Peach Sorbet Recipe

Peach Sorbet

I'm pretty sure I don't need to say much more after you see that picture.Frozen, yummy goodness.And only 3 ingredients.You can use whatever frozen fruit you prefer, we opted for the peaches and it was fantastic but you could use raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, apples, cherries, whatever your heart desires!The recipe describes the process using a Vitamix but you can use … [Read more...]

Rustic Grain-Free Bread #Paleo #GlutenFree

Rustic Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Paleo bread Recipe

Every once in awhile, I kinda miss bread, and rather than wreck my gut by indulging in actual wheat filled bread, I'd rather try and come up with an alternative that helps me get through those days where I want some bread but without affecting my body in a negative way.I have been trying to find a grain-free bread recipe that doesn't taste like coconut and doesn't crumble. I don't expect it to … [Read more...]

Homemade Larabars aka Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Christmas Cookies

homemade larabars

Have you ever had a Larabar?I really do love them but for reasons unimportant to this recipe, I don't buy them anymore. But that doesn't mean I can't enjoy them, and frankly they taste much better made from scratch. So I decided to make homemade Larabars.My daughter wanted them to be round, you can actually shape them any way that you want.The great thing about these homemade … [Read more...]

Eggnog Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

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Our organic lifestyle My family and I have been on a mostly organic diet for over a year now. Removing artificial ingredients and preservatives from our diets have gone a long way towards improving our health and making us feel better. Combine organic foods with clean eating and I cook more from scratch and I have even started baking.I spent so many years eating fast food and processed food … [Read more...]

Garlic & Herb Penne Pasta with Sausage

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I'm a big fan of all-in-one style dinners.  I like to be able to cook everything, toss it together and serve.  It makes it easier to deal with the kids claiming they don't want a particular item (say...veggies) because it's all mixed in, they have no choice.I'm the type of cook who looks at what is in the fridge, freezer and pantry and scours the web for a recipe, then I modify based upon our … [Read more...]

Bacon and Alfredo Pasta Recipe

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Clean and healthy eating doesn't mean low fat and no flavor.In fact, you can even have bacon on occasion.Yes.I said the 'B' word.BACON.And I don't mean fake bacon made from an imposter animal that is nothing even remotely like a pig.I mean thick, yummy pork bacon....this is starting to sound like a dog treat commercial.This recipe is very much for the bacon lover … [Read more...]

Chicken Enchiladas Recipe – from The America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook

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In my quest to find healthy yet easy to make, "normal" recipes for my family, I discovered the The America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook.I was looking for a cookbook that took regular food and recipes that even a novice can make, and made them healthier.  Often, healthy cookbooks use strange and hard to find ingredients that just don't appeal to my family.We like fried … [Read more...]

Pasta with Roasted Sweet Potato & Feta Recipe (easy)

pasta and sweet potato

A couple of weeks ago I had 2 sweet potatoes sitting on my counter and I had a craving for pasta.  So I typed "sweet potato pasta" into the search engine and Voila!  I found a recipe that looked good and sounded good and I had most of the ingredients on hand for.I made it and all the kids liked it and even my mother-in-law and sister-in-law who happened to be here (they tried to leave when … [Read more...]

Homemade mocha frappe recipe (Weight Watchers friendly)

mcdonalds frappe recipe

I love, love, love McDonald's Mocha Frappe drinks.LOVE THEM.But, they have HUGE calories in them and I'm cheap.Today I had a craving for one but didn't want the calories nor did I feel like dragging 2 kids out to go get one because then one $3 frappe turns into a $15 lunch.So I happened to notice a little recipe booklet that Truvia had sent me in the mail and I spotted a recipe for … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Oatmeal recipe with Truvia sweetener (Weight Watchers friendly)

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Stop buying flavored instant oatmeal.Stop it.Flavored instant oatmeal is a better choice than a doughnut or a multitude of other unhealthy breakfast options, but it's really not hard to make your own tasty oatmeal from scratch without all the additives and sugar that is in packaged, flavored, instant oatmeal.  The unflavored without sugar or anything is not a bad choice, in fact it has … [Read more...]

Chicken and corn filled crepes (or tortillas) recipe

chicken corn crepes

Yesterday around 3:30 pm I was inspired to make dinner from scratch, and happened to look up on top of my fridge and notice my poor lonely crepe maker just itching to be used again.So I scoured the web for a recipe for a low-fat crepe and a chicken filling - all made with ingredients I had on hand.   I used a couple of different recipes and even used my own creativity and it actually turned … [Read more...]

Lowfat Corned Beef and Cabbage – Weight Watchers friendly recipe

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I really like corned beef...not so much on the cabbage but some people do.  I think it smells like feet...but to each his own.Anyhow, I came across this recipe for a lowfat corned beef and cabbage dinner and with St. Patrick's Day quickly approaching on Wednesday March 17th, I thought some of you might be interested in it.What I like about this recipe, and maybe I do need to give cabbage a … [Read more...]

Delicious NO CARB pizza recipe

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A few weeks ago I started following the Atkins Program.   I was doing well with it and felt fantastic but I had 1 problem - carb and fruit cravings.  While I felt that the Atkins program works for some people, I also felt that obviously my body was telling me something because the carb cravings were so strong I could have eaten a piece of cardboard.Then I remembered something.Suzanne … [Read more...]