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…

Vegetable Curry

(Recipe adapted from More-with-Less cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre.) Serves 5-6 This curry is an all-time family favorite at our house! It is a quick meal option on a busy day. Just pop your rice in a rice cooker and cook your curry. Sweet warm Jasmine rice is a perfect complement to this savory curry….

Baked Fish with Black Japonica Rice

Black japonica rice is a nutrient rich rice with a spicy sweet taste.  According to Lundberg Family Farms, this sweet nutty rice is packed with health-promoting anthocyanine antioxidants, like those found in blueberries and blackberries. For a quick meal idea, bake your favorite fish fillet in the oven while you    cook japonics rice on…

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…

Frozen Bananas with Mini Chocolate Chips

Guess how many ingredients are in this recipe? Only 2 . . .    Frozen bananas Dark chocolate mini chocolate chips Place your frozen bananas and put them in a  high-quality blender (such as a Vitamix). Blend until you achieve a consistency that resembles soft serve. You can add up to 1/4 cup milk of…

Easy Apple Cake in One Bowl

This recipe is quick and easy with a delicious outcome. Save yourself precious time, and serve this cake in place of a labor intensive apple pie.  Experiment with flavors and use pure maple syrup instead of the sugar, or mix and match like I do, with 1 cup date sugar and 1/2 cup pure maple…

Vegan Caramel Sauce

This caramel sauce is very tasty on so many dessert delights!  I’ve used it on the  pumpkin bars, as well as the one bowl apple cake.  It also sweetens Greek yogurt that doesn’t have added sugars.   INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk fat* 3/4 cup coconut sugar or date sugar 2 tablespoons honey…

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…