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Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

I’ve shared these cookies, over the years, to friends and casually on my Facebook page as I’ve made them for my children (ahem, myself too). And every single time I get comments or messages that say something like this, ” we couldn’t stop eating them…I CAN’T believe that these are made from chickpeas…we ate the whole cookie sheet of them right out of the oven!” Read more

Sweet Potato Crusted Quiche

this is a family favorite of mine. i love it for many reasons. the flavor is just wow! see ya later flour quiche crust. something about the rich flavor of the sweet potato crust is a perfect compliment to the dish as a whole. and use the recipe as a guide, but fill the egg portion a mile high with as many fillers as pleases the crowd you’re feeding. Read more

Pecan Pumpkin Bites

oh my goodness.

these are like those little pecan pumpkin tarts. only not with all the weird corn syrup that will make you excited for 5 minutes and leave you wanting to nap soon there after. imagine making these and having your family walk in and say, “mmmm that smells good!” and ha! you’re not even cooking. you’re just mixing these raw ingredients together and they just smell so darn good on their own that it’s noticeable. Read more

Farm Fresh Bok Choy with Pesto Encrusted Salmon and Heirloom Tomato

Some of my favorite things during the Spring time in the South are: walking barefoot outside, the choir of bugs at night, rainy afternoons, fresh produce and eating outside. When I told you about Humble Roots farm in my last post with that beautiful Kohlrabi, I wanted so badly to go ahead and share this Bok Choy with you. Am I the only one who loves that word combo, Bok Choy? It’s fun to say – even more fun to hear your small children say. Read more

Kohlrabi, Fresh Fruit and Humble Roots farm

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

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

you know what’s good about making your own ice cream? everything, that’s what.

it’s usually cheaper, tastier, and prettier. and for goodness’ sakes, you can actually SEE what is in the thing that you’re about to ingest. or better yet, what your children are about to ingest.

if you are what you eat, then lately we’re pumpkins. Read more

coconut butter bars

i’ve been trying to come up with a protein bar that my whole family will eat. mainly one that won’t fall apart and that doesn’t require some sort of syrup to hold it together. i like the Kind bars, but they have more sugar than i prefer. nothing i’ve used as a binder has held these bars together, thus far. after looking at several recipes, i combined several ideas and found one that i think we will all like. and it gives good room for adding your favorite ingredients.

and the magic ingredient that holds it all together is Read more

coconut “cornbread” biscuits [gluten/grain free]

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