Tag Archive: healthy

Beyond the Detox… and Apple Mango Spinach Smoothies


Last week, I shared a little bit about my “detox” diet experience a few weeks ago. I went 10 days without any gluten, dairy, sugar, or caffeine. And, I even lived to tell about it! Sure, I joke about how tough it was, and I had my days, but it really wasn’t all that bad….

Almond Pecan Butter with Cocoa and Cinnamon


It’s a funny thing sugar. I think it is probably one of the most loved and most hated foods that we eat. One look on Pinterest and you will find more sweet and decadent treats than you could ever possible eat. (A few of them may have even come from this site.) But, you’ll also…

Blueberry Apple Crumble (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free)


If you follow me on Instagram, or if we’re friends on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed something different about me.  I’ve gone gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free! It’s (probably) not a permanent change, but I do plan to permanently change the way I eat. It’s kind of a long story, but stick with me on this one……

Chickpea Curry


Winter can be a tough time to cook… It’s particularly tough if you are someone who likes to cook with a lot of fresh and local produce.  I rely pretty heavily on our CSA and the local farmer’s market from April to December… But, once January rolls around, I’m on my own. I like comfort…

Smoky Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas


It’s taken me a while, but I have finally jumped on the bandwagon… The roasted chickpea bandwagon, that is. I’m sure you’ve seen them in magazines, on blogs, and in healthy cookbooks. They’re all the rage right now. After seeing them everywhere, I finally decided to give them a try last fall.  Unfortunately, the recipes…

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars with Chocolate Chips


Pumpkin season is officially here. Can I get an amen? It has taken me a while to get around to the pumpkin baking this year… Normally I am chomping at the bit, finding reasons to bake pumpkin bread in July.  This year, though, I held off until October. I’m not sure what to attribute my…

On Sleepless Nights and Parenting Advice… Healthy Strawberry Orange Smoothies


I’m tired. Despite my greatest intentions, I don’t get as many things done during the day as I’d like to. I haven’t written as many blog posts over the last few months as I feel I should. Some nights, scrambled eggs or a smoothie are about the only thing I have the energy to make…

Blood Orange Vinaigrette


Let’s talk about salad, shall we? It seems that when January rolls around, everyone starts eating salads again. Sure, I understand that a lot of people are making resolutions and turming over a new leaf in the new year, but as someone who is not a big fan of salads, it’s always a struggle for…

Ginger Carrot Muffins


In my mind, there are two kinds of muffins… Unfrosted cupcakes and muffins. You know what I’m talking about… There are those “muffins” that you find at bakeries and coffee shops that are not much different than a rich chocolate cupcake.  The difference is that they are usually larger than a cupcake and don’t have…

Rosemary Roasted Walnuts


Today’s recipe is one of my new favorites.  It’s not complicated, and it’s not that fancy. Instead, it’s one that can be made in just a few minutes… And, it makes for great snacking throughout the week. It all started before the holidays when I asked Amber if she had any good recipes for roasted nuts. …