Chocolate Cherry Truffles

I think there are two camps when it comes to cherries and chocolate – either you love the combination or you’re not a big fan. I happen to fall in the ‘not a fan’ camp. At. All. When I was younger, I remember receiving a box of chocolates on special occasions. I always looked for […]

Apple Bars

I have been on a dessert rewind re-vamp kick lately – i.e. remembering delicious desserts I enjoyed in my younger years and overhauling them to be healthier! This has proven to be challenging, but very fun and rewarding when I get the recipe right. Let me introduce you to this beloved apple dessert that I […]

Banana Coconut Pancakes

Happy Shrove Tuesday! British Pancake Day is in full swing! If any of you need an excuse to eat pancakes, today is your lucky day! I decided to make a bit of a tropical pancake today…probably because I wish I were in a tropical place about now – looking forward to Spring! I decided to […]

Quinoa Fudge Nut Bars

After I made these delicious Date Carmelitas, I was feeling a bit sorry for myself. I am allergic to oats, so of course I didn’t get to try any of the carmelitas for myself – I simply observed my family and friends devour them. I knew they were delicious. So, this got me thinking…what could […]

Banana Nut Donuts with Salted Caramel Glaze

I have found myself obsessing over the lovely date caramel that I made last week – eating it on pancakes, waffles, and cereal. So, I decided to make a glaze out of it for another donut recipe! It’s time for another donut! I mean really, when is it NOT time for a donut?!! The month […]

Farmhouse Bread

I am always on the lookout for great gluten-free bread recipes. I cannot even begin to tell you how many recipes I have tried and tweaked and fumbled with over the years. I also cannot begin to tell you how many loaves of gluten-free bread I have made and dumped right in the trash! Lots […]

Red Lentil Soup

We are in the throes of winter and I need warmth! I have been running our fireplace and turning up the heat a bit to stay warm. I love to make soups this time of year to warm me from the inside-out. There is something so comforting about a nice bowl of hot soup. Mmmmmm […]

Date Carmelitas

So, back in October, I attended a Halloween party at a friend’s house. Loads of fun with lots of treats. A particularly unhealthy treat was served that contained caramel, chocolate, oatmeal crust, loads of butter…you get the idea. Ever since then I have been on a quest to make my own healthy version of this […]

Date Caramel

I LOVE this caramel! Not only is it packed with nutrients and fiber, but it is a whole-food sweetener – no refinement, just natural sweetness. This recipe is so easy to make! All you need is a food processor, dates and some hot water and you’re good to go! I love to use this caramel […]