Delectable Homemade Green Machine (Green Juice) Recipe

My daughter loooves “green juice” from just about any of the vendors who sell it. I figured I could try my hand using frozen fruit, some juice and a little spinach. She absolutely adores our version that I bring her every day when I get her from school. The secret, apple juice. I’d never used…

Maple Honey Pecan Almond Granola

Happy new year! We recently returned from a wonderful trip to Colorado for Christmas visiting family and we miss the family presence, their conversation, and also the warmth of their home. They have so many cozy comfortable nooks to read or drink a cup of coffee or tea. I curled up as much as possible…

Pomegranate Pear Guacamole

  This recipe has been used as a base for almost any add-in but the original is perfect for fall and winter. Delicious Mexican food is good any season! The guacamole is just spicy enough and full of wonderful surprising flavors. We don’t alter this at all from the original Epicurious recipe so I will…

Happy Healthy Pumpkin Waffles

I still had a little pumpkin left in the fridge just asking to be used, so I decided to use most of it up on these pumpkin waffles. Yay vitamin A! I love waffles in general because they take a lot less watching than pancakes and are therefore more forgiving than pancakes. These turned out…

Pumpkin Pecan Spiced Oatmeal

This weekend I declared I was done with pumpkin. I’d just had enough of it and tried all of my favorite recipes that ask for it. I then realized I still had 8oz or so left in the fridge that I was vowing not to waste, and adding a little vitamin A to breakfast never…

Bacon Gruyere and Collard Greens Quiche

Oh delicious quiche, I could make and eat you daily.  The gruyere and bacon and collards are a wonderful exploration of flavor and complement each other well, and the supporting eggs and cream just make it over the top good. My mother declared it the best she’s had, and she never ever says that about…

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies (Made with Coconut Sugar)

There is a great little sprouts grocery store down the street that sells oatmeal cookies I am addicted to, they just happen to have refined sugars and flours, so I tried my hand at making a batch using Smitten Kitchen’s wonderful recipe as a base. (I adore her cooking by the way.) They turned out…

Smoked Gouda Turkey Spinach Scramble

Eggs are the perfect protein source for pregnant ladies like myself as well as little toddlers. They keep you full for ages and can be added to almost anything. We do eggs for breakfast, lunch and at times, dinner. The spinach adds some wonderful iron and the turkey is a high-protein, low- fat addition. We…

Maple Pumpkin Pie with Whole Wheat Coconut Oil Pie Crust

Pumpkin pie is a major love of mine. I remember a coffee shop that served it year round in Santa Cruz and I would buy a slice every time I was there studying, which was often. I was nervous about messing with the recipe I always had growing up from the back of the Libby’s…