Spicy Stir Fried Eggplant.

Spicy and tasty stir fried eggplant over rice. #glutenfree

Did you know that I love teeny things? Look at those teeny eggplant! Awww! I also love teeny tomatoes, teeny berries, and teeny bottles of shampoo. I had a dollhouse growing up and I loved collecting miniature food and furniture for it. There’s just something so adorable about tiny things! Just look at this instagram… 

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Chewy, yummy oatmeal cookies with delicious fresh strawberries throughout. So scrumptious! Free of the top 8 allergens. #glutenfree #vegan

Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies.

It’s the weekend! Let’s have a cookie. A deliciously chewy strawberry oatmeal cookie. And let’s have a giveaway, too! Why not? But first the cookies. This recipe is from my new ebook, Allergy Free and Delicious: 40 Tasty Recipes That Are Free of the Top 8 Allergens, Gluten, and Sesame. There are so many recipes… 

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Pasta with sunflower seed pesto and peas. A simple summer recipe. #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan

Pasta with Sunflower Seed Pesto and Peas.

It’s the end of July and 90 degrees. I am so not going to turn my oven on, are you? I didn’t think so. How about an easy, allergy friendly pesto?   I had kind of given up on pesto once we went dairy free. We’d made it a couple of times without any cheese, and… 

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Soft, chewy, healthy applesauce oatmeal breakfast cookies. #ad

Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies (Back to School with Natural Foods).

Disclosure: This conversation is sponsored by WhiteWave Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. Doesn’t it feel like summer just started? And yet here we are, it’s almost August! And although I fully intend to soak up the last month of summer, I do know that most families are starting to think about going back… 

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Allergy Free and Delicious is an ecookbook filled with 40 tasty recipes that are free of the top 8 allergens! #glutenfree #dairyfree #eggfree

The Allergy Free and Delicious Ebook is Here!

It’s here! My newest ebook is all done! Allergy Free & Delicious is finished. I can’t believe it. The past few weeks have been a little bit hairy with trying to get this ebook finished, all of us having a cold at one point or another, our refrigerator deciding to be temperamental, and even my… 

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Chocolate cherry energy bites are grain free and delicious! Pepitas and hemp seeds provide protein and healthy fats in these decadent energy bites. #grainfree #vegan #energybite

Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites.

Well, I finally hopped on the energy bite train. I don’t know what took so long, actually! I made these dried plum energy bites, (that was my first experience with them), and I really liked how they were easy to make, and satisfied my chocolate craving in a healthier way. Plus, there’s no baking involved!… 

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A fresh and colorful picnic corn salad - this is a great side dish for summer! #corn #salad

Picnic Corn Salad.

It’s the 21st! Time for another Recipe Redux link up. And this month’s theme was Fresh from the Garden, which is perfect, because summer produce is just about my favorite thing right now. The Farmer’s Market is bursting with local fruits and veggies, which makes it so easy to make healthy and tasty meals. We’re so… 

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Cornmeal pancakes are the perfect weekend breakfast! These #vegan pancakes are great topped with syrup and fresh berries! #pancakes #vegan #plantbased

Cornmeal Pancakes with Fresh Berries.

Good morning! How was your weekend? I hope it included a big stack of pancakes. We had a busy weekend that included going to the farmer’s market, making pickles, coloring, playing, and swimming! And of course a nice weekend breakfast – that’s a must! We love pancakes over here. They are our favorite Saturday breakfast for… 

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Hosta blossoms

In bloom: July.

We really don’t have green thumbs over here or anything, but somehow we manage to keep our flowers alive without too much trouble (knock on wood). Everything is looking so pretty right now I thought I’d document the garden with a few photos.   I think the key to our success is the day lilies…honestly, those things… 

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Summer blackberries make these popsicles shine! A tasty and healthy treat. #popsicles

Blackberries and Cream Popsicles.

It’s mid-July, it’s hot hot hot…do you need another popsicle recipe? We are loving popsicles and ice cream over here this week, because it’s been a bit more summery feeling! (Finally!) Seriously, I am so grateful for this level of summer heat. We’re in the upper 70’s to low 80’s, and that works for me! I’m… 

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Fresh cherries are dipped in chocolate and sprinkles for an easy and festive treat! #nobake #dessert

Chocolate Covered Cherries.

Say hello to your new favorite easy dessert: Fruit + chocolate is my favorite kind of easy. And we are all about easy recipes at my house these days as I finish up my upcoming ebook, Allergy Free and Delicious. I’m so excited about this ebook – the recipes are brand new, absolutely delicious, and… 

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A colorful and healthy anti-inflammatory smoothie made with mangoes and cherries. #antioxidants #smoothie

Cherry Mango Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie.

Cherry mania is going on full force over here these days…I can’t stop buying them! My favorite thing to do right now is to pit them, and then freeze them to use in smoothies. Did you know that cherry pits actually contain cyanide? And that the cyanide isn’t released unless the pit is crushed? Well,… 

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Rich, decadent VEGAN hot fudge sauce. This version has a bit of peanut butter mixed in for an extra delicious treat! #vegan #dessert

Vegan Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Sauce.

This is the best hot fudge sauce in all the land. I’m just going to throw that out there right now. The other day my seven-year old said, let’s have hot fudge sundaes! Well, who can say no to that? Who would want to say no to that? Not me. The problem is that homemade… 

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