Better Chocolate Cake

I love sweet treats for myself and the kids, but I try to make them as healthy as I can. Healthy doesn’t have to be boring! Always looking for new and healthier recipes to try, I came across a chocolate cake recipe in a recent issue of Mother Earth Living. I made some modifications and…

Perfect Potatoes

We love baked potatoes but don’t love the tedious process of poking, wrapping, baking, checking for doneness, and of course heating up the kitchen for an hour baking them. I wanted to prep potatoes for dinner, as well as enough for sending in with my husband for lunch. I prepared half a bag of russets…

Seasoned Anasazi Beans

I finally caved to peer pressure and ordered an Instant Pot. Here is the model I got – we are a family of six, so I opted to go with the 8 quart model. You can expect a ton of new recipes as I explore my new gadget! Note: I am not familiar with other…

Life and Fresh Salsa

This evening I made fresh salsa. I’ve made salsa before, and it is always a hit around here. I’m a firm believer in “fresh and homemade is always better.” It really isn’t that difficult – chop some tomatoes, peppers, onions, tweak it a little, and Boom! And yet, I can’t recall the last time before…

Berry Oatmeal Bars

I’ve been in another kitchen rut since our schedule has become more hectic. With four kids, having snacks on hand is an absolute must. It is too easy to lean on prepackaged snacks – crackers, graham crackers, granola bars, etc. In an attempt to stock the kitchen with grab-and-go snacks that aren’t processed, I modified…

New Product Review: Vegan Egg

I found a local source of Follow Your Heart’s new product VeganEgg. I was quite excited to try this! Typically when I bake I use either EnerG Egg Replacer or Flax Seed, but it was interesting to see a vegan egg replacer that can actually be eaten as an egg, and not just serve as…

Berry Muffins

Muffins are our go-to comfort breakfast around here. This is a basic recipe that can be modified with various berries or fruit. Berry Muffins 2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg equivalent (EnerG or “flax” egg) 2 – 3 cups frozen…

Whole Wheat Sourdough Pancakes

I’m fairly new to the sourdough game. But after reading Vintage Remedies Guide to Bread, I am motivated to incorporate it more into our routine. I am currently using Desem sourdough culture, which is a whole wheat culture available through Cultures for Health.   Sourdough pancakes are a great way to use excess starter left…