Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins

Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins
Made in the food processor, these Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins are the perfect treat for the lunchbox, after school snack or a grab and go breakfast. I'm reading The Hungry Brain by Stephan Guyenet,  and he talks about the most common calorie dense foods consumed by adults and kids.  You know what tops both lists?  Highly refined carbohydrates...as in ... Read More

Grain Free Carrot Almond Muffins

Grain Free Carrot Almond Muffins
This was another favorite at the last cooking class.  I served them with Cozy Day Lentil Soup before we dined on assorted holiday pies made with healthy ingredients.  Seemed to me everyone waddled out of here after consuming a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Frequently on cold fall and winter nights a hearty soup and some sort ... 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

Chocolate Chip Almond Drop Cookies : Grain and Refined Sugar Free

Chocoate Chip Almond Drop Cookies
Rarely does healthy and quick come together in one recipe, but I can assure you they do in this Chocolate Chip Almond Drop Cookie recipe. We took a road trip with the grands and their mommy a few weeks back. I packed a bunch of great travel food including these flour and refined sugar-free chocolate chip cookies. They are extremely ... Read More

Key Lime Pie Smoothie : Dairy, Gluten and Sugar Free

Key Lime Pie Smoothie
Everyday life has been cranked up a notch with our business launching into the summer travel season with great intensity.  I come home wrung out, without much drive to prepare anything creative. What's ready in the garden gets put on the table in the most basic way.  As it turns out, simple and fresh can be delicious and quick! I'm ... 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

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

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

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

Crunchy Ginger Lime Kale Chips

Crunchy Ginger Lime Kale Chips

Kale Chips will surely satisfy your crunch craving.  Seasoned with fresh ginger and lime, sesame tahini and sesame seeds, these snacks are high in calcium, magnesium, iron and dietary fiber.   They’re a treat you could feel good about sharing.   I used 50 (to be exact) young kale leaves fresh from our garden which would be equivalent to 2 bunches of … Read More