Here are two new treats that I am adding to my holiday favorites, and while they aren't totally guilt-free (they are after all treats,) I can feel good indulging and sharing holiday cheer with my family. Read More
Looking for a Healthier Version of Your Favorite Christmas Cookie? Through trial and error, I have developed a couple of recipes that taste incredible and don’t break all of the rules! I still make some of my traditional cookies, but I know I have these in the mix so I can enjoy the holiday festivities with the rest of my extended family. Read More
Do you still have some leftover turkey (does it seem to be multiplying in the refrigerator behind closed doors?!) Maybe some sweet potatoes too?
Here is a great recipe that makes a good hearty breakfast, but is equally delicious for lunch or dinner! Read More
Happy Holidays everyone!
I was thinking of a new holiday treat I could make that would follow some of my diet guidelines of no grains, no dairy and no processed sugars. The result is this little bite I call Sesame Kisses. They are modified from a recipe for Raw Sesame Seed Bars from www.therawtarian.com and are packed with healthy ingredients with just enough sweetness to satisfy. They are super easy to make- no cooking necessary! You can form them into little “kisses” as I have done here, or you can press them into a pan and cut them into bite-sized bars. Either way, they are delicious. Read More
Following a whole food diet isn’t always easy. I have written before about the benefits of avoiding processed added sugars in your food and going back to using basic ingredients. In general, that is a healthy guideline to follow, but every now and then there are some challenges!
One of those challenges came for my husband’s birthday this year, specifically, his birthday cake. I wanted to make something that wasn’t too sweet and had no grain or dairy added. My husband’s favorite is cherry pie, which is usually very sweet with a wonderfully flaky crust made from wheat flour. I was worried my version wouldn’t be up to his “cherry pie” standards. So after some experimentation, I came up with this recipe. Read More