Scrumptious Salty Sweet Trail Mix

This trail mix makes everyone happy. Roasted salted almonds, cashews, and pecans, delish. Dried figs! Banana chips! Toasted coconut. Yep. Just watch your nuts (…) carefully since mine got a little over toasty after not following my intuition and leaving them in too long. No sugar at all, not even sweetened cranberries. And kid approved….

Creamy Slow Cooker Tomato Soup (Primal, gluten-free friendly)

I loved making this soup for my book club earlier this week. They are fun to hang with and are a bunch of women who love home cooked food as much as I do. There is also always something lovely about cooking for a group other than my family. The opinions matter a little more,…

Heavenly Coconut Banana Spinach Smoothie

This smoothie was by far Charlotte’s favorite. She drank all of hers and she wanted mine as well. So basically, she just drank the majority of a cup of raw spinach, a banana and a cup of coconut milk. Yum. Heavenly Coconut Banana Spinach Smoothie (lightly modified from the gracious pantry.) Ingredients: 1 cup of…

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!…

Cinnamon Almond Milk with a Touch of Honey

I am always a little wary of the almond milk in the grocery store; some is shelf stable and others are not, and both are heated which eliminates some of the nutrients in the almonds. I also thought it would be great to have almond milk without any additives or preservatives. This one lasts about…

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of life’s simple pleasures has become cooking with my daughter. We just purchased a step ladder so she can work better and at our height. She dons her apron and gets to work. She helps crack eggs and stir ingredients and it winds up being good, messy fun and also a small lesson in…