Chocolate Peppermint Protein Bites

Chocolate Peppermint Protein Bites
Oh. My. Goodness. These are dreamy and delicious, tasting decadent but they're healthy.  Quick to make in a food processor with an "S" blade and they don't require cooking, Chocolate Peppermint Protein Bites are holiday inspired, and they make a great snack to have around the house or to bring to a holiday party. I came home after an intense ... Read More

Hazelnut Espresso Truffles

Hazelnut Espresso Truffles
This is my new favorite "healthy" treat that delivers satisfaction in a bite.  I was going for a hint of decadence while consuming a nourishing snack.  Make them and tell me what you think.  They definitely have layers of flavor with dark chocolate under tones. Use roasted and finely chopped almonds if you don't have hazelnuts in your pantry.  I ... 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

No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls

No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls
Having spent a good amount of time lately in airports, temptation gave way and I indulged in a couple of good foodie magazines.  This quick and easy recipe for No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls caught my eye in Clean Eating.  It has just a few ingredients, most of which I had in my pantry.  So before dinner tonight, I whipped them ... 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

Calling All Chocolate Lovers

Chocolate cookies

It’s in my DNA to love chocolate.  My parents owned a wholesale candy company, so chocolate was a staple in our home.  We always had a stash of Hershey’s thick milk chocolate almond bars socked away. I’ve moved on to more sophisticated flavors which include a regular dose of dark chocolate.  What a revelation when I learned that this creamy … Read More

Rich and Creamy Hot Cocoa : Dairy & Refined Sugar Free

Rich and Creamy Hot Cocoa

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

DIY Almond Milk

Almond Milk

Homemade Almond milk has much more flavor and body than store bought and it’s really easy to make.  Stay tuned for a Pecan Crusted Pumpkin Pie recipe with this as an ingredient.  I thought it would be helpful to post this recipe as well.  On one of our visits to Nashville, daughter #1 taught me how to make this.  We all loved … Read More