A Lovely Morning at Lagusta’s Luscious

In the interest of promoting a balanced diet, I am following up Friday’s post about juicing with one about chocolate :) But not just any chocolate. Lagusta’s Luscious is a relatively new (and extremely charming!) sweet shop here in New Paltz, NY. I first wandered in to check it out a few months ago. The … Read more

Chewy Fair-Trade Chocolate Mint Cookies

chocolate mint cookies

Last year around the holidays, I discovered and fell hard for Cooks Illustrated‘s recipe for chewy chocolate cookies. I adored their lovely soft texture and how they contain the perfect amount of melted chocolate chunks. And the sparkling crunchiness of the sugar in which they were rolled before baking? I loved that, too. I recently … Read more

Oatmeal Scones with Dried Cherries and Dark Chocolate

dark chocolate oat scones

Happy Valentine’s Day! We had a really busy weekend preparing for our upcoming ski trip (my kids have a school vacation next week). I didn’t have a chance to cook anything spectacular (to be honest, we ordered pizza last night), but I did make these indulgent (but still fairly healthy) Oat Cherry Scones with Dark … Read more

Raw Chocolate Mousse

A quick note…if you haven’t yet entered my Garden of Life giveaway, make sure to do so as it ends in just a few days. Go to this post and tell me about your favorite smoothie, and you’ll be entered to win a jar of their amazing organic coconut oil and raw honey! I’m getting … Read more

Raw Chocolate Banana Smoothie

raw chocolate smoothie | healthy green kitchen

This raw chocolate banana smoothie is so sweet, creamy and rich, it’s almost hard to believe it’s good for you. Before I get to the smoothie recipe, though, I want to tell you about my Garden of Life Giveaway! The great people at Garden of Life are going to give one bottle of their awesome … Read more