Posts Written OnJanuary 2015

banana-pancakes

My kids LOVE pancakes! So to make them a little healthier, I make them out of oatmeal and wholewheat or spelt flour. These pancakes come out pretty dense and full of flavor! 1 c oat flour. Don’t have any? Blend oats in the blender. Ta-dah! 1 c whole wheat/spelt flour 1.5  tbs of baking powder 1 tsp baking soda pinch of salt 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract 2 tsp melted coconut oil 2 cups of almond/soy/alternative milk 2 ripe mashed bananas Combine all of the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, combine all of the…

Quinoa Pilaf 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil 1/2 c chopped red onion 1 c shredded or cubed carrot 1 c quinoa 2 cloves minced garlic 2 c water 2 tsp tamari or low sodium soy sauce 1/2 c thawed frozen peas or if you ‘re like me and don’t like them, broccoli 1. Heat a 4 qt pot over medium heat. 2. Add oil and saute the onion, carrot, and quinoa until the quinoa turns a light brown. 3. Add the garlic, water, and tamari. 4. Stir well and cover. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.…

girls

Honesty time: I LOVE my girls and the fact that I am lucky enough to stay home with them. However, I felt like there was just more I needed to do. I was brought up to be independent, and from the time I could, I worked, so that I wouldn’t have to depend on anyone. It was so hard for me to let that part of myself go after I had my first child, but daycare is too expensive and I didn’t want to miss you on those precious first years. I mean, who would regret that? But, I started…

blueberries

Learning how to read labels and why it’s important to do so has been eye opening and sometimes disgusting. Do you know how many hidden chemicals are in your food?  How much sugar is in your favorite foods? Well, that excludes me. I buy sugar free food and health bars. Wrong. Let’s take a look at this nutrition label: A few years ago, I was following this crazy diet that included eating these “nutritional” bars. First off, this bar and so many so called health bars, are full of genetically modified ingredients, i.e. fake food. Second, do you see how…