Delicious Coconut Blueberry Muffins

Coconut Blueberry Muffins 1 cup coconut flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup honey 1 cup coconut milk 6 eggs 1/4 cup organic coconut oil 4 tsp. of vanilla extract 1/4 cup chia seeds 1 cup blueberries Preheat oven to 350.  Sift flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. In a separate bowl or…

Spicy Fiesta Smoothie

Feeling sluggish? Need a boost? This Feel-Good Smoothie’s spicy hotness will wake you up from the very first sip! Its nourishing ingredients will also rejuvenate your body. Cilantro, jalapeno, and a dash of cayenne bring smoothie-making to a whole new level! Not sure about spices? Just try a very small amount at first and adjust…

Vegetarian Bean Chili

(Adapted from Lorna Sass’ Complete Vegetarian Kitchen, Triple Bean Maybe It’s Chili recipe) This recipe utilizes the pressure cooker, making this a quick, go-to recipe for those on a tight time schedule. TIP: For busy cooks, just set the beans to soak while at work and they will be ready to cook at the end…

The Pressure Cooker

 An extremely useful kitchen tool that decreases cooking time and enhances flavor,  may not be the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of pressure cookers. Those of us who have been around a while may have childhood memories of our mothers wrestling with pressure cookers. Usually, we evacuated the kitchen out…

Tasty Millet Pudding

Wendy serves her family a meal with her fabulous hearty and healthy Minestrone soup, accompanies it with homemade bread or crackers, and spoils them with a fantastic finish of a very satisfying millet pudding. I am so thankful for such a gifted gourmet that shares her secrets! (Adapted from a recipe at picklesnhoney.com) This pudding taste and texture…

Homemade and Healthy Chia Crackers

Wendy made these homemade Chia Crackers with the initital recipe from Kateshealthycupboard.com Finding a healthy, nutritious cracker is a challenge!  These crackers have a cheesy flavor.  They will not taste like crackers off the store shelf but they are a great alternative to crackers filled with preservatives. Give your taste buds time to adapt to…

Hearty Minestrone Soup

This is a hearty, warming soup, perfect for a cool autumn evening.  You will not be able to stop at one bowl and that’s ok!  It is packed with nutritious beans, vegetables, and herbs that will give your immune system a boost AND it will nourish your body with new energy that was depleted during…

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Pictures submitted by Wendy and recipe by Sommer Collier at A Spicy Perspective blog 3 lbs. (8-10) roasted red bell peppers, halved and cleaned 5 garlic cloves, in peel 2 C chopped onion 2 T olive oil 2 large sprigs fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 4 cups chicken stock (I use vegetable broth) 1 tsp…

Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted root vegetables added as a delicious side dish spruces up  any meal! INGREDIENTS 3 beets, red and/or golden 2 large turnips, one red and one white-trimmed 3 red potatoes, scrubbed 1 cup baby carrot 1/2 red or yellow onion 2 tsp. minced garlic 3 tbsp fresh thyme leaves or 1.5 tsp dried 2-3 tbsp extra virgin…

Night Time Snacking

Submitted by: Ruth Mooney ~ Night time snacking. “Does it really matter?” Ice cream after the soccer game? A bowl of cereal before bed? Cookies and milk with the kids? Does it all really matter?  You know, those snacks before bed? It does matter.  Not only can some foods keep you restless and interfere with…

Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf

My trusted source, Wendy, made this lentil loaf a while ago and she said her family loved it! I will admit that there are many ingredients in this list and not quick to make,  However, if you double the recipe you can use mini or large loaf pans, and freeze for later. The glaze is…

Quick and Easy Spelt Bread Recipe

Easy Spelt Bread Recipe Wendy has adapted this recipe from Vegweb.com. A nutritious, easy, quick and delicious fresh baked bread with the ancient grain, spelt.  You can switch out the honey for pure maple syrup to make it vegan.  3C Organic Spelt Flour (We use Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Grain Stone Ground Spelt Flour)…