Each of these recipes have been used by me multiple delicious times. :)

The steps for each recipe have been overly simplified. My method of cooking doesn't require such precision.

Chocolate Brownies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
(optional) 1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
(optional) 1/4 tsp salt
(optional) 1/4 tsp baking powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar, then mix in eggs and vanilla
  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder
  4. Gradually blend dry ingredients into the large bowl
  5. Put mixture in 9x9 aluminum-foil-lined pan, then bake for 20-25 minutes


  • The aluminum foil helps the brownie to stay moist, as opposed to drying out more on the edges

Sugar Cookies

1.25 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Let's begin!

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour and baking powder
  3. In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar, then add eggs and vanilla
  4. Gradually blend dry ingredients into the large bowl
  5. Put dough on aluminum-foil-lined cookie sheets
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, then let cool on sheets for 2 minutes


  • For gooey-er cookies, don't press down on the cookie on the pan
  • Cookies may not look done in the oven, but that's okay for soft cookies
  • Using 1/4 cup less flour means the cookies will flatten more when cooking (I ran out of flour and I wanted cookies! :p)


Dry IngredientsWet ingredients
1 cup flour1 egg
2 tbsp sugar1 cup milk
2 tsp baking powder2 tbsp butter (softened) or oil
1 tsp salt(Optional) 1 tsp vanilla extract

Let's begin!

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients
  2. In a large bowl, mix the wet ingredients
  3. Mix all ingredients in the large bowl
  4. Cook on a greased pan (or 2 pans)


  • In order to keep all pancakes warm until the end, keep the finished pancakes warm in 200° oven, covered in aluminum foil
  • Over-mixing results in flatter pancakes
  • For fluffier pancakes, replace the water/milk with plain sparkling water
  • Adding twice as much baking powder showed no noticable difference

Loaded Nachos

  1. In a large plate or serving plate, add nachos, salsa, chopped bell peppers, guacamole, rinsed and drained black beans, and a drizzle of queso.
  2. (Optional) Squeeze a few wedges of lime over the nachos.

Sweet Potato Pizza

Sweet potatoes
Pizza sauce
Mozzarella cheese
Salt and pepper
Optional pizza toppings

Let's begin!

  1. Slice 1/2 inch thick sweet potato rounds
  2. Toss with oil, salt, and pepper
  3. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheets and roast for 35-40 minutes at 375 F, flip after 25 minutes
  4. Add toppings, and bake for another 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted



  • fruit, vegetable, whole grain, low-fat dairy, fish, nuts, garlic, sweet potato,

Good for memory:

  • fish [salmon, mackerel, tuna], dark green leafy vegetables [kale, collard greens, spinach, broccoli], avocado, seeds [sunflower, pumpkin], nuts [peanuts, peanut butter, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios], red wine, berries [blueberries, strawberries, acai], whole grains, brown rice, eggs, sage, exercise

Good for anxiety and stress:

  • vitamin C [blackcurrants, red peppers, oranges, broccoli]


  • red meat, sugary food, sugary drinks

Limit saturated fat to 13g:

  • butter, cheese, meat, milk

Avoid trans fat:

  • cake, cookie, doughnut, frozen pizza, stick margarine