Breakfast


All Natural, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Mini Muffins

These All Natural Chocolate Chip Cookie Mini Muffins are flourless, nut free (made with sunflower seed butter), vegan, and contain only 79 calories! I had to wrestle them out of my 6 year daughter’s hands. These soft, warm, little muffins are a cross between a soft baked chocolate chip cookie and a muffin. Though […]

Mini Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins

Banana Pancake Bread

Gluten Free, Vegan Banana Pancake Bread

This all natural banana pancake bread is warm banana bread and comforting pancakes all rolled into one. And just so happens to be gluten free, vegan, and no one will ever know there’s not an ounce of butter or a gram of refined sugar. My dad used to carefully craft […]


Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bars and Join me for Non-GMO Month at Native Sun

Real pumpkin, zingy ginger and pumpkin pie spice come together in my fall Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bars – perfect for both breakfast and a hearty snack. Try them toasted – you’ll be in love. And the best part is hey are non GMO! Genetic modification is an issue that gets me fired […]

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bars

Hydrating Foods

Fight Tiredness and Fatigue through Hydrating Foods

Your alarm wakes up out of a dead sleep and you hit the snooze button…. four times. Finally you drag yourself out of bed, get dressed and when you walk out the door a wall of heat and humidity hits. It is time to fight back naturally with hydrating FOODS. […]


Sugar Free Oats with Nut Butter and Coconut Oil

Stick-to-your-ribs filling, my all natural and sugar free oats with nut butter and coconut oil are full of healthy fats, fiber, zero cholesterol and only 3 grams sugar. A perfectly delicious way to start your day! My Nana always told me white sugar and white flour is the devil. Back […]

Sugar Free Oatmeal

Avocado and Sea Salt Toast

Creamy Avocado and Sea Salt Toast ~ Perfect for Busy Mornings

Move over eggs ~ there’s a new perfect protein for breakfast. My Avocado and Sea Salt Toast has a healthy, balanced blend of fat, FIBER and protein with zero cholesterol. What’s not to love? If you are an avocado lover, like me, you may not have thought of using it […]


Behold the Eggless Breakfast Taco ~ Soft and Deliciously Egg-y without Tofu!

This Eggless Breakfast Taco is a simple and flavorful twist on a traditional breakfast burrito. Get your new year started off on the right foot – with an easy, healthy, delicious and light breakfast. If you are tired of the same old oatmeal, this recipe will knock your socks off! Plus […]

Eggless Breakfast Taco ~ Made with Chickpea Flour

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Warm Harvest Apple Breakfast

Warm Harvest Apple Breakfast features warm apples, pie spices and lots of healthy seeds over a bed of any grain you choose. In this case I chose my favorite grain – oats – but in their purest form. The oat groat. Can you feel it in the air? The cooler […]


All Natural Kale and Flax Cornbread Muffins

Gently sweet, soft, moist and comforting – these kale and flax cornbread muffins are supremely satisfying. They are perfect for breakfast or as a great accompaniment for dinner (and your kids will love eating kale and flax). Imagine that! There is something comforting about cornbread – it’s a little sweet […]

Soft and Moist All Natural Kale and Flax Cornbread Muffin

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Cumin Scented Black Beans and Savory Oats with Sweet Banana Chips

   Cumin Scented Black Beans and Savory Oats with Sweet Banana Chips ~ a unique breakfast idea. Are you the kind of person that sticks with their tried and true breakfast? Or are you someone who mixes it up on a whim? Either way this dish is for you! If […]


All Natural Banana Bread ~ Moist, Gluten Free, Vegan and 100% Delicious!

This fall twist on all natural banana bread is sure to please with it’s moist texture, warm cinnamon, tart dried cranberries and lots of nuts and seeds. The traditional banana breads call for at least a cup of sugar, a stick of butter and an egg or two to round […]

All Natural Banana Bread

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Back to School! Kid Tested Vegan Gluten Free Snack Idea – Grape Skewers with Lemon Vanilla “Frosting”

 I thought I was SOOOO smart. At my daughter’s daycare I had created tons of vegan and gluten free lunch and snack ideas that she loved and were easy to prepare.  With all her food allergies to wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts and dyes (like red 40) it was just easier […]


Gluten Free Vegan Cornmeal Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Balsamic Sauce

 Do you have one of those friends or family members that come into town and you panic – not knowing what to feed them because they have such a strict diet?  Are YOU the person that causes panic? I know I am usually the culprit when it comes to causing […]

Cornmeal Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Balsamic Sauce

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How I Won the Battle with Depression and Got off Antidepressants

Let me take a personal journey for a moment in hopes that I will help someone else be able to say, “I won the battle with depression and got off antidepressants.”   I felt like a three ton weight was pressing on my shoulders and wanted to just lie in my darkened closet […]


A Fresh Take on Old Favorites – Two Bagel Toppings! Curried Cashew Hummus and Curried Cashew Cream Cheese

Two Bagel Toppings! Curried Cashew Hummus and Curried Cashew Cream Cheese Remember some of the diets of the past? Go fat free, they said.  Peanut butter was the devil, nuts were off limits and you couldn’t even LOOK at an avocado. (Be still my heart.) (Don’t even get me started on […]

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Blissful Blueberry Bake and Six Disney Food Survival Tips

Six Disney Food Survival Tips Disney World. Is it one of your life’s dreams to get there? Or are you not into the lines and crowds? I would definitely put myself into the latter category.  Camping is one of my favorite pastimes.  Nature. Solitude. Calm.  My life is crazy enough […]


Six Sweet Recipes for Your Valentine

  Just a few sweet recipes for your Valentine! Coconut Banana Ice Cake with Chocolate Pecan Crust Chocolate with Sea Salt Toast Baked Monkey Oats Peanut Butter Cup Toast Sunday Morning Banana Lovecakes Oatmeal Cheesecake Bars   Happy Valentines Day! Love, Dawn    

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Kale Maple Blueberry Smoothie Parfait

Layer it up! Recipes in a jar, 2 Ways – Kale Maple Blueberry Smoothie Parfait and Kale and Quinoa Salad in a Jar

Layer it up! Recipes in a jar, 2 Ways – Kale Maple Blueberry Smoothie Parfait and Kale and Quinoa Salad. “Leaving the tiny Bed and Breakfast in the English countryside we looked at our bill and it listed charges for water and electricity.  We walked to our tiny car, hopped […]


Creamy Choco-Minty Oatmeal

Mint and chocolate are one of my most favorite flavor combinations.  I love that aromatic freshness with the rich chocolate.  When I noticed that the chocolate mint coconut milk was on sale at Native Sun I just had to give it a try…..but what to do with it other than […]

Creamy Choco-Minty Oatmeal

Savory Broccoli Hash

Savory Broccoli Hash Brown Casserole

If you are looking for an easy, light and super flavorful casserole you have found your recipe. This unexpected, savory sauce can be made the night before, and the casserole then thrown together in about five minutes if you are tight on time. Garlic, tamari, agave and tahini are what […]