Samoa No-Bake Energy Bites 4

Happy Holidays!  Before I get to the last of my rolled cookie recipes…..(this one posted because of MANY requests)….Samoa No-Bake Energy Bites ….I want to show some love to an amazing lady I met through my business – Andrea Peltier.  This is my second post in my “inspirational women” series […]

No-Bake Samoa Bites

Oat Bites

Mini Chocolate Chip Oat Bites and a Giveaway!! 10

Bite size, portable and chewy, these Mini Chocolate Chip Oat Bites will make your tummy as happy as Santa’s elves on a joy ride.   CONGRATULATIONS TO SUZANNE HIGBY! You are the winner of the FIVE FREE smoothies, juices, wraps or sandwiches at Native Sun Natural Foods Stores. Please go […]

Citrus Barley and Pistachios

Sweet Citrus Barley with Pistachios 5

For a happy side dish, unique breakfast or even dessert, you’ll love Sweet Citrus Barley with Pistachios. Living in Florida is such a blessing.  Not only was I able to take my cream colored Labrador, Tally for a walk yesterday without a jacket on (a fact I can really appreciate […]

Coconut Pumpkin

Coconut Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie – Vegan and No Baking! 6

A unique twist on a holiday favorite – coconut pumpkin cheesecake pie! Last Thanksgiving was my first plant based Thanksgiving experience.  Before the holiday I was a bit nervous.  No turkey? At Thanksgiving?  That can’t possible. But then I made this walnut loaf with all those comforting poultry seasonings.  And you know […]

Curried Pear Crumble and Ziggy Marley 2

What do a Curried Pear Crumble and Ziggy Marley have in common? Delicious coconut oil, that’s what!  Curried Pear Crumble Mildly sweet, a bit salty and aromatic curry….VERY light and satisfying.  Those were the words I jotted down when I was writing up this recipe.  We weren’t especially hungry after […]

Curried Pear Crumble


Warm Cinnamon Skillet Apples 2

Warm, comforting and delicious – a way to enjoy every bite without refined white sugar, flour and lots of butter with this warm skillet cinnamon apples.   There is nothing like the smell of apples and cinnamon baking in the oven.  It brings me back to my childhood in Massachusetts […]


What is Inflammation and How Omega 3s Can Help

Wondering what is inflammation? Omega 3s can help! (Plus a bonus recipe: All Natural Zucchini Muffins with Mila Chia) “I hurt all over but nothing is broken”, a good friend recently said to me. What is all this talk about inflammation? Inflammation is your body’s attempt to defend itself against […]

Country Apples and Walnuts

Taste of home – a warm mixture of cinnamon, maple syrup, apples and walnuts will leave you feeling all warm and cozy. My very sweet friend Suzanne is back at work from maternity leave and looks amazing – leaner than before she was pregnant! Everyone was amazed. We all asked, […]

Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes 1

Oatmeal for breakfast is one of my favorite things – but sometimes plain old oats can be a bit boring.  To make it more exciting I turned it into a cupcake with Justin’s Chocolate Almond Butter “frosting”.  If you have kids, this is a fun way to get them to eat their […]

Pumpkin Spice Cake and Plant Based Sources of 9 Essential Amino Acids 1

This warm, soft, all natural pumpkin spice cake will make your tummy happy. Recently I flew up to Jersey, well doped for flying with a glass of wine or two at the airport Chili’s, with high hopes of a Snooki sighting upon arrival.   I know, I should be dealing with my fear of flying rather […]

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Maple Walnut Peanut Butter for my Second Bloggiversary

This month I celebrated two milestones; the first being my tenth anniversary, October 6th, and the second  being my (belated) bloggiversary on October 8th . Looking back, I remember coming across a recipe on the blog Closet Cooking; the curried honey Dijon roasted chicken in particular was both where I learned about food blogs and […]

Coconut-Banana Ice Cake with Chocolate Pecan Crust 7

Did I mention that I made my own birthday cake for my birthday last weekend? I figured eh…why not?  I wanted to try out a new recipe and I could make exactly what I was craving. Coconut, banana and chocolate. I can’t think of a better mix of flavors.  It […]

Banana Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Vanishing Banana Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 1

If you read my blog you probably know I’m not much of a baker.  When it comes to baking desserts I have a few issues; 1) I can’t get myself to use white flour, sugar or butter so I inevitably try to “healthify” the recipe and it comes out crappy and 2) […]