Vegan Saag Paneer

Saag paneer is a popular Indian dish made with spinach and cubed paneer cheese, and in this vegan version tofu is used instead of cheese. The tofu cubes are tossed in turmeric and fried until crispy, then mixed in with the spiced spinach mixture. Instead of yogurt, coconut milk is used to thicken it up a bit. Serve this flavorful dish by itself as a main, or as a side. It goes great with naan bread! Vegan Saag Paneer Recipe […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Blender Donuts

My youngest is one of the pickiest eaters, but I can always get her to eat donuts. She loves all sorts of flavors, so I have a lot of fun coming up with new and healthier ways to get her to eat! These donuts come together so quickly which is always a plus! Chocolate Peanut Butter Blender Donuts Ingredients ½ cup chunky peanut butter 1 ripe banana 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla 2 tb. maple syrup 1 tb. cocoa Powder […]

Lemon Basil Fish Marinade

This lemon basil fish marinade recipe is a product of me having too much basil. Whenever I buy a basil plant, it seems to grow like crazy and I can never keep up with the amount of basil it produces. It turns out, basil is a super flavorful addition to marinades, like this fish marinade. I haven’t tried it with any other fish other than tilapia, so I don’t know how well it goes with other types of fish. Let […]

Fresh OJ Creamsicle Smoothie

This is a great ‘sunrise’ smoothie that you can enjoy after your morning workout, or a little bright pick me up! Or, if you are in really good mood…A nice big scoop of coconut milk ice cream would make a rather nice addition ;). Fresh OJ Creamsicle Smoothie Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice 1/2 cup milk or coconut milk 1/2 cup greek yogurt 1 tsp. vanilla 1 frozen banana Instructions Add all of the ingredients into the Magic […]

S’more Bars

Summer means s’mores, but if you live in the desert in the summer then making s’mores over a fire is not the best idea! So these baked s’more bars are just as fun to eat, and you won’t have to sweat it out over a hot fire! S’more Bars Ingredients 2 cups plus 1 tb. flour 6 graham crackers  1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 3/4 cup softened butter 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown […]

Cream Cheese, Carrot, and Cucumber Spread

My mom used to make this for me as a kid all the time, and then she would spread it onto a sandwich and cut in into tiny squares. It always reminded me of tea party food, and I loved it. It’s a great twist on a sandwich, and the recipe today puts a little more grown up twist on this tea party classic. Cream Cheese, Carrot, and Cucumber Spread Ingredients 1 block of cream cheese softened 1 large carrot, […]

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are one of my favorite treats! It’s my own version of build your own ‘fro-yo’, because I can add whatever topping I would like to a creamier/healthier ice cream base. I usually always go with chocolate :). Feel free to adjust the flavors and toppings accordingly! One topping I used were cocoa nibs, which is an all natural form of pure cocoa, but I would definitely be ok with chocolate chips as well! Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Ingredients 1/2 […]

Chocolate Avocado Sheet Cake

Chocolate Sheet Cake is one of my favorite cakes for one simple reason…Leftovers. It may be slightly embarrassing to admit but because it’s a slightly a bigger cake, there is ALWAYS leftovers. Which means for a few days after, I just grab a fork and sneak a few bites through out the day. It’s my favorite! 😉 Chocolate Avocado Sheet Cake Cake Ingredients 2 cup flour 1 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 6 TB. cocoa powder 1 stick butter […]

Strawberry Purée

This easy strawberry purée is a simple addition to your breakfast table or dessert spread that will add a fresh, healthy twist. Your guests at the table will appreciate your homemade effort. You can use this strawberry purée on an endless number of things, such as cheesecake, waffles, ice cream, or yogurt. Add more or less sugar to meet your personal preference. Strawberry Purée Recipe Ingredients 8 oz. strawberries, hulled 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract Instructions In […]

Spiced Sweet Potato Bread

This nutty, spiced sweet potato bread pairs nicely with a warm cup of tea or coffee and whipped honey butter. It is best warm right from the oven after cooling about 15 minutes. You can place extra loaves in a freezer, wrapped in foil and placed into freezer bags and they will keep for a few months. When ready to consume, thaw overnight or bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 F. This recipe makes one large loaf, […]