Fruit-Sweetened Grain-Free Vegan Cobbler

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“How do you make cobbler without flour?” (With a smile on my face) “I have my ways.” Thus began the workroom discussion of how someone like me can still enjoy foods like the rest of you. Okay maybe not the rest of you, because there is a strong chance that if you are viewing this […]

Ingredient-Challenge Monday: Pineapple Bacon Bites

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Welcome to the April Ingredient-Challenge Monday! As announced yesterday, this month we feature the mouth-watering pineapple as our challenge ingredient. In spite of its natural sweetness, pineapples are not only low in calories (82 calories per cup of pineapple chunks), they are also a good source of fiber, Vitamin A, Calcium, Iron and Vitamin C.  […]

Papaya Lime Coconut Muffins

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I’m sorry I have been so quiet this past week. Truth is my family and I have eaten a lot of whole-food this week with very few inspirational recipes. The best meals are those that don’t require recipes though, right? Oh, I do have a couple of special just-waiting for that right moment recipes under […]

Guest Post for Dixie Chik Cooks: Sugar-Free Chocolate Cashew Butter (Raw, Vegan)

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This post originally aired over at Dixie Chik Cooks.  While Shea (the original Dixie Chik) is not gluten-free or dairy-free, many of her creations are naturally safe for those of us who are.  Creative, spicy, and beautifully talented, be sure to visit Dixie Chik Cooks for some beautifully southern inspiration.   It is always an […]

Grain-Free Irish Soda Bread, 2-ways

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My red hair is generally a dead giveaway to one of the most distinct parts of my family ancestry. While I grew up proud of every part of my rich, mixed family history which includes: American Indian, English, Dutch and (as mentioned before) Irish, the two portions I studied most closely were definitely my American […]

ICM, Giveaway and the Chocolate Mint Green Monster (AKA, the healthiest Shamrock Shake this side of the pacific)

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Happy Ingredient-Challenge Monday! As Shea and I announced last month, the 2nd Monday of every month is now dedicated to our ICM challenge! As mentioned this past Saturday, we have a lot in store for you this month. First, our featured ingredient for this month: Kale! Like I have said before, I love love love […]

no-bake cookies (allergy-free, refined sugar-free, grain-free, vegan)

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About a week ago I pinned these beautiful, paleo-friendly no-bake cookies which were originally shared by Alison Lewis from ingredients, inc. While Alison’s recipe is good, really good, this recipe has been the cause of much discussion over the last week. One of the main discussions that really stuck with me is where on earth […]

Perfectly Sweet Fruit Roll-Ups

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Growing up as a child of the 80’s, fruit roll-ups were one of those quintessential items.  I mean, what was lunch without a vivid green and blue, sugary sweet roll of fruity deliciousness? And fruit roll-ups are made with fruit so they are good for you, right? Riiiiight. When the key ingredients include corn syrup, […]

Roasted Fennel Infused Strawberry-Lemon Bars

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Two weeks ago, Shea and I opened a challenge to our readers. Using our Ingredient Challenge Monday format, where we feature one whole-food ingredient and challenge our readers to join in on the creativity, we challenged each of you to use fennel in the most creative, most delicious way you could imagine. To open the […]

Red Velvet Truffles (Allergy-Free, Sugar-Free, Raw, Vegan)

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A short while back I was contacted by Cara, the mastermind behind Fork and Beans, a lovely Gluten-Free and Vegan that I have fallen absolutely in love with, regarding her Valentine’s Day Bake-Off. Given that many of my recipes, especially my dessert recipes, are naturally vegan…this contest seemed right up my alley.   Early on […]

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