Six Seed Sweet Potato Crackers (GF / Grain Free)

  This is the season when cocktail, appetizer, and potluck parties abound. I LOVE getting together to mingle and reconnect with those I haven’t seen much throughout the year. I don’t love having to hunt down the individuals that brought each dish, asking for a list of ingredients, or resorting to only eating one food the […]

Anti-Inflammatory Chai-Inspired Tea

      My husband, Mr. Green Thumb, has suffered from a lot of inflammation due to a condition he developed last year. (More on that to come!) Because of this, we have been trying to reduce inflammation causing foods in our diets; and we have also increased our consumption of foods that have anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is one […]

15 Minute Gluten Free Granola Bars (GF / DF)

It’s the night before the first day of school. My two oldest sprouts are heading back to school with mixed feelings about their teachers, classes and another year of hard work. I’m feeling the pressure of another year of healthy, homemade lunches and snacks. I don’t know who is more nervous, me or them! Over the last week, I’ve […]

Fresh Fiesta Hummus (GF / DF)

Picnics, beach days, lunches on the go – it isn’t easy to pack along food that is appealing, healthy, and easy to eat while you and your family are out and about. This recipe has been a life-saver this past week, as I have been running errands and dealing with renovation issues. If it weren’t for this […]

On Moving, Friends, and a Recipe for Kombucha

Our move was wonderfully chaotic! Friends and family helped lighten the load, and by the end of the day we all had beds to sleep in. We said goodbye to a place of many memories (two of our kiddos were born in that house!), an established garden, and the conveniences (and annoyances) of our suburban neighborhood; we […]

Six Gluten Free Snacks for Picky Preschoolers

There are few things more frustrating to a parent than placing a bowl or plate of homemade food in front of your darling little preschoolers, only to have them take one look at it, and turn up their noses in disgust! (Actually, having them throw it on the floor in disgust is definitely more frustrating!!) On some days, it’s enough to bring a mommy to […]

Fresh Fiesta Guacamole

I understand that avocados are not for everyone. Some people are disturbed by the slick texture, others by the earthy flavor.  Knowing how much healthy omega-3 fat, fiber, and nutrients are in one unassuming avocado can be enough to change some peoples’ minds; others need a little persuading… like a burst of fresh lemon juice, or the savory bite of cilantro. On several […]

Ginger Lemon (Cold Remedy) Tea

I love the holidays; Christmas and New Years are wonderful occasions to celebrate with family and friends. However, this time of year also seems to add extra stress, busyness, and lack of sleep. (Even if they are all for good reasons!) This, along with the added sugar in my diet, and it’s no surprise that I’ve had a tickle […]

Sweetened Almond & Hemp Milk

As I mentioned in my Baked Peach Pudding recipe post, we have some very good friends staying with us this week. The mama has some dietary restrictions, and while she isn’t completely dairy-free, she finds she does better when she limits her dairy intake. Since I knew it would be busy once they were here, I made a batch […]