Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding

  My husband’s business takes him on stand up paddleboard adventure trips around the world and sometimes the stars align and I am lucky enough to go along.   This summer I got to go with his group to paddle the north shore of Kauai, camping and exploring each and everyday.   As you can imagine, it was great.  Sparkly blue water, perfect weather, amazing scenery and

Paleo Chocolate Cherry Treats


  As you can probably tell if you have been reading this blog for any length of time, I don’t prescribe to any sort of special diet.  I have recipes that are vegan, gluten free, paleo and even recipes that are full of fat, full sugar, full of crazy bad things.  I have recipes just for carinvores and recipes for vegetarians.  Just an odd mix–because

Best Ever Guacamole

I make guacamole every other day during avocado season. And, in my guacamole making life I have tried many different recipes. This one takes the cake as being the best tasting and simplest. It is also vegan. All you need is avos, lime, salt and a healthy smattering of cilantro. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Remove the pit by gently (be

My experience with a Juice Cleanse!


Last week, I started a three day juice cleanse.  I was hoping for a few things as a result of the cleanse namely, a little weight loss, a detox from my crazy sugar addiction, clear skin and boundless energy.  Juice cleanses seems to be the rage these days and they all tout those things.  I decided to go with a local juice supplier, Sara Fresh

Broiled Grapefruit


  We have a grapefruit tree in our backyard and each year it gives us more and more perfect fruits.  The first year we lived here, we got one grapefruit.  The next year, three.  This year we have had about 15!  I made grapefruit curd for Christmas gifts (win!) and attempted to make chocolate covered candied grapefruit (fail!).  But, one of the most special and

Purple Power Smoothie (No Banana)

Purple Smoothie with Greens No Banana

  Just like most of the world, we are trying to eat healthy for the new year and we are still going strong mid January.  I am getting my strength workouts in and cardio.  I am trying to mentally and spiritually stay focused through meditation and reading inspiring and uplifting books (currently: The Power of Now).  And, we are trying to eat clean and healthy.

Mushroom Bourguignon (Vegan)

Mushroom Bourguignon

Aaron loves it when I cook with wine. Just the smell of the wine de-glazing the goodies off the bottom of the pan is enough to drive him crazy. He is particularly happy when it is something heavily meaty but my most recent mushroom Bourginoin –a very satisfying vegan dish–got a great reaction from him. He called it “Comfort food at its best” and stated

Vegan Peanut Butter Dream Bars

Vegan Cripsy Treats

I told you I have been experimenting with eating as a vegan a few weeks ago. Well, so far so good. I have lost a few pounds, feel great and am loving all of the food experimentation. Unfortunately, I have not been as avid with my camera these days…something is wrong with the focus and it is driving me nuts. Sometimes it works, sometimes it

Peppermint Patty Truffles and Other Candy Variations (Dairy Free)

Dairy Free Truffles

I had been wanting to make truffles for awhile now and with Valentines Day coming right up, I thought it would be the perfect time. And, then one day, I got an email in my in-box asking me if I would like to work on creating a recipe for International Delight. You know, the creamers? I don’t use cream in my coffee, never have, never

9 Vegan Recipes and a plan for the new year.

Vegan Protien Kale Salad

I have been on a blogging hiatus for a few weeks now.  I like to think of it as a sabbatical as I was doing research that I will eventually add to this site.  We went on a two and a half week roadtrip along the east coast and saw some amazing sites.  All of those posts are coming up–I promise. Today, I wanted to