Strawberry Coconut Butter

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I first discovered coconut butter at my local health food store.  Purchased more out of curiosity than anything, one little bite and I was positively hooked! This Strawberry Coconut Butter came after experimenting with this brilliant Coconut Butter recipe from Lexi’s Kitchen.  Filled with nutrient dense coconut and coconut oil, coconut butter is one of […]

Ingredient-Challenge Monday (one day late): Coconut Curry Vegetables and Beef (Vegan Option Noted)

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In addition to the many things I do as a wife, mom, teacher, church-goer, so on and so forth; I recently joined a book club. Reading is my life so gathering together with a great group of women every six weeks or so to discuss a book, enjoy some food and time away from the […]

April Ingredient Challenge Monday Featured Recipe-Pineapple and Cucumber Guacamole from The Taste Space and ICM Challenge Ingredient Announcement!

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So, I could give you a million excuses why this post is so late… I mean, this weekend was Mother’s Day weekend, and as the mother of five amazing kids and one superb husband, they spoiled me and took care of me all while keeping me away from my computer (although I did sneak in […]

Unsweetened Vegan Coconut Milk Crockpot Yogurt

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When my daughter was diagnosed with a milk allergy at just 17 months old, I could have never imagined where our food journey was about to take us. It was just two years prior to that when I learned of my son’s shellfish allergy. Because my son is severely allergic to shellfish, exposure giving him […]

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 […]

No-Bake Vegan Candybar Brownies (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Raw alternative noted)

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Let me start by saying Pinterest is a dangerous site. Very dangerous. In addition to losing unimaginable amounts of time, Pinterest can motivate you to do things you might not have done before. Sometimes this is a good thing. Sometimes this is not. These no-bake, refined sugar-free vegan candy bar brownies are the result of […]

Spinach, Kale and Dandelion Green Salad with Blood Oranges, Candied Pecans and Blood Orange Vinaigrette

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Spring is beautifully upon us.  Flowers are blooming, birds are singing.  Children are ready to shed their winter gloom to get outside and play. Then there is the yard.  Lawns need to be mowed, weeds need to be pulled. Or do they? One advantage to living in a drought ridden area is the fact that […]

Grain-Free Vegan Candy Creme Eggs

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If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, or even if you stopped by to visit my recent review of Well Fed (don’t forget to enter the giveaway while you are there!) you have heard me talk about my final plunge into the Paleo world. While most of the recipes I have shared here over […]

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 […]

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 […]

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