Fresh Plum and Nectarine Oatmeal Muffins

Fresh Plum and Nectarine Oatmeal Muffins

The sweet-tart scent of fresh nectarines and plums are such a summertime joy, that I bought a case of each of them recently. Once I realized that even I needed a bit of help using them all while still at … Continue reading

Chocolate Strawberry Brownies

Chocolate Strawberry Brownies

Yes, yes, yes! These brownies are simply amazing, and richly flavored with cocoa and fresh strawberries, and oh-so-fudgy good. They’re completely oil-free, sugar-free, flour-free, and gluten-free, and of course, deliciously vegan. I hope you adore them as much as we do. xo CHOCOLATE … Continue reading

Savory Polenta Muffins

Savory Polenta Muffins

I adore healthy (whole grain, oil-free) muffins for an easy breakfast or satisfying mid-day snack, but I’m especially drawn lately to these little guys, because they bring savory to the occasion, as opposed to the usual sweet. I love the colors … Continue reading

Banana and Apricot Oatmeal Cookies (fruit-sweetened)

Banana and Apricot Oatmeal Cookies (fruit-sweetened)

  These cookies are everything I’m looking for in the afternoon around 3 or 4:00. Just a little mildly-sweet snack to enjoy with a cup of hot coffee or freshly made tea to get me over the hump until dinnertime, … Continue reading

Chocolate Cocoa Donuts

Chocolate Cocoa Donuts

These deep dark Chocolate Cocoa Donuts have Valentine’s Day written all over them, wouldn’t you say? They’re moist and delicious, and made with real, whole heart-healthy ingredients. And that truly makes them perfect for the love of your life. These are vegan … Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Muffin Cups

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Muffin Cups

If you have extra canned pumpkin on hand after Thanksgiving, you’re going to thank me. Here’s another healthy and delicious way to create a lovely breakfast or snack with pumpkin and whole rolled oats. Amazingly, these are sweetened only with fruit, … Continue reading

Cinnamon Applesauce Donuts

Cinnamon Applesauce Donuts

I made these three times this week. Yep, three times. They’re soft and chewy and scrumptious and easy, and pretty much perfect. We (my husband, our 2 kids, and I) can’t get over them. I’d have to add these to … Continue reading

Banana Monkey Bars

Banana Monkey Bars

Here’s what I can say about these Banana Monkey Bars… The first batch disappeared before they even had a chance to cool. By the next morning, my son, daughter, and husband had each separately asked if we could make more.  … Continue reading

Deep Chocolate Brownie Bites

Deep Chocolate Brownie Bites

If you get serious chocolate cravings like I do, these little brownie creations will amaze you. Seriously, every time I make these, they’re quickly devoured – and I mean by everyone. You’ll find it very hard to believe that these … Continue reading

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bites

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bites

I love baking!! But baking too many sweets can have a down side, since we never want to tempt those we care about with anything that isn’t ideal for good health, right? Here’s one of my favorite answers to this challenge to satisfy … Continue reading

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Muffin Cups

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Muffin Cups

I’ve been making these Mixed Berry Oatmeal Muffin Cups just about every single week for the few months, and always try to sneak a few in the freezer, too. Made with whole rolled oats and loads of fruit, they make an easy breakfast … Continue reading

Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies with Banana-Date Frosting

Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies with Banana-Date Frosting

Holidays and special occasions seem to conjure up thoughts of guilt-inducing, artery-damaging foods, but isn’t a celebration more reason than ever to create and share wonderful recipes that may actually promote vibrant good health? With the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day around the corner, we can challenge ourselves … Continue reading