Cooking Classes : Holiday Pies and Treats

Cooking Classes : Holiday Pies and Treats

Are you ready to talk DESSERT? I am excited to welcome you to holiday pies and treats, a new cooking class featuring guilt free options for the upcoming holiday season.  Having an arsenal of celebratory confections is key to maintaining sustainable and clean food goals during a season where sugar filled treats are found everywhere. If you want to get the hang … Read More

Guilt-Free No Bake Desserts

No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls

This Labor Day weekend will be a scorcher here in the PNW, so I hope you’ve got plans to be around water to cool off.  If you’re making a dessert for a legendary Labor Day BBQ with family and/or friends, no need to fire up your oven.  I’ve got you covered!  For your gatherings, here is a guilt-free no bake … Read More

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

Hot Fudge : Dairy and Sweetener Free

Hot Fudge
This post has been brewing and sitting in edit mode waiting to get completed.  Teaching cooking classes has kept me busy, (All Things Fall cooking class plus I had the joy of doing a private class for a group of young mom's) but the main reason I've been MIA is that I've been having technical issues with my blog.  I am beyond ... Read More

Strawberry Shortcake: Grain, Gluten and Refined Sugar-Free

strawberry short cake

This Trader Joe’s Cashew Meal sitting in my pantry was begging for some attention.  Ever since the dark, long, cold days of winter, I’ve been dreaming of making some gluten-free shortcakes, served heaped with a generous mound of fresh strawberries.  I believe that time has finally come!  Our spring favorites of asparagus in Asian Asparagus Salad  (this salad can be … 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