Cookbook Review: Pretty Simple Cooking

Let me just say this cookbook has more than earned the 5 stars I’m giving it here. Anyone who knows me knows I have a teeny bit of an obsession with making food less than 10 ingredients that are filled with fresh, bright flavors, very plant-forward and somewhat “Californian” in nature. I swear I thought…

Make Your Own Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte (Paleo and vegan friendly)

I may or may not have mentioned my somewhat waning affinity for that silly place called Starbucks. I did allow myself one pumpkin spice latte this year, but I like my version better as it’s a huge relief not to have the artificial ingredients, weird syrup with zero actual pumpkin and dairy-based flavoring. To that…

Vanilla Maple Iced Latte

I’ve been looking for festive fall coffee drinks I can make at home and this one is an easy, tasty discovery. I accidentally discovered that maple syrup mixes quite well into cold drinks so it works great here as a latte flavor and sweetener. Added bonus- a similar, refined-sugar version at a coffee shop would…

Lovely Green Tea Honey Lemonade

I am not so secret fan of Starbucks. I was a much bigger one when I went to work every day. These days, I let myself indulge maybe once or twice a month. The green tea lemonade they have was the perfect summertime (or anytime) drink, but of course it is filled with chemicals and…

Orange Cranberry Muesli Breakfast Bars

I’ve been desperately looking for a way to bring our healthy muesli with us in the car for a quick snack and also use up some of our huge Costco size bag. I found this recipe at Bobs Red Mill and except for some timing issues, love them. My daughter, husband and mother do too!…