Power packed macaroons made to satisfy your sweet cravings without sacrificing your health. These little babies deliver a strong dose of nourishing fats, proteins and antioxidants in each bite. Made with minimal sweetener. Also grain-, dairy-, nut-, and egg-free. Read More »
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Oh have I got a treat for you today!
I’ve held on to this recipe for months and am wondering why the heck I waited this long to make it. I guess there just isn’t enough time in the day to try each and every single recipe I have pinned, tweeted and Facebooked.
But there will always be enough time for brownies, always. Even if they are months in the Read More »
Let’s be real for a minute. I bet that when you hear “pudding” you really hear “Snack Pack.”
It’s ok, me too. No shame in that. As kids, we didn’t know any difference.
If you were lucky enough, those glorious little snackies appeared in our lunch bags, day after day, and were the most coveted item in the cafeteria, well, besides Gushers.
Snack Packs reminds me of the legendary film, Billy Madison, and this clip. Great movie.
Now that we aren’t 6 any more are grown-ups (I use that word loosely), go throw away that Snack Pack you were about to peel open, and dig your spoon into a jar of this heavenly stuff. Read More »
Here is a nice little fruity smoothie for kids!
Get them to have a wonderfully yummy smoothie, but also get in their daily greens. Read More »
I have been so excited about the feedback and inspiration that the sticky buns have generated that I decided that we need one more take at these… something hazelnut – something chocolatey. Read More »
Now that I am recently self-employed I have been spending my first week of freedom melting in my house. I was tempted to go to Barre class twice in one day because it was a nicely air conditioned environment. I would have really regretted that one. I can only do so much shaking and pulsing…
I have been trying out a few new meatless options for my vegan/vegetarian clients and honestly, it hasn’t been as tough as I had thought it would be! These meatless quinoa meatballs are quite a tasty alternative to the original meatball. They are just as filling, hold together well, and have great texture. I bet even the biggest meat lovers would swoon for these meatless ones. Read More »
I have a treat for you this weekend! Gluten free vegan easy and super creamy tomato basil soup! A classic comfort dish!
Yes, that is right – this recipe is creamy, rich deliciousness that is vegan and doesn’t take forever to make!
It has been exceptionally cold around the Mid West these days, and while this is the time of the year that my heart longs for a warm repose, there is nothing like a warm classic soup to soothe the soul!
Okay, I really didn’t mean to rhyme!
But anyway, I started making this and didn’t know where I was going. Seriously.
All you chefs out there know what I am talking about… Read More »
This is one of our very favorite desserts. It meets all the criteria we look for in making a dessert. It is generally loved by young and old alike. It doesn’t require baking, there are no gluten free flour ratios to balance out, no added sugar, free of lengthy preparation and complicated steps, and most importantly so delicious. In our globally connected world, you can now find strawberries almost year round. We generally prefer to eat foods as they are available seasonally, and locally grown if at all possible. But that is just not always practical when you live in a high desert environment, where so much of our food gets trucked in. Nearly all our local stores carry quite an assortment of Read More »
All right, I have a pretty big confession to make.
I steal lavender.
By that I mean, when I head out on my daily walks, my hand might ever-so-slightly slip onto a neighbor’s lavender plant and give a little tug. If some buds end up in my hand then I just figure it was fate and move along to the next yard.
D doesn’t approve, but I have quite a few arguments that can justify the whole process. If you really want to hear them, I’d be glad to share, but right now they might just sound like excuses.
*Slightly random side note: I picked up a new book the other day called The Welcoming Kitchen. It’s full of allergen-friendly (i.e. gluten-, dairy-, egg-, soy-free, and vegan) recipes. It’s a really cute book (cute shape, classic fonts, and a great color scheme), although it’s greatly lacking in pictures (in other words, there arenone). The recipes look yummy, though, and if nothing else, they are inspiring to me when I’m in the kitchen. It’s also inspiring to know that allergen-free cookbooks are becoming more and more prevalent.
The following recipe is not at all like the book’s recipe for pancakes, but seeing the addition of cornmeal in The Welcoming Kitchen’s ingredients list made me add it to my own recipe, so I feel that I should give a shout-out to the cookbook authors.
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One thing that I have really enjoyed this past summer is making breakfast parfaits.
I do not know what it is, but they are just light on the system and they kinda trip the body into thinking that it’s getting a sugary treat so you don’t crave sugar all day (YAY!)
This parfait is sweet, HEALTHY, and satisfying!
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