Mini Berry Tarts

I always drool over the 4th of July desserts plastered over magazine covers this time of year.  Typically the recipes are full of sugar, gluten and empty calories.  But dang, they are beautiful!  Mini Berry Tarts, perfect for the 4th of July celebration, are dairy, gluten and refined sugar-free and satisfies the sweet tooth because that's important too. I found ... Read More

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

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

Blueberry Teff Muffins

Blueberry Teff Muffins

Mornings around our house can be so hectic!  Every minute counts.  Make ahead breakfast options rich in nutrients, full of good fiber, protein, and low in sugar are my favorite go to’s. These muffins are all that and they freeze well too!  A creamy green smoothie is a great companion. Together, they give me energy through to lunch time. Teff … Read More

Better Breakfasts : Mixed Berry Whole Grain Pancakes (and Waffles)

Mixed Berry Whole Grain Pancakes (and Waffles)

Our last meal while on vacation in Scottsdale, AZ was a delicious brunch enjoyed in an outdoor venue, with awesome friends, along a fun street full of unique shops. There were many elements that made the occasion memorable (it was 72 degrees, back home it was 28), one of them being the delicious whole grain pancakes they served to our … Read More

Peach Blueberry Crisp

Peach Blueberry Crisp

We enjoyed an intimate dinner gathering to celebrate my hubby’s birthday.   A traditional dessert for this occasion is Peach Pie, his all-time favorite.  To change things up a bit, with a nod of approval from the man to be honored, I made this re-mix of Ina Garten’s Peach Blueberry Crumble with healthier ingredients, dialing way back on the sweetener, using whole grain … Read More