Sugar Challenge

The thought of sugar evokes celebratory images, good feelings, and pleasant sensory memories for most of us. It’s undeniable. Sugar is woven into the fabric of our daily lives, whether we are celebrating, rewarding, or comforting ourselves. Our fascination with sugar is displayed in the headlines and titles generated by health news sites, blogs, and…

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…

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…

Strawberry Ice Cream

  After searching far and wide and testing multiple ice cream recipes, this strawberry ice cream recipe from Jeff Rogers Vegan Ice Cream is a keeper! This is as close to natural as you can get, and yet it still satisfies that insatiable ice cream appetite! Pureed dates are the only sweetner in this recipe and…

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…

Freekah Chipotle Burgers

Spice up your next burger night with uniquely-flavored freekah grains  and hot chipotle peppers combined in one powerhouse burger !! This meat-free burger is bursting with nutritious ingredients and show-stopping flavors! WARNING: Shy tastebuds proceed with caution! If you are exploring meat-free alternatives for your health or just for variety in your diet, these burgers deserve your…

Simple and Delicious Almond Oatmeal Cookies

Cookies with simple ingredients like this are simply delicious! Ingredients: 1/2 cup organic Almond Butter 1/2 cup organic brown sugar 1 egg 1 1/4 cups rolled oats 1/2 teaspoon baking soda Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Beat in a small bowl the almond butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg. Add oats…

Hearty and Healthy One-Pan Vegetable Pasta, Vegan and GF

Here is a recipe suggestion inspired by recipe.com and transformed into a GF and Vegan dish.  Use the root vegetables already on hand from the Roasted Root Vegetable recipe. Hearty and Healthy One Pan Vegetable Pasta Vegan and Gluten Free Makes: 4 servings INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups root vegetables such as parsnips,…