Healthy Summer Grill Recipe

Since it’s summer grilling season for many people, I thought I would share a healthy and tasty recipe for your next cookout! This recipe is not vegan, but can easily be made so by substituting the chicken for “extra firm tofu” or extra vegetables like chunks of zucchini or eggplant, etc. Just keep the seasonings…

How to Make “Aspirin” From the Bark of a Willow Tree

The OTC medicine Aspirin is actually a synthetic derivative of salicylic acid which is found naturally in the bark of the willow tree. However, like most things, when we isolate them, try to duplicate them or combine them in unnatural ways (with synthetics, etc.) we tend to see side effects and the risk of the…

Vegan-Italian Pesto Stuffed Shells

I wanted to share a really fast and easy recipe that I fell in love with. Yes it’s Italian, and it’s delicious….but it’s also pretty healthy! I know that’s a hard combination to find sometimes, so I thought it was post-worthy. This recipe has plenty of vegetarian protein and tons of fiber, but it’s also…

Easy (and Healthier) Pumpkin Muffins

It’s that time of year when we like a little treat and everything is pumpkin flavored again! So I thought I would share a recipe that I’ve been making about every other week lately. It’s a good protein snack, filling and organic. It’s another one of those things that I can have for breakfast or…

A Healthier Halloween

This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Arfotografie at We Must Be Dreamers.   I wanted to share some of my go-to treats for this time of year. Of course since I…

My Current Obsession – Cashew Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m always looking for new treats that I can enjoy without feeling guilty or worrying about what’s in them, and cookies in general are a big weakness for me. Well, meet cashew butter chocolate chip cookies! I’ve recently perfected this recipe and I’ve been making it every week! It uses coconut sugar, which is lower…

Hearty Fruit and Oat Smoothie

Here is a great smoothie for beginners. It tastes delicious and is easy to make, while being both filling and nutritious! All you need is a blender and a few fresh ingredients! Ingredients: 1 cup quartered strawberries 1 sliced banana 1/4 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats 1 cup low-fat yogurt 1 teaspoon…