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Kelly's No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Enjoy your dessert and sneak in extra protein!



  • 3/4 cup natural creamy peanut butter (just peanuts + salt)
  • 1/4 cup honey (or coconut palm syrup, if vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite vanilla or plain protein powder*
  • 2.5 ounces your favorite 85% dark chocolate bar
  • Coarse sea salt for sprinkling on top


  1.            In a medium bowl mix together peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, vanilla together until smooth. Add in ground flaxseed meal and protein powder of choice. Use a spoon to mix together until you can’t anymore, then use clean hands to help work together. The batter should be similar to cookie dough.
  2.            Press into an 8x4 inch pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Make the chocolate layer by adding 2.5 ounces of dark chocolate to a small saucepan and melting until completely smooth. Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer and tilt the pan so that the chocolate covers the peanut butter layer entirely.
  4. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes-1 hour before slicing into squares. Store covered in the fridge until ready to eat. Bars will keep for up to two weeks.

Lisa’s Tuna Tartare

Always a favorite. Whenever I bring this to a party, I am always asked for a copy of the recipe.

6 oz sushi grade tuna 1/4 diced cubes
2 tbsp green onion
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp ginger grated
1 clove garlic minced
3/4 tsp orange zest
2 tbsp cilantro chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1 avocado into 1/4 inch diced cubes
2 tsp lime juice

Night before you can add all but avocado and lime juice. Add avocado and lime juice immediately before serving. Serve with sesame crackers.


There are no rules anymore about what to serve with what. The world is all fusion all the time and that’s awesome because so many intercultural flavors blend beautifully together.

I like to serve falafel with Cucumber Raita, White Bean Puree and Naan bread or pita. *Serve the falafel along with the dips and warm Naan or pita as you prefer.

Laura’s Cucumber Ginger Raita


  • 1 medium hothouse cucumber (or 3 small Persians)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 Cups of plain Greek yogurt or Cashew yogurt
  • ½ tsp ground red chili pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh Cilantro (optional if you hate it)
  • Ground salt and pepper to taste

Wash the cucumber and coarsely chop. Add it to a food processor or blender with all the other ingredients and pulse. You can decide how chunky you like it. I like it smooth and creamy so I blend it for a little while.

Laura’s White Bean Puree


  • 2 ½ cups white beans, drained and rinsed (if a can), or soaked and cooked if using dry
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • water as needed

Purée all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Lisa’s Champagne Punch

Party Fun! The bowl will be empty.

1 (12 oz) can of frozen lemonade concentrate (pink if you can find it)
1 (6 oz) can of frozen limeade concentrate
1 (12 oz) can of frozen cranberry concentrate *** NOTE that I think this is seasonal and I can never find it. I bought cranberry juice and added it to taste...
1 bottle white wine chilled
1 liter seltzer chilled
2 bottles champagne chilled
1 lemon sliced for garnish
1/2 cup fresh mint garnish (optional)

Place in a large clear bowl and serve chilled. Enjoy!

Debra’s Caesar Salad

2-3 heads of romaine,
1 tbsp anchovy paste
1 tbsp minced garlic.
Use a small fork and mix in a wooden bowl.

1/2 tbsp Dijon
1/2 tbsp Worcester. Use a small fork and mix in a wooden bowl.
1 egg yoke.
Use a small fork and mix in a wooden bowl.

3/4 cup of olive oil.
Slowly pour in the bowl. It is important to create a fluffy mixture.
Use a small fork and mix in a wooden bowl.

3/4 tbsp lemon juice
3/4 tbsp red wine vinegar
Use a small fork and mix in a wooden bowl.

Add 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

1 cup croutons

Mix well. Add 1/3 Parmesan cheese and pepper to the top and serve..YUM

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