Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

June 10, 2016

Make your own chocolate hazelnut spread from scratch with wholesome ingredients!  Total Time: 38 min. Prep Time: 20 min. Cooking Time: 18 min. Yield: 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each Ingredients: 3 cups raw hazelnuts ⅔ cup chopped dark chocolate (approximately 3 to 4 oz.) 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt) Preparation: 1. Preheat […]

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Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette

June 9, 2016

  This citrus and herb vinaigrette recipe from 21 Day Fix is ready in minutes. It’s perfect on any salad, and can be used to flavor baked chicken and fish. Total Time: 10 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: 6 servings, about 2 Tbsp. each Ingredients: ¼ cup fresh lemon juice ¼ cup finely chopped shallot […]

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Vegetarian Pizza Salad

June 8, 2016

Veggie Lover’s Pizza…or a salad? Try this delicious Vegetarian Pizza Salad! Total Time: 15 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: 1 serving Ingredients: 1 tsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. 1 1 Tbsp. tomato sauce, no sugar added ½ tsp. dried oregano Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional) 1 cup fresh arugula […]

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Raspberry Banana Ice Cream

May 29, 2016

Super simple and so creamy and delicious, this Raspberry Banana Ice Cream only has 3 ingredients! Total Time: 5 hrs. 10 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 2 medium bananas, cut into chunks ½ cup whole raw cashews 1 cup hot water 3 cups fresh (or unsweetened frozen) raspberries Water (optional) Preparation: 1. […]

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Cashew Queso Sauce

May 18, 2016

I never realized how creamy and delicious sauces made from cashews can be, but just wait till you taste this Cashew Queso Sauce! Ingredients: 1 cup raw cashews 3 cups water, divided use 2 Tbsp. tomato paste, no sugar-added 1 tsp. chili powder ½ tsp. smoked paprika ⅓ cup nutritional yeast ¾ tsp. sea salt (or […]

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Spinach, Tomato, and Quinoa Breakfast Casserole

May 15, 2016

Time to change up breakfast with this Spinach, Tomato, and Quinoa Breakfast Casserole!  Loaded with veggies, protein-packed, and delicious, it’s a perfect make-ahead meal for busy mornings. Total Time: 40 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 25 min. Yield: 5 servings Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray 2½ cups cooked quinoa 8 large eggs, lightly beaten ¾ cup reduced-fat (2%) […]

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Alkaline or Acidic?

May 20, 2013

Simple Steps To Alkalize Your Body With the increase in processed, chemical-laden foods, our bodies are having more and more difficulties in maintaining a good pH balance.  If you’re anything like I was not too long ago, my response would be, “So what!”  The more I study nutrition and wellness, though, the less I can […]

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How Super Is Your Superfood?

November 30, 2012

How super is your superfood?  We hear about superfoods everywhere we turn anymore.  So what exactly IS a superfood and what makes a food…well, super?  Technically, a superfood is a natural food that is a superior source of antioxidants, low in calories, and contains essential nutrients – nutrients that are important for our bodies but […]

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Apple Crisp Recipe

November 18, 2012

I LOVE a good Apple Crisp!  I came across a recipe awhile back that sounded good so I fiddled around with it a few times to create the PERFECT Apple Crisp (at least I think so!). APPLE CRISP RECIPE Filling 8-10 apples 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tsp almond extract 2 tsp grated fresh ginger […]

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Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

August 23, 2012

What’s cooking in your house tonight?  For us, it’s Vegetarian Black Bean Chili, a family favorite!  It’s a dark, rainy day here and this was the perfect thing to have simmering all afternoon.  The house smells amazing!  Here’s the recipe if you want to give it a try! Vegetarian Black Bean Chili 1 yellow onion, […]

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