Chocolate Chip Cranberry Granola.

This chocolate chip and cranberry granola recipe is free of the top 8 allergens and so easy to make! Delicious, healthy, and free of the top 8 allergens. #granola

Do you love granola as much as I do? Do you love making granola as much as I do? I love granola – it’s my favorite quick breakfast option right now. And I really love making it – it’s so easy to do, I know what all the ingredients are and can make it allergy… 

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Healthy and delicious asparagus with quinoa is drizzled with lemon mustard vinaigrette. #vegan #asparagus

Quinoa and Asparagus with Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette.

It’s March!! We made it! We made it through February. And now we are getting close to spring, and warmer temperatures, and NO SNOW. (I hope). With these thoughts of spring, I thought a light and fresh recipe was in order today. I realized that for some reason, I’ve never shared any asparagus recipes here…. 

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Simply delicious strawberry and cream chia seed pudding recipe. A healthy, guilt free dessert! #healthyrecipe

Strawberries and Cream Chia Seed Pudding.

Chia seed pudding…thoughts? Love it? Hate it? Is it dessert? Or is it breakfast? All important questions. Can we at least agree that chia seeds are super healthy? They have a lot of calcium, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. They help fill you up, and also help stabilize your blood sugar. They are also useful –… 

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Super easy cheesy broccoli rice recipe. An easy lunch or side dish! Naturally gluten free. #glutenfree

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice.

Good Morning! Are you wondering what to eat for lunch today? Don’t worry, I have you covered! Yum! A bowl of cheesy broccoli rice. Doesn’t that sound so good right now? And it’s so easy to make, and it’s super comforting on a freezing cold day. This dish has a special place in my heart because… 

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Sweet potato and bean quesadillas - crispy, melty, delicious for lunch or dinner!

Roasted Sweet Potato and Bean Quesadillas.

Oh Monday, here you are yet again. Actually, I’m happy to see another Monday, because that means we are getting through winter and heading to SPRING! Can you even believe it? The first day of Spring is only 25 days away. That gives me hope, even though we are still in the negative temps over… 

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You won't believe how decadent these #vegan chocolate cupcakes are! Truly a decadent treat!

Vegan and Gluten Free Double Chocolate Cupcakes.

It’s the 21st, and you know what that means! Time for another Recipe Redux post! And this time, I was so excited to see that the theme was…CHOCOLATE! Yes, this month’s Redux could not be any more perfect for me, the chocoholic. The theme is Favorite Chocolate Matches, actually, and I have several favorite chocolate matches:… 

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Kale salad with sausages, peppers, and a honey mustard dressing. Delicious and healthy!

Honey Mustard Kale Salad with Sausage.

Remember how I said I wanted to eat more kale this year? I’ve been doing pretty well with that little resolution so far…we’ve made kale chips, and I’ve been doing well with sneaking it into things like soups and sauces. Darryl has even been juicing it on occasion. But my favorite way to eat kale… 

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Blood orange poppy seed cake is a beautiful citrus dessert!

Blood Orange Poppy Seed Cake.

Are you as fascinated with blood oranges as I am? They’re just so beautiful with their deep red hue, and the sweet/tart flavor is so nice. I love to make fresh squeezed blood orange juice at this time of year. You can’t find a prettier glass of juice! Fun fact: when blood oranges were first… 

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A super simple recipe for vegan banana chocolate chip muffins. These are healthy treats made with coconut oil and maple syrup!

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins.

Good morning! And Happy Friday the 13th! (Wait, is that what you say?) What are you doing today? Staying in? Hiding? Looking for black cats? ;) We are just doing some last minute Valentine’s Day preparations – the boys need to make valentines for Daddy and Grandma and Grandpa, and I need to find my… 

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Creamy and spicy cauliflower soup is a healthy and delicious winter lunch! #cauliflower

Creamy Cauliflower Carrot Soup.

It’s so cold and so snowy, and so grey, so today is a soup kind of day! (I’m a poet, and I didn’t even know it. ;) This is about the time of year that I really feel that we are in the grip of winter and it seems like there is no end in… 

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Printable Color Me Happy Valentine cards on theprettybee.com. Make these cute printables for your kids to pass out! So easy! Just tape a few crayons on to each one with colorful washi tape. #valentinesday

Color Me Happy Printable Kids Crayon Valentines.

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away! Are you making Valentine treats? Are you helping your kids with their valentines to pass out to friends? Or are you a last minute Lucy like me? I just realized yesterday that I had no clue what kind of valentines my boys were going to make to… 

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Vegan and gluten free salted chocolate peanut butter hearts are so easy to make and even easier to eat!

Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts.

These days, simple recipes are the best recipes. It’s been three weeks since our water heater broke and ruined the kitchen and living room. Three weeks of no carpet, and no tile, and a lot of extra dust and dirt, and furniture and boxes stacked where they don’t belong. I think we may be nearing… 

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A rich chocolate sauce made with coconut sugar is the perfect topping for this vegan sundae!

Simple Hot Fudge Sauce.

Sometimes you just have to have a sundae in the middle of the week. Hot fudge, preferably, and since it’s February, it’s probably best to throw a couple of chocolate hearts on there to be safe. :) I wanted to make this sauce a little healthier (if that’s possible with hot fudge), so I decided… 

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