Banana Coconut Cream Tarts

Will you take a look at how cute these tarts are! An indulgent, creamy, sweet little bite of heavenly decadence! These tarts are NOT low in fat, so they are a rare treat. BUT they are SO GOOD! I love to serve these little tarts at parties – they are always a hit and you […]

Romaine Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  This is a favorite salad of mine. It comes together quickly, is satisfying, filling, and tastes unbelievably good! The flavors and textures of this salad are spot on. The soft, roasted sweet potatoes and sweet onions are counter-balanced by the slightly crisp green beans and crunchy pecans. The warm vegetables over the cold, crisp […]

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash is one of those versatile vegetables that I always have on hand. I use it in salads, soups, stews, nourish bowls, sweet dishes, savory dishes…I simply love this squash! It is full of beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants. Not only is this squash nutritionally great, it tastes wonderful too! Butternut […]

Pineapple Cake

I had a can of crushed pineapple in my pantry. It was staring at me. I kept looking at it thinking, “I need to use this in something.” So, I came up with this cake. And I’m so glad I did! Pineapple is very sweet, so it naturally makes a great dessert. Fresh pineapple is […]

Whipped Coconut Cream

Sometimes, life needs a little decadence. This whipped coconut cream fits the bill. I use this “cream” in several dessert applications with pure success! I don’t recommend eating this as a regular staple in your diet – it is a saturated fat, so use it sparingly and for special desserts. 1 – 15 ounce can […]

Chickpea Chocolate Cookies

“C” is for Cookie…and Chickpeas! Yes, chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, do make a fantastic cookie. These cookies are full of fiber, not too sweet, have some healthy fat, and flavonoids for heart health. I guarantee you cannot eat just one of these. Go ahead, try to NOT eat several of these yummy little cookies! These […]

Peach Breakfast Parfait with Avocado Cream

This parfait is so refreshing for breakfast! I have made this many times and always enjoy it with peaches or nectarines. The avocado cream gives a sweet, yummy richness to this parfait and you can’t skip the nice crunch of the nuts! Avocados are rich in healthy fat, vitamin E, potassium, some B vitamins, fiber…I […]

Olive Tapenade

I absolutely adore olives! This tapenade is a delicious way to enjoy them. I love serving this as an appetizer with some bread, crackers, or vegetables. I love eating this as a yummy snack too! It is SO good and deliciously filling. The capers add a touch of brininess and the lemon juice brightens up […]

Red Lentil Marinara Sauce

The petite red lentil. A phenomenal little pulse. Do you realize that a serving of petite red lentils gives you as much protein as a serving of meat, BUT without the fat, blood sugar spiking, cancer inducing and inflammatory properties of meat?!! Petite red lentils are rich in slow-digesting carbohydrates and dietary fiber that keep […]