Delicious Fat Free Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

I always loved homegrown tomatoes, but it was not until this season that I finally realized just how much I am obsessed with these things.  I ate them for the last month, almost forgetting every other food group out there, even my beloved fruit.  Then, when I could eat them no more, and they were still pouring in by basketfuls into our house from all of my relatives' … [Read more...]

Granola Topped Pear Banana Muffins

I keep saying that I am not a sweets person, and I am not--I would pick a savory dish over dessert any day of the week.  However, I might have to change saying this if I keep creating happy accidents as I did a while back, when I whipped up a delicious dessert for Hubby. He wanted a treat. I was not in the mood to go grocery shopping, so, I knew I would have to make do … [Read more...]

Maca Peanut Butter Shake Recipe

I know that it is the middle of the summer, yet, I found my maca recipe inspiration in something that belongs more in the fall season. It was accidental actually.  I was looking for new ways to enjoy maca and pondering on what recipe I could create to make it more palatable*, while my family was grocery shopping. Hubby, who eats almost perfectly, still enjoys occasional … [Read more...]

8 Vegalicious 4th of July Recipes

Happy 4th of July! What are you grateful for this year? I asked Hubby about his ideal Independence Day meal--I decided to treat him to one of the best celebrations this year.  I know he is already salivating, just thinking about it. If you are not sure what healthy and delicious goodness to make for this Friday, I am about to share eight mouthwatering vegan 4th of July … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe

A couple of weeks ago Sprout was invited to her friend's birthday party.  Her Mamma, Jena, is a gluten free vegan, who loves to make healthy treats for her whole family.  The entire birthday fare was healthy--low fat, whole foods, all plant-based, and all delicious.  One of our favorite treats was a sugarless, oil free, gluten free carrot cake.  I know it sounds like a … [Read more...]

Easy to Make Delicious Semolina Pudding Recipe

We all need easy and healthy, nutrient packed recipes that the whole family can enjoy.  Today's recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make, and I guarantee that children and adults alike will love it! It is perfect as a main dish, dessert or a snack. Sprout requests this treat by name...on almost a daily basis. Recipe Inspiration A few weeks ago my memories had taken me … [Read more...]

11 Healthy Snacks for Kids

We all want the best for  our kids.  Healthy nutrition is the best  you can do for your child's developing brain and body.  Most of us have busy schedules, but even the busiest will find a few minutes in our day to spoil our dollops of joy with the best food has to offer. Today I want to share 11 of my most favorite healthy snacks for kids (plant-based, sugar and oil free) … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Fat Free Popcorn Recipe

My kiddo loves music.  I actually use it as a distraction while I'm brushing her hair in the morning.  A couple of days ago she asked to watch music from The Lion King movie.   As I was brushing her hair and getting her ready for the day, I thought that it would be so much fun to pop some popcorn and have her first ever movie experience.  (We normally do not watch movies … [Read more...]

Watermelon Rind Slaw Recipe

"Waste not, want not!" is my motto, when it comes to about everything in my life. But you already knew that when I told you how to freeze extra produce to save money. Lately I have been on a watermelon kick, and already told you about the benefits of eating the WHOLE watermelon, not just the delicious pink flesh. When I shared the Watermelon Rind Smoothie Recipe, I … [Read more...]

Easter Menu with Vegan Recipes

Happy Easter! To all my Russian speaking readers: Христос воскрес! Easter (Resurrection Sunday), for those of us who celebrate it because of our faith in Christ, is one of the best times of the year to remember everything we are grateful for: God's sacrifice, our family, health, finances, a home to live in, electricity, drinking water and even the smallest of things that … [Read more...]