Mercy Me Asian Salad

Here’s a recipe that will nourish rather than deplete your body and feed your soul & taste buds some tasty, crunchy slaw! As you may or may not know, I’m a pretty steadfast from-scratch kind of cook/baker.  However we all have our favorite quick go-tos to help us whip up something delicious and nutritious in a… Continue reading Mercy Me Asian Salad

Lunchbox Veggie Wraps

One day at lunchtime, about a month ago, I was sitting down to dig in when my kids stopped me and said, “Mom!  That wrap is beautiful!  You should take a picture and put it on Facebook!”.  At the time, I hadn’t really given much thought to my quick-lunch-from-whatever-was-in-the-fridge.  But they were right, it was… Continue reading Lunchbox Veggie Wraps

Plant Protein Powered Breakfast Cookies!

These cookies make a great breakfast or snack on the go.  Pair a couple of these with some fresh fruit and you have a delicious and nutritious start to the day!  Need a compact quick energy source while out on a hike or bike ride?  These will definitely do the trick.  Chock full of goodies… Continue reading Plant Protein Powered Breakfast Cookies!

Melon Banana Split!

Here’s a fun, healthy alternative to the traditional banana split. Works well as a dessert, or a snack.  Feel free to experiment with different types of melon (watermelon, honeydew, etc.) and toppings too! 1 banana, cut in 1/2 lengthwise Melon, seeded and scooped into balls with an ice cream or cookie scoop nuts, chopped fresh… Continue reading Melon Banana Split!

Scrumptious Pumpkin Walnut Waffles!

The days are getting shorter and that tell-tale chill in the air has arrived…autumn is fast approaching.  One of the many things I love about fall is pumpkin!  Pumpkin jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, and of course, pumpkin waffles! These waffles are perfect for a cool, lazy morning.  They are whole grain, vegan, soy-free… Continue reading Scrumptious Pumpkin Walnut Waffles!

Bye Bye Food Guide Pyramid, Hello My Plate!

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finally kicked the Food Guide Pyramid to the curb and unveiled My Plate this week.  The major differences between the plate and pyramid are the following… “Meat and Legumes” has been re-labeled “Protein” – Yay! “Sugars and fats” has been eliminated. The amount of grains has been decreased.… Continue reading Bye Bye Food Guide Pyramid, Hello My Plate!