breakfast

Banana Date Bread {Gluten-Free}

Banana Date Bread

When there’s a chill in the air, there is nothing I want more than something hot to drink and something warm and sweet to eat.  So when I see a bunch of bananas starting to brown in the winter months visions of banana bread immediately fill my head.   Thanks to the Polar Vortex we’ve seen our fair share of cold in the south giving us plenty of reasons to enjoy […]

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Chocolate Cherry Quinoa Bars

Chocolate Cherry Quinoa Bar

Holy sweet tooth settle down before I replace you with a veneer!!  Mine is out of control right now, so I made a trip to the store to pick up some chocolate chips.  One of my favorite sweet tooth fixes is about a tablespoon of chocolate chips with a couple dried cherries.  It does the trick every time!  So why not bring those two together for a sweet snack to […]

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Blueberry Almond Green Smoothie

Blueberry Almond Smoothie

During the holidays, I met lots of new faces.  I’m now introduced by name and “she blogs about food and health”.  It’s pretty awesome to have this attached to my name!  The first question I get when someone finds out I’m vegetarian is, “how do you get protein and calcium?”.  Actually, I’m mostly vegan – with the exception of raw honey and occasional Greek yogurt, but when people look at […]

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Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin Granola

Not only did we just adopt a puppy (I’ll write more about Ember next week.  Her photo is on the Facebook page!), but my brother and his beautiful bride are days away from having their first baby!  I’M ABOUT TO BECOME AN AUNT!!  I have a lot to be thankful for and celebrate this holiday, and this is high on the list.  I have two brothers — one 11 months […]

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Sweet Potato Pancakes {Gluten-free}

Sweet Potato Pancakes {Gluten-free}

One of these days my girls will sleep in, but for now, I hear them begin to roll around about 7:00 am.  After a long and busy Thanksgiving day, I was really hoping for a few extra minutes.  Those little feet hit the ground running this morning, anxious to put up the Christmas tree, make a list for santa….and eat pancakes.  Pancakes?  Aren’t you still full from yesterday, or don’t […]

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Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins {Gluten-free}

Gluten-free Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Fall arrives, and my cravings for pumpkin and bread soar.  Put them together and I have the perfect bite for my morning cup of coffee, and something sweet, but still healthy, for my girls.  These pumpkin muffins have been a hit the last couple of weeks.  We just made our third round, and there’s already a handful missing! Many muffin recipes add refined sugar, and lots of it.  If you […]

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Gluten-Free Granola Bars

Gluten Free Granola Bar

Snack bars have been a staple item in my house, along with most homes across America with children.  I am able to find organic bars at the store, so I never made it a point to make our own, until now.  Most store bought bars, even the organic ones, add agave or refined sugar as sweetener.  That made the decision to make our own easy since I’m doing all I […]

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