Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars

Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars
I created Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars with busy moms in mind who want to feed their kiddos a good breakfast on the fly and sneak in some veggies on the way.  These bars do double duty for after school snacks as well.  Or for mom for tea time with a friend.  Bonus, they are made completely in the food processor. ... Read More

Spinach, Basil and Zucchini Noodle Salad

Spinach, Basil and Zucchini Noodle Salad
This Spinach, Basil and Zucchini Noodle Salad came about as a redo of a bow tie pasta salad recipe I make every year at my grandson's request for his birthday dinner.  The fact that this 9 yo boy wants a salad with spinach and basil in it makes me proud of him and his mama, who's such a great cook, ... Read More

Lentil, Roasted Squash and Walnut Salad

Lentil, Roasted Squash and Walnut Salad
This Lentil, Roasted Squash and Walnut Salad is the salad I dreamt about in the middle of the night when I first realized legumes were a good Whole30 option for vegan/vegetarian people.  Surprisingly, this is the only legume I have eaten on Whole30 since they are most often paired with grain to make a complete protein.  It combines 3 of ... Read More

Kale Pomegranate Salad with Walnuts and Apples

Kale Pomegranate Salad
Don't wait until Christmas dinner to serve this nourishing salad.  It has all of the ingredients to bring it to holiday status, but it's also excellent for everyday.  You can dress it and it will stay delicious and crisp refrigerated for days later. Holiday season is here in all its glory and unfortunately with it comes cold and flu season. ... 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

Freeze It Fresh : Apple Plum Crisps : Refined Sugar Free

Apple Plum Crisps

Twelve Apple Plum Crisps in the freezer are a new addition to our freeze ahead dessert repertoire.  I love the combination of apples and plums for the rich color plums bring to the table (so to speak).  Not having the time this fall to put complete pies up as usual, I opted for the simpler application of fruit crisps, making … Read More

Herbed Green Bean & Summer Squash Salad

Herbed Green Bean & Summer Squash Salad

Our garden has been hard to keep up with this summer.  Especially since we’ve been visiting grand kids all over the country.  We returned home to abundant produce.   With fresh inspiration, I whipped up a refreshing farm to fork salad recipe to share with you. We journeyed to Nashville, where we celebrated our grand-daughter Haven’s second birthday! We hand … Read More

Baby Greens with Grilled Balsamic Pears

Baby Greens with Grilled Balsamic Pears

Continuing on with the theme of enjoying seasonably lighter meals, this recipe was calling out to me, adapted from Clean Eating by Terry Walters. Her rendition included an avocado in the salad and minced shallots in the dressing.  I had neither on hand so I substituted what I did have on hand which was minced red onion and sliced cukes along with some … Read More