Healthy Decadence for One e-cookbook release!

Friends, I am thrilled to announce that my e-cookbook, Healthy Decadence for One: Single Serving Breakfast and Dessert Recipes is now available for purchase exclusively through the Amazon Kindle store! You DO NOT have to own a Kindle to order the e-cookbook; but you will need to have (or download) the Kindle app.


The e-cookbook is comprised of 30 original recipes, (15 single-serving breakfast recipes and 15 single-serving dessert recipes), all of which are accompanied by a full-size high-resolution image.

If you’re not interested in single-serving recipes, no problem; every recipe in the cookbook can easily be doubled or quadrupled to feed your family (or friends, or yourself as leftovers!).

Click on this link to purchase the e-cookbook: Healthy Decadence for One One: Single Serving Breakfast and Dessert Recipes

Need a few visuals to whet your appetite? Here ya go!

White Hot Chocolate with Whipped Coconut Cream:

white hot chocolate

Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Brûlée:

pumpkin brulee

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce:

bread pudding

Bananas Foster:

bananas foster

Cheesy Chipotle Pumpkin Grits with Poached Egg:

pumpkin grits

Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze: 


Chilaquiles Verde con Huevo:


Chewy Breakfast Cookie:

bfast cookie

And so, so much more!

There are a few recipes from the blog, (I’ve fine-tuned the recipes and updated the photos), but the majority of the recipes are brand new.

I am so excited about sharing my first e-cookbook with all of you, and it would mean the world to me if you bought a copy. If you like the recipes on the blog, you are going to LOVE the recipes in the cookbook; I can promise you that.


Creamy Chipotle & Green Chile Potato Soup

chipotle potato soup

Of course the weather has taken a warm turn and it feels like summer on the day that I post a soup recipe!

Cold, blustery days are not far in the future, though, and you’ll be glad to have this quick, easy, and comforting recipe tucked away.

chipotle potato soup

The chipotle flavor is not overwhelming, and you can decide how much or how little to add… depending on how spicy you like your food to be.

This soup reheats perfectly well, and can also actually be enjoyed cold (think a kicked-up version of vichyssoise).

Next time I’m definitely making a double batch!

chipotle potato soup


Creamy Chipotle & Green Chile Potato Soup

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Keywords: simmer soup/stew vegetarian potatoes

Ingredients (4-6 servings)

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 large Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed and chopped (about 4 cups chopped)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth, preferably organic
  • 1 cup 1% low fat milk, preferably organic
  • 2 Tbsp adobo sauce from a can of chipotles in adobo
  • 1 cup freshly grated monterey jack cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro leaves and chipotle hot sauce for serving, optional


Heat olive oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan set over medium-high heat. Add onions to saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, about 3-5 minutes.

Add chopped potatoes and minced garlic and cook, stirring, until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add chopped green chiles and chicken broth, bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are fork tender, about 25-30 minutes.

Remove from heat and add milk & adobo sauce. Puree using an immersion blender or in batches using a blender.

Stir in cheese until melted and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve garnished with cilantro and hot sauce if desired.

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