Chocolate Pistachio & Cranberry Fudge

Chocolate Pistachio & Cranberry Fudge
Let's usher December in with a treat that's common this time of year....fudge.  With the conventional fudge recipes being over the top sweet, I never liked it much.  Anyone else feel that way?  This is a milder sweet fudge with incredible flavor without being grossly sweet.  It's made with great stuff and in only a few minutes.  Chocolate Pistachio & ... Read More

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Our annual Cannon Beach family vacation where memories were made is now behind us.  We got to spend a lot of time with those grands that are growing up too quickly.  Such treasured times.  I hated for it to end. We took early morning walks on the beach. One afternoon when the sun came out, we ventured to Hug Point, ... Read More

Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits

Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits
I've been hoping to have time to post this very scrumptious Valentine's Day dessert.  This creamy parfait is dairy, gluten and refined sugar free and a favorite from my cooking classes.  Layered with a quick homemade raspberry jam, these Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits are a decadent dessert that's actually good for you and your whole family will love. The bottom layer ... Read More

Freeze and Bake Apple Pies

Freeze and Bake Apple Pies
We live in apple country.  When you live in apple country, you buy your apples from a local organic farmer and you make apple pie.  Lots of apple pies.  In one afternoon we put up 10 oven ready pies.  Yum. Many of my recipes are gluten free, but when it comes to apple pie, as per the request of my ... Read More

Pear Crumble Pie

Pear Crumble Pie
I was first introduced to this pie during my young mom stay- at- home with our kids stage.  A dear friend had dropped by with this confection - for no reason, and it was still warm - fresh out of the oven. Surely she was thinking I would share with my family but, this Pear Crumble Pie was love at ... Read More

Sweet Potato, Coconut and Lime Soup

Necessity is truly the mother of invention.  When my cupboards are almost bare is often when inspiration comes alive as was the case with this soup.  I was in the mood for a fall soup but wanted something different, a novelty soup. Our pantry and fridge were seriously lacking but I did pick up some organic sweet potatoes at a ... Read More

Chocolate Walnut Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Walnut Zucchini Bread
We are picking zucchini and summer squash EVERYDAY and and have much to share.  It would be a shame if I didn't put some of it up into moist and sweet zucchini bread to enjoy now and later.  It's perfect to have ready for drop in family and friends, for those grands who walk in the door asking for a ... Read More

Chocolate Banana Bread : Gluten and Refined Sugar Free

Chocolate Banana Bread
With grand kids around the house more often these days, I try to have more snacks available.  The hubs and I are happy to snack on fresh fruit and nuts, but when the grands come over - it's a different story. We like to indulge our sweet little grands every once in a while.  For the most part, we prefer ... Read More

Almond Flax Granola : Gluten and Refined Sugar Free

Almond Flax Granola Gluten and Refined Sugar Free
Homemade Almond Milk is so much better than the store-bought variety - but what to do with the leftover almond pulp? Daydreams of making granola with the pulp were swirling in my mind and I finally had the perfect opportunity on a blustery spring Saturday, sometime back in early April.  This Almond Flax Granola is nutritionally dense, including chia and flax seeds and it's gluten ... 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