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Protein Pumpkin Donuts with Cashew Frosting

Protein Pumpkin Donuts with Cashew Frosting

These Protein Pumpkin Donuts with Cashew Frosting are so soft, sweet, and will keep you full thanks to some added protein. Make them for a crowd and be dubbed a donut connoisseur.  It's so crazy that I'm sitting here, sipping some Malbec, waiting for my veggies to roast, and writing to you about these Protein Pumpkin Donuts with Cashew Frosting, formerly known as Glazed Protein Pumpkin Donuts. Let's take a little trip to the past for a second... Last October when I shared these donuts originally, they were a total accident. I had just made them one night, and had zero plans of TBB-ing them (new verb). The only reason I shared them, was because thefeedfeed sent me a direct message on Instagram asking for the recipe so that they could feature me, after I'd posted a photo of them. ... View Post

Vegan Funfetti Donuts with Coconut Buttercream

Vegan Funfetti Donuts with Coconut Buttercream

These Vegan Funfetti Donuts with Coconut Buttercream are the sweet breakfast you've been dreaming about. Enjoy the moist center, smooth and sweet buttercream, and pops of crunch with colorful sprinkles.  If you couldn't tell by now, I'm a little in love with making donuts. (Re: these, these, and these). Even though I've made plenty of donuts, these here were a first. They're vegan! Yes, me, Christina, made a vegan dessert recipe. And for my carnivore friends who automatically correlate the word 'vegan' with 'fake' or 'gross' - then I have to say, you can't "tell that these are vegan". Trust me - my meat-eating old school Cuban grandfather ate these up real quick. The main ingredient replacement here? Coconut oil. That's right - the nectar of the Gods to many, but the ... View Post

Carrot Cake Donuts

Baked Carrot Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze

These Baked Carrot Cake Donuts are deliciously sweet and moist with a tang from the cream cheese glaze. Plus, they are free of butter and oil; wonderfully light, yet satisfying. Alright people. Comin' in hot with another donut recipe. Dad-approved might I add. (I often use my dad's approval as the perfect sign that a recipe has, shall we say, won). If you follow me on Instagram, you saw this photo of some donuts I made the other day... I'll admit, I was happy with how the photos came out. But the donuts? They look more like cookies. Because they're flat. AF. I was so frustrated, but I was so excited because they tasted like HEAVEN. I had to share for that reason, but I knew I wasn't totally satisfied with them. So, the carrot cake donuts went in the oven, one mo' ... View Post

Lemon Blueberry Donuts

Blueberry Lemon Donuts

Blueberry Lemon Donuts for your Sunday breakfast desires. This combination of sweet and tangy make for a flavor burst you've always wanted in a donut. There is something so satisfying about a donut. I don't know what it is, but I love, love, love donuts. But, if you read this post, you know I have to avoid fried foods or else I'll end up keeled over with instant sweats and an entire day of discomfort. Nobody wants that, right? #dramatic So, I've found my way around eating traditional, fried donuts, except for the occasional slip-up at Sunday mass when our church has free Dunkin Donuts... What the heck, am I supposed to pass that up? No. The answer is no. You always donut if presented the opportunity, at church no less! I love the combination of blueberry and lemon. ... View Post

Donut Pan

8 Kitchen Tools I Use Regularly

In a sea of kitchen tools, these eight are the ones I use regularly and find to be the most useful in the kitchen. Walk into Williams-Sonoma and you’ll see a wall of kitchen tools and utensils. Avocado slicers, garlic mincers, and even an herb stripper?! If I bought every specific kitchen gadget for every need imaginable, I wouldn’t have any more room in my kitchen. With each of these examples I could use two items to get the job done: a knife for slicing and mincing, and my hands for herb stripping. Problem solved. While I get a good eye roll from the insane amount of kitchen gadgets out there, I am a firm believer in having the essentials (or what I believe to be the essentials). My main goal in the kitchen is to create something with mouthwatering flavor. I want to ‘wow’ my ... View Post

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Scones

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Scones

Prepare to be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make scones. These Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Scones are a great on-the-go breakfast, and are perfect for using up your too-ripe bananas. Not only is it Spring. Not only is it April. But, it's banana bread season. Yes, I just made that up. But for real, this is the time when all of the banana bread gets baked. Your loaf pan is exhausted from all of the banana bread you're making. You're about two recipes away from being sick of bananas. Okay, too far. But as I was thinking of what recipe to make and share, I thought - banana bread! Perfect. Everybody is searching for a banana bread recipe right now, amiright? But, my mind quickly did a 180. "It's a bit overdone". At least, I don't have confidence that I could make a ... View Post

Blogger Organizational Tools

Food Blogger Resources

If you're a food blogger just getting started, or simply a blogger looking to switch up your tools and equipment, I thought it would be helpful for me to share what I use to create this li'l blog here. As I grow, and The Blissful Balance grows, I will continue to update this list as needed. The Blissful Balance Food Blog Resources Food Photography Tools Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera [Click the image] This is the first DSLR camera I invested in for TBB and I can easily say it was a game-changer. It's an entry level camera, so perfect for the beginning blogger/photographer. If you like my photos, you'll be pleased with the results you get with this camera. Of course, it takes trial and error to learn photography, but I promise it's awesome (especially for the price!). Canon 50mm ... View Post

14 Restaurants You've Got to Try in Banff

14 Restaurants You’ve Got to Try in Banff

This trip to Banff was about adventure. It was about hiking, amazing scenery, nice weather and beautiful mountains. I never once expected good food or coffee. Boy, was I wrong. I had bison, duck, some of the best ahi tuna I've ever had, a ridiculously good piece of housemade multi-grain bread slathered in chunky peanut butter. Even the grocery store sandwiches were drool-worthy. I'd like to apologize to the town of Banff for my doubtful thoughts. You sure proved me wrong, and here I am sharing fourteen restaurants to try - because I couldn't choose a single digit. breakfast & coffee Touloulou's Bistro & Bar Touloulou's is a great option because it's in the heart of Banff Town. Their menu had a wide variety of options, from yogurt to pancakes to egg breakfasts. I opted for ... View Post