Crispy Golden Shredded Hash Browns

Go to breakfast in any American diner, Coney Island or restaurant and you will most likely be served a side of golden, crispy, delicious hash browns. There is some debate as to whether hash browns should be cubed like in this recipe or shredded.  Well, I like them both ways to be honest.  I like […]

Breakfast Egg Muffins

I watched a YouTube video the other day by Dr. Barnard.  I first heard of him a few years ago when I bought his book about reversing Diabetes.  Dr. Barnard is a Cardiologist and the recipient of the Lifestyle Medicine’s Trailblazer Award.  He has authored more than 70 scientific publications as well as 18 books. But he is […]

No Bake Almond Joy Breakfast Bars

Yum You know how I know when I’ve made something good?  It disappears. Quickly.  Like the next DAY. That can both be a good thing and a bad thing. You see, as my journey of eating unprocessed foods evolves, I’m finding myself turning more towards a plant based way of eating.  I can’t seem to find […]

Sweet Potato, Bean and Veggie Breakfast Hash

Yum So I’ve been perusing through my Forks over Knives book again.  Do you go through cycles where you don’t look at a cookbook for months then become obsessed with it again like me? I like this book, along with Engine 2 Diet.  I seem to go back to them often when I’m in need […]

Spinach and Gruyere Cheese Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust

Eggs, spinach, onions and peppers and nutty glorious Gruyere cheese all nestled in a hash brown crust.  What’s not to like? There is no need to feel guilty slicing into this no matter how beautiful it is.  I used 6 egg whites and 4 eggs to cut down on the cholesterol which let me add some […]

Pumpkin & Flax Seed Granola

  I love making granola. Not only does it make my house smell amazing each time I bake it, but it’s just so much healthier than store bought.  I can control all the ingredients and add more or less of anything I want. As most of you already know I make my Homemade Granola on […]

Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yum  Bananas and nuts, is there really any better combination?  There is when you add chocolate to it! I really love banana anything and don’t know many people who don’t.  Bananas are naturally sweet and have a wonderful texture. But I will say they make a huge difference when it comes to baking with them.  […]

The BEST Banana Zucchini Muffins

Yum I don’t label things THE BEST very often.  But these banana zucchini muffins ARE the very best I’ve ever made! The combination of the zucchini AND the banana make these muffins so moist that very little oil is needed to keep them together! If you like your muffins sweet (and chances are if you live […]

Lemon Yogurt Poppy Seed Muffins

Yum You will see quite a few lemon recipes on here.  They are all different from one another in some way. You would think I would just keep things simple and use the same recipe for both a lemon poppy cake and muffins. But I don’t.  I have to continuously push the envelope. And so […]

Carrot Cake Muffins

Yum The taste of traditional carrot cake in a muffin!  Brilliant if you ask me because carrot cakes can be a whole lot of work. These carrot cake muffins have been healthified by reducing the sugar and flour and increasing the carrots and raisins. You can make them in a variety of ways, depending on what […]

Flourless Peanut Butter & Chocolate Mini Muffins

These peanut butter and chocolate muffins are gluten, grain, dairy, soy free and are STILL amazing These are quite frankly some of the best muffins I’ve ever had. No, seriously.  They are. Let me tell you why…. First of all, these muffins are: grain free dairy free oil free refined sugar free Secondly, they are […]

Strawberry & Chocolate Yogurt Parfait

Yum Have I ever told you how head over heels, truly in love I am with my homemade granola?  I really am.  I eat it almost every morning.  I just can’t get enough of it.   I’m not sure if I like it better with just plain milk or yogurt. If I said milk then our post […]

10 Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

Do you have a cast iron skillet?   It is the single most used pan in my house (as if you couldn’t tell by all my recipes!) I have been scouring the internet lately looking for some cast iron skillet recipes and came across so many great food blogs that I not only wanted to share […]

Egg, Roasted Asparagus, Bacon & Avocado Hollandaise Sauce

My husband and I went to a local cooking class for Valentine’s Day.  It was more of a demonstration than an actual hands on kind of thing.  The chef’s name was Mary and to say she is a phenomenal cook is an understatement.  She is well known in our area and does tons of cooking […]

Super Steel Cut Oatmeal

Yum I was introduced to steel cut oats by my Dad.  He had a heart attack (one of many) when I was 18 and he was a very young 42.  It was a day that has been burned into my memory forever, as I was home alone with him when it happened. How does someone (younger […]