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Oven “Fries” – the healthier Fry

Better for you and great alongside a burger… These are great and much less fat and calories than standard fries. I got this recipe from Everyday Wholesome Eating by Kim Wilson. She also has a website called Simply Natural Health.   You might notice a little green in the photo below. Those are green beans.… Read More

Coco Cherry Chia Pudding

Breakfast, Dessert or Snack – your choice. Have you ever tried Chia pudding? Or maybe Overnight Oats? This recipe is strictly chia – no oats. When I first started experimenting with chia seeds, well, it was interesting. I have come to love making this particular pudding so I thought I would share it with you.… Read More

Soup Time – Minestrone (grain free)

Grain free which also means gluten free and totally delicious! There’s something so comforting about a bowl of hot soup on a cold day.This is one of my favorites from a past Refresh. It’s one of those recipes you find yourself going back. I hope you’ll give it a try. If you are curious about… Read More

Healthy Cookie Dough Bites

I like a sweet treat like the next person just not the typical “treat”. I prefer something with a little less guilt involved.  How about you? Check these out.  There’s only one tablespoon of sweetener used and that Maple syrup (100% real, no high fructose corn syrup) and dates. I love using dates for added… Read More

Easy Pad Thai You can make at Home

Here’s another favorite recipe from Happy Herbivore – Cheater Pad Thai sauce.  I love Thai food.  I like this easy pad thai recipe that I can make for myself at home. When I first started using this recipe, it was posted by Happy Herbivore as Cheater Pad Thai – the rice noodle dish.  Now it’s… Read More

My favorite Veggie Burger – Part 2

Here’s another favorite veggie burger recipe. This is one from Plantiful Wellness Kitchen. They’re made with lentils – which happen to cook very quickly. If you have ever made veggie burgers before, you know that getting the ingredients to stick together can sometimes be a challenge. These are and exception. They hold together very well.… Read More

My Favorite Veggie Burger – Part 1

Here’s one of my favorite veggie burger recipes.  My 5 year old loves it too so this one is kid approved.  It’s mom approved too because it’s nutritious and (sometimes more important) it’s quick & easy!  Simple, quick, easy, nutritious AND tastes great.  Can’t get much better than that. This is a slight variation of… Read More

Rich & Creamy Coconut Leek Soup

This is a decadent, special occasion soup for me.  Some avoid saturated fat altogether.  Some absolutely swear by coconut oil and pretty much anything coconut.  (Coconut contains saturated fat.)  My goal is balance.  I read, listen, learn and experiment. Whether you are a food adventurer like me or just love a new recipe or love… Read More