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

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

Rich and Creamy Hot Cocoa and Weight Loss Wins

Rich & Creamy Hot Cocoa
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

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

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

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

Pumpkin Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal : Gluten, Refined Sugar and Dairy Free

Pumpkin Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal

The northwest’s 90 degree sunny days quickly turned cold and blustery.  It’s that time again to send the family out the door with a warm breakfast.   Here’s one that cooks all night, ready to serve up creamy fragrant bowls of spicy pumpkin oatmeal first thing in the morning! Hearty and high in protein, it nourishes all the way to … Read More

Zucchini Almond Muffins : Gluten & Dairy Free

Zucchini Almond Muffins

In the midst of preserving the harvest, putting up Garlic Chili Pickled Green Beans and making homemade sauerkraut with these humongous garden fresh cabbages…. our Portland kiddo’s with their fun little guy Gideon along with his little sister, (whose name I cannot disclose because she’s still a bun in the oven) paid us a visit. We had so much fun … Read More