Raspberry Rhubarb Chia Seed Jam

This tangy sweet jam is a prelude to a delicious dessert recipe I just can't wait to share. While these homemade preserves make for the perfect sweet ingredient in a special treat, this easy homemade jam also happens to be the topping your toast has been waiting for (and your pancakes, waffles, and french toast, … Continue reading Raspberry Rhubarb Chia Seed Jam

Happy Hemp-Strawberry Smoothie – Naturally Protein-Packed

I've been holding onto this smoothie idea for a while now. I believe the first time I whipped up this strawberry shake was last fall. Miraculously, I actually wrote down the ingredients and amounts that I used, and even more amazingly, I managed to save the notebook where I jotted them down. My plan was … Continue reading Happy Hemp-Strawberry Smoothie – Naturally Protein-Packed

Easy and Healthy PB + J Chia Pudding Parfaits

It feels like ages since I posted a sweet treat.  Ok, I guess it's only been 14 days.  But in "dessert years" that's like months!  Well, I'm putting an end to the lull in goodies around here with this awesome PB + J Pudding Parfait! What is it about peanut butter anything that gets people (including me) so … Continue reading Easy and Healthy PB + J Chia Pudding Parfaits

Easy Carob-Banana Chia Pudding (dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, caffeine-free, sugar-free, *can be nut-free)

Looking for a sweet and tasty treat that won't unravel your clean-eating New Year's resolution? Well, I've got one for you! Creamy and delicious pudding.  Easy to make.  Fun to eat.  Healthy ingredients.  Its a win-win-win! Although I haven't pledged to overhaul my diet and drink green juice and raw veggies for an undetermined amount of … Continue reading Easy Carob-Banana Chia Pudding (dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, caffeine-free, sugar-free, *can be nut-free)

Blushing Beauty Berry-Beet Smoothie

Despite the obnoxiously snowy weather we've been having around here, I'm currently on a smoothie kick.  I know, I'm weird.  My smoothie love comes in phases.  Late summer I was awash in a sea of fruity-green blender concoctions, enjoying at least one frosty beverage a day.  Then I must have got smoothie burn-out because for a while they didn't sound so … Continue reading Blushing Beauty Berry-Beet Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Buckwheat Porridge (Date-Sweetened, Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Today I thought I'd step away from the apples for a moment to share a truly de-luscious recipe.  I hope you are all still riding on that pumpkin bandwagon with me because this one is really going to flip your little pumpkin lids.  It is the most smooth, creamy, pumkin-y, pudding-y, autumn-spiced, breakfast-disguised-as-dessert to ever grace these pie-loving lips! I mentioned … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Buckwheat Porridge (Date-Sweetened, Gluten-Free, Vegan)