Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken

  Chicken is one of the most popular food choices, especially when we are trying to cook healthy. You can never have enough chicken recipes!  This Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken by Ina Garten is AMAZING!! You will savor every bite of this melt in your mouth goodness.   This wins the title  “Recipe of the Year” at our house.  It is…

Stewed Lentils & Tomatoes

Lift your spirits and satisfy your cravings with this comforting, healthy stewed dish of goodness!  We all have those days, when we just need that comfort food to revive our spirits.   Here is a healthy dish that does not sacrifice flavor for nutrition.  You will satisfy your hunger cravings and rejuvenate your body with nutritious ingredients. Each…

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 the…

Gingersnaps and Almond Nog

( Adapted from thisrawsomeveganlife.com Raw Gingersnap Cookies) These gingersnaps and almond nog are easy to whip up in no time and they can be a nutritious alternative to overly processed, sugar-laden treats this holiday season. Gingersnap Cookies 2 C oats, ground into flour in your food processor (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats) 1 1/2 …

Slow-Cooker Moroccan Apricot Chicken & Carrots

  Warm spices, refreshing apricots and cranberries,  crisp carrots and organic chicken combine in this simple yet  delectable slow-cooker recipe that is sure to add a note of pizzazz to your next cozy winter meal or special gathering. The subtle yet powerful touch of spices in this comforting dish enhance the combined flavors of dried fruits and slow-cooked…

Earthy Potato Chive Soup

  (This recipe has been adapted. The original recipe, by Wendy Irene, can be found at onegreenplanet.org) Serves:  6 A few fresh herbs and time-tested spices can transform a humble potato soup into a savory, comforting bowl of goodness! Best of all, this simple soup is ready for the table in less than thirty minutes….

Healthy and Nutritious Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

Make this delicious baked oatmeal with so many good for you ingredients like nuts, oats, and carrots.   Sweetened with a small amount of pure maple syrup, you will find no refined sugars.  The almond milk can be made from scratch and fun to make!  Even the avocado oil has heart healthy benefits!  You can’t…

Ginger Nut Energy Bites

These energy bites are packed with wholesome nutrients! They are easy to whip up and a great grab-n-go alternative when you need a boost. They also perfectly complement a cup of your favorite tea. Preserve a few moments to nourish your body and calm your spirit with these tasty treats and your favorite warm beverage….

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…

Simply Sweetened Applesauce

When the days shorten and begin to cool it’s a great time to whip up some healthy comfort food.  Humble applesauce fits the bill! When you prepare homemade applesauce you can be confident your finished product will be a healthy dish with wholesome ingredients – minus all the unhealthy chemicals and preservatives. The pleasing aroma of…

Homemade Clif Bars – Chocolate Chip or Cherry {Vegan & Gluten Free}

Why not make your own Clif Bar goodness? If you are Vegan or Gluten free ~ these tasty bars are for you!  Be creative with your additions like raisins, dried cherries, dried apricots or add any other dried fruit you can think of (without added sugar, of course)! INGREDIENTS: Wet Ingredients: 12 pitted Medjool dates…

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…