|" 'Tis the Season" Salad|
My first hand account of the ongoing search for health and wellness through a conscious focus on nutrition, cooking, ingenuity, and physical exertion. As an active stay at home mother of two young children, I spend large portions of my day in my kitchen inventing new recipes and reinventing old favorites into fun, healthy and delicious meals my whole family loves... especially while on the run... literally.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Posted by Louise at 7:10 PM No comments:
Labels: beets, Christmas, cranberries, goat cheese, organic, organic greens, peppers, pumpkin seeds, salad
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Chocolate Fudge Pie
|Chocolate Fudge Pie|
Posted by Louise at 3:43 PM No comments:
Labels: chocolate, coconut oil, fudge, pie
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Peppermint Sugar Cookie Pinwheels
|Peppermint Sugar Cookie Pinwheels|
I seriously thought I would have posted a basic sugar cookie recipe already, but I guess I overlooked that last year when posting all my different versions of the original: (Vegan Coconut sugar Cookies and Vegan Chocolate Sugar Cookies). So here is the most basic sugar cookie recipe that I like to use, of course embellished for a Christmas theme. Obviously you can use all white flour if you want lighter colored and textured cookies, but I love the hearty flavor and nutritional benefits of whole wheat and love giving cookies as a gift that are slightly unexpected and show people that even delicious treats can be healthy as well. Some would argue that a "healthy cookie" defeats the purpose of a treat, and while I totally understand that sentiment, sometimes it is nice to be able to indulge while knowing you aren't completely sabotaging yourself. But I honestly dare you to try these without completely falling in love with them because they are ridiculously good, and like all sugar cookies, they taste even better a couple of days after baking. So you can enjoy them throughout the entire holiday season.
Posted by Louise at 7:15 PM No comments:
Labels: candy canes, chia, Christmas, cookies, peppermint, sugar cookies, whole wheat
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Nutella Filled Cupcakes
|Nutella Filled Cupcake|
Posted by Louise at 7:06 PM No comments:
Labels: birthday, Birthday Cake, cupcakes, Nutella, whole wheat
Friday, December 12, 2014
Nothing smells more like Christmas to me than gingerbread. I suppose peppermint candy canes would be a close second and I will be featuring a recipe with candy canes soon, but the unmistakable aroma of gingerbread muffins, or cookies, baking in the oven is an all time favorite. I honestly thought I had posted this recipe last year since it is such a staple in my home. Better late than never!
As always, I use all organic whole wheat flour to add fiber and nutrients, but the real all stars in this recipe are all the spices. Cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar and reduce inflammation, ginger is a natural pain killer and can ease stomach upset, nutmeg is good for digestion and detoxification of the body and cloves are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and nutrient dense. Combine those benefits with a tasty filling snack and you have a perfect holiday treat!
Posted by Louise at 8:50 AM 1 comment:
Labels: gingerbread, molasses, muffins, spices, whole wheat
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