Vegan Cinnamon Apple Cake with Maple Frosting

Part of living a less stressful life has to do with making healthier choices for your self and for your family.  After Pedro’s stem-cell transplant, we decided that we could do more to eat healthfully.  Over the next year, we completely cut white flour and white sugar out of our… Read more“Vegan Cinnamon Apple Cake with Maple Frosting”

Easy Sweet Potato Quesadillas Smothered in Tomatillo Sauce

Healthy Food Choices Inspire Me Healthy (er) food choices always inspire me. Take, for instance, lowly quesadillas. I’d never even heard of them until I started college, and after we married, we often ate them because they only took a few minutes to prepare. Somewhere along the way, we started… Read more“Easy Sweet Potato Quesadillas Smothered in Tomatillo Sauce”

Spicy Lentil Soup (Vegan and Gluten-free)

Spicy Lentil Soup ©2016 Anita Strawn de Ojeda You may have seen those bright orange lentils in the bulk section of your favorite health-food store or co-op grocery and wondered how in the world to prepare them.  Here’s a tasty answer that’s quick and easy (you can prepare it on the… Read more“Spicy Lentil Soup (Vegan and Gluten-free)”

National Nutrition Month Recipe Roundup

National Nutrition Month Recipe Roundup Life isn’t about making giant changes and experiencing instant success.  It’s more about making incremental changes the eventually equal success with staying power. March was National Nutrition Month, and I asked some of my friends to share their favorite healthy recipes with you. At the bottom… Read more“National Nutrition Month Recipe Roundup”

Nothing Says L-O-V-E Like Chocolate

One-bowl Brownies Healthier for your heart and made with love! Nothing says L-O-V-E like chocolate–especially gooey chocolate brownies.  In the amount of time it would take to drive to the store and buy a box of mix, you can whip up these healthier brownies.  The added bonus?  They don’t have… Read more“Nothing Says L-O-V-E Like Chocolate”

Fitbit Charge HR Review: Accountability on Your Arm

If you’ve ever tried to make long-term changes in your life—whether they are spiritual, emotional or physical, you’ve probably found that joining a group or having an accountability partner makes a big difference. My last exercise accountability partner had pointy ears and insisted that I walk or run at least… Read more“Fitbit Charge HR Review: Accountability on Your Arm”

Keeping Christmas Simple {a Sandwich Spread Story}

You would’t think there would be much of a story about a sandwich spread, but any party-appropriate dish lovingly known as ‘goop’ should have a story, right?  For the rest of the story and a super simple recipe, hop on over to Tobi’s place where I’m a guest on her blog… Read more“Keeping Christmas Simple {a Sandwich Spread Story}”

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

If you love all things pumpkin, crisp mornings and a hearty breakfast, you’ll love these pumpkin spice waffles.  Made with things like whole-wheat flour, flaxseeds and pumpkin puree, one waffle will make your stomach sigh with contentment from breakfast to lunch. You can make your own pumpkin puree from those… Read more“Pumpkin Spice Waffles”

Oatmeal Zingers

Looking for a cookie recipe for your chocolate-hating friends (yeah, those people DO exist!)? This oatmeal cookie recipe has half the fat of regular cookies and is chock-full of yummy things like dried cranberries, pecans and oats. Preheat oven to 350˚ 1 c. butter or coconut butter 2 1/2 cups… Read more“Oatmeal Zingers”

Pair Peaches With Jalapeños for an Unforgettable Pie

Jalapeños and peaches? In the same pie? Absolutely! The trick is making the jalapeños just a little sweet before adding them to the peaches–the results? Unforgettable! Even if you’re not a fan of all things spicy, you’ll enjoy the fiesta of flavors. [shareable width=”50″]Find a fiesta of flavors in this… Read more“Pair Peaches With Jalapeños for an Unforgettable Pie”