Quite the Contrast

Hi lovelies! Happy, happy Friday! I hope that you all have some great weekend plans in store. Are any of you watching the Superbowl on Sunday? Or better yet, making anything delicious for super bowl parties?

Last night as I started baking for a Girl’s night that I’m attending tonight, I got to thinking about the stark contrast between my two forays into cooking this week. I’ll let the photos (mostly) speak for themselves but tell you this– it’s all part of the healthy living balance and both were equally enjoyed!

I saw this recipe for Butternut Squash Quinoa on Pinterest and knew it would be the perfect one-dish meal. Healthy grains + veggies + cheese? Yes, please! This is gluten-free and could be dairy-free or vegan and was well received by all who tried it! I will definitely be making this again as it tasted decadent but was healthy!

And on the only decadent side, we come to what I took out of the oven at midnight last night… “Slutty Brownies” which were obviously another Pinterest find! I’ll post finished pictures on Monday but here’s a little preview…

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I hope everyone likes them! I’ll be sure to report back! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


-What’s your favorite healthy thing to make?

-What’s your favorite decadent recipe to make?

-Any Superbowl Sunday plans?


  1. Each dish looks pretty tasty! I’d have to bring those brownies somewhere to share or they would be devoured by this girl!
    I am a *huge* football fan! (49ers have my heart but the NY Giants are always going to own part of my heart too) So, I am PUMPED about the Giants going to the Super Bowl (I got excited after I got over the 49ers loss in Candlestick Park :( But I am still glad the Giants are going to fight for it now…..) I’m already decked out in blue and white with some silver! :)

  2. I totally missed the Super Bowl last night. Opps! Haha.

    Um I can’t wait to see the final version of the slutty brownies. I want!!! haha

  3. Oh my goodness, those Slutty Brownies are too much! Love it. I have no doubt that they were well received by everyone at your dinner party. I mean, who doesn’t like cookie bars topped with Oreos and chocolate? Yum.

    The Butternut Squash Quinoa looks and sounds amaaazing! I think a repin is going to happen. :) I have many favorite healthy dishes, but I’m currently obsessed with Jamie Eason’s pumpkin protein bars (I make big batches and freeze them so that I can grab them on the go) and banana muffin tops. Decadent treat: macaroni and cheese will always be #1 in the savory department and cheesecake (the REAL deal) in the sweet department. :-)


  4. i’ve been seeing those brownies everywhere – they look awesome!


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