If I say the words chia seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, coconut oil, honey, flax Read more
Black Bean Brownies. Read that again. So weird, right? Totally. Read more
Last week I visited one of our local farmer’s markets. It’s located on the grounds of an old plantation that’s been turned into a sight-seeing and locale for many events. And with all of the local farmers and artists, it was even more magical. Spring, in our little Southern town, means that Azaleas decorate most lawns with deep pinks, pastels and whites. You’re hard-pressed to be grumpy if you get outside, here, this time of year. Read more
Peanut butter and chocolate. Favorite friends. Read more
Christmas means cookies.
it means lots of other sweet things, too.
but today, for us, it meant cookies.
after playing with a few recipes, and mixing things up a bit, i came up with a ‘sugar’ cookie that i think you’ll approve of. and you won’t feel guilty allowing your children to indulge in these little babies. traditional sugar cookies call for almost 2 cups of white (refined) sugar. when sugar is processed (refined) it is stripped of any nutritional value and what you’re left with is a product that creates spikes in blood sugar. when blood sugar spikes dramatically, it sets off a chain of events in your body that can cause a host of negative symptoms and consequences. Read more
it helps, in my household, to have several easy-to-grab snacks and breakfast items already prepared for school mornings. these breakfast cookies are a win, in my house. and i hope they are in yours, too. Read more
as the mom of two little girls, i have a lot of heart-to-hearts about emotions. because little girls have LOTS of emotions.
this week, my firstborn, re-entered kindergarten after a 3 week Fall break. she was fairly nervous about going to school again. i’ve been a stay-at-home mom for the better part of 6 years. sometimes that means it takes a little bit more adjusting for the littles ones to part ways from me. it also means that i’ve been the one with the honor of daily tending to little hearts. to hear their hearts. to read between the whines and find out the why’s. no day is the same. but every day i can count one of two things: outrageous giggles and tears. Read more
this time of year is so nostalgic for me. growing up, my parents fed us so well. i remember being sick of eating steak and vegetables. ha! before dinner, if we were hungry, my mom would say, “you can eat your salad first if you’re hungry.” because most of our meals were coupled with a side salad. vegetables, fresh from our garden, were always on our plates. the meals were so well-balanced. now as an adult, a mom feeding her family, i can look back and see how incredibly blessed we were to eat such a healthy diet. Read more
these cookies are little bites of ginger goodness. they’re a satisfying sweet treat, minus processed sugars that give you that awful rise and fall in blood sugar. and the bonus is that they’re filled with good protein. Read more
it may look like dirt. but i promise, it’s clean.
i can’t remember how i stumbled upon this recipe idea, but am i ever glad that i did.
i wasn’t a big milk and cereal eater, pre-gluten/grain-free days, but i do like cereal. and sometimes i just need an easy go-to for breakfast. this is a family favorite. we keep it stored in the refrigerator and it stays so crunchy. it’s not pretty to look at, really, but oh my gracious. it is absolutely delicious with milk poured over. it’s good eaten plain or over coconut yogurt or homemade coconut ice cream. Read more