Category Archives: Nuts&Seeds

Sweet Potato + Apple + Cranberries + Pecans = A Salad To Fall In Love With . . . This Fall!

Sweet Potato + Apple + Cranberries + Pecans = A Salad To Fall In Love With . . . This Fall! At least, I am falling in love with this salad . . . and that is why I am sharing it with you! Roasted sweet potatoes cooked in olive oil, maple syrup, coarse sea… Read More


Breakfast Cookies . . . in the cookie jar!

Breakfast cookies?  Crazy, huh?  But this girl is feeling just a wee bit crazy . . . and that’s a good thing!  Let me just say the weather here is crazy beautiful.  That is exactly what it is . . . Crazy Beautiful!  Just when you think Autumn has come, think again.  Shove your sweaters… Read More


California Dreaming . . . all tossed into an early Fall salad!

It’s early Fall and this girl is simply doing a little California Dreaming!  So, I might not be walking on the beach, the sunbeams aren’t quite as bright, the air isn’t filled with the smell of eucalyptus and my skin isn’t glistening with warmth . . . but just let a girl imagine.  Maybe try… Read More


Not Your Regular Peanut Butter Cookies . . .

My kids are finishing up their first week back to school . . . meaning my morning routine is nothing like my lazy summer mornings.  Oh no, not at all.   I can wish but the vacation is over.  The alarm rings and no time for snoozing.  I am downstairs in the kitchen getting breakfast… Read More




Surprise Salad . . . Toasted Pecan and Fresh Blueberry Red Quinoa Salad!

A new year and a new salad . . . Surprise Salad!  This salad is exactly that.  It’s a surprise waiting . . . no begging, tempting you to take a first bite.  A first bite that you will be hoping doesn’t end.  Because somewhere in the madness of this salad is delicious success!  Yes,… Read More


Not Your Basic Pesto . . . Parsley Walnut Pesto!

p   Pesto is a sauce originating in northern Italy. Traditionally, pesto is made of crushed garlic, basil, pine nuts, olive oil and parmesan cheese.  The name pesto comes from the Italian word pestare which means to pound, to crush.  The meaning is in reference to the original method of preparation by a marble mortar and pestle.… Read More


A Seasonal Side Dish . . . Citrus-Maple Roasted Beets & Apples with Maple Walnuts

  Now, that is a mouthful of a name and even a bigger and more delicious mouthful to taste!  Yes, I will have this seasonal side dish sitting on my holiday table, for sure!  It is a delicious explosion of seasonal ingredients . . . the flavors, the scent, the colors . . . all embracing… Read More


Hemp . . . get “high” on nutrition!

  OK, so you are all wondering what is she talking about . . . smokeable hemp or edible hemp?  Of course, edible hemp and more specifically hemp in the form of hemp seeds.  Hulled hemp seeds are considered a superfood and for good reason.  Hemp seeds are a vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, trans-fat free, cholesterol… Read More