Oatmeal Berry Breakfast Cookies

I wish I had more time. There are so many things I want to make, and so many combinations I want to try. Breakfast cookies are no exception. Oats, honey, chia seeds, and either applesauce or mashed banana are the set ingredients for these yummy, healthy bites. This time I added fresh strawberries and blueberries,…

Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding

Another raisin recipe to love! Chia seeds have the funnest consistency, and I use them in almost anything, from plain water to protein shakes. And, to make pudding, too. And guess what? Start to finish, this recipe takes only 3 minutes to prep. That’s it! Plus, it’s vegan, and paleo, making it a great choice…

Almond Butter Ants on a Log

I know just the title brings you back. If you didn’t like this snack when you were little, you know someone who did! While I detest raw celery, and would only scoop the nut butter and raisins off, this was, and is, still a favorite of my hubby’s. He prefers almond butter, so that’s what…

How To In the Kitchen: Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic is such a staple in my household, and I always need it on hand. I love to make big batches of it, and then freeze in small batches. Here’s how. Remember, my batch is huge, so I will give you a nightly recipe, too. Roasted Garlic (Bulk): 3 lbs garlic, deskinned and, ends cut off…

I Miss you Gram, but my Newest Book, it’s for you

At the end of last year when my Gram passed, I had just released my very first book.  I was never able to share it with her but she knew it was in the works. And she loved it, the idea of it, and knowing how happy I’d be writing it. I was one of…

Sweet Potato and Sausage Hash

It’s late on a Saturday and I haven’t even thought of dinner yet. Yup, it’s one of those days. I knew I wanted something with lots of vegetables and I knew I wanted something easy but delicious. Sweet Potato Hash was it. My hubby chopped everything, I cooked it all off, and dinner was done….

Healthy Traveler’s Tips: Tip One

Take advantage of healthy options offered around you (sometimes they’re even free!) If you’re staying at a hotel, look for healthy snacks and drinks that are provided. Fresh Fruit  Bananas and apples are often complementary during a hotel stay. Usually these are found in the hotel lobby or gym. It’s (literally) easy to grab and…

Honey Sweetened Skillet Pineapple

I’m starting to miss my own home cooking out here on the road! These pineapples in particular are an amazing fusion of sweet and spiced. Sliced, warmed, and flavored with cinnamon and honey, this skillet pineapple is great at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Honey Sweetened Skillet Pineapple 1 tablespoon coconut oil ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1…

Lime Angel Food Poke Cake

Lime is my favorite summer flavor! This tart taste adds a refreshing, light spin to foods and drinks. You have to try this poke cake. Less than five ingredients makes it easy and the Greek yogurt and fresh citrus compliment the Angel Food Cake in a way that frosting can’t. And it’s healthier and lighter…

Honey Lemon Green Tea

No matter your job, where you work, or how active you are, at some point during the day you think to yourself, “I’m a little tired,” or you simply hit a slump. Then what? I like to have a quick walk or get up and do something else for a bit. Hopefully you choose a…

Banana Oat “Bread”

If I had a banana tree it would save me so many trips to the store! Plain, dressed up in a protein shake, or as the main event in banana bread, I just can’t get enough of this fruit. So this recipe isn’t overnight oats, banana bars, or even banana bread but at the same…

Cinnamon Applesauce

Growing up, we had an apple tree and a pear tree. We also had a vegetable garden that I could only ever dream of (so far:) My mom made almost everything from scratch and her pear sauce is the best. Sweet and lightly spiced, it’s always one of my favorites. I love a homemade applesauce…