Mommy Hack: Make the most of your time in the kitchen (3 recipes)

https://youtu.be/jDwiOHpOeKw All of you amazing moms out there cook a lot, many times a day. In fact, I bet you, like I, spend a lot more time in the kitchen than you would like. One of my favorite kitchen hacks is to maximize my time by using my chopping efforts in more than one way. Lots … Continue reading Mommy Hack: Make the most of your time in the kitchen (3 recipes)

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Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Cookies (grain, nut and dairy free)

  In the context of a real food nutrient dense diet, there is always room for a cookie. These are my kiddo's new favorites. They are super easy to make and, like all of my recipes...they freeze very well. My last cookie recipe, Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain, nut and sweetener free) was also a hit. I … Continue reading Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Cookies (grain, nut and dairy free)

Blueberry Almond Muffins with Teff and Buckwheat Flour (gluten and sweetener free)

Another muffin recipe for you to ring in the new year! Who doesn't like blueberry muffins? Well...me, I would rather eat plain blueberries and a big salad with sardines in the morning. I know, isn't that fabulous? But, if I had to eat a muffin, these would be the ones!! I love baking with teff … Continue reading Blueberry Almond Muffins with Teff and Buckwheat Flour (gluten and sweetener free)

Twin Mom Tips and Solutions

  Today is the last day of another year, that I can proudly say I am not just surviving but thriving as a mom of two sets of twins. Wow, there have been some VERY challenging times in 2017. Big emotions, tons of energy, some "confusion" about the what not to do inside the house, … Continue reading Twin Mom Tips and Solutions

Chocolate Star Cake with a Chocolate Avocado Frosting (grain, dairy, oil and nut free)

Annabelle is my little dynamo. She wanted a "brown" star cake this year. Annabelle loves all things adventure! Her personality is huge and determination inspiring. It's hard to believe what she has learned in three short years. Annabelle is always ready to go, helping me in the kitchen...cracking eggs, chopping bananas or stirring; or climbing inside … Continue reading Chocolate Star Cake with a Chocolate Avocado Frosting (grain, dairy, oil and nut free)

Vanilla Coconut Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting (grain, nut, sweetener and dairy free)

When I asked Madelyn what kind of cake she wanted for her 3rd birthday, she said a pink cake. So, a pink cake is what she got! This sweet little cutie loves all things pink. This grain and dairy free cake is one of a kind. You will love the fact that the fiber rich … Continue reading Vanilla Coconut Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting (grain, nut, sweetener and dairy free)

Crock Pot Pumpkin Veggie Chili

Pumpkin is a great low cost veggie that, thanks to canning, does not have to be a seasonal treat. Pumpkin is a low in carbs, high in fiber, vitamin A and C. It helps make this chili thick and hearty without making it heavy. Usually, I puree the veggies down in my sauces to ensure … Continue reading Crock Pot Pumpkin Veggie Chili

Annabelle and Maddy’s trip to the ER!

A couple posts back I mentioned that I though I was really getting the hang of parenting? Yes, I believe it was in this post, Thankful! Well....I believe I jinxed myself. This week, I thought I lost Annabelle and I spent a couple of hours in the ER with Madelyn. I found myself talking to myself, … Continue reading Annabelle and Maddy’s trip to the ER!

Pecan Date Pie with an Oat Flour Crust

I created this little masterpiece this year because I have never made a pecan pie and I wanted to give it a try. I also know how much my father-in-law likes pecan pie, so I wanted to make a healthier version for him. I already had most of the ingredients on hand for this pie, … Continue reading Pecan Date Pie with an Oat Flour Crust

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain, nut and sweetener free)

We typically decorate the house the day after Thanksgiving. The last couple years it has been a race to get it all done while the girls are asleep. Kevin is usually hunting with one of the boys, so I knock everything out solo. The coolest thing is they come home to a fully decorated house! … Continue reading Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain, nut and sweetener free)