Raspberry Basil Cooler

Raspberry Basil Cooler

Is it incredibly hot where you live? Because it's unbearably hot here.  A heat wave is sweeping the PNW in triple digits. This Raspberry Basil Cooler is a refreshing way to beat the heat using local berries and the basil you may have growing in your herb garden.  It has few ingredients and deliciously thirst quenching.  It would be a ... Read More
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Blueberry Chocolate Smoothie

Blueberry Chocolate Smoothie

A few years back our son spent some time in Columbia doing missions work.  He partnered with a church to build an orphanage for at risk young girls.  My husband and I went down to visit and to help.   While out sight seeing we went to a very fancy chocolatier shop.  It was like one of our finest jewelry ... Read More
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Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

Inspiration often strikes when my pantry is near empty and I find myself rooting around to find something to eat.  Arriving home late from being out of town (like 2 am) and needing to be at work at 9 am, left me wondering what there was in the pantry and fridge for breakfast and lunch??? You know the old saying ... Read More
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Rich & Creamy Hot Cocoa

Rich and Creamy Hot Cocoa and Weight Loss Wins

It's a winter wonderland out my window.  The snow is coming down and it's the perfect day to get caught up at my desk with a cup of this Rich and Creamy Hot Cocoa, dairy and sugar-free.   This is a recipe repost from last winter when I first created it for my grandchildren.  It's basicly made with this DIY ... Read More
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Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie

Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie

Caught up in a Christmas frenzy, I haven't been cooking much.  Truth be told, we've been living on fast food.  You know, the kind that you whiz in your Vita-Mix for 2 minutes and it's done?  Best fast food there is. You know those people who have Christmas wrapped up in July?  Well, that's not me.  I never got the ... Read More
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Second Wind Smoothie

Second Wind Smoothie

You can make a Second Wind Smoothie in less time than it takes to make a piece of toast and butter it.  And it's gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free, getting it's sweetness from frozen bananas and dates.  Topping the smoothies off with cacao nibs adds crunch and flavor.   My favorite time of day is when the sun is just ... Read More
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Key Lime Pie Smoothie

Key Lime Pie Smoothie : Dairy, Gluten and Sugar Free

Everyday life has been cranked up a notch with our business launching into the summer travel season with great intensity.  I come home wrung out, without much drive to prepare anything creative. What's ready in the garden gets put on the table in the most basic way.  As it turns out, simple and fresh can be delicious and quick! I'm ... Read More
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie : Dairy Free

Who doesn't like chocolate and peanut butter together?  To make this dairy free Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie combine them with a few other ingredients in your Vita-Mix or blender with frozen bananas.  I buy ripe organic bananas, peel them, lay them out on a cookie sheet and freeze them.  Once frozen, I bag them up and toss them in the freezer ... Read More
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Stellar Smoothies

Stellar Smoothies

Two quick smoothies you’re going to love!  Enjoy them with a Blueberry Teff Muffin or Carrot Oatmeal Muffin for a quick, filling breakfast that gives energy. A shout out to Costco where I picked up smoothie ingredients. Their Power Greens, So Delicious coconut milk and the organic frozen berries make whipping up delicious morning smoothies so convenient! Both of these smoothie recipes have … Read More

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Rich and Creamy Hot Cocoa

Rich and Creamy Hot Cocoa : Dairy & Refined Sugar Free

Rich and creamy hot cocoa is a must when temps are dropping to single digits.  In the spirit of the season we had our little grandkids in for a Christmas overnight complete with crafts, movies and festive food.  That includes hot cocoa. Someone couldn’t wait to craft….. I had been dreaming about a flavorful hot chocolate made with DIY Almond Milk and sweetened with … Read More

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