Pear Crisp

There’s something about cool fall days that just calls for a warm fruit crisp straight from the oven! This pear crisp is quick and easy and requires limited ingredients.  It is packed full of delicious flavor that will warm your heart and taste buds on a cool autumn day. You can choose date sugar which…

Date Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies Craving a warm cookie? These peanut butter cookies are so delicious! Best of all, they are quick and easy and only contain whole pitted dates for the sweetener. (Recipe found at blissfulbalance.com.) Makes: 12-18 cookies Ingredients 1 Cup unsweetened peanut butter 1 C pitted dates 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 egg Preparation…

Delicious Date Sweetened Brownies

Ingredients 1 C almond flour 1 C Medjool dates; pitted 2 large organic eggs 1/4 C honey (or sweetener of choice) 1/4 C extra-virgin coconut oil, melted 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 C dark cocoa powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt Preparation Steps Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 8…

Mint Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Looking for a dairy-free ice cream alternative that still has that creamy texture and rich goodness of dairy ice cream? This coconut milk ice cream is a great replacement! Refreshing peppermint and crunchy chocolate chips add to it’s creamy goodness! And, you know exactly what is in each and every mouthful because you prepared it…

Coffee Freeze

Looking for a summertime treat that doesn’t fill half your daily caloric intake with one beverage?  Need a cool refreshing beverage that doesn’t send your blood sugar into orbit? I had to change my habit of periodic visits to the local coffee café for that favorite frozen coffee drink after I investigated just how many calories and tablespoons of sugar…

Red Beans and Rice

This slow cooker recipe is filled with nutritious red beans, aromatic spices and your choice of andouille chicken sausage or vegan sausage. Tall glasses of iced tea and steamy sides of cornbread round out this savory meal! See our recipe for Vegan Cornbread. Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 lb. dried red beans 1/2 lb. andouille sausage…

Vegan Cornbread

This cornbread is quick and easy!  Add corn and chipotle peppers for extra flavor. NOTE: I recommend White Lily Self-Rising Cornmeal for superior cornbread. Ingredients 2 C self-rising cornmeal 1 1/2 C non-dairy milk 1/4 C olive or vegetable oil 2 T ground flax seed 6T water 1/2 cup corn, fresh or frozen (optional) 1-2…

Quinoa Tabbouleh

This Quinoa Tabbouleh is an all-time family favorite at our house! Whip us this delicious summer salad in less than 30 minutes and store any leftovers in the fridge.  That is, if you have any leftovers! The fresh vegetables give this salad a nice crunch and the mint and parsley add just the right depth of flavor…

Lime Mint Slush

Do you sometimes find yourself tripping on your journey toward health?  This summer has been challenging, my car was making too many trips to the local coffee shop drive-thru for those delicious frozen coffees!  Blood sugar instability began to rule the day. When the going gets tough and it’s an absolute challenge just to make…

Black Bean Edamame Salad

Bring this delicious three bean salad with refreshing lime dressing to your next summer picnic! It’s quick and easy to throw together in no time.  This salad is one of our family favourites! 1-15 oz. can of corn (I use frozen or fresh cooked.) 1-15 oz. can black beans 1-15 oz. can garbanzo beans 12…

Banana Kiwi Salad

Did you know kiwi is a berry? Kiwi is also known as Chinese Gooseberry. This Banana Kiwi Salad provides optimum levels of Vitamin C. A symphony of summer flavors will delight your tastebuds from the very first bite of this refreshing salad! Whip it together in minutes and it will be the star at your…

Chicken Apple Spinach Salad

Serves 2-4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts (2-4) Spinach (2-4 large handfuls) Granny Smith apples, sliced (1-2) Dried cranberries (as desired) Walnuts (as desired) Rasberry Vinaigrette dressing Olive oil Salt & Pepper Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken breasts in baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 25-35 minutes…