Sweet Potato Quinoa Polenta

I really like baked polenta or even more, polenta made on a grill pan (see notes). It’s such a nice alternative to the usual bread roll or biscuit. I especially like this polenta because it’s made from quinoa so it’s a good protein source that can go from a side to the main course. Add to that, sweet potato and now your talking! You can even substitute the chili powder for cinnamon and a little nutmeg for a tasty breakfast drizzled...

 

Cinnamon Raisin Braids

This recipe is a favorite of my granddaughter Keegan. Of course anything with bread, honey and cinnamon is a favorite of hers. My kind of girl! Keegan is also very fond of braiding since she learned how practicing on her Barbies so it was only a matter of time before braiding carried over into other things. I was making this dough one morning when Keegan was here with me helping in the kitchen. I was starting to roll out the dough and she asked if...

 

Tropical Kiss

A warm night, soft breeze, the sun setting through the palm trees and the sound of gentle ocean waves breaking on the shore. Sound good? That’s what this drink reminds me of. The orange and red swirl through the glass like the sunset and a hint of coconut kisses your lips as you take your first sip. Even if you aren’t sitting and watching the sunset with your Valentine on a warm tropical night you can imagine it, can’t you? Kristy Ingredients: 1...

 

Stuffed Cinnamon Raisin Puffs

Have you ever heard of Mochi?  Don’t worry if you haven’t.  For years I passed it by at the grocery store never knowing or even seeing what it was.  Funny enough it was located right above where I would get my jar of pickles and yet it never caught my eye.  Then one day I saw a women grab a package of it and put it in her cart.  It was enough to spark my interest and when I finally took a look at what it was I was really surprised. Package...

 

Caramelized Banana Stuffed French Toast

My grandchildren Caleb and Keegan are my best Valentines. They fill my heart with joy and I am so grateful that I am able to be a part of their lives. This Valentine’s day I wanted to make a special treat for them and since breakfast is a favorite for both of them I made this ooey-gooey yummy french toast stuffed with caramelized bananas. This sweet treat goes beyond breakfast. It’s decadent enough to be served as a dessert too. If you...

 

Single Serve Snack Cake

Quite a few years back there used to be this boxed snack cake mix that came with a plastic baking pan and a cake mix that you just had to add water to right in the baking pan, microwave and “beep, beep, beep” 2 minutes later you had an instant single serving of cake. I hate to say it but I loved that cake. When I think of it now I shudder thinking of all the chemically processed ingredients that must have been in that cake mix and I don’t...

 

Juice Detox Recipes

We are well into day 3 on our 5 day juice detox and I wanted to share some of our favorite juicing recipes.  Here are just a few of our favorites. ~Sarah The Green Cucumber 1 cucumber 1 large cup of spinach 1 large cup of parsley 1 celery stock 1/2 medium lemon, peeled Pink Delight 8 ounces watermelon 4 ounces strawberries (if frozen thaw first) 4 ounces raspberries (if frozen thaw first) *Pink Delight is best when made in a blender and then...

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Breakfast Shake

The last few weeks I’ve gone through a LOT of different protein powders.  I’ve been trying to find a protein powder that I can add to a smoothie for part of my morning breakfast that doesn’t leave that chalky, weird tasting/feeling in my mouth.  I’ve tried hemp powder, rice powder, raw blended powders, pea powders and a bunch of others.  They all sucked!  Lately I’ve been incorporating hemp seeds into my meals.  They...

 

Garbanzo Bean Nom N’omelet

The Urban Dictionary defines nom nom as ”the sound made when someone is eating or chewing something and really enjoying it”. I call this dish Nom N’omelet because it will have you making just this sound. The title also fits because it’s no omelet as it doesn’t contain eggs but has the appearance and similar texture of an omelet. You can make it with vegetables or not and season any way you like, it’s up to you....

 
Spiced Pumpkin Granola

Spiced Pumpkin Granola

I love granola.  One of my favorite snacks is our No Bake Blueberry Granola Bars.  I actually like to give these out as gifts throughout the year.  During the holidays though I like to make a more seasonal granola.  The smells that will waft out from your oven while this granola is cooking is divine.  As good as the smells are the taste is even better!  I like to place the granola in a decorative tins or even cellophane bags and give them...