/8 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 cupParmesan cheese; grated


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Put on a baking sheet (spray the non-stick spray first) and bake for 10-12 minutes (it doesn’t have anything on it right now, add salt and pepper if you want but I didn’t and it turned out fine)
  3. Mix the butter, garlic, basil, oregano and parmesan cheese together.
  4. Once the fish is done (my mom says fish is done when it’s flaky, so that’s the standard I use), spread the mixture over it and let it sit in the oven for another 3 minutes.

Original recipe from: