Recipes

Dessert

Chocolate Pudding

I have found that family dinner is ALWAYS successful if dessert is involved. Now, I am not advocating serving dessert every night, but…sometimes vegetables go down easier and quicker if my children see a yummy dessert waiting for them! Simple psychology. I love serving whole-food, plant-based desserts to my family and friends. Ok, I really […]

Blueberry Peach Crisp

I AM BACK! What a wonderful summer it has been. I made a conscious decision to set aside this healthy food blog for a few months and simply focus on spending time with my family. I know that it is very important to SLOW down and ENJOY the beauty of living. I try to be […]

Dark Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

Picnic season is here! One of my very favorite things to enjoy with my family is a relaxing, delicious picnic. A successful picnic includes finger foods that are easy to eat and not too messy. Cookies are the perfect dessert to bring on a picnic because they transport well, are easy to eat and everyone […]

Baked Chocolate Coconut Donuts

I have made these donuts several times over the past few months and they never disappoint! I actually crave these babies! I made these for a friend’s birthday gathering and she said these were the best donuts she had ever tasted…WOW! That is saying something because these are gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, baked goodness! I LoVe […]

Apple Butter Buckwheat Cinnamon Rolls

I have been wanting to make cinnamon rolls for awhile now. Not just any cinnamon roll – laden with dairy, gluten, tons of fat, and sugar – anyone can make those! I want a cinnamon roll that won’t make me sick after eating it. A cinnamon roll that won’t give me a glycemic overload and […]

Apple Spice Cake with Apple Glaze

I have been focused on all things apple as of late. I think this is a result of my apple picking excursion and pounds and pounds of apples I have been getting through! I’ve been dreaming of this cake. Apple cake. Not just a dull Apple cake, but a warm, rich, spice-filled Apple cake. I […]

Blackberry Blueberry Peach Upside Down Cake

I mentioned my local farmer’s market in my last post. It truly is a place for recipe inspiration. I love meandering around gazing at the beautiful produce and formulating new recipes from what I see. After I saw (and tasted) some beautiful fresh peaches, this cake had to be made! I decided to add in […]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you have been reading my blog for a bit, then you know how much I LOVE cookies! I think it’s safe to say that I have a real cookie addiction because I have a really difficult time turning down a cookie! Chocolate chip cookies are probably at the top of my favorites list. There […]

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

I am SO excited to share this recipe with you! My Mom’s birthday was last week and I wanted to make a fun dessert for her to enjoy. We were heading up to the mountains for a birthday picnic, so I knew it needed to be portable and easy to eat. I instantly thought cupcakes […]