My Recent Posts


Pumpkin Blondies (Made Healthy)

I have been obsessed lately with baking with unconventional ingredients.  Anyone can bake with flour but how about baking with oats or lentils instead?  Using ingredients like these are less processed then traditional flour, naturally gluten free, and add more protein.  How about them apples?  (Or pumpkins).  Speaking of apples this recipe was inspired by […]

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Eat Your (Sea) Vegetables: Veggie Quinoa Sushi

Did your mother ever tell you to eat your vegetables?  Well what about your SEA vegetables?  If you thought that vegetables only grew in your garden or on a farm then you are mistaken.  Sea vegetables are underappreciated in the American society but they have been a staple for hundreds of years in places like Asia […]

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Mushroom Lentil Swedish Meat(less) Balls

Meatballs are traditionally made with meat, obviously.  I love a good meatball every now and again and when I make them I use grass fed, organic beef.  My husbands favorite way to eat traditional meatballs is the Swedish way, with a cream sauce instead of marinara sauce.  I gotta say, I agree.  I wanted to […]


Healthy Homemade Snickers Bars

Sometimes I wonder if I should even post certain recipes.  I mean if you  just do an Internet search for homemade Snickers recipes you will find all kinds of versions.  Some healthier then others, some made with real food and others made with processed ingredients, some raw and some not.  I wonder why I should […]


Banana Bread Pudding with Maple Cream (Vegan and No Bake)

  I am SO excited to share this recipe with you today!  I love all of my recipes and wouldn’t share anything with you that I didn’t feel that way about, but I have to say I think this is one of my best recipes yet!   I had this idea in my head for quite […]


Pumpkin Almond Butter

I tried making a pumpkin nut butter last year and it was a failure.  I made the mistake of trying to process the nuts with the pumpkin and the nuts ended up becoming a big blob instead of a smooth butter.  This time around I learned from my mistake and simply folded the nut butter […]


My New Favorite Dish: White Potatoes Get Some Love

Why do white potatoes get such a bad wrap?  Sweet potatoes seem to be getting all of the potato love these days.  Don’t get me wrong I am sweet potatoes number one fan but white potatoes may not be so unhealthy after all.  The Standard American Diet (SAD) is filled with so many white potatoes […]


Pull Apart Chocolate Pecan Popcorn

I was talking with some employees the other day and somehow one of them suggested making a healthier version of popcorn balls as a Halloween treat.  I thought that it was a great idea.  Popcorn balls remind me of Halloween.  I remember getting them while trick or treating on occasion.  It also reminded me of […]


Spiced Apple Muffins (with hidden source of protein)

Happy October!  Fall is one of my favorite times of the year for so many reasons.  When I lived in the Midwest I loved the smell of fall, the air always seemed to be clean and crisp.  I don’t get to experience that anymore here in the west but it’s a smell that one never […]


Southwest Sweet Potatoes

I like to get my inspiration for recipes from items that are available at my local farmers market.  I try to not only buy what I can organic but local too.  Its like a nutritional bonus when your food doesn’t have to travel far distances.  Not much grows here in Arizona over the summer other […]


Pumpkin Apple Fruit Leather

I’m finally back with a new post today after a two week break.  I must admit that I was loosing my motivation for blogging.  When you work hard and just don’t feel like you are seeing the results you were hoping for it can be tough to forge ahead.  I don’t want to quit and […]


Homemade Broth: Sweet Potato and Kale Corn Chowder

I know that it is not quite fall yet and it is still pretty stifling in some places right now (today it was 105 degrees).  I don’t know about you but I am ready for soup season.  I threw the fact that it’s still hot outside out the window.  I have already made two different […]


My Adventures at Whole Foods: Sprouted Millet Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies

It is no secret that I am a fan of Whole Foods.  The foodie in me can walk around the store for hours looking at all of the products.  It may be a little crazy how excited I get when I come across a great new product that I’ve never heard of before.  My last […]


Greek Millet: Millet Is The New Quinoa

Millet is my new quinoa.  It is such a great grain (technically a seed).  Did you know that millet is often found as the main ingredient in bird seed…but I assure you it is not just healthy for birds.  Just like quinoa, millet, is also gluten free but the best thing is that it is […]


Pumpkin Latte Ice Cream (Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan)

So I heard the other day that Starbucks is going to start  selling their pumpkin flavored coffee drinks even earlier this year.  Doesn’t that always seem to be the case when it comes to holidays?  Every year they seem to start earlier and earlier.  Christmas decorations are out even before Thanksgiving has started, Valentine candy […]

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