Chocolate Tahini Energy Bars (Gluten Free)

Gluten-Free, Snacks

First things first: I had no idea it was so easy to make homemade energy bars! That being said, I have to confess that this recipe took AGES to perfect, a rather humbling experience.  I mean, creating an energy bar should be so simple, right?  After five (yes, FIVE) failed attempts, these one-step beauties were created and were a crowd … View The Post

Kiwi Coconut Smoothie

Breakfast, Smoothies

Ingredients: 1 frozen banana 2 fresh peeled kiwis 1/2 c. coconut yogurt 1 c. coconut milk or milk 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional) Directions: Blend until smooth and serve.  

Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Desserts

Our family LOVES sweets, so I am continuously on a mission to give decadent family recipes a makeover and create treats that taste great but that are better for us. This recipe started with no flour and no butter/coconut oil, but left a very dry cookie, which wasn’t what I was going for! So a little compromise was in order… … View The Post

Roasted Butternut Squash & Pear Soup

Soups, Vegetables

I had a butternut squash sitting on my counter, staring me in the face, for the last week.   I finally decided to end the showdown and turn it into soup.  It was a good call. Since I had the same situation going on with a bucket of pears (and still do, it’s a BUCKET after all, there are only … View The Post

Coconut Cilantro Lime Rice

Gluten-Free, Sides

I love coconut.  And I’m head-over-heels for anything with cilantro.  Mixing the two in a dish?  Genius. This is a perfect side dish for that delicious curry you have been meaning to whip up, or would make the most amazing backdrop to grilled fish or chicken (perhaps with some fresh fruit salsa?).  Cooking the rice in coconut water gives it … View The Post