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…

Mushroom Stroganoff

You will not miss the beef in this hearty, aromatic stroganoff!   It serves up as  awesome leftovers too. That is, if everyone has not cleaned their plates and the cooking pan! This Mushroom Stroganoff is meat-free comfort food at it’s best and you can replace the noodles with quinoa or converted rice to follow a lower glycemic requirement….

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…

Turkey Meatloaf

This savory and moist Turkey Meatloaf is Quick and Easy! You will see this turkey meat loaf as comfort food at its best! Jazz up “ho-hum” meatloaf with ground turkey and mushrooms. (Recipe from Inspired Taste.) Ingredients 1 1/4 lb lean ground turkey 2 garlic cloves, minced 8 oz. mushrooms, trimmed and finely chopped 1…

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…

Power Bran Muffins

Energize your morning with these Power Bran Muffins… Makes: 12 Muffins Enjoy these delicious muffins with your favorite smoothie!  See some of our favorite smoothie recipes here: Spicy Fiesta Smoothie Sunshine Smoothie Ingredients 2 C Wheat Bran 1 C bleached all-purpose flour 1 C unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice) 2 tsp apple…

Summertime Fresh BLACK Rice Salad

Black rice is a great option to use with summertime freshness.  Black rice has the same nutrients and more fiber than brown rice, plus contains anthocyanin.  These pigment properties in black rice (as well as blueberries) provide anti-inflammatory benefits, protect against carcinogens, and may help prevent heart disease.   FRESH VEGETABLES & BLACK RICE SALAD INGREDIENTS:…

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…

Date Sweetened Cherry Pie

Summertime picnics are not complete without our favorite pies!  This pie has more going for it than meets the eye. Date sugar is the only added sweetener in this delicious pie and coconut oil replaces butter in the flaky crust. Date sugar is lower on the glycemic index and that is a better choice for…