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Sweet Potato Black Bean Dip

I’m baaaaack, and with another black bean recipe! My last post mostly boasted about how easy and cheap beans were.

But, I didn’t talk about how insanely good for you beans are! You won’t catch me on any diet that cuts out legumes. 🙂

Check out this study: Legumes: The most important dietary predictor of […]

Chai Red Rice Pudding

Oatmeal is one of our go to breakfasts, with good reason. It’s easy, it’s cheap, it’s healthy, especially if you add spices, fruit, and any other toppings like flax and chia seeds.

I like to mix it up with my grains though! I’ve done that in the past with millet in my Pumpkin Millet Bowl, […]

The Healthiest Homemade Hot Chocolate!

Temperatures are in the single digits, the sky seems to constantly be gray, snow is falling.

With this winter weather, nothing beats cozy blankets, fuzzy socks, glowing candles, and… your hands wrapped around a cup of hot chocolate!

Of course I would want to make a healthier version of your typical hot chocolate. Why do […]

Chewy Molasses Cookies (vegan and gluten free!)

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a month since my last new post! We had a great November, with plenty of outside time!

Then… the snow hit! We actually got to have some fun in the snow too, unlike last year, where it seemed like we got her all bundled up but then she […]

Travel Oat Jars

How convenient do these little oat cups look? You’ve seen them, right?

Perfect for on-the-go, or if you are staying over a friend’s house and don’t want to “help yourself to the poptarts,” which happened to my husband lately. 🙂

But, at over $2 for one, you can definitely make them cheaper at home […]

Crockpot Curry

Crisp air… leaves falling… crockpot simmering in the kitchen!

We went crockpot crazy this week, using it three times! Moving forward into fall and winter, I am going to make sure I have at least one crockpot recipe every week. It’s so awesome to walk in the door and have dinner ready!

This particular recipe […]

Coconut Oat Ice Cream Sandwiches

I made coconut milk based ice cream all through July and August.

First, I was trying for a mint chocolate chip with mint from our garden. I’ve had success in the past using mint extract, like in this shake, but we have several kinds of mint taking over our garden and yard, so I wanted […]

Greena Pina Colada

Is there anything more refreshing than a pina colada on a hot summer day? Pina coladas from restaurants tend to be sickly sweet, and kind of tastes like sunscreen. Not exactly light and refreshing!

This smoothie is inspired by pina coladas, with the classic coconut and pineapple combo, but of course I added greens, making […]

Strawberry Waffles with Rhubarb Compote

These waffles have a secret.

They are tinted a little pink/red, but not from the strawberries. They get a little extra bright pink hue from… beet juice!

When toasted in the waffle iron, they turned more brown than I thought they would, but it’s still a fun addition if you have beets and a […]

Black Raspberry Chia Jam

Berries, berries, berries! What a great time of year when berries are ripe off the bush! We picked strawberries from a local place a couple of weeks ago, and I had hopes of trying to make a strawberry chia jam, but we ended up eating them all, they were just too good! The owner […]