Guilt Free Mocha Java

Every-time I am in the local coffee house I try to justify giving into the decedent sweet and chocolate infused mocha coffee. Not only will I get my caffeine fix but my chocolate craving will be under control. Just adding sugar free chocolate syrup won’t compare to a gooey creamy 350 calories beverage on the menu. Its my goal to always recreate things like this into something I don’t feel guilty about. Well, after many attempts I did it. Give this one a try to fill that craving next time.


2 Cups Fresh Coffee
1 1/2 Tbsp Splenda
1/2 Tbsp Agave
2 Tbsp Coco powder
1/2 Cup Almond Milk

Place all ingredients in a pot bring to boil while whisking. Then lower to a high simmer and allow to reduce for about 15 minutes. Serve warm or cool over ice.


Roasted Persimmons

I love using seasonal food that I find in the market. Once summer rolls around the colors of the new stuff is always eye catching. Persimmons are a great side to any dish. They look like an orange tomato but when cooked, tastes like a sweet potato. This recipe is super simple a great one for kids.

I must admit I took this recipe from my boyfriend. He is an amazing cook but does not cook very often. Any dish he makes is always something to remember.


3 Persimmons (cut into 1/8th chunks)

1 Tbsp. Olive oil

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Place on a foiled pan and roast at 450 degrees for 15 minutes or until chunks begin to become golden brown.