Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cups
This girl who loves all things crunchy has been on a soft diet for a little bit recovering from a dental procedure.  Good thing I have my handy Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin powder to help me create some creamy and smooth desserts like this one and serve up a good dose of protein at the same time.  Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding ... Read More

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie
Let me interrupt this preserving and gardening season with a delicious dessert recipe, a Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie : gluten, dairy, soy and refined sugar-free. I know it's hard to believe, but you can make an outragous Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie without dairy whipped cream, cool whip, cream cheese and Oreos.   When daughter #3 told me she made a "conventional" ... Read More

The Best No-Cook Peanut Sauce

Having a garden means staying close to home for much of the summer, but we've been taking a few excursions here and there.  A couple of weekends ago we paid a visit to the nearby quaint towns of Winthrop and Twisp.  The Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop was our destination where we lounged in its upscale rustic setting, drank in ... Read More

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie : Dairy Free

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Who doesn't like chocolate and peanut butter together?  To make this dairy free Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie combine them with a few other ingredients in your Vita-Mix or blender with frozen bananas.  I buy ripe organic bananas, peel them, lay them out on a cookie sheet and freeze them.  Once frozen, I bag them up and toss them in the freezer ... Read More

Main Dish Salads : Peanut Noodle Vegetable Salad (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Peanut Noodle Vegetable Salad

This is an ideal season for this delicious salad. Make it for graduation parties, BBQ’s, and picnics. The yummy flavor and vibrant colors make it an excellent choice for a special occasion, but it’s also great to stock the fridge when you’re expecting company for the weekend. Serve it as a meal in a bowl or a side dish, and … Read More

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

These family friendly tasty bars are quite the treat for the lunchbox, after school snacks, or just to take along while out and about.  I tucked some in my hubby’s lunch to enjoy while out on a fishing excursion with a friend. This recipe makes 24 large bars, enough to munch on fresh out of the oven once cooled, then freeze … Read More

African Peanut and Red Quinoa Soup

African Peanut and Red Quinoa Soup

This flavorful soup, a bit spicy and full of vibrant vegetables reminds me of spring.  Seasoned with fresh ginger, garlic, chili flakes and cilantro, the ingredients form a beautiful medley of color and flavor. Typically when grain is added to soup the soup becomes thick and hearty.  Although quinoa is a seed and not a grain, I expected the same … Read More

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil

It was a drizzly February day, the perfect weather for great aroma’s to fill the house.  Good thing we have grandchildren in town to share these homemade cookies with!  They were quickly assembled and made with coconut oil, coconut sugar and maple syrup.  The whole wheat pastry flour was ground fresh (from white wheat) in our NutriMill grain mill. Peanut … Read More